About Atacama Desert
It is the driest desert in the world: in some areas no precipitation has ever been recorded. However, it offers stunning surroundings and landscapes that will take your breath away. Endowed with dramatic views, the Atacama Desert encourages a rhythm of bygone days spent hiking, horse riding and stargazing.
San Pedro de Atacama invites its guests to know its archaeology, natural sanctuaries, pre-Colombian village architecture and to enjoy its incomparable and impressive natural attractions: to be at El Tatio Geysers at sunrise when the morning sun displays a wonderful show of steams, odours and sounds, it is an unforgettable experience… you can feel the earth breathing.
Another highlight is the Moon Valley: over thousands of years the floods and the winds have given it green, blue, red, yellow colours and its special texture.
All year round.
- Calama – Santiago: 2h 05min
- Dry weather. Rainfall and vegetation increase with elevation and distance from the sea. The temperature oscillates between day and night time.
- Calama – San Pedro de Atacama: 103km
- San Pedro de Atacama – Paso Jama: 160km
- Be aware that San Pedro de Atacama is located at 2.400m above sea level.
- Please be aware that heavy rains during January and February are possible. It is the so called “Altiplanic Winter”