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Atacama Dessert

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Atacama Desert Stargazing Tour
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One of the most beautiful landscapes and driest place on the earth

Atacama is driest and highest dessert on the earth with extraordinary beautiful scenery ,rock formations, salt flats, lagoons, flamingoes, volcanoes,sand dunes, geysers, hot and... read more

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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atacama is driest and highest dessert on the earth with extraordinary beautiful scenery ,rock formations, salt flats, lagoons, flamingoes, volcanoes,sand dunes, geysers, hot and cold weather in same day, unique colors... Truly amazing, breathtaking nature, above our expectations.

Thank NSandan
Los Angeles, California
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175 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

We spent four days in the Atacama desert, at the Tierra Atacama and the excursions to be made from here or from the little city of San Pedro de Atacama are many and they are amazing: the Moon Valley, the Altiplanic Lagoons, the Salar de Atacama, the Cornisas and Valle de Marte, the Mchuca-Rio Grande, Laguna Chaya and so many... More 

2 Thank worldnomad_01
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

All excursions offered by all inclusive hotels are unique and excellent. Found guides to be very informative and knowledge. Enjoyed special touches like wine and appetizers at sunset.

Thank mlbourgeois
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

This is a place of savage natural beauty. A place to be enjoyed but respected. There is one little village (well a small row of shops) where you can eat. Not sure what it was called. But it also acts as a base camps for tours. The food was typical south American fayre. Lots of rice and meat. Basic but... More 

1 Thank TannersPool
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Make sure you bring good walking shoes and warm cloth if you travel in March because at night can get cold. Also bring your good sunglasses the sun is very sharp! Good to spend 3 days and make guided trips.

1 Thank FriendfromEU
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

We did a road trip and drove from Valparaiso to St Pedro in the Atacama Desrt, made some mistakes in the planning for the drive and didn't take in to account where we should do stop overs, All was good at the start, we stayed in Serena for two nights a lovely seaside town Then drove for 8 hours and... More 

3 Thank jackiemol
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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

We flew to Calama and bused to San Pedro de Atacama. Remote town, little dot of green in the desert, like walking into a Western, but full of good restaurants and interesting places to stay. Some restaurants had open fires at night which was lovely. Quite a few tour companies to take you to attractions-El Valle de la Luna; Miscanti... More 

2 Thank CatherinemarySydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We just had to experience the "driest place in the world" to find out how it really was. Weather was cold in the nights and hot in the days. The dryness gets to you pretty soon if you don't do a good job of moisturizing with creams and lip balms. We took several trips out to see salt flats, geysers... More 

Thank Jetreroy
Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP
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Reviewed 17 December 2015

It is hard to decribe the Atacama desert . Be ready for a mix of landscapes, temperatures , experiences. It has surpassed my expectations and it is has become one of my fav destinations . Amazing view, great people and an energy hard to describe. Absolutely amazing!

Thank Ciciferreira
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

A testament to the people who survive in this harsh landscape. Beauty abounds but so does poverty . You need at least 3 days. Altitude sickness can be a problem so try to acclimatise before you go. We travelled with Rueta Verde and our guides Abel and Favio were excellent as were the hotels we stayed in.

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