Today you can choose your own full-day excursion or two half-day excursions if you prefer. Your guide will plan everything for you and accompany you. Again there are many options to choose from including the following:
Matancilla - Yerbas Buenas: This half-day excursion takes you to Yerbas Buenas to see the rock engravings (petroglyphs) created by the inhabitants of the Salt Flat Basin nearly 3,000 years ago. It then continues to Matancilla, a zone of valleys surrounded by striking, multi-coloured hills where vibrant grey, green, red and orange colours coat the mountainside of the Domeyko range.
Cejar Lagoon: A half-day excursion by jeep or bicycle to Cejar, a set of 3 lagoons located in the middle of the Salt Flats. Here you have the opportunity to float in one of the highly saline lagoons. It is also a good place to watch birds and take in the views of the surrounding mountain ranges (Andes, Salt, Domeyko).
Miscanti and Miñiques: A full-day excursion that takes you to the towns of Toconao and Socaire and on to Miscanti and Miñique Lagoons in Los Flamencos National Reserve. Intense blue in colour, the lagoons are home to birds such as Andean and Chilean flamingos, silvery grebes and the greenish yellow finch.
Talabre: This farming-pastoral community has less than 100 inhabitants. Twenty years ago the community moved from its original settlement to its present day location. The tour includes a visit to Old Talabre to see the ruins, historic cemetery and views of the active Volcano Lascar followed by a visit to New Talabre. Lunch is served on a farm amongst fruit trees. The tour returns via Lake Chaxa or the town of Toconao. This is the perfect combination of landscape, culture and history.
Other Activities: There are also many half-day hikes, full-day hikes, bike rides and horseback rides to choose from to a range of varied destinations.