La Rose d'Atacama
Travel Blogs from San Pedro de Atacama
... ruined our love of sandwiches for a long time. Lucky Paulo had some lollies to share with us called Suny's. Not bad at all. We drove for about 20minutes before reaching the cactus river canyon, the starting point of our trek. Lua was pretty excited to get into the hike. It was such a beautiful spot, water flowing through a canyon surrounded by cactuses everywhere....hence why it is referred to as cactus river canyon. We were told that each cactus is ...
... with Indonesian gamelan music, I also studied Andean music in my IB Music class in 11th grade, so I'd been hoping to see an Andean music concert during our time in northern Chile or Peru. We didn't know there would be live music when we sat down to dinner, though; we were just tempted by the roaring fire. It's always nice to have little surprises like that.
The night just got better as we headed out of San Pedro into the desert for stargazing at 9 ...
... energy. Then there was a big cluster of fumeroles and mud pits and steam jets all noisily doing their thing, some at over 100C, so no body parts were getting too close to the sulphurous emissions but it was fun to be amongst it all.
It had been really tough this morning to strip off all the layers to bikini up for the hot springs but thankfully it was worth it – despite our fears that it wouldn't be warm enough given the time of day ...
... us breakfast. Eggs with stale bread. My stomach still felt a little funny from the day before but after a few mouthfulls of eggs I started feeling a bit better. It was freezing outside, -13 °C. The other tour busses were just arriving and our guide managed to talk the ranger into letting us eat in the hutt... all the other buses had their breakfast later, outside in the cold haha. The gysers were cool and we were able to view them just on sunrise. They didn't smell anywhere near as bad ...
... ripped off from some previous cataclysmic explosions and from their broken cones plumes of white/yellow sulfurous smoke puff out like lit cigars.There is no snow on the volcanoes and they look menacing in the absolute windless silence of the desert where the vast bowl shaped blue sky highlights their distant silhouettes with deep clarity.They are the guardians of the Atacama and everything that goes on below is watched and noted.
Where the two tectonic plates have split ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
Travelers also recommend:
- More recommendations