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North Chile Travel Tips

3 Days in San Pedro de Atacama: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, November 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

From the moment you land in Calama, through your drive to the oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama, you know that you’re in for something special. This is the desert like you've never seen it before, ...  Read more

Natural Wonders in San Pedro de Atacama

By Viator, May 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

There's no doubt that the natural features surrounding San Pedro Atacama make the area so incredible. The desert is vast, yet visitors can still get a good sampling of what the region has to offer ...  Read more

Day Trips from San Pedro de Atacama

By Viator, May 2014

Tours & Tickets

San Pedro de Atacama serves as an ideal starting point for a variety of day trips through North Chile. Getting to the popular El Tatio Geysers requires an early-morning departure, with pick-ups from ...  Read more

Archaeology in San Pedro de Atacama

By Viator, May 2014

The area surrounding San Pedro de Atacama is rich in archaeological remains for two main reasons, the first being that the desert's extremely dry conditions have often led to preservation of various ...  Read more

Visiting Chile's El Tatio Geysers

By esmith , March 2013

The Geysers at El Tatio are one of the most exciting, unique and photogenic spots in the north of Chile . They are visited from the small desert outpost town of San Pedro de Atacama, the seat ...  Read more

Chile: The Lone Star

By Paige , Nicaragua, February 2012

Chile is sometimes called La Estrella Solitaria, “The Lone Star,” for the single celestial body on its tricolor flag. When the bandera was first adopted in 1912, however, its designers probably had ...  Read more

Chile: The Lone Star

By Paige , Nicaragua, February 2012

Chile is sometimes called La Estrella Solitaria, “The Lone Star,” for the single celestial body on its tricolor flag. When the bandera was first adopted in 1912, however, its designers probably had ...  Read more

The Chilean Miners Go Hollywood

By Paige , Nicaragua, August 2011

On August 5, 2010, deep in the Atacama Desert , the San José copper mine in Copiapó collapsed. It was assumed that all those trapped inside had perished, until a drill bit sent ...  Read more

3 Days in North Chile: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2010

The Atacama Desert of Northern Chile is the driest spot on earth, where rainfall is measured in millimeters and centuries. Caught up between the Andes and a string of snowcapped volcanoes, including ...  Read more

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