Awasi Atacama - Relais & Chateaux
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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I have had the privilege of arriving to one of the driest regions of the world as it experiences the heaviest rainfall in 85 years. "Two dead as flash flooding hits Chile Atacama desert region" read the BBC news headline on Thursday. It was clear that all was not well when I arrived to Santiago airport. I watched groups of angry passengers kick-off at midrange airline, LAN, as they cancelled flight after flight. Luckily, I had booked with the budget airline SKY, who are far ...
... The area is incredibly remote with many small tracks, so navigation could be tricky and the consequences of a mistake more serious than normal. There is likely to be no fresh natural water at all. Daytime temperatures could get into the high 30s, with strong sun so high up. Nighttime temperatures in contrast will freeze water and gas bottles even in my tent. The wind is apparently vicious in the area and will be generally across me, then in my face as I drop to the ...
Arriving in to San Pedro de Atacama, is almost like walking in to a little Mexican town from a western movie. It's sooo cute! Our hostel/hotel is so lovely I feel like I'm on holiday and not living out of a backpack. That feeling was short loved when reality set in. After a quick wander around town we popped to an exchange place for desperately required cash, then on to find some desperately required food. While we'd wandered around town ...
... tyre change in record time, to make it back at 9:02pm. All in all it was a great day! Our second day was taken up with a tour out to Salar de Tara - pretty impressive rock formations, again formed by plate movement and slow erosion over the last few thousand years. After our desert adventures we hopped onto another overnight bus, expecting to take 15hrs to get to la serena, but another breakdown meant we didn't arrive ...
... long migration pattern. They just look too big to fly any distance, but apparently they weigh less than 1 kg. We also got up close with our fisrt of many llamas, pretty cute in a goofy kind of way.
The next day we were up even earlier at 4am to go see some geysers at sunrise. These are created from steam, and are different to other geysers in the US or New Zealand as they are unpredictable. They are most impressive first thing because of they ...