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Cejar Lagoon, Tebemquinche Lagoon and Ojos del Salar

1. Cejar Lagoon, Tebemquinche Lagoon and Ojos del Salar

Hotel pickup in the afternoon and moving to the Atacama Saltflat: the third biggest saltflat of the world. You will visit Cejar Lagoon and Piedra Lagoon in which you will be able to float since the high amount of salt in the water! While you are floating you will enjoying a wonderfull view on the Andes with the most famous volcano Licancabur. You will later discover Tebenquinche Lagoon recently classified as "Nature Sanctuary" and discover about the special life we have in Atacama. You will also visit the "Ojos del Salar": two lagoons with sweat water in the middle of the saltflat. You will finish the day with a nice apetizer with pisco sour of rica rica and delicious local food while enjoying the sunset looking at the Andes.

San Pedro de Atacama: 4-Day Magic Desert Tour

2. San Pedro de Atacama: 4-Day Magic Desert Tour

Day 1: Transfer from Calama Airport to your San Pedro de Atacama Hotel Day 2: RED STONES, HIGH PLANE LAGOONS AND SALT FLAT OF ATACAMA We will visit the Laguna Chaxa, with its flamingos in the Salar de Atacama. We can also enjoy the wonderful Altiplanic, Miscanti and little fingers We will be able to get closer to the local culture in the highland town of Socaire. We will observe the Salar de Atacama from above, and we will enjoy beautiful landscapes and broken. In turn, we will hallucinate with the impressive Red Stones. Day 3 AM: Tour Geiser del Tatio (altitude of 4,300 meters) After driving through the night, you will arrive at this spectacular sector of the Altiplano at approximately 6:45AM, normally the temperature at this time is below zero. You will begin your day by enjoying breakfast before a guided hike by the geothermal field. There you will be able to observe the impressive columns of steam (geisers), fumaroles, hundreds of pools of boiling water, and high peaks. In this sector you can see parts of the typical Andean fauna such as Vizcachas and Vicuñas. You will then move to the sector of the thermal pools with 40º water, where guests can take a rejuvenating swim. You will then begin the return to San Pedro, through the impressive landscape of the Andes mountain range. During this route you will also be able to see the Tocorpuri and Licancacabur volcanos. You will eventually arrive in San Pedro at approximately 12:00PM, where you will have free time before meeting in the office at 3:50PM. From here you will travel directly to the Salar de Atacama, where your first stop will be Laguna Cejar, a turquoise lagoon in which you can bathe. Due to this lake's great salinity, you will even be able to float on the water. Later, you will visit the eyes of the Salar, before your tour ends at the Tebinquiche Lagoon, where you will enjoy a beautiful sunset with an aperitif. You will eventually return to San Pedro de Atacama. Day 3: Pm. Moon Valley After beginning your tour, you will travel to the famous Valley of the Moon, located approximately 10 kilometers away from San Pedro de Atacama and declared a sanctuary of nature. Here you will discover a place with beautiful shapes and colors where you can walk and observe a geological show with sculptural forms, similar to the lunar surface. You can visit the salt statues "Las Tres Marías", as well as the salt caverns. You will then go up to the great dune at sunset to admire this beautiful panorama in all its splendor. Day 4: Transfer Hotel San Pedro de Atacama to Calama Airport On the final day of your tour you will be transferred to Calama Airport, or another centrally located part of Calama. The itinerary of the excursions can be modified, to be able to carry out all the excursions based on your stay in San Pedro

Cejar Lagoon, Tebenquiche Lagoon and Ojos del Salar

3. Cejar Lagoon, Tebenquiche Lagoon and Ojos del Salar

The Salar de Atacama is the largest saline deposit in Chile and is formed by a depression with no water outlet that it receives from the San Pedro River and multiple streams through which the water from the mountain range filters. Inside this, is Laguna Cejar beautiful and mystical of turquoise color. Its high salt content generates the floating effect which makes a relaxing bath and a fun experience. Then we will visit Ojos de Salar, formed by two pools of water from underground waters where small reeds and algae grow on its banks. Finally in Laguna Tebenquiche we will enjoy the great whiteness of salt, along with an aperitif and contemplating in its waters the reflection of the Cordillera ... definitely an unforgettable spectacle.

From San Pedro de Atacama: Laguna Cejar E-biking Adventure

4. From San Pedro de Atacama: Laguna Cejar E-biking Adventure

Feel the thrill of traveling through desert landscapes as you cross the Atacama salt flats on an e-bike ride to Laguna Cejar lagoon with this tour from San Pedro de Atacama.  Take a tour that is good for all levels of riders. Be picked up directly from your hotel. Ride a powerful 350 watt e-bike and avoid having to peddle too much. Keep your belongings safe in a saddle bag.  Admire the golden desert framed by distant Andes peaks as you ride to the turquoise Laguna Cejar lagoon. See how the concentration of salt in the lagoon makes it easy for objects and people to float. 

