Piedras Rojas (chisan03)

Summary: Tour of the Salar de Atacama, highland lakes, Piedras Rojas and the villages of Toconao and Socaire.
Duration: 1 day
Availability: All year
Price per person: US$ 116.00
Minimum: 1 person
Sept. To April 07:00 am to 05:00 pm
May to August 06:00 am to 04:00 pm
Meeting point: Pick up from hotel
Cancellation policy: 48 hours before the scheduled start of the tour

Day 1: Piedras Rojas and highland lakes
We will visit the Salar de Atacama, which forms part of a national reserve that protects three species of flamingoes and many migratory birds, found at Lake Chaxa. We will then visit the town of Socaire (3200 meters), to see the traditional houses built from volcanic stone (pumice), clay and straw. We will continue by ascending to the lakes Miscanti and Miñiques, Salar Talar, and Piedras Rojas, before returning to the town of Socaire. After lunch, we will continue our route by exploring the point that marks the Tropic of Capricorn, as well as a local Inca highway. During our return journey, we will visit the town of Toconao, an oasis characterized by the production of traditional local fruits, as well as homes built from the region’s traditional materials. Return to the hotel.

  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • Shared transport
  • Spanish and English speaking guide
  • Breakfast and lunch included


  • Pick up from hotel
  • Shared transport
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Breakfast and lunch

Not included:

  • Entrance ticket to Lake Chaxa (CLP$ 2.500 per person)
  • Entrance ticket to highland lakes (CLP$ 3.000 per person)
  • Tips
  • Hotel

Optional services:

  • Not applicable

How to book:

  • Select your departure date from the calendar.
  • Select the time.
  • Select the number of persons.
  • Select the optional services you’d like to add.
  • Click on “Book now”.
  • Pay online.

Once you have completed payment, the booking will be subject to confirmation according to availability. If you’d like to check availability before paying, write to us.

What to bring:

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun block
  • Rain jacket or rain poncho
  • Canteen or sports bottle

Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance should I book the tour?
We accept bookings a minimum of 3 days in advance.

Cancellation policy:
If you cancel your booking up to 48 hours before the scheduled start of the tour, we’ll refund 100% of the amount you paid when making your booking.

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