Things to Do in the Atacama Desert in Chile

By Paige, Nicaragua, May 2012

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The driest spot in the world is Chile’s Atacama Desert, which receives less than a single millimeter of rainfall per year. This starkly beautiful landscape of endless salt flats and denuded hills lies at impressive altitudes of over 2,000 meters (7,000 feet), caught like a hammock between the Andes and Chilean Coastal Range. These scenic walls of granite that rise on either side of the valley conspire to keep the life-giving rains well away.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Chile Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Chile.

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