Travel Blogs from San Pedro de Atacama
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.
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 …
... can fit more than one bag in its boot. Surprise. The bus station was right next to their little taxi rank. Thankfully they had a price board there with Santiago airport listed on it...70 000-most expensive cab ride ever. Our lady left us standing there for awhile while she went to get petrol we think. It was so awkward waiting there especially when the other two men there looked dodgie...One was polishing his run down taxi with multiple 'New Taliban' sticker on it...totally felt ...
... s always good.
Valle del Arcoiris - Here there are all sorts of colorful rock formations. The different rocks colors are caused by differences in the mineral composition, as well as lava from the nearby volcano. There were red rocks which reminded me a lot of CO, but then also colors like purple and green. On the drive there we also got to see wild donkeys.
Petroglyphs - Petroglyphs are essentially ancient carvings in rocks. ...
... 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 ...
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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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