Don Raul Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Up at 7.30, breakfast and off for the day. This is the only hotel where there has been raspberry juice. Derek wanted to try a two hour walk at 4600m near some geysers while I opted for a tour to the Salar de Tara, a high altitude salt lake.
I left at 9.00 and shortly after leaving San Pedro, the nearby town, we turned left and started to climb. The road went straight up and regularly the vegetation and ...
... then a short 5 hours into Calama, Chile. We didn't know what to expect after Uyuni. Would it be another dusty mining town? Would it even have 1 ATM? Could we stay here, or was it more of a pit stop.
The best way I can describe Calama is that we felt like we were in Phoenix or Albuquerque. It's a place in the middle of the desert, with spraypainted walls and lots of large stores. The streets were lined with adobe-ish houses, and nearly everyone was ...
Today's tour included some of the aquatic areas of the Flamingo Reserve near San Pedro. The drive out there is along rutted dirt roads so it's a bit bumpy. Not good for the piles! We didn't see many flamingos near the shoreline at the Reserve. They were all round the other side of the lake but we get another chance to see them tomorrow. There's a lot of luck involved regarding how many you see up close and personal, apparently?! Next stop was ...
... we went to Valle de la Luna, not the same one as in La Paz. We started off with a short drive to Valle de la Muerte, which is basically the beginning of a new mountain range with clay mountains looking very red. It looked like Mars. We climbed a few of the rocks and looked across the whole valley from the viewpoint and you could see for miles. It was very windy so we got covered in dust. Then we headed to Valle de la Luna, first visiting the 3 Marias, strange rock ...
Eventually I stopped to get a orange juice and ended up talking Breaking Bad with the waiter there. After that I half-heartedly checked into some tour agencies about tours in the area before going back to rest some more. Later on I found a place to get some quesadillas for dinner and then went back to the breakfast spot for some raspberry pie to round out the dessert situation for the day. We went to bed early, ...