22 Jan 2019 - 23 Jan 2019
2 guests - 1 room
This attractive oasis in the Atacama desert is a charming jumping-off point for outdoor adventures in the surrounding area.
If you're heading to the Atacama Desert, chances are it's been recommended that you stay here for its proximity to the country's largest salt flat and the volcano Licancábur. It's arguable whether tourism has gone too far in this charming adobe town - there's been a proliferation of more upscale places in recent years. Nevertheless, I'd happily go back again and again. Fly from Santiago to Temuco, from there it's just over 100kms drive to San Pedro,
Small town of San Pedro de Atacama is where the exploration starts. It has numerous accommodation and tour operators, and plenty of places to buy souvenirs. There are frequent transportation to Calama, Santiago, and to neighboring countries, including Salta, Argentina.
Very cool little desert town. With an array of little restaurants, and hostels to stay in. It has a hippie outpost vibe.