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El Norte Grande Sights

Salar de Surire

  • Geological Site

Updated 11/24/2014

Fodor's Review

After passing through the high plains, where you'll spot vicuña, alpaca, and the occasional desert fox, you'll catch your first glimpse of the sparkling Salar de Surire. Seen from a distance, the salt flat appears to be a giant white lake. Unlike its southern neighbor, the Salar de Atacama, it's completely flat. Three of the four New World flamingos (Andean, Chilean, and James') live in the nearby lakes.

Sight Information


South from Reserva Nacional Las Vicuñas on Ruta A-235, Chile


58-225–0570-In Arica


Sight Details:

  • Free

Updated 11/24/2014


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