Geyser El Tatio, Atcama Desert, Chile

Atacama Desert, Chile

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.

 

Photo Album

 

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

 

 

Rainbow Valley

Moon Valley

Geyser El Tatio

Laguna Cejar

Laguna Altiplanica

Sandboarding in Death Valley

 

Agencies in San Pedro de Atacama who organise these tours:

Volcan Paniri Tours
Andes Travel
Ccapcha Expediciones
Estrella Del Sur
Atacama Inca Tour
Desert Adventure

Lena Faber used to work as a journalist at a mainstream Russian newspaper, she wrote books for a major publishing house, and directed her original concept on Drive TV in Russia. In 2009, she moved to South Africa and taught at the University of SA, where she took up running competitively and won a silver medal at the World Masters Athletic Championship. She has also won an international photo contest and had a photo exhibition of her work. In 2014 she decided to try fast long-distance hiking and started with the Appalachian Trail where she earned a trail name "Brave" from other hikers. She has also cycled US Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles, as well as other parts of the world. Still hiking and cycling somewhere.