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A Quick Guide to San Pedro de Atacama

A Quick Guide to San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (B)

Atacama is the driest desert on Earth with only 1 to 3 mm os rain per year (although it rained twice last year and flooded many towns, but let’s follow the statistics). In the middle of this land…well, actually in the middle of nowhere, there is a little village of San Pedro de Atacama.

San Pedro de Atacama is the most popular destination for anyone who dreams of exploring the desert of Chile. Although there is so many places worth visiting in Atacama region, San Pedro is flooded by crowds of tourists from all over the world. As it is known, distances in South America are huge and you can drive for hours and not see anybody. San Pedro de Atacama is surrounded by many wonderful landscapes easy to reach.

Those high altitude geysers are best to be seen early in the morning. It is quite a trip from San Pedro- driving for an hour and half on a bumpy road that includes crossing a small river (no bridge…piece of cake). If you are not up for it, there is plenty organized tours leaving from San Pedro every morning around 4:30am. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Quick Guide to San Pedro de Atacama
Guide Location: Chile » San Pedro de Atacama
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Anna Nowak
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.postcardsfromtheworld.com/a-quick-guide-to-san-pedro-de-atacama/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Geyseres del Tatio
  • Valle de la Luna
  • Lagoon Cejar
  • Lagoon Chaxa
  • Miscanti and Miñiques Lagoons
  • Puritama thermal waters
  • Salar de Tara