Travel Blogs from San Pedro de Atacama
The Internet disappeared so I didn't finish yesterday's blog. We spent a brief time settling in when we got here, then had a meal in the hotel restaurant, which is very good, before being picked up for our first tour from San Pedro. Once again it was a shared tour but our guide Ivan,(Eevan), was great and the other four people were a group of …
... lots of crawling and twisting and turning to get through, but was very cool to see. We also got to climb around on lots of rocks, and then watch the sunset. As the name indicates, the whole area honestly looks exactly how I would imagine the moon looks.
Sandboarding - My mom taught me an important lesson growing up--sometimes it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission. So, mom and dad, please don't be mad I did this. :) I had ...
The journey seems to take forever as we are all tired and still feeling a little nauseous from the flight.We arrive at Calama airport which is closed due to the weather,the bus gets stuck in the snow and is wheel spinning so we all pile out and grab our bags and make our way onto another bus which is heading down town.We are dropped off in a dark street and within minutes as promised the taxi arrives for us and the four of us crush our selves into ...
After a 33 hour journey, 3 planes, and a bus journey, I have made it to Chile! Pretty knackered but Lucy, Lou and Shona greeted me and we went for a lovely lunch: chocolate milkshake and an omelette, your typical Spanish cuisine obviously. We then are heading out this evening to do sandboarding in the middle of the desert at 10pm! So nice to finally be ...
... name by the same Jesuit priest who had called it the Valley of Mars. The Spanish for Mars is similar to the Spanish for death and at some time the name began to be changed so that now all call it Death Valley. We walked a little way into the valley and as always took photos. Then we were off to the final destination which was to a high view point to look across the salt flats at the Andes at sunset. They were to the east of us and were to glow red, reflecting the ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed