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Tebinquiche Lagoon Atacama

Located about 35km from San Pedro de Atacama, Tebinquiche Lagoon is one of the best places to watch the sunset in the Atacama Desert.

With the Andes Mountains in the background, being there is as if you could touch each of the volcanoes you see on the horizon. It’s worth highlighting the most important of these for the Atacameño people, the great Licancabur Vulcan.

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How to visit Laguna Tebinquiche

The Tebinquiche Lagoon Tour is, most of the time combined with Cejar Lagoon and Ojos del Salar. A half-day tour for your itinerary.

As well as its exuberant beauty, this lagoon is home to a micro-organism that is the basis for many studies into the origin of life on Earth.

In addition, at certain times of the year it is possible to spot flamingos in the Lagoon, which makes the view even more special.

Enjoying the sunset at Tebinquiche Lagoon is like a special treat on your trip. It’s a place of unique and incomparable energy.

Atacama agencies usually include Tebinquiche Lagoon at the end of the Cejar Lagoon Tour. In addition to a different itinerary, each agency offers different proposals and experiences.

The Tour with FlaviaBia which is our recommendation for your trip, has several differentiating features that make a difference to your travel experience.

First of all, Flavia always stresses the importance of a good experience for each traveler, which is why she only works with smaller groups and looks for places and times with the fewest people.

Information about Laguna Tebinquiche

At Tebinquiche Lagoon this is even more special. While most agencies have access to one side of the lagoon, another area is reserved for a few hotels and just two agencies.

In this area, travelers can enjoy the best views of the lagoon and a super-special cocktail prepared by Flavia’s team. It really is the care and affection of someone who loves the work they do, which is why we recommend the agency in a transparent way.

To make the most of the tour, make sure your itinerary includes a bathing break at Cejar Lagoon and don’t forget to pack warm clothing, as the temperature drops rapidly after sunset.

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Tips for enjoying the Tebinquiche Lagoon Tour

As Tebinquiche Lagoon is not that far from San Pedro de Atacama, it’s a good choice for your first few days there, while you’re still acclimatizing to the altitude.

It’s usually hot in the summer, but after sunset the temperature drops quickly. We always advise you to pack a jacket for this sunless period.

It’s important to take a bottle of water with you to stay hydrated throughout the day. The use of sunscreen and moisturizer for the skin, especially for the lips, makes a good difference during the tour.

Wearing a cap or hat is also a good idea, as there are no shaded areas to protect yourself from the sun.

Photos of Tebinquiche Lagoon in the Atacama Desert

Which agency to hire in Atacama

We always recommend that you book your tours with registered and well-rated agencies. Our suggestion for your trip is FlaviaBia Expediciones, an agency we’ve known since it began operations and which has an excellent track record in terms of traveler satisfaction.

If you value a good experience and are looking for tours without a large number of people, with comfortable and safe cars and, of course, professional guides, this is one of the best alternatives for your trip.

We recommend FlaviaBia's work transparently. We know the work closely and have already done all the activities offered, testing and guaranteeing the quality of the service.

You can contact the agency directly using the form and receive all the information you need for your trip.

The FlaviaBia Expediciones agency was created by Flavia, who raised her family in the desert and today is a benchmark for quality service in San Pedro de Atacama.

Travelers who have already visited Tebinquiche Lagoon

Robson Franzoiauthor of the blog Um Viajante

Laguna Tebinquiche offers us one of the most beautiful panoramas in the Atacama Desert. Watching the sunset from this spot is simply incomparable. The walk, which is usually part of the tour to Laguna Cejar, is well worth it!

Diogo Fernandespassionate about coffee and travel

The most beautiful place to see the volcanoes in the Andes. On windless days, when Laguna Tebinquiche becomes a mirror, you can see the outline of the mountain range reflected in the water. A wonderful place beyond compare.

Marcelo CorteCollaborators

I don't know if there's a more beautiful place in Atacama to see the sunset than Laguna Tebinquiche. I arrived there in the late afternoon with the agency and we didn't leave until it was evening. It was the most beautiful sunset of our trip.

Larissa CostaMembers

My experience at Laguna Tebinquiche was wonderful. I did the tour with the agency and we had a cocktail at sunset in a structured refuge with very few people. It was perfect to protect us from the cold and have the best view of the lagoon.

Caio VieiraCollaborators

I took part in a photographic expedition in Atacama and Laguna Tebinquiche was my favorite place to photograph. The light at sunset there is wonderful! A golden glow, the lagoon in the background and the volcanoes... a perfect trip!

Viviane OliveiraCollaborators

A place of unique beauty in the Atacama Desert. It's worth taking the trip to Laguna Tebinquiche along with Laguna Cejar and the Ojos del Salar. It's a peaceful walk and the scenery is wonderful, I can't miss it!

Yuri MirandaCollaborators

Laguna Tebinquiche was one of the places that surprised me the most in the Atacama. I didn't expect so much from the tour, I thought it would be nice and ok, but it's much more special. It's worth taking the tour and having the best sunset of your trip.

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