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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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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 …
... told us that this was our driver’s most favourite spot in the area and it
is no wonder why. We headed back to Atacama and then decided to buy some salad
and vegetables for lunch and dinner at the hostel. We spent the rest of the
afternoon lazing around the hostel or preparing the very fresh and big meals.
Dinner was so yum that we ate the lot. It was such a great change to eat fresh
... some spicy olives, goats cheese and crusty bread for later. They even made proper espresso coffee. While David had a coffee, Andy wanted a fresh orange juice. Instead of having the juice and ice blended traditionally, there was a converted bicycle in front that blended through peddle power, so Andy had to work out for his drink.
The mini market next door to our hostel had a very good selection, in particular, fridge upon fridge stacked full of cold beer ...
... more on that later).
We were h
Heading up into the Andes climbing high... high and higher than we have ever been. First 'port of call' was the Salt Flats, these salt areas have been here fore thousands of years when the sea was part of the landscape, now it is just a flat area with mountains surrounding it. The salt is still running into this valley and the 'salt collectors' gather it up each year to sell. Incredible ...