The sheer starkness of the Atacama Desert in the north of Chile is one of awe-inspiring beauty. A landmark of the El Norte Grande, the Atacama Desert boasts an incredible landscape of ragged, rocky mountains and ravines that are interspersed by a striking white salt pan and surrounded by towering volcanoes. It is a photographer’s dream destination. As the world’s driest desert, the immense Atacama lives up to its title, with some areas registering not even a single raindrop in over 150 years. Sitting at an altitude of 3500m, the dramatic and desolate Atacama Desert boasts clear, unpolluted skies that allow for the most incredible, unforgettable stargazing.
The Best of Chile
Discover the very best of Chile’s iconic and starkly contrasting landscapes on this 13-day tour
13 Days, 12 Nights | From USD 14 585 | Atacama Desert, Santiago, Chilean Patagonia, Lake District
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