explora en Atacama (Hotel de Larache)

explora en Atacama (Hotel de Larache)
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Reviewed by Heather Hansen

The enormous Atacama Desert, which stretches 600 miles from northern Chile to the southern border of Peru, is flanked by the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains. Its Martian terrain, at an average elevation of 10,000 feet, is the highest and driest desert on earth; too arid in some spots for even microbes to grow. But it endures as one of the most starkly beautiful places on Earth, where the light is perfectly transparent and the darkness is utterly profound. The Atacama's sand mountains,

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Biking,Cultural Activities,Gourmet Dining,Horseback Riding,Sightseeing,Spa and Massage,Swimming Pool
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The Atacama oases, in the middle of the driest desert in the world, are situated at 2,500 meters above sea level, making the Atacama not only the driest, but also the highest desert on earth. The outlandish geography of volcanoes, salt flats and high altitude wetlands, has an unparalleled appeal.

But the oasis of San Pedro is simply an introduction. It is the last area where human life is possible; where a visitor can still be harbored. Once you leave San Pedro towards the altiplanos and the volcanoes, you can truly perceive remoteness, where one experiences an entirely different world, an untamed place far from civilization as we know it.

The program at explora en Atacama, based at Hotel de Larache in San Pedro, puts visitors in the middle of a fantasy land ripe for exploration and adventure.

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