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Desierto de Atacama

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Address: desierto de Atacama, Antofagasta, Chile
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The most spectacular heavens in the world!!

If you like desserts, this is a must see: the driest in the world! If you like star watching, a must see: the cleanest skies in the planet, home of the largest and most relevant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2016
Pablo R
London, United Kingdom
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Ghent, Belgium
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Nothing grows here, only views on mountains and hills covered by stones. It seems that when it rains and this does not happen ofter the soil is covered by a sea of flowers. You're lucky if that happens.

1 Thank Patrick H
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

If you like desserts, this is a must see: the driest in the world! If you like star watching, a must see: the cleanest skies in the planet, home of the largest and most relevant observatories (NASA, European, etc.) You will never forget these skies!!!

4 Thank Pablo R
Mandeville, Louisiana
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

I have to admit, we only drove just over 100 km firm Antofagasta on highway 5 and for a short distance on highway 25, but I had seen enough to get the general idea. If there are more spectacular sights further up the road, we missed them. We turned around once we filled up with gas at the Carmen Alto... More 

1 Thank hah97
London, United Kingdom
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353 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

...stands for Miles & Miles of Wonderful Desert. The Atacama is the driest in the world and I will remain attracted to it until the next floods!

1 Thank jamescollenette
San Diego, California
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252 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

From San Pedro Atacama and the Valley of the Moon in the north to the European Southern Observatory at Paranal, this place has an abundance of places and things to see that you will not see in other desert areas of the world.

1 Thank SanDiegoGuy1
Bratislava, Slovakia
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Although it is possible to move in the desert by fairly good roads, it is necessary to have at least 2 l water per person in the event of difficulties occurrence. One must not underestimate a power of nature, which is subject of admiration, but difficult for everydays live.

Thank Ludovit K
Sao Paulo, Sp
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

One of the best place I have been. It is amazing drive in this place, going to the gazers you have lots of places to stop and take amazing pictures. Also the city, San Pedro de Atacama is nice and with so many good restaurants.

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

visit el salitre .... looking the stars without moon and light from the city....awesome. visiting cemetery at night ... very spooky with nothing around... it is worth the trip

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Athens, Greece
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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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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank allaroundtheworld1

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