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.
IMPORTANT: From May 16, 2020 Australian Passport holders need a visa to enter Chile. This must be obtained online via the following link; https://tramites.minrel.gov.cl/Solicitudes/visa.aspx
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.
Altitude San Pedro de Atacama sits at a height of 7,900ft (2,407m), which may lead some visitors to initially experience mild altitude sickness. We recommend that you drink plenty of water in order to avoid dehydration, and take it easy on the first day with only light meals and avoiding alcohol. For those who are […]