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“Beautiful but Cold” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques
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Atacama Salt Flats, Toconao and Altiplanic Lagoons Day Trip
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Chicago, Illinois
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“Beautiful but Cold”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

It took quite a while to get here and you should remember to pack multiple layers of clothing if you're going in the winter. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. It was very picturesque, and was a unique landscape even among the sights throughout the San Pedro de Atacama area.

That said, I think what prevents me from giving this 5 stars is that you'd have to couple this visit with something else to make it worth the trip. Fortunately, most tour companies do that. However, if you're on your own and looking for one activity, find something else. It takes too long to get here to justify the trip if it's all you're going to do. If you're going with a tour company with a couple of stops along the way, you can't miss the Altiplanic Lagoons.

Visited June 2014
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“Not unmisseable”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

This was our last trip in Atacama and a bit disappointing. I thought it might be because we had visited the lagoons in Bolivia first (which are much more colorful, impressive and diverse), but actually, even putting those aside, I believe the trip to the Cejar Lagoon was much better than this (considering the beauty, variety - since you can enter the salt lagoon - and overall comfort). It was freezing cold, there was no snow on the top of the vulcanos, only half a dozen flamingos and the altitude might be a problem for some people. Thankfully, our guide Osvaldo was very knowledgeble and thought us a lot of stuff we hadn´t listen before, otherwise this would have been a really dull trip (evenmore when you think you had to be ready by 6am to be taken for breakfest on another hotel - honestly, I´d prefer the 30min extra sleeping...)
Most of the trips in SPA are standard, and this is not a can´t miss out. I´d advise for going on the Piedras Rojas trip instead - I only saw the pics, but they were gorgeous and you´d pass by the altiplanic lagoons on the way (they are included).

Visited May 2014
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Niteroi, RJ
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

As all attractions, it is a long trip but when you get there the views are amazing. Very nice stroll around the lagoon. Lots of birds and vicunhas. Great pictures!

Visited March 2014
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Santiago, Chile
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“Magnificent!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

A must when you go to Atacama is visit the altiplanic lagoons!! They are so beautiful!! Try to arrange with your guide to also go the less popular ones.

Visited November 2013
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Paris, France
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“Intense”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Take a deep breath because there is no much air for people like me who have tension problem but it worth it 1 000 times !

Visited June 2013
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