San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
This marvellous place in the Chilean desert (at 2'440 m) is a great to stay for a few days and serves as starting point for tours to the Andean high land with salinas, vulcanoes and canyons. There are roads connecting over the mountains to Argentina and to Bolivia. The houses of the traditional houses are made of Adobe, and as there are some natural springs, the region has been inhabited already by indigenous people thousands of years ago. During the day, it gets rather hot but at night the temperature goes down massively. In the higher areas, even below zero degrees Celsius. You can book hiking trips in San Pedro, the climbing upto the vulcano mountains though should be left to trained people with adequate adjustment to the height.


Vulcan Licancabur (5'916 m)

Licancabur and Juriques


Up to 5'000 meters

Salar de Tara


Salar con volcano

Salar con flamencos


Monges de Pacana

Pillar from near at Monges de Pacana


Salar with flamingos and volcano

Greeting lama


Martin at Reserva Nacional Los Flamencos

Conejo Andino (vizcacha)


Laguna Piedar

Laguna Cejar


Laguna in the evening

Vicuñas and Lamas



Hiking down the valley


Trail through the rocks

Lost village


Cactus along the trail

Martin in front of the salt mountains


back to Santiago
San Pedro tourism
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