The driest non-polar desert on earth, The Atacama, was first inhabited by the Atacameño people. The small town of San Pedro de Atacama takes you back in time with its beautiful adobe whitewashed buildings with interior patios. Crystal clear skies and brilliant stars have made the region one of the top destinations for astronomers and stargazers. Exotic wildlife like the camelid vicuñas, guanacos and flamingos roam the altiplano.
The Atacama Desert, running over 600 miles between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains, is one of the driest regions on earth. In fact it has hardly ever rained here in recorded history. During your stay here you'll enjoy full days of exploration with your guide in the Atacama Desert, an incredible world of soaring volcanoes, stark lava fields, and huge rolling trackless dunes. In addition, you'll learn of the ancient civilizations that once inhabited this region.