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Destination Lagunas de Colores


On the way to access the area where the Colorada and Verde lagoons, Other interesting towns are visited by their history as San Pedro de Quemez, or populations of Atulcha, Chuvica, San Juan, etc. known for growing real quinoa, and raising camelids.; places like the Salar de Chuiguana, Lookout Ollague, other minor gaps as Cañapa, Hedionda, Chiarcota and Ramaditas and finally the desert Siloli, where the famous stone tree.

Place of extraordinary natural charm which is one of the most beautiful lagoons thanks to the reddish color of its waters; This color is due to the existence of microscopic organisms that live in the lagoon, is also a nesting place for three varieties of flamingos. It is located 4278 m.s.n.m. and it has an extension 60 km2 and a maximum depth of 80 cm.

In the area located on 4.855 m.s.n.m. It is the most active volcanic area known as "Morning Sun". In this place you can find geysers bouncing over fumaroles 10 m, as well as hot springs as Polques whose water, due to its high mineral content and salts, They are good for the treatment of some diseases such as rheumatism and other.

To reach this area have to go through the Desert Dalí, where scattered volcanic stones found in a sandy desert. At the foot of the volcano Llicancabur, green lagoon is; the high magnesium content, lead, arsenic and carbonate salt having its water gives the lagoon its particular color, emerald. Green lagoon has a surface 17 km2 and a depth not set. The top of the volcano was the site of NASA research, there are no biological conditions, geological and similar weather to Mars what made him the ideal for research and testing of prototype robots place.

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