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Hot Spring
Geyser del Tatio , San Pedro de Atacama
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Witness the Earth's thermal energy escaping from the ground in the form of scalding hot steam at Geyser del Tatio. The geyser, a highlight of
Tours from $63
Geologic Formation
Valle De La Luna , San Pedro de Atacama
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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 feel like another
Tours from $30
Water Body
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques , San Pedro de Atacama
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Soak in the stunning scenery of Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, two natural jewels of northern Chile. The two salt-water lakes, the Miscanti and
Tours from $101
Nature / Park
Salar de Tara , San Pedro de Atacama
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Visitors often feel like they landed on another planet once they reach Salar de Tara, located on a high-altitude plateau in Chile's Atacama r
Tours from $60
Water Body
Salar de Atacama , Antofagasta
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Savor the sight of a flock of pink flamingos wading through the shallow reflecting pools at Salar de Atacama. Chile's largest salt flats offe

Antofagasta Region

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The II Antofagasta Region is one of Chile's fifteen first-order administrative divisions. It comprises three provinces, Antofagasta, El Loa and Tocopilla. It is bordered to the north by Tarapac├í and by Atacama to the south and is the second-largest region of Chile. To the east it borders Bolivia and Argentina. The capital of the region is the port city of Antofagasta, another important city being Calama. The main economic activity is copper mining in the giant porphyry copper systems located inland.Climate is extremely arid albeit somewhat milder near the coast. Nearly all of the region is devoid of vegetation except close to the Loa River or at oases such as San Pedro de Atacama. Much of the inland is covered by salt flats, tephra and lava flows. The coast exhibits prominent cliffs.The region was sparsely populated by indigenous Changos and Atacame├▒os until massive Chilean immigration in conjunction with a saltpeter boom in the later 19th century. The region used to be Bolivian until the War of the Pacific broke out in 1879. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Antofagasta Region trip itinerary using our Chile journey planner.

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