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Started this morning early with a briefing then left at 10:30 for the crossing of the Atacame Desert.
350 km of lunar landscape. Nothing grows here but, in some places there is lots of garbage, left behind by the miners. This is one of the biggest copper mining places in the world but they also mine silver and a variaiety of other …
The hotel is very nice, all little bungalows in a garden, the beds are comfortalbe but still we didn't sleep well, must be the altitude (2600 m). Woke up at 5am with a giant headache.
There was a bowl of coca leafs on the breakfast buffet, everyone is chewing them.
Beautiful day, we are going to take it easy today.
... four hours to complete the circuit so we left a little after 4:00. The time to see this landscape is sunset, around 8:00. The cave was closed, but we took a long walk up the mountain for a panoramic view of the surrounding areas. There were a few other places we could have walked, but we have both had enough sun. Tomorrow we wear sunscreen and our hats!!! We won’t see the sunset in the Valley of the Moon, but it was neat to see ...
... making and set off by ourselves. The cycle out to the valley was no problem, however when we got out there, we had to cycle up a few hills and across sand ditches. We were basically in the middle of a hot desert and we were tiring quickly. No wonder everyone else choose to go later in the day.
After exploring a cavern we took refuge in a man made shelter and ate lunch. It was a much needed refuel of the body's spent energy. ...
... that you're in a desert!
Salar de Uyuni
The next few days were spent on an incredible excursion, Bolivia bound....but it did not start well. Our arrival at the Chilean border control found them to be on strike, we had stumbled at quite literally the first hurdle, getting out of Chile! In the end it turned out positive as we were able to spend a number of hours with our fellow tour mates and what a group they were, we hit it off ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Tulor San Pedro de Atacama
Individual Bungalows, nicely appointed, beds and linnens new, very quiet, very confortable. Good breakfast. Lovely people..
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