Cordillera de La Sal

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13 travelers at this place:

  • Day51

    Valle de la Luna - Tagesausflug

    February 20, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Heute haben wir uns das Mondtal der Atacama Wüste angeschaut. Dieses ist eines der trockensten Gebiete der Welt. Hier gibt es kein Leben außer einer einzigen Bakterie. Die Landschaft ist geprägt durch Stein, Lehm und Salz. Letzteres sieht teilweise aus wie Schnee oder auch glasklar, wir haben vorsichtshalber probiert, um auch ganz sicher zu gehen. Der Anblick dieser Natur ist wirklich einzigartig. Das von den Anden kommende Gewitter hat zum Höhepunkt den Himmel dunkel gefärbt, während der Sonnenuntergang Farbe ins Spiel gebracht hat. Einfach geil.Read more

  • Day59

    Drago D13 - Moon valley

    April 18, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    A lesiurley morning started with breakfast and good coffee at last at Roots Cafe. A reggae themed place with a wall of famous people to puzzle over. Back in the hostel we gorged on wifi to upload photos and update blogs. Life admin done we walked along the main street popping into the souvenir shops to get the best deal. I bought a colourful scarf, bag and purse. I'll have to wait until Bolivia for my Mate cup.

    Mid afternoon we joined a tour to moon valley guided by a lovely local called Miriam. She already wore a scarf securely round her neck and warned of sandstorms on our trip.

    Moon valley is so called because it's so dry that it shares the same conditions as the surface of the moon. It looked more like the surface of Mars with red rock caked in salt crystals. We battled 70km winds and a sandstorm to climb the ridges for the panoramic view. A great sand dune lay on one side, while red rock ridges rose up either side. We had a pit stop at a rock formation called the three Marys by a Belgian priest. I was more impressed by the rock next to it that loked like a dinasour head! Passed the "amphitheatre" and made our way to the caves hewn out by the wind.

    Putting our head torches on we wove our way through rock corridors before entering the cave. Slip and slidding, crouching and climbing we made our way through and came back out into the light to another panoramic view of red rock towers.

    In the same bus was a group from a rival tour group that tested our patience. Thank god they weren't on our tour as I may have left. Talking loudly that they were missing a football game, they were ignoring the amazing landscape around them. The only point in which they became animated was when pulling moonies in moon valley 🙈. It might sound mean but some people are tourists with a capital T.

    Back on the bus we continued in to Coyote rock, this is where we had the stargazing tour the night before. In daylight we could see that we were on a high cliff. As the sun set in the distance the rocks turned into deeper shade of reds. Leaving Chile tomorrow we cross the altiplano to Bolivia.
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  • Day64

    Sunset over the Moon Valley

    December 2, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    After the Duna Mayor, the tour proceeded to the Moon Valley viewpoint to see the sunset. We reached the spot by around 7:45 pm. The sun was still a bit above the horizon but the moon on the opposite side was up amd right next to the Lincacabur volcano. It was a fantastic view with the volcano looking golden in the setting sun's hues. The whole of the Moon Valley was visible from our vantage position and as the sun started going down, we saw different colors on the valley surface. From golden in the early stages to yellow and then orange and then light violet as the sun set. It was fabulous. As soon as the sun set around 8 pm, it became quite cold and windy. We all packed into our buses and were back in San Pedro de Atacama by 8:30 pm.Read more

  • Day66

    Sunset overlooking the Moon Valley

    December 4, 2017 in Chile ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    We reached the moon valley viewpoint by about 7:15 pm. This was a different one than the one we had been to previous time. The viewpoint had a nice panoramic view of the Moon Valley. We spent another 45 min walking around and chatting with our tour mates. The sunset was very beautiful, but it got windy and cold very quickly after it set.
    We left back to San Pedro and were back in town by 8:30 pm.
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  • Day51

    Death valley

    January 12 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Still in the Atacama. Death valley is so named because this was the route for cattle drives from Argentina to Calama, Chile and the copper mines to feed the workers. Cattle died on droves here.
    The landscape is as spectacular as everything else here.

  • Day87

    San Pedro de Atacama

    January 4 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Die Fahrt in die Oasenstadt San Pedro de Atacama führt uns durch die trockenste Wüste der Welt und vorbei an den wirtschaftsantreibenden chilenischen Kupfer- und Silbermienen. Die Natur beeindruckt uns sehr. Hier und da fahren wir von der Schnellstraße ab und bewegen unseren Sprinty durch die Sand- und Geröllwüste. Hier ein kurzer Clip:

    Am Abend kommen wir pünktlich zum Sonnenuntergang am Touristenmagneten Valle de la Luna an. Vom Aussichtspunkt aus, schauen wir zu, wie die Sonne hinter dem mondartigen Tal untergeht.

    Wir Besuchen die Laguna Baltinche, einen Salzsee mitten in der Atacamawüste.Unsere Eindrücke haben wir im folgenden Clip festgehalten:
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  • Day35

    San Pedro de Atacama

    April 27, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Lots of sand here! Spent 3 nights in this small, rustic, basic town after crossing the Chilean/Bolivian border. It was nice to have some time to relax and not feel obliged to do anything.
    Most of us went to the Valle de la Luna to look at more rocks! We also went to the Mars (Marte) valley too.
    We had to stay an extra night as Latam were on strike, so a few domestic flogjts had been cancelled. I didn’t feel so well the last day. Didn’t take the charcoal tablets but instead had a really sore throat. I still do and it’s a few days later and I’m in BA again!Read more

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