Cejar Lagoon Tour: San Pedro de Atacama

5. Cejar Lagoon Tour: San Pedro de Atacama

Altitude: 2,300.- meters above sea level Approx. The Salar de Atacama is the largest saline deposit in Chile and is formed by a depression with no outlet for water that receives from the San Pedro River and multiple ravines through which water filters from the mountain range. Inside it, you will find Laguna Cejar, a beautiful and mystical turquoise color. Its high salt content generates the floating effect which makes a relaxing bath and a fun experience. Next we will visit Ojos de salar, formed by two pools of water from underground layers where small reeds and algae grow on its banks. Finally, in Laguna Tebenquiche we will enjoy the great whiteness of the salt. We will enjoy an aperitif and contemplating the Mountain Range… definitely an unforgettable spectacle.

San Pedro do Atacama: Laguna Cejar and Ojos del Salar

6. San Pedro do Atacama: Laguna Cejar and Ojos del Salar

The meeting will take place at the hotel in the afternoon, with an exclusive transfer to the Salar de Atacama, which stands out as the third largest salt desert in the world. On this exquisite tour, you will be taken to the impressive Laguna Cejar and Laguna Piedra, which offer a unique opportunity to float due to their high concentration of salt. While enjoying this light experience, you will enjoy a splendid view of the imposing Andes Mountains, highlighting the iconic Licancabur volcano. Later, you will reveal the charms of the newly classified "Nature Sanctuary" at Laguna Tebenquinche, giving you the opportunity to explore the unique life that thrives in the Atacama Desert. The day will also take you to the picturesque “Ojos del Salar”, two lakes that emerge as crystalline oases in the center of the vast salt desert. The climax of this unforgettable day will be marked by an exquisite appetizer, full of exotic aromas and flavors of pisco sour enriched with rich richness, accompanied by exceptional local cuisine. It all happens while you admire the spectacle of the sun over the magnificent Andes mountains, giving a final touch of sophistication to this extraordinary experience.

Cejar Lagoon Tour - Flotation, Cocktail & More!"

7. Cejar Lagoon Tour - Flotation, Cocktail & More!"

Embark on our Atacama Oasis Tour with a hotel pickup, setting the tone for a day immersed in natural wonders. Accompanied by our expert bilingual guide, our first stop is the extraordinary Laguna Cejar. Known for its high salt concentration, the lagoon offers a unique floating experience, reminiscent of the Dead Sea. Surrounded by a starkly beautiful desert landscape, the deep blue hues of the lagoon against the bright white salt shores create a visual masterpiece. As the day unfolds, witness the colors shift, casting warm and golden tones during the sunset, turning the landscape into a serene spectacle. Continue the adventure to Ojos del Salar, natural freshwater springs amidst the vast salt flats. Marvel at this oasis-like phenomenon, providing a refreshing contrast to the surrounding arid terrain. Take a moment to absorb the unique ambiance and capture the essence of this hidden gem. Next, venture to the captivating Laguna Tebinquinche, where the saline waters reflect the vibrant blue sky by day and transform into a canvas of warm, golden hues at sunset. The crunchy salt shores provide a unique tactile experience, enhancing your connection with the desert environment. Keep an eye out for local wildlife, including flamingos and other aquatic birds, adding a touch of nature's charm to your journey. Culminate the day with a Sunset Cocktail, savoring the breathtaking views of the Atacama Desert. Our shared transportation ensures a comfortable journey, allowing you to focus on the immersive experience. With a maximum of 12 passengers, enjoy an intimate setting amidst the stunning altitudes, reaching up to 2,500 meters above sea level. Remember to bring essentials such as 1 liter of still water per person, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, swimwear, a towel, sandals, comfortable shoes, and warm clothing for the sunset. The experience is not suitable for pregnant individuals, with a minimum age requirement of 6 years. Additionally, be prepared for a cash-only entrance fee at Laguna Cejar, Ojos del Salar, and Tebinquinche. Unveil the magic of the Atacama Desert with our meticulously crafted Oasis Tour, promising an unforgettable blend of relaxation, natural beauty, and cultural richness in the heart of Chile's desert gem.

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What people are saying about Laguna Cejar

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4.5
(14 reviews)

The provider is based in Santiago and commissions local companies in San Pedro de Atacama (when I booked: Pampa Transfer for the trip from/to the airport, Whipala Expedition, Layana Travel) to carry out the trip. The organization was very good. Immediately after booking I was asked for the flight details via GyG. All pickups took place at the agreed time. Drivers and guides (Alex from Whipala and Sara from Layana Travel) were great. Three days of fantastic landscapes, tours in a minivan with a maximum of 10 participants. The only point of criticism: entrance fees had to be paid in cash. It is therefore recommended to have enough cash (approx. 50,000 pesos) with you. For what was offered, the overall price was perfectly fine.

Great experience in a small group - I highly recommend it to everybody. Alvaro is born in San Pedro de Atacama and knows every story about the region. Top snacks for everybody, excellent rica-rica and swimming in the lagoon is really great - like in Israel in the Dead See.

Nice and well organized trip! The van was brand new, the aperitif was good and having a bath in the salty waters of laguna Cejar/Piedritas was so much Fun!

Fantastic tour. The guide was great and the lagoons are stunning! Even got to see some Flamingos.

We liked everything, especially swimming in the lagoon.