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Lagunas Baltinache

Ruta 23 | Los Pantanos, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Beautiful Unique experience

The road to get here is AWFUL, but the destination is worth it. 7 salt water lagoons spanning a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
irogulska
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Calgary, Canada
Amazing floating pools

The pools are really beatiful with the blue clear water and it´s incredible to float on them... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Caio_Rodrigues
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Ruta 23 | Los Pantanos, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The road to get here is AWFUL, but the destination is worth it. 7 salt water lagoons spanning a vast salt landscape (you can swim in Lagoon 1 + 2) give you a sense of being in another world. The Salt water flat was one...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pools are really beatiful with the blue clear water and it´s incredible to float on them. Beware with the salt. I suggest you first "dive" and float into the last pool and then go to the first one. Otherwise you will be very salty...More

1  Thank Caio_Rodrigues
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place its beautiful, the colors of the water is amazing. I recommend to swim in the last lake and feel the magical experience of floating without move your body

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Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

This place is absolutely something else. After a bumpy 40 min drive into the middle of nowhere(Atacama desert) you find these salty pools. The colours differ from green to deep blue, except the first pool which is more brown. There is 7 pools and you...More

Thank Vincent K
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

It is 45 minutes away from the city. The road is unpaved - but not bad or uncomfortable. The entry fee is 5000 CHP. There are 7 lagunas. You can swim only in first and last. You can drive up to the first Laguna. But...More

1  Thank Suchit1208
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Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

Swin on salt is amazing bring swim suit and towel. Showers are not the greatest.but totaly worth the long drive

1  Thank Matteo T
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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

To get there you have to drive 45kms of unpaved awful road... then you have to pay 5000 pesos to get access to some lagunas/pools. You can soak in one of them only. The walk along the other pools is very uncomfortable (better wear good...More

1  Thank Catherine P
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

The laguna escondidas were amazing - 7 crystal clear blue waterholes (2 of which you can swim in) surrounded by salt in the middle of the desert. It's about a 1 hour drive from San Pedro, including about 40km of corrugated dirt road. Swimming was...More

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Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Takes around an hour to get there from San Pedro in a long road journey mainly in a good dust road. Take the route to calama and turn left at the bottom of a road signed posted "peine" at llano de la paciencia At kilometer...More

7  Thank Ramirezjm
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Reviewed May 14, 2017

They may be pointing out that thos lagoons are further away and are manmade, but they look so beautiful you won't regret the choice: you have more time to swim in and the entrance fee is ridiculously lower: compare 5000 to 17000! The sunset up...More

1  Thank Elisa C
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callie1740
March 23, 2018|
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Response from Catherine P | Reviewed this property |
As I said in my review this place is overrated and not worth it. If you want to enjoy Valle de la luna you need at least a half day, because there is also a lot of driving there and above all a lot of walking to discover... More
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Frances C
November 19, 2017|
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Response from Ramirezjm | Reviewed this property |
Hi! If you can rent a good car I would go on my own There is no real need for tour guides and you can take the route going out of San Pedro to Calama , and turn left in the valle de la paciencia Asking at your hotel they... More
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