Lodge La Aldea
Travel Blogs from San Pedro de Atacama
... and unpaved roads even though the whole place had a really gritty dusty feel to it. The whole town feels like a tourist trap but the sun is warm and the hostel we found is very clean and comfortable with very hot water - I felt like a new person after having a shower after the bus trip. We spent the afternoon researching ...
... and heading towards San Pedro, and as we looked back at the 8 busses behind us, we knew we had made the right decision to catch an early bus, and why the driver was in such a hurry. The trip from the border to San Pedro was amazing and there was a dusting of snow on the hills around us. Thankfully when we arrived in town it was warm and after finding our hostel we were able to change into shorts and T-shirts for the rest of ...
... get a picture, the second time I had the same problem! This time Nayan took a different route out of the lake where he became muddy and so had to jump back in to wash it off. This third time, I caught the jump on video. Phew!
The last stop of the tour was watching the sunset at Salar de Atacama, the salt flats (a great taster of what was to come in Uyuni in a few days). We saw a beautiful sunset ...
This morning our tour to El Tatio Geisers left at 4am, so when Ali shook us all to say it was 3.55 we had to do some serious rushing and layering up to get out in time. It was minus -15 degrees and we had a lot of clothes on, including B-ry wrapped in a sleeping bag, all crammed into the van. We arrived at the Geisers to watch the sunrise and jumped through the hot steam clouds coming from the floor. We had Huan again as our guide ...
... and the sheer size of the landscapes I have seen are mind blowing. It's going to be very difficult to capture the experience in writing.
I arrived in San Pedro de Atacama, checked into a hostel and booked onto a package of 3 tours with a Dutch girl called Jenny. I met her coming off the bus which is not an unusual occurrence. San Pedro is a town in the Atacama desert with unpaved streets and small clay one storey buildings. It has craft shops and fire pits to ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet