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San Pedro de Atacama - Chile

Secrets and charms of the desert

The isolated lakes and high mountains at the Atacama Desert

Far from being a desolate, arid wilderness, the Atacama desert is overflowing with life. Its ancient cultures offer a warm welcome to modern travellers, and fertile oases sustain an astonishing diversity of life here in the world’s driest desert.

On the high Andean plateau, you’ll find small villages at up to 4,000 meters above sea level where timeless traditions linger in extreme and wonderfully photogenic settings.

Visit San Pedro de Atacama and explore its singular landscapes, quite unlike anywhere else on earth. Vast salt flats, active geysers and intense blue lagoons are just a few of the extraordinary features of this region.

Journey to the stars and learn more about the constellations in one of the many famed astronomical observatories in the northern half of Chile.

Journey to the stars and learn more about the constellations in one of the many famed astronomical observatories in the northern half of Chile.

Why Inverted?

San Pedro de Atacama is a commune in Loa province in Antofagasta region. Being in contact with Atacamenian or Lickan Antay culture gives you the opportunity to experience the daily community activities and know their lifestyle in which remain important cultural elements from the ancient Andean culture. All this surrounded by the imposing beauty of the driest desert in the world.

Top 3 Highlights

Moon Valley

The Moon Valley is a salty mountain range, an extraordinary place that is very similar to the moon surface.

Per millennia the floods and the wind have been shaping the stones, dunes and salt mountains, so this is a must-see area of the Atacama Desert.

The impressive views of the Moon Valley

The Astronomical Observatories

The Atacama Desert sky is considered one of the best of the world to admire the firmament. The local guides will teach how the ancient inhabitants of the desert used to understand the cosmos and how they used to apply that knowledge to the animal husbandry, the agricultural cycles and to the orientation through the large desert.

Atacama is home to some of the most important observatories in the world.

The llama caravan

The anscetral caravan is simply unforgetable. This excursion will give you the opportunity of walk through the desert in company of a llama caravan, a tradition inspired in old days. Sandra and Carlos, the local guides, will tell you the stories about the Atacameña community and their bond with the desert and the llamas as a fundamental travel companion.

The ancestral llama caravan

Visit San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Let us organise your holidays to Chile and San Pedro de Atacama. Inverted America is your specialist in Responsible Tourism for South America - travel and leave positive social impacts at your host communities! 

Download our suggested itinerary here and get in touch - either leave a message or e-mail us at travel@invertedamerica.com . We will adapt the trip to your available time, interest and budget :-) 


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