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Take a Atacama tour to Chile to discover the fascination of the world’s driest desert.

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Tour The World’s Driest Desert on an Atacama Desert Tour

Enjoy the stunning and diverse landscapes of salt flats, colorful lagoons, the Licancabur volcano, and the El Tatio geyser with Atacama tours. Enjoy a spectacular sunset in the Valle de la Luna, a valley of rock and sand sculpted by wind and water over the centuries. Travel to the twin lagoons Meñiques and Miscanti, where you can see a great variety of ducks, llamas, vicuñas, and flamingoes. While on an Atacama tour, stay in the oasis city of San Pedro de Atacama, where you can go sand-boarding, dune buggy riding, and explore the ruins of old mines. Whether you are planning your Atacama Desert Tour from a San Pedro tour, or just exploring the best TripAdvisor reviews and dreaming, SouthAmerica.travel has you covered!

Combine an Atacama Desert tour with a visit to the rest of Chile, such as the beautiful city of Santiago nestled between the Cordillera and the Andes mountains. Or extend your exploration of the desert by continuing into Bolivia and visiting the Uyuni Salt Flats, a fascinating salt flat with many lagoons, a cactus island, a Salt Hotel, all backed by a volcano. You can see below some of our Chile and Bolivia tours that include Atacama desert tours.

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Thinking about an Atacama Desert trip? Here’s a list of frequently asked questions we often hear from our guests.

How far is Atacama desert from Santiago?

The most popular area of the Atacama Desert is around San Pedro de Atacama. This is a two-hour flight from Santiago to Calama, then an hour by road to get to this attractive desert town and tourist hub. Once in San Pedro de Atacama, there is a wide choice of day trips into the desert.

How do you to get to the Atacama Desert?

Given the long thin nature of Chile and large distances, most travelers will take a flight to get to the Atacama Desert. Calama is the most commonly used airport and has several flights a day from Santiago as well as flights from Lima a few times a week. Other areas of the Atacama Desert can be reached from the cities of Iquique, Arica, and Antofagasta.

What region of South America is desert?

The main desert region of South America is along the Pacific Coast. This includes most of the north of Chile where the Atacama Desert is found and all of Peru’s coastline. There are other smaller desert regions in South America too, including the Tatacoa Desert and La Guajira – both in Colombia.
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