Last trip in Atacama desert was this one – day before mom and friends went at Tatio Geysirs and I stayed with daddy in hotel cause Tatio is 4300m above sea level and no way that I could go there. So we decided to visit Laguna Cejar and Tebinquinche. It is on same level like Atacama desert (2400m), a huge salt flat which stretches for nearly 100 kilometres south of San Pedro. We did private tour, so we had everything with us, as the desert is incredibly hot and dry even in winter, there is no shelter or shade, you can imagine how hot was now. Desert is covered with a fine white powder of salt and there is no life here – no vegetation and we can’t remember that we saw any bird or other animal.
On the way to Laguna Cejar
The Laguna Cejar is a sink hole lake. It has very high salt concentration producing at the higher end of the range an effect of floating like the Dead Sea
Getting ready to get in.
Andrea is checking water.
So far all good.
Having fun floating, as it is not possible to swim normally.
Moment of panic when everyone thought that this salty water got in my eyes.
One minute after I’m out and safe. It was false alarm anyway :)
No life here. Just salt.
One of the three lakes in this Laguna.
Moving to find shadow, it is extremely hot here.
Large volcanoes dominate the landscape, including the Licancabur, Acamarachi, Aguas Calientes and the Láscar.
There are more or less 25 volcanoes around here.
Time for food and drinks.
One of the two another lakes. Ojos de Cejar.
Ojos de Salar are two tiny ponds in the middle of the desert.
Way to Laguna Tebinquinche.
By this time I’m gone. Too much sun.
Chilometres of this salty surrounding in the middle of Atacama desert.
Doesn’t look like place from this planet.
I don’t know if it was for real or just a dream.
Could be dream as well.