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San Pedro de Atacama: Hidden Lagoons of Baltinache Tour

1. San Pedro de Atacama: Hidden Lagoons of Baltinache Tour

Meet your local host in the main street of San Pedro de Atacama to begin your experience. Heading towards the southeast of the desert taking the scenic route to the hidden lagoons of Baltinache. During the 1-hour drive, see all the rock and salt landscapes that make up the desert, and learn about why this area is believed to have been at the bottom of the ocean millions of years ago. Walk to the beginning of the track where you can visit all 7 lagoons. Be stunned by the crystal clear waters of the lagoons and wonder how such a thing is possible in the middle of nowhere. If you wish to take a dip, you are permitted to swim in the first or at the last lagoon only, for conservation purposes. Due to the amount of salt that they have in the water, experience the sensation of floating like a cork. Swim and relax in the water for up to 20-minutes. After swimming, enjoy a shower and remove the salt from your body to return to the city. Then, enjoy the scenic ride back with the opportunity to catch the sun setting over the desert. Finally, arrive back in San Pedro de Atacama where your memorable tour concludes.

San Pedro de Atacama: 3-Day Classic Activity Combo

2. San Pedro de Atacama: 3-Day Classic Activity Combo

Delight in 3 days of activities and discover the must-sees in the Atacama Desert, from San Pedro de Atacama. The natural attractions of Atacama, the driest and highest desert in the world, are scattered around San Pedro. Get ready to find conical volcanoes, blueish lagoons, steaming geysers, and rock formations that appear to be from another planet. Llamas, vicuñas, guanacos, foxes, and graceful flamingos can also be experienced in this unique wildlife environment. The 3-day pack will be a combination of the 4 tours below. The local partner will contact you before to coordinate the days on which you will attend each one. El Tatio Geysers Tour: Visit El Tatio Geysers to be mesmerized by the largest geothermal field in the southern hemisphere and the third-largest in the world. Ride through the Putana Valley, observe flora and fauna, and stop at a lagoon to see flamingos. Red Rocks & Altiplano Lagoons Day Trip: Discover the gems of the Atacama Desert on a guided day trip from San Pedro de Atacama with a hotel pickup. See the Tropic of Capricorn, Red Rocks or Piedras Rojas, and the Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons. Valle de la Luna Sunset Tour: See sights such as the Three Sisters and the Grand Dunes before ending the day with an amazing sunset. Hidden Lagoons of Baltinache Tour: Visit the hidden lagoons of Baltinache or Seven Lagoons, one of the secret places of the Atacama Desert. This is a wonderful landscape, of which only the first and the last one can be used for bathing. Due to the high salt concentration they contain, you will experience the flotation effect like the Dead Sea.

Baltinache Lagoons PM

3. Baltinache Lagoons PM

You will visit the Hidden lagoons of Baltinache which are at 1 hour drive from San Pedro de Atacama. You will be picked up in your hotel and move to the lagoons. Once you arrive to the park, you will pay the entrance fee (not included) and visit the 7 lagoons. You will be able to enter in one lagoon only and experience floating while surrounded by an amazing landscape. After showers, you will continue to a nice aperitivo with home-made pisco sour and snacks. You will then continue to San Pedro de Atacama. The drop-off is in the cengter of the city.

Baltinache Lagoons AM

4. Baltinache Lagoons AM

You will be picked at your hotel and leave for Baltinache Lagoons. On the way to the park you will have a nice breakfast with a view and then continue to the park. There is more or less 1 hour driving to get to the lagoons. You will visit the 7 lagoons of Baltinache, hidden in between two mountainranges: Salt Mountainrange and Domeyko Mountainrange. Due to the high salinity of the water you will be experiencing floating. There are 7 lagoons but we can float in 1 lagoon only. Later, after taking a shower to remove salt, you will come back to San Pedro.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Great tour combo with great guides. Each tour was unique and you could experience the versatility of the Atacama. The Vallecito Tour was awesome. A mega impressive and varied landscape. The tour of the lagoon was also an experience in itself. The water is cold, but with the bright sun from above it is a refreshing experience. And nice to see how all the salt settles on the skin like a small crust. The tour to the highlands was great. The fact that it is a little over 4,000 m can make you dizzy. But the view of the volcano, the many lakes and rock formations are unforgettable. We also saw a lot of flamingos and guanacas/llamas. The tour to the geyser field started very early, but it is an experience to see the steaming geysers at sunrise. Be careful, it's below 0 degrees up there. Don't forget a scarf, hat and gloves. All tours included breakfast/lunch :)

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Although the swimming time was limited to support the different numbers of groups. It was enough particularly in the harsh sun environment. I enjoyed the walk to the swimming lagoon and the commentary. Topped off with some Pasco sour and finger foods.

Guides and tours were excellent. Enjoyed the breakfasts and appreciated the expert driving on rough roads.

Really great guides. Good value for money. These sights are insanely beautiful.

Perfect organisation, very kind guides and stuff. Wonderfull nature.