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.
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
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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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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!”
“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.”