Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Heated pool
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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 …
... easier. In the hostel lounge, the stove had burnt low and was full of winking red embers. The night receptionist was piled under an avalanche of blankets, sleeping deeply. A few other guests were creeping around cradling hot cups, preparing for their own tours and departures. I gulped coffee and read news on my phone and mindlessly chomped down cereal bars. Finally, my bus arrived and I ran through the garden to meet my guide. The geysers were about an hour and ...
... end, we choose a rental shop on Caracoles that does bikes for 6 luca, maps included. Fred is busy handing over his ID and collecting the bicycle pump and lock from the slim, pretty Chilena at the desk. I am dancing on the spot with impatience, desperate to try out the bike. Travelling is making me ever so slightly heedless; there is no time to procrastinate when there is this much to see. I am getting accustomed to flinging myself upon the mercy of situations. The moment of ...
... ray machine. We were finally done as Colm got his bag, but my bag beeped. The officer was speaking to me very quickly in Spanish and at this point I wished I had paid more attention in my Spanish lessons! Colm and I had some blank expressions on our faces as the officer was telling us something. It was here that it clicked to Colm that I still had baby food in my backpack. Sometimes common sense works when you can't speak a language! Colm was a genius for remembering this and I got ...
... most active early in the morning.
With boiling hot pot holes all around us spurting toxic gases, we stayed close to the tour group for the first half hour, as the guide explained the science behind the geysers. As he chatted away, we enjoyed watching the sunrise, lighting up the snow-capped mountains.
We used the breakfast of boiled eggs and mate de coca to warm our freezing cold hands, before heading to our second stop, the 'killer' geyser and the thermal pool. ...