Departure to the largest salt flat in Chile, the driest place on Earth.
Stop at the Chaxa Lagoon (1 hour).
This area is occupied by three different species of flamingoes: the Andean flamingo, the Chilean flamingo and the James's flamingo.
Free time to walk around the lagoon and see those magnificient pink birds in action (1 hour).
Drive through Los Flamencos National Reserve across the altiplano to the splendid Miscanti and Meñiques lagoons at 13,780 feet (4200 metres) above sea level.
Stop at a local restaurant for lunch before heading back towards San Pedro de Atacama.
Enjoy some free time to walk around Toconao, a charming village where houses were built with volcanic rock and pop in one of the few craft shops to hunt for local treasures (30 min).
Drive back to San Pedro de Atacama (30 min).
End of the afternoon at leisure.
Free evening in San Pedro de Atacama.
Overnight at your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.