Hosteria San Pedro de Atacama
Travel Blogs from San Pedro de Atacama
... the costs.The taxi arrives and at 12:30 we are heading out of Calama toward San Pedro de Atacama,a day behind but we are safe and in good company.
Along the way we see the effects of the storm along the road,the snow has mostly melted but the locals are out along the highway throwing snowballs and making snowmen on the bonnets of their cars.We see a car completely turned and sitting on its roof.Along the one hour journey we are learning a little ...
... the jagged mud hills just busy going nowhere. Hot and weary, we decided it was time for a swim. The Laguna Cejar was near by and we had it on good authority that it was still there! We ran into the cool water and confidently threw ourselves backwards, bobbing up and down just like a cork (though not as useful). Ah, yes we've actually found the right lake -this one has more salt than the Dead Sea. The day done, we went back to the hotel as we had a long drive ahead in the ...
... a standard tour with 3 other passengers in the car and have only spanish speaking driver, who is also supposed to act as a guide but most don't, or book a private tour for more than double the cost, but this would mean we would have the vehicle to ourselves and double rooms in the basic accommodation rather than dorms. Well we weighed up the pros and cons and thought about it and decided let's do it privately, it means more comfort and an English ...
... completely different to anything that we had already witnessed on this trip.
On my birthday we headed out into the Valle de la Luna, where we witnessed an unbelievable landscape, completely barron and almost void of life. We climbed up an enormous sand dune where the views were simply breathtaking: volcanoes and sand dunes as far as the eye could see, snow capped Lancancibur in the distance - we were under no doubt, we were in a desert 'proper'. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services