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Atacama Desert

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The Atacama Desert is a beautiful place with huge arid extentions. It's the dryest desert in the world, although in some places and times of the year you can see colorful vegetation that surprises people when they visit it. It has amazing topographic elements like Gemelos, Vicuña and El Llano de Varas Hills.

In the middle of the desert you can also find small towns and cities. Some of them are El Salvador, Diego de Almagro, Inca de Oro y Potrerillos.

The Atacama Desert han been home of different cultures, like the prehispanic ones that built the Camino del Inca.


Topographic and archaeological Interest zone.


Hiking, trekking, excursions.


Third region. Located 20 kilometers north of Diego de Almagro and 100 kilometers north of Copiapo.

How to get there?

Santiago-Copiapo: Land route and airway.

When to go?

All year long.


Desert weather. The temperature oscillates between day and night time, and the summer rain is more frequent with a high media of 14,8 milimeters. The high media temperature is 18,4ºC and the lowest is 4,9ºC.


Camino del Inca, Lamas River Springs, Copiapo, El Salvador, Santa Rosa Lagoon, Verde Lagoon, Nevado Tres Cruces National Park, Los Loros Town, salar de Maricunga, Negro River Springs, Totoral, Ojos del Salado Volcano.

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