Sitting high up in the Altiplano of northern Chile, Atacama Desert is known for its captivating landscapes of sand dunes, hot springs, canyons and geysers.
The climate of the Atacama Desert in Chile is extremely dry with moderate temperatures and towering altitudes. San Pedro de Atacama is at 7,900ft above sea level, and excursions can be as high as 18,480 feet. Temperatures vary depending on the season, elevation and time of day.
Here you will find some expert tips to prepare your trip to Atacama.
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Sitting high up in the Altiplano of northern Chile, the Atacama Desert is known for its captivating landscapes of sand dunes, hot springs, canyons and geysers. Here, glowing sunrises and mind-blowing sunsets are the norm, while after dusk, the sky is illuminated with a canopy of blinking stars, a sight unmatched anywhere else in the Southern Hemisphere.
The village is an interesting destination to explore in its own right. There’s a range of restaurants, a historic church and handicraft market, as well as streets shaded by gnarled desert trees and lined with hand-made fences.
Atacama Desert Map and Tierra Atacama Location
Reaching us in the Atacama Desert is easy thanks to the many daily flights from the capital, Santiago, to Calama in northern Chile, which is an hour’s drive from San Pedro de Atacama. Road transfers from Calama Airport to the hotel are included in our all-inclusive packages.
Atacama Desert Weather & Temperatures Packing List
Given the range of temperatures in the Atacama Desert, we recommend dressing in layers, with a warm jacket or fleece to hand for the cooler moments during the day. Take a look at our suggested packing list to help you prepare for your trip
The Atacama Desert in Northern Chile is one of the most surreal places on earth, and a great place to start or finish your adventure in Chile. At Tierra Atacama, our expert guides and friendly staff are on hand to ensure you get the most out of your trip.
RATES 2020 – 2021 SEASON
Valid from October 1st 2020 to September 30th 2021