On the recommendation of other tourists, we decided to give an opportunity to the highland lakes Miscanti and Miñiques, hidden among volcanoes with whom they share the name treasures.

And so we headed towards the Andes on a journey that took 2 hours and a good dose of coca leaves to avoid the puna or altitude sickness.

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that you are more than 4000 meters above sea level!

And boy, tourists were right, what a beautiful place! Two crystalline lagoons surrounded by beds and a sky so blue that made my eyes hurt.

The pampa is covered with snow, from which the wild grasses with green stems and yellow overlook timid.

It is a breathtaking landscape that invades us with their absolute silence, as penetrating as the cold.

We approached the Laguna Miscanti by a thick trail of rocks arranged to delimit the area that has been reserved for flamingos, foxes and vicunas, animals quickly captured through the lens of our camera.

We continue moving to continue our journey to Laguna Miñiques, just a few meters away from his sister water, and continue taking pictures to record the adventure.

The wind blows hard, but our spirit remains intact. To use the trip, we will also visit Laguna Miñiques just 5 kilometers and Piedras Rojas, another wonder of nature.

Who knew that this journey would be so special?

It is difficult to express in words the emotion that arouse the sites hosting these highland lakes of colors and silence.

Excursions to see this attraction

Come and live a trip you won’t forget: Altiplanic Lagoons & Atacama Salt Flat The altiplano lagoons (Miscanti and Miñiques) are found in the Andean altiplano in the middle of volcanoes and mountains. The lagoons are part of the Los Flamencos National Reserve and its landscape (…)

Departures: 5:00
Duration: 8 hours

Located at the slope of the Miscanti Volcano, Miscanti Lagoon has a surface of 15 km2, at 4,200 masl, its neighboor Meñiques Lagoon is located 5 meters lower, with a surface of 1.5 km2. These lagoons are part of the Flamingo’s National Reserve and were witnesses of the first huma (…)

Departures: 06:30 hours
Duration: 08 hrs. approximately.

3 tours 2 days The excursions are: Altiplanic Lagoons and Salar de Atacama, Valley of the moon, and Geyser del Tatio Transfers and snacks included Doesn´t include tickets that are paid when entering each national reserve

Departures: Daily
Duration: 2 days

Enjoy Promotional Pack: 5 Tours / 3 days 3 days  5 excursions / tours The excursions are: Altiplanic Lagoons and Salar de Atacama, Valley of the moon, Puritama hot springs, Lagoon Cejar and Geyser del Tatio Transfers and snacks included Doesn´t include tickets that are paid when (…)

Departures: 6:30
Duration: 3 days

To the south of San Pedro de Atacama in our first stop we find Toconao. This town was built with Liparita stone, we will visit its square full of history with its bell tower built in 1750 with adobe and cactus wood, and the San Lucas Church, both are national monuments. In the Va (…)

Departures: 07:00
Duration: 11 hours