Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Refrigerator in room
- Reduced mobility rooms
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Flight 12 - Santiago to Calama - 2 hours
Up at 7am for breakfast and to throw everything into suitcases. A bit disorganised this morning but we were ready for our 8.30 pickup. We travelled to the airport with an attractive female guide, about 25. She lives in Toulouse. She said that Santiago is a vital city with lots to do. There are …
... but ends in probably the best colours I have witnessed. This is taken in complete with the lovely Emily, some Chilean pisco sours, crinkle chips and a sol. Sun set we head back to the town where I do any male friends proud having a litre of beer, pizza and watching Colombia vs Argentina in the ongoing South American cup. After a tense match, on seven penalties Argentina sneak a win, which I am pleased about as the semis will be on ...
... Interestingly enough, the zoom on my camera allowed me to take almost as good, if not better pictures. He then gave me a tripod so I could try taking some others. I couldn't manage to get a good one of Saturn but did manage to get Jupiter and some of its moons. Although this was fun, we were all very disappointed because we all thought we were going to the big observatory in the desert and this is what we had been looking forward ...
... border...I think this altitude business may be a problem! But it was too late for us three now with no altitude sickness tablets we were going to have to ride it out! We eventually rocked up in the middle of nowhere to San Pedro with a mud track as the Main Street...we all thought 'where the hell are we!' However we were pleasantly surprised when us three were shown to our room, it was like a little country house, very idyllic! Our full day in San Pedro was jam packed ...
... afternoon and returned the bikes. Because we returned the bikeds early we managed to bargain with the company to hire them again for free the following day! This time we attempted a slightly longer journey through the desert to some lakes that were full of salt. In fact, they were soo high in salt content that we were able to float when swimming, like the dead sea! It was a surreal feeling floating unaided in water. The long ride back through ...