Lodge La Aldea
Travel Blogs from San Pedro de Atacama
We stopped at a little café and each had a beer. It is so dry here. Vegas has humidity compared to this place. We have both commented on how dry our mouths and noses are.
After our beer we drove to the Valley of the Moon. It’s in a very desolated location; the wind has sculpted salt, clay and plaster mounds, ravines and huge sand dunes. It looks like another planet, hence the name. We were told it would ...
... Hong Kong had joined us also so there were 7 of us crowded in the bike shop, trying to establish how long we wanted bikes for and where we could cycle to.
Chris and I were keen to cycle to the 'Valle de la Luna' (Valley of the Moon) first, then to the swimming pool. Nearly everyone else wanted to go to the Valley later in the day since the photos are supposed to be better at sunset. We picked up some bread rolls and items ...
... light and I went for a dip in the neighbouring hotsprings in just my boxers, nobody had mentioned that the 'springs were even there and there was no way I would pass this chance (our fellow tour people soon had us labelled as crazy English!). The rest of the tour was spent driving around a part of the Atacama where we saw all manner of different wildlife, including vicuña, lamas and flamingos, but the highlight has be the giant cactuses, there is no ...
... It was far more desert like and you had the ice capped Andes looming over us to one side. Just over these mountains is the Salt Flats and lagoons we visited in Bolivia, which feels so long ago! The Atacama Desert is a plateau in South America, covering a 1,000-kilometre (600 mi) strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains. It is the driest hot desert in the world.The Atacama occupies 105,000 square kilometres (41,000 sq mi) composed mostly of ...
... the next destination on the tour and this translates to the eyes of the salt flats. Here were too huge holes in the ground where fresh water and a small amount of salt water met and created a kind of Cenoté just without the cave over the top. It wasn't crystal clear the water but as the weather was so hot, many people were keen to get in and cool off. Steve of course been the first one to jump straight in off the huge bank. Typical. Our third ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet