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Chile - Atacama Desert Holidays

Running between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, the bizarre but brilliant landscape of the Atacama Desert is like no other place on earth.

The Atacama Desert stretches 600 miles from Southern Peru entering northern Chile. 

With parts of the centre of the Atacama Desert not having rainfall since human record-keeping began, this is the driest place on earth. However, unlike other desolate and barren deserts, during the rainy season, parts of the Atacama Desert are a surprising hive of abundant life. 

The majority of the desert is commonly compared to Mars with stony terrain and vast salt flats. Marvel at the astonishing active geysers and intense blue lagoons as surprising features of this unusual region.

Do you want to explore one of the world’s most magnificent and bizarre natural landscapes? Contact us today and one of our South America travel experts will get in touch soon! 

The ideal base to explore this dramatic landscape is from San Pedro de Atacama, this quaint town is in a superb location for spending days discovering the Atacama Desert. 

You can fly from Santiago to the closest commercial airport, Calama and travel approximately 70 minutes to San Pedro de Atacama to begin a wonderful journey of discovery.

It is astonishing more than a million people live along the borders of the Atacama Desert. With tough farmers in the far north attempting to grow produce such as olive, tomatoes and cucumbers and ancestors of the regions natives continuing to herd llamas and alpacas, the residents are pulling all resources together to survive. 

For the best advice, latest offers or a free quotation please complete the form on the right to request a call back from one of our South America travel experts or contact us at 0845 3 65 65 65 for more details.

Suggested Trip Combinations:

Thanks to Chile’s fascinatingly diverse landscapes, visit a combination of experiences in one unforgettable trip.

  •    •  Take in Chile’s vibrant capital city: Santiago.
  •    •  Visit the quaint, quirky coast towns of Valparaiso and Zapallar.
  •    •  Explore the stunning Chilean Lake District, a fantastic base trekking and adventure sports or just relaxing in this tranquil environment.
  •    •  Marvel at the majestic volcanic peaks and the glacier fed lakes of Torres del Paine.

For the best advice, latest offers or a free quotation please complete the form on the right to request a call back from one of our South America travel experts or contact us at 0845 3 65 65 65 for more details.

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