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San Pedro de Atacama

Join the amazing landscapes and natural scenarios, at the desert city of San Pedro de Atacama.

Salar de Atacama
Tulor's Ruins - San Pedro de Atacama
Moon Valley - San Pedro de Atacama
Tatio's Geisers - San Pedro de Atacama

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San Pedro de Atacama is a small village in northern Chile, located at 2.400 meters above sea level and in the mid of the driest desert in the world. This unique place is one of the main tourist destinations of the country.

It keeps an archaeological wealth, and most of the historical pieces are exposed at the Museum of San Pedro de Atacama. The village is habited by 5.000 people, mostly rural inhabitants. The houses and the church of the village reflect the influence of Spanish colonial times. The adobe color is predominant in every construction, maintaining the mystique of one of the most recognized deserts.

The artisans of the area delight visitors with their artworks. Some highlights are ceramics, crafts with volcanic rocks, leather garments and cactus wood works.

Although it is located in an oasis, the dry (high altitude) and desert temperatures are predominant. There is a big difference between day and night temperatures. In fact we recommend summer clothes for days journeys and a shelter at night.

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Tourist attractions:

The Moon Valley: is located on the Cordillera de la Sal and offers an amazing geological spectacle. The desert dunes landscape, striking mountain peaks and the absence of plant and animal life, make this magical place to be known as the "Nature Sanctuary."

Tatio’s Geysers: the volcanic magma in contact with the groundwater, cause a spectacular show of steam rising throughout the ground cracks. Early in the morning vapors reach its maximum height, being violently pulled up, exceeding the 9 meters height.

Inca’s House: it is the oldest building of the village, roofed with beamed trunks, branches and straw. It keeps an Inca architectural style.

Salar de Atacama: is located at the south of San Pedro. Surrounded by the Andes mountains, the Cordillera Domeyco and Cordillera de la Sal, it presents an unforgettable colorful scene of blue, gray, turquoise and other colors that emerge from small ponds and streams that composes this salt sea.

Pukara de Quitor: this pre-Inca stone building dated from the twelfth century, was declared National Monument in 1982. It is located at 4 km to the north of San Pedro de Atacama and was a defensive fortress in fact of its strategic location in ancient times. It was occupied and then reinforced by the Incas.

Other tourist attractions:

· Cejas and Tebinquinche loophole
· Quebrada de Jere
· Death Valley
· Tulor’s ruins
· Puritama water springs
· Concor and Chaxa loophole
· Altiplanic gaps
 
It will be our pleasure to assist you in planning your trip to San Pedro de Atacama, and contracting the best services available at the most competitive prices in our market.

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