The best way your visit is to divide the reserve into seven sectors according to their unique characteristics. This "map" helps simplify the task of planning of your route and can serve as a guide to this magnificent nature preserve.
In sector one, between the Jama and Sico passes (which lead to Argentina), you'll find the Tara and Aguas Calientes salt flats. A little farther south, there's the Pujsa salt flat, which is part of sector two.
Sector three is home to the Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons, which are perched 4,000 meters over the town of Socaire. The Atacama Salt Flat in sector four receives the most visitors. The southern half is part of sector five, which also includes the village of Peine.
You'll find Valle de la Luna and neighboring attractions like Valle de la Muerte, Cordillera de la Sal and the village/archeological site of Tulor in sector six. Finally, sector seven (also known as "tambillo") is home to the town of San Pedro de Atacama.
| Valle de la Muerte and Valle de la
| Los Flamencos National Reserve
|Atacama Salt Flat||El Tatio|