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Star gazing adventure in Chile’s Atacama Desert

There’s a mystical, otherworldly appeal to the vast, dramatic landscapes of the Atacama Desert, known for being the world's highest and driest desert.

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A lone pink flamingo feeds as the sun sets upon the Salar de Atacama salt flats. 

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Solo hikes are not recommended in the Atacama Desert. 

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The tiny Meteorite Museum in the town of San Pedro de Atacama has a fascinating display of meteorites. 

 

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The Alto Atacama Desert Lodge has its own private observatory where guests can stargaze. 

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A spectacular sunset in the Valley of the Moon in the Atacama Desert.

 

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The adobe exterior of the Alto Atacama blends seamlessly with its desert surroundings.
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Hikers climb their way down a riverbank in the Atacama Desert.

 

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The mirror-like Laguna Cejar is more saline than the Dead Sea. 

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Cacti line the ridgeline while pampas grass sways in the breeze along a riverbank in the Atacama Desert. 

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A viewing area on the expansive salt flats of the Salar de Atacama. 

 

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Star gazing adventure in Chile’s Atacama Desert

There’s a mystical, otherworldly appeal to the vast, dramatic landscapes of the Atacama Desert, known for being the world's highest and driest desert.

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