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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Moon & Death Valleys
Marvel at the cinematic rock formations and moonscape scenery of the Atacama's Moon and Death Valleys.
El Tatio Geysers
Rise early for a memorable journey to the awesome Tatio geyser field, where huge plumes of steam fill the air.
Atacama Salt Flat & lagoon
Experience the surreal landscapes of the immense salt flat and get close to the flamingos of Chaxa Lagoon.
Quitor Fortress & Tulor
Discover the pre-Hispanic heritage of Atacameñans and relive their way of life at two archaeological sites.
Gaze deep into the clear night sky of Atacama, through some of the world's most powerful telescopes.
Hot Air Ballon Flight
Soar above the remarkable landscape of the Atacama on a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon flight.
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