Red Rocks (Piedras Rojas) is a great place located in the area of the Aguas Calientes slat flat, 160 kilometers away from San Pedro de Atacama. It is located at an altitude of 4000 meters above sea level in the Atacama Desert, second region of Chile.
This place named Piedras Rojas after the color of the surrounding rocks, that got red colored due to the oxidation of iron they contain. The color contrasts are striking, added to the mountains of the Andes, generate a unique and majestic scenery.
Depending on the time of year, it is possible to see flamingos feeding themselves in the salt lagoon.
10 kilometers away you can find the Laguna Tuyajto, also located at 4000 meters above sea level. it’s area covers 5.6 squarer kilometers. The process of evaporation of the water causes the salts windblown adhere to the slopes of the surrounding mountains.
Two captive wonders for travelers visiting San Pedro de Atacama!
– Private transportation (vehículo 4×4).
– Private guiding (spanish/english).
– Snack (fruits, coffee, etc).
It is possible and advisable to combine the Piedras Rojas y Laguna Tuyajcto tour to other tourists attractions visits in the same day. Please contact Norte Grande Outdoor for information about other spots possibilities in the area to program a tour that serves your needs and expectations.
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