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Atacama Desert Flamingo, Credit Felipe Frazao, Shutterstock.com

The Atacama Desert and Northern Chile, Chile

The lunar landscape of the Atacama Desert with its geysers, sweeping sand dunes, salt flats, volcanoes and stunning sunsets provides a fascinating contrast to Central and Southern Chile.

Atacama Desert Flamingo, Credit Felipe Frazao, Shutterstock.com

Don’t miss the opportunity to star-gaze during a stay here- thanks to the positioning of the largest astronomical observatory in the world, Chile justifiably considers the Atacama Desert something of an astronomical attraction. There are plenty more fast-paced activities for the intrepid- 4WD adventures, trekking.

The far North of Chile offers plenty of opportunities for those fascinated by indigenous history, with the remains of many pre-Columbian finds. The North is also the gateway to Bolivia, with its snow-capped volcanoes, emerald-green lakes and flamingo-filled lagoons.

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