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 …
... are around 8,000-10,000 years old, so that's pretty cool. Our guide for this tour (combined with Valle del Arcoiris) was incredible knowledgeable and really helped to make the tour so interesting. We also were able to do some rock climbing which was a nice break from all of the bus rides.
"And then in the desert, when the sun comes up, I couldn't tell where heaven stopped and the earth began. It's so beautiful." - Forrest Gump
Getting back to the hostal at about 9pm, there was no hot water left (as it's all solar power). We half expected it but it was still a huge let down. The showers were way too freezing with just cold water so we kind of towelled ourselves off but I felt grit in my hair for days as it was another night before we got to a hot shower. A little nervous about the trip tomorrow but excited for the adventure ...
Woke up to go do quad bikes late Then we rushed to joy ride, We then drove to pick up the quads , Where the dog kept attacking Trudy, Practiced Crashed into the pavement Rode through city , say crazy bus crash, Pulled over by cops, Then we payed our entry for national park , where it was just spectacular scenery of pine trees that looked Canada , Bit more rugged terrain where the mountains were red white and ...
... We met a really cool Canadian couple who were also on our tour, we got along so we hired bikes and a sandboard the following day. Originally called Moon Valley, because of the out of this world scenery, the name was lost in translation and now has the sincere label, Death Valley. The four of us bombed through the mars-like landscape, it felt like we were the only people on the planet. We reached the sand dunes where I had another embarrassing dose of dehydration. With ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed