Parina Atacama Apart Hotel
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- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Microwave in room
- Swimming pool
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Travel Blogs from San Pedro de Atacama
... felt scary using it alone as I know nothing about it and had to trust the instructions given. The first use made it easier to breathe whilst wearing the face mask but the effect reduced immediately once the five minutes was up. It was so tempting to keep on using it but I had to discipline myself. Jim was trying to sleep while all this movement in semi darkness was going on.
The next session an hour later had a slightly longer lasting effect although I could still not ...
... frequent over the last 100 years or so. Our destination for the morning was Pukara de Quitor, a pre-Incan fortress on the outskirts of town that had a rather sad history. Originally constructed by the Atacamerians, it had been briefly held by the Incans before the arrival of the Spanish. To make their point, the Spanish had beheaded 100 Atacamerians and displayed their heads around the fortress as a warning to ...
... of the eruption of the Meniques Volcano. Prior to this the ice melts from the Miniques and Miscanti Volcanoes flowed freely to the Salar de Atacama. The setting for the lakes is incredibly beautiful and it was difficult to drag ourselves away as we began the journey back. We were delighted by the sight of a herd of vicuña, the smallest of the camelids and confined to high altitudes. A brief glimpse of a group of guanaco (another type of camelid) was also a treat ...
... the rest of the group. The Moon Valley in Chile is very different from the one in La Paz. For starters, it's a lot bigger. The formations are made of volcanic rock and salt. Once we arrived, we had a 20 minute hike to the top of a crater for impressive views of the surrounding area. We then got back in the van and drove to the Three Maries which is a natural rock formation that is meant to look like three Virgin Marys in different prayer positions. Next to them is a rock ...
... was spent drinking wine, eating biscuits and peering through a telescope at Saturn, the southern cross, the saucepan and numerous other astronomical sites.
The next morning we were up at 5 for a 6am pick up to start our salt flats adventure so we packed our gear and got some shut eye early.
San Pedro de Atacama was a beautiful little town, full of colour, culture, two great tours and a lot of laughs. Next stop Uyuni Bolivia!