Desierto de Atacama, Antofagasta

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The driest non-polar desert in the world, Desierto de Atacama remains one of the harshest environments on the planet. Extreme and otherworldly, with barren topography and stony terrain, the desert has been used to film scenes in movies set on Mars. The area hosts a surprising variety of animals and plant life, with several species of bird--including flamingos and hummingbirds-- found around the salt flats. Roads connect most of the major attractions, and a range of tour options are available to visitors looking for a dash of adventure. The conditions are harsh, but it is this very harshness that makes the desert such a memorable place to visit. Put Desierto de Atacama and other Antofagasta attractions into our Antofagasta tour itinerary maker , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Cute place, with many places to visit, I recommend Chaxa lagoon for its landscape and sunsets with the flamingos. Go to the baths, geysers still I recommend consuming something for height and enjoy the typical cuisine of the area. I recommend Hotel La Cochera. Very good service and just steps from the Center
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  • Impressive and inhospitable place where rain gauges have not registered a drop of water in more than 25 years, full of contrasts, coloured side houses the road, pelicans and sea lions on the coast (Antofagasta), mines, etc.
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  • An exceptional place. It was a privilege to know more about him. It is a place which is worth visiting and exploring.
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