"SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA : SALAR DE ATACAMA" Atacama salt flat Tip by swesn
Atacama salt flat, San Pedro de Atacama: 8 reviews and 10 photos
The Salar de Atacama is the third largest of salt flats in the world. It is a different kind of salt pan from Salinas Grande in Argentina.
In Salinas Grande, the grounds were flat and white with rough crystals forming hexagon shapes all around.
In Salar de Atacama, the salt-pan ground was uneven, dried up and brown, all the crystals and mixture of minerals were huge, jagged, lumpy rocks. It was impossible to walk on them and a path had been flattened out for us to walk across the salar.
This area is also home to flamingoes. I had come to see them but a pity they were slurping up the acidic lake miles away, tiny little dots in the distance.
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