Must See Destinations in the Atacama Desert

TERMAS DE PURITAMA

Natural pools at 3500 meters above sea level, at 30 degrees and whose transparent waters down a river immersed in a canyon surrounded by the great reddish mountains of the desert. Here are the Puritama hot springs, a place where the waters that run at high temperatures have been used historically for medicinal purposes by the Atacameños

LAGUNA DE TEBENQUICHE

Healing, encounter with oneself, and peace. This is very close to what you feel by looking at the sunset that, with a blend of intense colors, let you see the moon reflected in the still water. The Tebenquiche Lagoon is a mirror of the colors festival that occurs in this place that at times seems taken from another planet.

LAGUNAS DE BALTINACHE

A little more than 90 minutes separate San Pedro from Baltinache. Located in the middle of the Valley of Patience, it is surrounded by one of the biggest salt reserves in this area. This lagoon is hidden between land and the Atacama Desert pleasant landscapes. Surrounded by salt that stands out in the soil, its crystalline water and the white mineral reflect the sunlight.

SALARES DE LA PUNA

A tour for the Atacama Desert heights, the antithesis of the region. Escaping from the ambient temperature to border the low temperatures, to feel the wind in the face and to fight against the hills’ heights and the volcanos slopes alongside the road that leads to Paso de Jama, frontier mountain pass with Argentina.

Best Season: January to June / September to December
Popular Location: Laguna de Tebenquiche, Lagunas de Baltinache, Salar de la Puna, Puritama

Recommended Tours

For Travelers seeking to know the diversity of landscapes offered by San Pedro de Atacama and its surroundings.

    Astronomic Tour in Tebenquiche

    Half Day

    From thousands of years ago, Atacama people who inhabited the desert looked at the sky during the night and distinguished constellations, its positions and forward meaning. Stars reading in the sky, what we know as milky way, is what let…

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    Puritama Springs – Half Day Tour

    Half Day

    Water running in the channels of the driest desert in the world is not particular only for its context, but also for the minerals present in the crystal-clear rivers that descend in the valleys. Puritama Springs are located on the…

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      Puritama Springs – Full Day Tour

      Full Day

      Water running in the channels of the driest desert in the world is not particular only for its context, but also for the minerals present in the crystal-clear rivers that descend in the valleys. Puritama Springs are located on the…

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