The Atacama Desert in Chile is the place you feel totally out of the planet Earth. The extreme dryness and high elevation make it’s landscapes comparable to Mars surface. In Space Odyssey TV series the Atacama Desert represents both Mars and Venus. And yes, there will be the moments you wish you were in a space suit.
You can visit the Atacama Desert either with one of the tour agencies, which are at every single door in San Pedro de Atacama, or by yourself on bike you can rent. Or by car you can be lucky to rent if some left. I was afraid to get lost so went with tour agencies.
A Must See in Atacama Desert
Geyser El Tatio
Sandboarding in Death Valley