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San Pedro de Atacama

Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures. In the middle of a high, arid plateau, the town also makes an ideal base for exploring the surrounding landscape, which includes geysers, volcanoes, lagoons, salt flats, hot springs, and ruins of structures built by the indigenous population many centuries ago. Most San Pedro de Atacama itineraries include visits to a nearby nature reserve, best known for sheltering all three flamingo species inhabiting Chile. The town itself remains a small urban center of dusty streets lined by an ever-growing number of tour agencies, cafes, and guesthouses. San Pedro de Atacama is in Antofagasta Region. Take stress off the schedule by using our Chile trip itinerary planner.
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As the stepping-stone to the nearby national reserve, San Pedro de Atacama offers an impressive range of hotels and guesthouses. Despite the big selection, prices remain relatively high throughout the year due to the town's status as northern Chile's tourist hub. At the peak of the summer season (late December to late March), some budget-friendly hostels even require single travelers to share a room with another guest. If you wish to avoid that, look into one of the hotels, many of which cluster around the town's central area and line the main street.
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