Lodge Andino Terrantai
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- Continental Breakfast
- Multilingual staff
- Heated pool
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
TravelPod Member ReviewsLodge Andino Terrantai San Pedro de Atacama
What a fabulous place to stay. They definitely go the extra mile to ensure you have a great stay. A gift bag for each person in the room on arrival plus a little chocolate box, free wifi to name a few. The rooms aren't big but thet are clean and have everything you need plus very quiet.
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TripAdvisor Reviews Lodge Andino Terrantai San Pedro de Atacama
Travel Blogs from San Pedro de Atacama
... travel south it is necessary to climb to over 5,000 metres. On the backpacker trips the conditions are stark as the accommodation, which is mostly in dormitories, is cold as they are without heat and the temperatures fall at night (as low as -20 in the coldest part of the year), they do not have hot water, and the food is so poor you are recommended to take food and water with you to supplement what is provided. We were still feeling unwell and increasingly suffering from the ...
... best star studded sky I could have ever imagined. This area is known to be the best place in the world for star gazing and it didn't disappoint. We saw so many shooting stars and an angle of the sky that we don't get to see in the northern hemisphere, pretty damn special! The next morning we visited a few more jaw dropping sights before heading to the border, saying Ciao to a few more lovely friends made and onto San Pedro De Atacama, Chile. We spent most of the day kipping ...
... back 22 bolivianos (a bit over $4)). Then we headed to the mines themselves which are tunnelled into a mountain which has lost a least 300 metres of height over the centuries, due to such mild things as collapses! The mines are not for the faint-hearted (or claustrophobic) but through and through we went feeling like the Scooby Doo team on an adventure. We got to see El Tio (the uncle, one of many devil like clay forms that the miners pray to). We also saw a few miners ...
... a full eclipse in this part of the world and we were left with a beautiful red moon which the pictures fail to do justice. More remarkable still was that as the light from the moon dulled, we could see the milky way so clearly in the sky that for us this actually out-did the eclipse. It was an incredible sight to behold, away from the light pollution we get in England, and something we were very privileged to see.
Our final day, where we would end in Santiago, only had ...
... the Pacific lose all their water at the coast because of the cold Humboldt Current that runs up from the Antarctic (at least that’s what Peter told me).
From San Pedro we took a coach trip (to give the driver a rest) to the Valle de la Luna (Valley of the moon) and Valle del Muerte (Valley of the dead). These are two valleys located in a range of hills (2400 metres), comprised mostly of salt, clay and sand, thrust up by tectonic plate movement 23 million years ago ...