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The most beautiful places in San Pedro de Atacama

What to see in San Pedro and surroundings

Petr Liška
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The most beautiful places in San Pedro de Atacama
Inserted: 08.10.2021
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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San Pedro is undoubtedly one of the most popular travel destinations in northern Chile. You will find a lot of beautiful and diverse places – canyons, deserts, salt plains, but also geysers or views of volcanoes. Let's see what you definitely visit here and not miss

1.
Geiseres el Tatio

Highly laid geysers

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| Altitude: 4 720 m / 15 486 ft

Geiseres el Tatio (4270 m asl) is one of the biggest attractions in San Pedro de Atacama. It is the largest… continue reading

2.
Atacama Desert

The driest desert in the world

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| Altitude: 2 544 m / 8 346 ft

The Atacama Desert is considered as the driest desert in the world. Atacama occupies the entire north of… continue reading

3.
Jerez Canyon

Green thread on Altiplano

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| Altitude: 2 700 m / 8 858 ft

Forty kilometers south of San Pedro de Atacama is the small, dusty town of Toconao, which serves as a… continue reading

4.
Garganta del Diablo

Red rock gorge

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| Altitude: 2 530 m / 8 301 ft

The entire area of San Pedro de Atacama is full of interesting eroded rock formations and gorges. Six… continue reading

5.
Pucara de Quitor

Native American ruins near San Pedro

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| Altitude: 2 500 m / 8 202 ft

Pucara de Quitor is a remnant of an ancient Indian fortress (Pucara means fortress in the Quechua Indian… continue reading

6.
Laguna Chaxa

Lagoon with flamingos

Altitude: 2 299 m / 7 543 ft

In the central part of Salaru de Atacama (southeast of Toconao) you will find the protected area Reserva… continue reading

7.
Small church in Machuca

The most beautiful church around San Pedro de Atacama

Altitude: 4 022 m / 13 196 ft

Throughout this area of the Altiplano, on both sides of the Chilean-Bolivian border, you will find dozens of… continue reading

8.
Eyes of Salar

Unique lagoon on the Salar de Atacama

Altitude: 2 321 m / 7 615 ft

Ojos de Salar – the eyes of the salar, are unique lagoons, looking like flooded craters, located on the Salar… continue reading

9.
Cerro Toco

Base for a telescope

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| Altitude: 5 604 m / 18 386 ft

Relatively unknown, but even so interesting outlook volcano lies just outside of San Pedro de Atacama. From… continue reading

10.
Laguna Tebinquinche

A typical lagoon on a salar

Altitude: 2 309 m / 7 575 ft

In the northern part of the Salar de Atacama you will find a relatively large lagoon Tebinquinche. The lagoon… continue reading

11.
San Pedro river

An oasis in the Atacam Desert

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| Altitude: 2 552 m / 8 373 ft

The San Pedro River originates on the western slopes of Tocorpuri Volcano (5,800 m above sea level) at an… continue reading

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