Travel Blogs from San Pedro de Atacama
... that sandboarding probably wasn't a good idea for me given my track record with things such as skydiving and skiing, and with the way my back has been recently. However, it just sounded like too much fun, so I changed my mind at the last second and went on a nighttime sandboarding adventure. It definitely was fun, but I kinda psyched myself out worrying that I would injure myself, so I didn't enjoy it quite as much as I had hoped. And, I didn't get hurt, ...
... but determined I kept going, only to find the sunset covered in cloud. It was still a pretty sight but as soon as the sun set, it was absolutely freezing. As well as this, I was gritty with dust.
We got back to the tour agency and they said they had booked a further 4 people for the next day so we rushed around buying supplies for the trip, having dinner (very disappointing ravioli) and exchanging our money ...
The journey seems to take forever as we are all tired and still feeling a little nauseous from the flight.We arrive at Calama airport which is closed due to the weather,the bus gets stuck in the snow and is wheel spinning so we all pile out and grab our bags and make our way onto another bus which is heading down town.We are dropped off in a dark street and within minutes as promised the taxi arrives for us and the four of us crush our selves into ...
... Did they dream of bare backed llama rides, hunting flamingos at mythical lakes? On to the real McCoy, circles in the ground the house walls buried beneath the sand - these mud walls had stood for almost 3000 years in the dry desert, we don't make houses like they used to! (Note to self: Is there a business opportunity, apprenticeships in adobe mud house building?) We later learnt that the village of Tulor had won a national award as one of the first villages to look after ...
... 6pm and caught a taxi to the hostel. From the outside it does not look much but the rooms are comfy and clean and there's a lot of outdoor space and 2 dogs and lots of cats running around so if you don't like animals, not such a good place to stay. We checked in, paid then walked into town to book the Salar de Uyuni Tour and a star gazing tour. We first went to the most popular and reputable company, Cordillera Tours to enquire about booking in for ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Adjoining Rooms
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service