Parina Atacama Apart Hotel
Travel Blogs from San Pedro de Atacama
My family invited me to go to the farmhouse this weekend. Claudia (host mom) told me that everyone, meaning the whole family, was going to go. The way it was presented to me, it didn't seem as if I had much of a choice. She basically said if you don’t have anything else to do then we are all going to la casa del campo next weekend. And that was the first day that I moved in so I didn’t want to start the ...
... arid land. (Some places in the Atacama have only seen one millimeter of precipitation in the past 10-15 years.) By the time we descended all the way to town at 2,300 meters, it was 1 p.m. and the temperature was about 23 degrees Celsius. Dennis and I quickly changed into short-sleeved shirts (making sure to pack our various layers) and set out for our next tour, to Valle de la Muerta and Valle de la Luna. As we waited for the van to pick us up in town, ...
... oasis it was big news and news to be talked about for months,already the facts were being distorted and the stories were becoming unbelievable.
I met an old Australian couple in the hotel at dinner who had been travelling South from the Salar DE Uyuni in Bolivia,who on reaching the border with Chile were told to turn back as it was closed.They had to fork out $550 for the privilege of going to another border further West.En route the front right wheel of the van ...
... left and nothing but desert for miles, this really is the life. Three lagoons of pure salt water, we set up a sunbathing spot in front of the only swimable lagoon, preparing for the freezing water adventure. Into our bikinis and slowly into the water we ventured treading carefully on the salt hills that was the bed of the lagoon. After about 5 minutes of preparing ourselves for the cold Liz threw herself back and floated ontop of the water effortlessly, it ...
... the best option!
Arriving back in town around 1pm, we had a pretty sour experience with the tour office. For those of you planning to visit San Pedro de Atacama, do not book any tours with Colque Tours! Cecilia, the one who had promised us vegetarian food, then went back on her word and told us that she had never said such a thing. Then she refused to refund our money for the afternoon tour, as she apparently had ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking