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Salar de Tara

#4 of 72 things to do in San Pedro de Atacama Features Animals
San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Salar de Tara was the highlight of my week in San Pedro de Atacama. This full day trip was outstanding! It's a bit off-the-beaten track and not all tours go there. I went with Cosmo Andino (excellent guide Pablo) and was blown away! It...More

2  Thank antwerp88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth Visiting to see the amazing views and walk through a small/big part (depending on time you have) of the Salar. Take a hat and sunglasses and be prepared for sudden wind-storm that can blow lots of sand around you.

Thank Sunita B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The entire way of Paso de Jama is fascinating from the beginning when you leave San Pedro. This street is completely paved until you need to leave the street to reach the Salar de Tara. As soon as you leave the street a 4x4 vehicle...More

1  Thank Raephels
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This is one of the coolest places to enjoy nature around the Atacama. You drive in the desert, not really knowing where exactly, but then you start seeing the rock formations taking shape, the salt plain, animal, birds and no one else in sight. Beautiful...More

Thank cafriger
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Really crazy terrain. PIctures do not do this justice, you just have to see it in person! You could probably bike here from San Pedro De Atacama, but I really enjoyed the commentary from our guide to help us KNOW and understand what we are...More

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 28 April 2017

It is a long drive from San Pedro. We went over a pass at 4900 m / 16,000 ft; one person in our group got altitude sickness. The lava formations sticking up out of the ground are interesting. There is much driving on dirt "roads",...More

Thank fuzzyfred
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Is one of the highest altitude tours in san pedro, we organized a tour package with Towanda Tours and we were really happy, A day full of beautiful landscapes and lots of peace. Definitely a place to visit.

Thank Nellycollw
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This place is awesome, you can get the by 4x4 car or you can take a tour. Is is located 100 km away from San Pedro de Atacama, but it is not only the salar, there are much more on the way there, for instance...More

Thank Marceloescobarberna
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We booked the tour with our hostel (mama Tierra) and it was amazing. The places are not si crowded as Moon Valley but are far more interesting. Bring a jacket!

Thank Natalia S
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This is most definitely a must for anyone interested in desert geology and also the birds that reside at the Salar de Tara.

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Nicholas T
Is the scenery in Salar de Tara and Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia) similar? If I am already doing Salar de Uyuni, is it worth doing Salar de Tara?
19 May 2017|
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Response from winni_the_pooh | Reviewed this property |
We did both locations / tours within the same year. The landscaping, the wildlife, the atmosphere is completely different. The Salar de Uyuni is a wide flat salt lake with nothing else than salt, salt, salt, a nice island... More
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Do most of the tour operators run trips to Salary de Tara every day or is this a trip that needs to be reserved in advance. Are any of the operators known for running higher quality tours here?
16 March 2017|
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Response from Lenke_13 | Reviewed this property |
Like the answer below: most of them has this programme, but not every single day. Also, vans (which are typical) have limited seats! My view is that it is a must, because the more complex, a kind of all in one (except the... More
How much walking does this tour involve? 20 minutes? 2 hours? Thanks.
6 December 2016|
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Response from gwrench666 | Reviewed this property |
Its lots of driving so it can be a long (but very entertaining ) day. Very little walking involved - its more a wander than a walk! I completely recommend it and the places you go to are jaw dropping. Enjoy!