October – one of the best times to visit the Atacama Desert
A mystical land of ethereal desert, snow-capped volcanoes and endless salt flats, the Atacama Desert is like nowhere else on earth. Although all those captivating landscapes of sand dunes, canyons and geysers are just as magical any time of the year, one of the best times to visit the Atacama Desert is in October. Here's why:
It’s Spring in Chile and the weather is sunny and clear. Take advantage of the pleasant temperatures and spend days full of adventure!
There will be fewer tourists around. Visitors can enjoy the silence of the desert and some of its most renowned visiting sites away from crowds and long lines.
With less tourists around to scare off wildlife, October offers better chances of seeing some of the animals who call the world’s driest desert home, like suris (a northern cousin of the ñandú), flamingos, vicuñas (a wild sibling of the alpaca), vizcachas (chinchilla relatives) grey foxes, and much more.
October is also low season, which means better deals – take advantage of our special offers!
Add a free night in Santiago to your Atacama Desert adventure!
For anyone who has a Santiago stopover as part of their adventure and spa vacation to Chile, or wants a night of city life, with any 4-night stay at Tierra Atacama, a night ‘on us’ is included for FREE:
- 1 night at The Ritz Carlton Santiago, buffet breakfast included
- Transfers between the airport and The Ritz-Carlton Santiago