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Atacama Desert Ss
Atacama Desert Ss
Explore a fascinating living desert

Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert has often been compared to the surface of Mars – and indeed this location has been used for film shoots and testing NASA exploration equipment alike. Witness remarkable life in an unexpected oasis. The Atacama Desert has often been compared to the surface of Mars – and indeed this location has been used for film shoots and testing NASA exploration equipment alike. Witness remarkable life in an unexpected oasis.
Why the Atacama?
Scientists are intrigued by the Atacama Desert because, despite its lack of fresh water, life persists here. You can see Andean flamingo flocking to the salt lakes to feed on algae, while hummingbird and sparrow feed on insects. Along the coastline, you can even see colonies of Humboldt penguin.

From your exclusive accommodation in the desert town of San Pedro, hike through the desert to see the El Tatio Geysers, where towers of steam reliably erupt each morning. You’ll also witness ancient petroglyphs and perfectly preserved mummies – a testament to how flora and fauna have found ways to thrive in this challenging environment for centuries.
  • Compelling moon-like landscapes.
  • Popular for filming and NASA tests.
  • Surprising wildlife viewing including flamingo and penguin.
  • Hiking excursions to geysers and petroglyphs.
  • Unique lodge accommodations in nearby San Pedro.
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