Atacama Desert: San Pedro de Atacama

AtacamaSee the beauty of the Atacama Desert

Far from being a desolate, arid wilderness, the Atacama Desert is overflowing with life. Its ancient cultures offer a warm welcome to modern Travelers, and fertile oases sustain an astonishing diversity of life here in the world’s driest desert.

Chile is a long, narrow country stretching along South America's western edge, with more than 6,000km of Pacific Ocean coastline. On the high Andean plateau, you’ll find small villages at up to 4,000 meters above sea level where timeless traditions linger in extreme and wonderfully photogenic settings.

San Pedro de Atacama is a town set on an arid high plateau in the Andes mountains of northeastern Chile. Its dramatic surrounding landscape incorporates desert, salt flats, volcanoes, geysers and hot springs. The Valle de la Luna in the nearby Los Flamencos National Reserve is a lunar like depression with unusual rock formations, a huge sand dune and pink-streaked mountains.

Visit San Pedro de Atacama and explore its singular landscapes, quite unlike anywhere else on earth. Vast salt flats, active geysers and intense blue lagoons are just a few of the extraordinary features of this region.

Journey to the stars and learn more about the constellations in one of the many famed astronomical observatories in the northern half of Chile.

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