SALAR DE PEDERNALES

FULL DAY SALAR DE PEDERNALES

 

Season: September - April

Price per person: From $ 90,000 per person based on 4 people. From Caldera it has an extra cost.

Hours: 07:30 to 18:30.

Duration: 11 hours.

Places: Salar de Maricunga, Copiapó Volcano and Salar de Pedernales

Includes: pickup at the hotel, emergency kit (oxygen), shared transportation, guide, hydration and Box Lunch (food en route).

What to bring: warm clothes, comfortable shoes, hat, swimsuit, towel, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Restrictions:

Not allowed for pregnant women.

Minimum age required of 11 years.

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OVERNIGHT SALAR DE PEDERNALES AND TERMAS DEL JUNCAL

 

Season: September - April

Price per person: From $ 180,000 per person based on 4 people. From Caldera it has an extra cost.

Start time: 09:00

Duration: 2 days / 1 night

Places: Salar de Maricunga, Salar de Pedernales, Copiapó Volcano, Río Juncal Waterfall and Termas del Juncal.

Includes: pickup at the hotel, emergency kit (oxygen), shared transportation, guide, hydration and Complete meals (Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner).

What to bring: warm clothes, comfortable shoes, hat, swimsuit, towel, sleeping bag, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Restrictions:

Not allowed for pregnant women.

Minimum age required of 11 years.

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MAIN ATTRACTIVES
SALAR DE PEDERNALES

Nestled in the middle of the Domeyko and Claudio Gay mountain ranges, 3,346 meters above sea level and about 237 km from the city of Copiapó. It corresponds to a vast extension of salt flats located in a depression between mountains, forming lagoons with turquoise blue waters on its inner margins. In the sector, fauna such as Andean, Chilean and James flamingos and Juarjual ducks inhabit. It is characterized by being surrounded by hills where remains of marine fossils have been found, including the Doña Inés Volcano, Los Gemelos and Blanco. Activities such as excursions, photography, observation of flora and fauna and adventure tourism can be carried out.

SALAR DE MARICUNGA

The Maricunga salt flat is located 160 kilometers northeast of Copiapó, on the way to the San Francisco border crossing.

It is located at an altitude of 3756 meters above sea level and covers an area of ​​approximately 80 km². It is the southernmost salt flat in Chile.

It originated in a closed basin product of the crossing or knot of the Claudio Gay and Domeyko mountain ranges. When the water evaporated, the salt was concentrated as it had no outlet to the sea.

CASCADA Y TERMAS DEL RÍO JUNCAL
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Waterfall that freezes completely in winter, located at 3,900 meters is a spectacular place both in winter and summer.

Exquisite hot springs located at 4,100 meters to which there is only access in summer.

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VOLCANO COPIAPÓ

The Copiapó Volcano is 6080 meters above sea level, it is an imposing massif that was used as a shrine by the Inca culture, standing as one of the sacred mountains within the Inca culture.

The archaeological finds have allowed Copiapó to acquire a certain fame within the local mountaineers due to its direct access since vestiges of the Inca culture have been found at its summit and surroundings, such as a tiled ceremonial platform, as well as silver statuettes with shapes. feathers and accessories made of feathers

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