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Address: desierto de Atacama, Antofagasta, Chile
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Absolutely Amazing!

This is a place I will never forget and I will try to return as often as possible. It is an awe inspiring place (no wonder it is the kingdom of the biggest astronomical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a place I will never forget and I will try to return as often as possible. It is an awe inspiring place (no wonder it is the kingdom of the biggest astronomical telescopes of the world). Breathtaking views of an ocean of sand where everything takes a strange glow during the day. In the nights the desert shines... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Wonderfull, take at least one week. When you have a rental car it is perfect to get everywhere. If you don't have a car you can rent a car in san pedro or book an excursion in the center of san pedro de acatama.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I come from Bolivia, enjoy the nature view in the dry land. have some tours, really nice. worth to visit

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Santiago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

you never get bored of contemplate the desert and its beauty. Is interesting to wonder how the aboriginal people used to deal with the extreme environment. Amazing!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

On December 21st we drove from Calama across the altiplano to Ollague on the border with Bolivia. We drove over the Ascotan Pass, across the Salar de Ascotan and the Salar de Carcote. The scenery is breathtaking, the colours on the hillsides are quite extraordinary. We saw vicunas and flamingoes, andean gulls and sandpipers in the pools of water within... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Socaire village on the way to Miscanti lake is not mentioned on trip advisor..you stop here for lunch..it's 100km from San Pedro De Atacama.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

we have riding buses in short 5 to 8 hour hops through this desert for days since crossing the border from Peru. It is fascinating and desolate - brown sand, dirt mountains, not a blade of grass or a cactus in sight. Utterly beguiling.

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Address: Address: desierto de Atacama, Antofagasta, Chile
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Antofagasta Region  >  Antofagasta

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