Lodge La Aldea
Travel Blogs from San Pedro de Atacama
... formations to the west; the Valle de la Muerte. This was our next destination. After a brief track further up the river valley - there was still a healthy flow of water from the last of the melting snow - and a visit to a pleasant but rather oddly located little park (the Plaza de Quitor) complete with trees, benches and carvings of giant heads in the hillside, we headed into the Valle de la Muerte. Not really a valley but heavily ...
... to ourselves. Well let's wait and see if it was worth it!! I am a little dubious that we may have just paid over the odds! We then tried to book on a star gazing tour for the next night but it was fully booked but they did have space for that evening at 9 pm, so we quickly got some warm clothes from the hostel and had a quick dinner at a lovely place called Ckunna and met at 9pm by the Space Offices (who we had booked the tour thru). It's only a 10 min ...
... getting on the bus in La Serena was pleasant. Hanging out with our new Slovakian buddy in his cafe killed most of the waiting time and a late night stop by a supermarket completed the rest of the night. It also really brought home the fact that Chileans love Mayo. The condiments aisle had 6 mayonnaise sections, 1 ketchup section and 1 section for other condiments. So yeah, hot dog completo anyone?
Arriving in San Pedro yesterday in the early evening, ...
After a good time in Argentina and all the meat sweats I can handle, we decided to hit Chile. The bus ride was a mere 9 hours from Salta to San Pedro. We were happy to take this bus as it was considerably shorter than the 20 hour bus we had the week beforehand. The only problem was we would have to climb 2kms up in the air over the mountains to reach the boarder crossing into chile, At ...
... in different colors. The vicuna were hunted almost to extinction, but now they are protected (last 30 years). In Chile, there is only one community that can take wool from the vicuna and only at a certain time of year so that the vicuna will not freeze to death without their coat. This place is somewhere north near Areca (?).
After the boggy area, we made one more stop - hmmm, where was it. I think it was the town of Machuca where we ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet