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Paso San Francisco, Copiapo, Chile
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Driving from Catamarca Province in Argentina, over the San Francisco Pass to Copiapó in Chile, you reach a mineral laden high Andean lake in an otherwise "desolate" desert landscape where mining is going very strong. The road up the pass from Argentina is paved, the...More

Thank belliker
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Wow up at 14000 feet,thought we would suffer from altitude sickness but we were fine, highest we have been, was 26c in copiapo and 3 at the lake, a wonderful experience, but we had to watch the fuel, no gas stations near, may have had...More

Thank nick b
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Thank you to geoavdentures for the absolutely remarkable tour! It is definitely a must see on the Chilean Andes! Nevado tres cruces and laguna verde was a perfect day out and absolutely mesmerising! If you're nearby, DO IT!

Thank mikelalv
Reviewed 4 April 2017

It's a very long way to get there, make sure to have an extra can of petrol just in case. There are hot springs and there is also a shelter in case you want to spend more time. It is a great experience to be...More

1  Thank Paz_Astaroth
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We drove from Copiapo which was about a 5 hour trip each way An old dirt road was now replaced part way by a paved highway. You have to pass through immigration control so don't forget identification. The scenery is magnificent. Prepare yourself for altitude...More

Thank Proud2b_retired
Reviewed 27 October 2016

you need the whole day to visit, but worth it, most if off road, you need to see police , building on the left, do not go through customs, this route is to Argentina, ruta 23, you get up to 14500 feet, metres just under...More

1  Thank nick b
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We drove from Fiambala to Copiapó via Paso de San Francisco passing Laguna Verde, Llanos de Piedra Pomez and Maricunga. There was lot's of snow but the road was maintained and open. Laguna Verde is always a stunner. Clear colour, and great views to Ojos...More

Thank Mick1803
Reviewed 11 April 2016

This place is one of the most stunning places I have sever seen. Stark, wild and freezing! Very high altitude as well (about 4500m) so be prepared! Definitely worth the effort to get there. Simply amazing.

1  Thank otolith
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

We rented a car for 2 days and visited the Laguna as part of the trip to the Nevado Tres Cruses national park . It's quite windy in the evening, so take warm clothes. There is a small free refugio (max 8-10 people) near the...More

1  Thank Rita Y
Reviewed 4 March 2016

One of the must visit place near Copiapo. The bluish green water of the Lake on so high altitude is so mystic!!

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