1. Chile
  2. Antofagasta Region
  3. San Pedro de Atacama
  4. Laguna Cejar

Atacama: Cejar Lagoon, Ojos del Salar & Tebinquiche Lagoon

Product ID: 387884
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Head into the desert from San Pedro de Atacama to experience effortless floating in the salt-dense Cejar Lagoon, jump into the fresh waters of Ojos del Salar, and watch the sunset at Tebinquiche Lagoon.
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 3:45 PM
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Spanish, English

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  • Experience what its like to float effortlessly in the salty Cejar Lagoon
  • Jump into the two eye-like freshwater lagoons that make up the Eyes of Salar
  • Marvel at the stunning sunset at Tebenquiche Lagoon while enjoying a picnic with drinks
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Explore the incredible Atacama desert landscape shaped by the salt crusts on an evening tour to the Cejar Lagoon, where you can feel for yourself how effortlessly you float in the salt-dense water, and stop at Ojos del Salar. Finish the tour with an incredible sunset exeperience at Tebinquiche Lagoon. 

Meet your group at the meeting point and depart from San Pedro in the afternoon and drive south towards the Atacama salt flats. Your guide who will tell you the history of the area that was believed to be completely under the sea millions of years ago.

Visit Cejar Lagoon with its amazingly turquoise green waters and edges formed by white salt crusts. If you are looking for a unique experience, jump in the waters so dense with salt it allows you to float effortlessly.

From there, continue to the Eyes of Salar, two circular lagoons formed once the ground sunk and the subterranean waters became exposed. If you are courageous enough to face the cold waters, go for another swim in the deep fresh water of the eyes, or entertain yourself with some wild jumps.

Last, head to the Tebinquiche lagoon to watch the sunset with 360º views and the reflection of the mountains mirrored in the waters. As you watch the beautiful colors of the sun setting, enjoy some snacks and drinks such as french fries, crackers, cheese, marmelade, dried fruits, wine, beer, juice, or a traditional Pisco Sour. After, head back to San Pedro.
  • Bilingual Guide (Spanish and English-Speaking)
  • Picnic Snack with french fries, crackers, cheese, marmelade, dried fruits
  • Drinks: wine, beer, juice and Pisco Sour
  • Return trip transportation to/from Atacama
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to Cejar Lagoon = CLP$ 17,000 for adults / CLP$1,500 for students and elderly / CLP$1,000 for kids
  • Entrance to Tebinquiche Lagoon = CLP$2,000

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Meeting point

Meet your group in front of the local partner office, Maxim Tours, located at Caracoles 174, San Pedro de Atacama.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• Entrance to the parks visited must be paid in cash in Chilean Pesos

From US$ 32 per person

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Product ID: 387884