Northern Chile

The climate is dry and rainfall is scarce and in some places nil. The area is marked by the presence of the Atacama Desert, the driest in the world. Here we can find charming oases (Pica), streams and salt flats, lunar landscapes and rich indigenous traditions (Chinchorro culture in Arica, Aymaras, Atacameños and Diaguitas).

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The North is very rich in nitrate and copper minerals, amongst others. Chuquicamata, the world's largest open-pit copper mine, is found here.

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In the high desert plains, you will find the Lauca and Isluga National Parks, with their impressive Andean landscapes. Don’t miss a visit to San Pedro de Atacama, starting the day very early with a trip to the El Tatio Geyser and letting it end with a sunset over the Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley). This you won’t forget.

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On the northern coast, you will find the Pan de Azúcar Park, with its white sand beaches and campground, which invites you to relax. From here towards the south, the beautiful phenomenon of the flowering desert can be found. A little more south is Elqui Valley, with such a clean and clear sky you can almost touch the stars.

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