The Atacama Desert, the driest place on earth!

  • Impressive!
    Impressive!

  • Wherever you go, we have been!
    Wherever you go, we have been!

  • Flamingos
    Flamingos

  • Lauca National Park
    Lauca National Park

  • Spectacular, horse riding....
    Spectacular, horse riding....

  • El Tatio geysers
    El Tatio geysers

  • Moon Valley
    Moon Valley

  • Atacama desert
    Atacama desert

  • Atacama | Laguna Cejar
    Atacama | Laguna Cejar

The Atacama Desert lies in the northeast of the country on the border with Bolivia and Argentina. This desert has a surface area of 105.000 km2. It’s the driest desert in the world. In normal circumstances, the different air currents make it almost impossible for rain to fall.

San Pedro de Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama is a small oasis, at about 2500 metres above sea level, in this sometimes bizarre and vast landscape. This village forms an attractive base for the exploration of this extraordinary area. Visits to the El Tatio geyser, the Atacama salt flat or the Moon Valley are highly recommended.

El Tatio Geysers
El Tatio, ‘the godfather’, geyser is a field of geysers in this region at 4200 metres above sea level. With over 80 active geysers El Tatio is the third largest geyser field in the world, after the Yellowstone National Park in the USA and the Valley of Geysers at the Russian Kamchatka peninsula.  Because of the large number of geysers in this area, none of them spout very high. The highest eruption ever seen here was about six metres high. The average eruption is about 75 centimetres high.

Did you know?
In July 2011 the Atacama was surprised with 80 cm of snow. A cold polar wave was able to break through the normal air currents after all...

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