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Atacama Desert Stargazing Tour
"Meet your group at the astronomy agency in downtown San Pedro de Atacama or enjoy hotel pickup (if round-trip option selected) and head to Atacama Desert the driest desert in the world. Little rainfall clear skies and the high altitude make this place an ideal choice for stargazing. You'll arrive at a park of telescopes the largest public observatory in South America. Your astronomer-guide opens your 2.5-hour tour by explaining how to understand what you see in the sky with the naked eye. Learn about the zodiac what makes a constellation and how to read a map of the sky. Your astronomer points out specific stars using a green laser. Then
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"4-Day Atacama Desert Tour: Moon Valley
"From Death Valley to Moon Valley and the salt flats see the beautiful landscapes of Chile’s Atacama Desert on this four-day excursion. Airport transfers are provided and you have a choice of a three-star or four-star hotel with breakfast included.Itinerary:Day 1: Calama -- San Pedro de AtacamaAfter being met at Calama airport you’ll be transferred to the village of San Pedro de Atacama. Spend the afternoon with your guide on a scenic drive to Salt Mountain and Valle de Marte (Chile’s Death Valley) and watch a spectacular sunset in the extraordinary landscape of Moon Valley. You’ll then be transferred to your selected hotel
From $693.00
 
Transport to Puritama Hot Springs from San Pedro de Atacama
"After hotel pickup your tour begins with the 45-minute drive from San Pedro de Atacama to the Puritama Hot Springs (Termas de Puritama) 18.5 miles (30 km) north of town. When you arrive pay the entrance fee (own expense) and head to the changing rooms to put on your bathing suit. Then simply enjoy the pools at your leisure; you have about two hours here before returning to town. At an elevation of 11483 feet (3500 meters)
From $34.00

More Warnings and Dangers in San Pedro de Atacama

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Altitude sickness

If you are coming from low grounds try to let your body adjust to the altitude of San Pedro . One way is to stay at a lower level for a day or two. If you have no time for this then try lemon juice or...
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SAN PEDRO – Bugs (Vinchucas)

Although almost eradicated, there is still some possibility of finding vinchucas (spread from Panama to central Chile, about 7 centimetres long, and slow moving when just fed), a bloodsucking, flying...
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Dessert

Keep in mind you are still in the dessert here. So take some precautions, have enough water with you, proper clothing (including warm clothes, it gets freezing cold here at night and at day also at...
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COLERA

These warnings are frequnently seen in Chile and Argentina in regions near Bolivia.Neither in Argentina nor in Chile are hygienic problems supporting such epidemies but in the nearby Bolivia (where...
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Be careful with "CHUPACABRAS" !!!!!

Well... the town is quiet, and the local people is used to the tourist so there is nothing to be afraid except for some drunk people around. Just be sure to take your money with you or in a safe place...
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Expensive

San Pedro is Expensive.Everyone there says so.I know that i arrived from Bolivia but, even other travellers from Santiago said so.Beers start at just under 2 US$ and go up. Eat the set lunches as...
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ANTITANK LANDMINES

In the 70’s and 80’s, the Chilean Army, foreseeing a war, planted several thousand landmines along the border with Bolivia and its neighbouring areas, included some San Pedro outskirts, but also as...
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Low temperatures

Although it is desert, always sunny and hot in the day, it gets bitterly cold at night, especially in winter (March thru October): temperatures easily reach –10º around San Pedro and other towns at...
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ALTITUDE SICKNESS (AMS)

San Pedro lies at an altitude of 2448 mts./8030 ft., which –although is not a high altitude- is enough to make some people feel altitude (acute mountain) sickness, or its more serious consequence, the...
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SAN PEDRO – Sunstroke

Solar radiation is intense here –almost as strong as in the Patagonia, where the ozone layer is highly damaged due to the CFC emissions from countries mainly from the Northern hemisphere- so applying...
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SAN PEDRO – Dehydration

Although this may seem redundant, dehydration is always severe, and if this adds to the slight altitude sickness and usual tiredness, it can turn into a dangerous problem.Air humidity in San Pedro...
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SAN PEDRO - Arsenical waters

Tap water in San Pedro should be one of the most sterile waters in Chile...and how it couldn’t, if it has such a high content of arsenic –along with other minerals, as magnesium, sulphites and the...
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Streets and roads

There are only a couple good street in San Pedro and most of them are very narrow and surface is damaged. So be carefull when walking or maybe cyckling out there.
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Top Hotels in San Pedro de Atacama

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Tocopilla 4, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Camino Sequitor S/N, Ayllu de Yaye, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Camino Pukara, Sector Suchor, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Tocopilla 221, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Tocopilla 411, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Ayllu de Yaye, San Pedro de Atacama, 1410000, Chile
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Top Things to Do in San Pedro de Atacama

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Moon Valley

Wonderful landscape ! You shouldn't miss it ! Book a tour that will take you to Death Valley and then you will have the chance to enjoy an unforgettable sunset here. On the way you will stop at Tres...
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El Tatio geysers

The trip started at 4.30 in the night so we felt sleepy and tired but the million star night sky was a great reward ! Soon we all felt wide awake and happy we were there. The Milky Way was brightly...
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Death Valley

I enjoyed this place so much I visited there 3 times: once for hiking, once on horseback and once for sandboarding. Most agencies will organize a hike of this place along with the tour for Valle de La...
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Atacama salt flat

The enormous salt flat is quite a sight especially in the sunset light ! It's the largest in Chile and it's actually a salt lake covered by a thick layer of hardened salt. There are guides sharing...
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Caves

When we took a tour which combined the Death Valley, Moon Valley and Quebrada de Kari I didn´t really know what this part of the tour would be like. It is a relatively recent addition to some of the...
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Quitor

Pukará de Quitor (Fort of Quitor) is located 3 Kms. from San Pedro, over the hill of Quitor. This Pukará was build by the atacameño people to defend themself from other towns that inhabited...
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Top 5 San Pedro de Atacama Writers

Glospi

"A timeless land hidden in the desert mountains"
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patricia28

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joernme

"San Pedro - Backpackers heaven in the desert"
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"San Pedro de Atacama"
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