Don Raul Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Travel Blogs from San Pedro de Atacama
We caught the bus and crossed the border from Argentina back into Chile. This time we said goodbye to Argentina for good and arrived in San Pedro de Atacama. The Atacama desert proudly declares that it is the driest place on earth and is at an altitude of 2400 metres. The town in situated between the Andes and the Domeyko mountain range. It is really cold at night and in the morning so you end up piling on loads of layers for it to ...
... all lit up red and pink with the changing sun and shaddows.
We also attempted sandboarding in S P de Atacama which was great fun and has interested me in trying snow boarding some winter. James will have to help me now that he is an expert! The one thin we missed out in here was stargazing as we didnt realise you had to book in advance and everything was full! The night sky here was very impressive and we did our own star gazing at ...
... are no more. Young people do not have the respect anymore.
One special sighting was a Magellanic horned owl. It was about 40 cm tall with big yellow eyes and two hornlike ears. Quite beautiful. We also saw a rodent called a viscacha, sort of a yellow colour with a long tail.
The climb out of the gorge took the last of my energy and some of Derek's as he pulled me up the hill.
On the way back, we briefly stopped in ...
... at what appeared a shanty town, I suppose we were in the middle of a dessert. We then went from startled to impressed when checking into our hostel, comfortable bed, hot showers and some of the better wifi we had had all trip.The afternoon we wandered around the town which was pretty small but surprisingly busy, it has become a major part of the gringo trail. We also got a briefing of activities by the desert equivalent of a surfer dude named Rodrigo ...
... and had a bit of an explore we found that it was full of charm and it felt nice to be in a semi civilised place.
We soon found the shops and found real meat and cheese! along with other home comforts like Hellman's mayonnaise!! How exciting!!! Ha!
We settled into a bar on the main square and ordered a few sandwiches and a beer. Well the look on ...