Excursion description

Complete tour to the Southeast of the Atacama salt flat, which runs through the mountain range, passing near the feet of the Láscar volcano (awake), huge craters, villages, lagoons and salt flats, until reaching Piedras rojas, and then returning along the eastern edge of the salt flat, crossing highland lagoons and other attractions.

True to the spirit of “Tastur”, the well-known Piedras rojas tour becomes a complete trip of the Southeast of the Atacama salt flat, passing through the villages of Toconao and Talabre, witnessing the passive warning of activity from the very feet of the Láscar volcano, but also of the great activity that was in the area evidenced by the maar (wide and low volcanic crater) Cerro Overo, appreciate the beauty of the Lejía lagoon and the Aguas Calientes salt flat (center), to reach the southern end of the route and visit the El Laco salt flat, the majesty of the Tuyajto lagoon, and the overwhelming beauty of the Aguas Calientes South salt flat (north of the Talar salt flat) and its surprising red stones, testimonies of the pyroclastic collapses forging the landscape, to then begin the return to the North until reaching the Miñiques and Miscanti lagoons, and contemplate their respective hills and guardian volcanoes, pass through the village of Socaire, to then complete the circle returning to Toconao this time from inside the salt flat, returning to San Pedro while Atacama says goodbye to the day.

Observation: the community of Socaire prevents the vehicle passage to the interior of the Aguas Calientes South salt flat, therefore, to enter “Piedras Rojas” a total walking distance of 3 km is required.

Value per person

CLP 150.000

It Includes

Pick up and drop off at the hotel, lunch in a natural habitat and snack.

Not include

Tickets to parks CLP 15.000 (Miñiques, Miscanti, and Piedras Rojas) Tickets must be purchased in advance.


7:30 a 20:30 hrs

Minimum value

Because the excursion is private and therefore exclusive for each group, in order to carry out the itinerary, a minimum total value of CLP 380.000 must be considered. Except the entrance fees to the parks, all the values are without taxes, including the Value per person.


The journey of approximately 380 kms. it passes through heights higher than 4.700 meters above sea level and with great thermal oscillation, so a light breakfast, still water, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, a hat and 3 layers of clothing is suggested. It also helps to have coca leaves on hand in case of altitude sickness. Due to the height to which it is exposed, it is recommended to do this tour after having been at least 2 days in San Pedro de Atacama.

Policy of postponement and cancellation of reservations

Our bookings materialize well in advance, which normally causes our schedule to fill up in advance and no longer admit the entry of new ones. For this reason, bookings may be postponed at no additional cost if the postponement is made at least 60 days before the start of the program. In this case, the payment made as confirmation will remain intact for the next date. Bookings that wish to be canceled will have a 100% refund of the payment as long as their cancellation is made at least 90 days in advance; If the cancellation is made between 90 and 60 days, the refund will be 50%. After that period there will be no right to refund.