Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
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- 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 …
... was brutal however. That afternoon was spent relaxing before we boarded a bus in the evening to the Chilean capital, Santiago. When looking on Google maps at the journey from San Pedro to Santiago is 1300 miles! Thankfully the roads in Chile are similar to Europe so the bus only takes 24 hours. I say 24 hours but in reality that's a whole day just on a bus! Before travelling this amount of time on a bus would seem ridiculous to me but now it's not that ...
... to take photos! After leaving the tour company office I was impressed with my level of Spanish, I even managed to to bargain £3 off! After cooking some food I left at 9pm to go on the star tour. I got in the minibus with only one other English speaker, luckily there was another! A German guy called Alex, he was also keen to photograph the stars. We only drove about 5 minutes away from town where we got out into a field with a few telescopes. ...
... get me from SPA to Uyuni in Bolivia. This means that troublesome border controls are much easier and that you see incredible sights on the way. None of the tour companies has a sterling reputation and this was borne out by my being ready at 7.45am and then calling themat 8.30am to find out where they were only for them to tell me that i hadn´t apparently shown up so they´d left without me. I was not best pleased and the guy i ...
... good to get some shredding in, even if it wasn't snow, it was also brilliant seeing the retards take face plants in the sand. Other than trhat some good street food and free activities and hikes prevailed helping my limited budget a little.
But the main attraction here is the desert tour that takes you across the border into Bolivia, I can't wait, not only for the trip itself, but the impending low prices and street food that abounds!