Kimal Hotel San Pedro De Atacama
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TravelPod Member ReviewsKimal Hotel San Pedro De Atacama
It isn't worth what it costs, but so is the case with all the hotels in this city.
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... was repeated at all the hotels because of the cold. During the day it warms up outside and the sun is scorchingly fierce but inside and as sunset approaches the chill sets in.
That night the altitude had an even worse affect on my sleep. I will explain the pattern as many people experience it in the same way. I find it easy to go to sleep but then breathing becomes more shallow so blood oxygen levels fall even lower. At some point it is so low the body takes over and ...
... appeared perhaps 5m from us. The return trip to San Pedro was quiet as we once more took in the raw beauty of this very special place. The Andes had certainly been a major feature of our almost 5 weeks in South America and I couldn't help but think how little experience I had of the New Zealand alps -time I did something about that! Our last night in this rather delightful village included booking mountain bikes for a morning trip to 2 nearby pre-Incan ruins prior to our ...
... the bare soils gave way to tussock grasses and other typical alpine plants. Evidence of volcanic activity appeared in the form of solidified lava flows, creating beautiful sculptural forms, with tiny alpine plants occupying spaces where sufficient soil and moisture had collected. Our first stop, Laguna Miniques, was also our breakfast destination, and we feasted on sandwiches, cake and coffee while taking in the breath-taking views and enjoying the company of our ...
... first time Christine has ever looked through one). San Pedro is ideally situated for this as the elevation, clean air and isolation make it one of the best observatory areas in the world – they also have a large number of radio telescopes, similar (and I am quite sure linked) to the ones in remote Australia – you have to be there on the weekend to tour those though so didn’t get that opportunity.
Next stop: Bus trip back across the Andes to Salta, ...
... and marmalade before walking into the square for a coffee. Afterwards, we spent a few hours bartering at the local markets where Sam got his hands on a cool alpaca jumper and I got my hands on some Chilean sweets.
The afternoon consisted of an awesome adventure out to Moon Valley where an overenthusiastic American took us through 30' heat to explore rock formations made of clay and crawl through salt caves.
Sam got right ...
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