day 15: Colorful geysers and lakes of South Lipez
Today, departure at dawn to reach the geysers of Sol de Mañana.
Located at an altitude of more than 4850 m, this geyser field is fed by an underlying volcanic activity. This is manifested by the presence of boiling craters, fumaroles of sulphurous vapours and, of course, boiling water geysers.
After this spectacle of the Earth, we will go to the thermal baths of Polques, where the volcanic activity has a calmer face: the thermal baths, characterized by mineral-rich water at a temperature of about 30ºC.
After swimming, we will have a comforting breakfast that will allow us to fight against the very low temperatures of this altitude.
The visit continues at the Salar de Chalviri, populated by flamingos and pink ducks, under the benevolent gaze of the Licancabur volcano (5960 m).
We will also cross the Dali desert, which takes its name from its gigantic stones with strange shapes.
Then we will arrive at the Green Lagoon, which owes the color of its waters to the high concentration of lead carbonate, sulfur, arsenic and calcium, a color that changes according to the winds.
Crossing the Bolivia/Chile border (Hito Cajón). Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
Lunch at leisure.
Free afternoon in San Pedro de Atacama.
Dinner at leisure.
Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama.
Steps: The Atacama Desert Region