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The Atacama is a popular region of cinematic rock formations, billowing geysers and expansive salt flats.

The Atacama Desert in the north of Chile, the driest non-polar desert in the world, offers a cinematic landscapes which stretch as far as the snow-capped peaks of the Andes in the distance. The Atacama is the world as you have never seen it before: brightly coloured mineral lakes, thick-crusted salt flats, flocks of Andean flamingos silhouetted on the bright clue sky, wind-sculpted rock formations, and the cavernous Moon Valley. Here, stunning sunsets tinge the land rich hues of reds, pinks and browns for as far as the eye can see. The clear, unpolluted night-time skies and powerful telescopes of the Atacama offer some of the world's very best star gazing opportunities, close to San Pedro de Atacama.

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Marvel at the cinematic rock formations and moonscape scenery of the Atacama's Moon and Death Valleys.

 
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Rise early for a memorable journey to the awesome Tatio geyser field, where huge plumes of steam fill the air.

 
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Experience the surreal landscapes of the immense salt flat and get close to the flamingos of Chaxa Lagoon.

 
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Discover the pre-Hispanic heritage of Atacameñans and relive their way of life at two archaeological sites.

 
9408 Astrological Tour

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Gaze deep into the clear night sky of Atacama, through some of the world's most powerful telescopes.

 
9409 Atacama Hot Air Ballon Flight

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Soar above the remarkable landscape of the Atacama on a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon flight.

 

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Atacama Desert

2996 Awasi Atacama

Awasi Atacama

 
2997 Altiplanico Hotel

Altiplanico Hotel

A comfortable base to explore the Atacama Desert, a short walk to the centre of San Pedro

 
2998 Terrantai Lodge

Terrantai Lodge

Perfectly located in the centre of San Pedro offering a cosy, traditional atmosphere

 
2999 Alto Atacama

Alto Atacama

Located 3km outside San Pedro in a desert village setting. Great location for star-gazing!

 
3000 Tierra Atacama

Tierra Atacama

Modern style lodge on the edge of San Pedro with a good range of facilities

 
3003 Don Tomas

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A simple, desert style hotel located on the outskirts of San Pedro

 
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