Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte, San Pedro de Atacama

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#1 of 158 in Nature in Chile
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With bizarre, spectacular rock formations created by erosion--and not a tree in sight--the twin valleys of Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte feel like another world. Their names translate respectively as "Valley of the Moon" and "Valley of Death," fitting labels for such distinctive places. Let your imagination run wild as you traverse the moonscape terrain, but remember that the laws of gravity still apply. You can access the valleys by taking a tour from nearby San Pedro de Atacama. A visit to Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte represents just the start of the adventure when you use our San Pedro de Atacama itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • The sky is a show in the evening. The dunes are beautiful. Incredible Relief and a surreal crowd around to watch the sunset. The atmosphere is rustic, simple and surreal as beautiful. There are agencies that offer a cup of coffee or a toast with sparkling wine in this place, with table commented out amid the crowd. Almost closed, but I don't think it goes with the context. The focus here should be just the nature. I'd feel ridiculous if I had closed:
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  • Certainly is a beautiful place, really spectacular, the mountains, the atmosphere wonderful, mystical, full of culture, beautiful landscapes and amazing view. Bring warm clothing, especially if they are in the afternoon, blocking and camera. They must. Visit this amazing place
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  • We used WHIPALA expeditions as our tour agency for this tour. We had Rodrigo and Philippe, as our tour guides. Both of them spoke fluent English and were extremely knowledgeable about the history and ...  more »

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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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