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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  • It is worth visiting it. Roads and mystery very different landscapes. Beautiful view. Unique landscape.
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  • Two previous North travels were by plane, but this time wanted to know the desert most arid in the world, will be true? If gentlemen, is incredible, nothing in nowhere. lights colors, shadows, winds... is not explainable. To my South like me but the desert has a different beauty. One cannot discover different beauties and the desert is one of them. I was fascinated
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  • Very hot and dry climate but the scenery is fantastic. Walk through the desert and ride was a sensational experience in San Pedro de Atacama.
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Where to stay in Antofagasta

Though not yet seen as an international tourist destination, the northern city of Antofagasta has a welcome number of hotels and other accommodations. Head to the main coastal road to find some of the more popular high-rise hotels, offering rooms with sea views and onsite restaurants. The inland urban areas provide a good set of simple hotels, along with characterful boutiques and backpacker-friendly hostels. If planning on staying in the area for an extended period, consider renting an apartment in one of Antofagasta's main residential neighborhoods.
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