Deep blue waters and white shores which welcome a large variety of birds, the Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons are a gift of nature. Located inside the Los Flamencos National Reserve, at more than 4,000 meters above sea level, they provide a magical contrast with the snow capped hills that surround them.
A mix of desert, mountains and ice, it is the ideal site for photography and birdwatching. While there in the Altiplanic Lagoons (Lagunas altiplánicas) go deeper into its sheer immensity until you reach the Aguas Calientes salt flat, where you’ll find the desolate Tuyaito Lagoon with a pearl-like color difficult to find elsewhere.
* Reference from airports in Santiago (SCL)