Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
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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 …
... gazelle-like. The group I spent the 3 days with in the Jeep were lovely and very funny, we had a great time in our little tourism bubble that the salt flats tour becomes. It felt a bit sheep-like being one of 100 jeeps out there, all of them stopping at the same places to hurriedly let tourists take photos while not leaving any time to just look. It was beautiful and I'm glad I did it but I know that beautiful places that I have got myself to ...
... are in the apricot!' It made us laugh a lot. The lagoon nearest the coach was the deepest and widest in the area, so we soon headed back to that. As we walked, salt crystallised all over our clothes and skin, forming white powder in our hair. The large lagoon was very cold. In the short time that we could endure the chill, we floated on our fronts and struck poses in the buoyant liquid. It was even possible to stand upright in the water with your arms crossed. Around the edge of the ...
... is so impressive and we had the valley to ourselves as we arrive before all the tourists who head there for sunset so we had plently of time to take many many pictures. The valley is called death valley as it was actually a french man who gave it its name and ment valley of mars due to the red colour of the rocks and vast barren landscape but the name was changed when lost in translation! We stayed hear oto see the most amazing sunset Ive ...
... volcano in Chile - Lascar. It has the highest crater in the world and it erupted in 1993, burying the little town of Talabre. This has since been rebuilt in a different location and it is where we saw a small llama farm with a shed full of llama pelts.
In the gorge, after a scramble down, we saw ancient petroglyphs - rock carvings from the original local people. A thick coating forms on the soft rock over the centuries and ...