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Review of Salar de Atacama

Salar de Atacama
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US$ 68.00*
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Atacama Salt Flats, Toconao and Altiplanic...
Ranked #3 of 53 things to do in Antofagasta
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This vast salt lake is blanketed by a thick crust of salt and attracts some interesting varieties of birds including several different types of flamingos.
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Go there! Do the tour. It is such a unique experience and one of the places in the world that makes you feel truly special for having been. I would love to return one day. Yes, so the journey to get there is long and bumpy but you will not regret it! Sure, it's expensive too but not compared to the truly unique experience that it is! The date of travel is not correct - went a few years ago but the tour experience has stayed with me and was one of the highlights in our South American tour!

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Reviewed 1 September 2015

It is a beautiful place to go however is not that cheap. Unfortunately it was winter time when I went there and I didnt swin, probably the cause I am saying it is expensive.

Thank Luiz H
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Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Amazing view. Looks like another world. Its possible to see some flamingos and the beautiful nature. Worth every coin spent

Thank Danilo M
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Amazing place. Something unique in whole planet.Paradise for walking trips.Do not forget to spend a night outside ....watching the stars.

Thank Santo65
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

The date is bogus here as there is nothing older than 1 year in the date menu. But the salar hasn't changed since my visit. I worked around the Salar de Atacama in 1993-94. Really different. If you look at a map and think you can walk across it, forget it. The salt grows into jagged sharp and hard "blads" for lack of a better word and is impossible to trek through unless you have really good reason to.

It has been described as having a climate that has no recorded rainfall. The key to that phrase is "recorded" Twice I was rained on by brief showers on the eastern side. It was enough to get your clothes wet but it was quick in passing and whatever moisture that fell evaporated in a few minutes. So if you measure the rainfall quickly, it does rain there.

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