Atacama Desert surprises and amazes with its landscape of giant dunes, imposing rock formations, spurting geysers, and huge salt pools mirroring the Andes. One of the driest places on the planet, the desert stretches along the Pacific coast against the backdrop of jagged mountain ridges and volcano-topped horizons. From San Pedro de Atacama you can take field trips to all the desert's attractions. Sandboard down the dunes in Death Valley, walk over the lunar landscape of Valley of the Moon, or float in a natural pool of salt water while admiring the views of Chile's largest salt flat. Cloudless nights and a lack of light pollution make the desert a perfect place to gaze at the stars. Make sure to hydrate and moisturize enough. Make Atacama Desert a centerpiece of your Antofagasta Region vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Antofagasta Region day trip planner .
Tours to Atacama Desert
Guided Buggy Safari BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $130
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
7-Day Atacama & Salta: Humahuaca-Purmamarca, Cafayate, Moon Valley, Tatio Geyser BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $1,166
Duration: 7 days
Atacama Desert Reviews
Nenhuma foto irá reproduzir o que meus olhos viram ao vivo nesse lugar. Paisagens de tirar o fôlego (muitas vezes literalmente), comida saborosa, pessoas simpáticas e uma estrutura turística sem destr... more »No photo will reproduce what my eyes have seen live in this place. Breathtaking landscapes (often literally), tasty food, nice people and a tourist structure without destroying the place. I recommend a thousand times the visit.
Should be a “must-do” on any trip to Chile as it really is beautiful. We did a fair bit of cycling around while in the desert which was a great way to see the place. Moon Valley and Devils throat bein... more »
Nothing less than spectacular!! This was not on my bucket list but it really should have been. Stayed fro three days which was about the right amount of time. The local guides were incredible and the food at the hotel fabulous
help me i stepped out of the car to go pee but my wife drove off and left me stranded out here now i cant find my way back to the city and i ran out of water like 6 days ago. i can see the vultures have been following me for the last couple of hours and I don't know if i'll make it out alive. tell my kids i love them.
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