Tag Archives: Atacama

Puritama Hot Springs: An Oasis in the Atacama Desert

Last month, our South America Program Director, Gretchen Traut, along with her husband, Diego Arelano, were traveling in Chile’s Atacama Desert and got to trek to the Puritama Hot Springs while staying Explora Atacama! Take part in their adventure with … Continue reading

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Atacama: An Adventurer’s Playground

From Salta, in northwestern Argentina, I planned to head east and visit Chile’s Atacama Desert. I had been there in 2014 for a week and was left completely mesmerized. The contrast of fiery-colored canyons, impressive dunes, enchanting hot springs and … Continue reading

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NEW: Hot Air Balloon Rides Over the Atacama Desert, Chile

Have you ever wanted to go on a magical hot air balloon ride over an exotic landscape? A whole new stunning world will be revealed to you on this epic trip extension, which offers the perfect complement to any of … Continue reading

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Chilean High Mountain Expeditions

Climbing a mountain or a volcano and reaching peaks of more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet above sea level) is a unique experience. Preparing to go up to the Licancabur volcano is a challenge for every mountain lover, and even … Continue reading

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South America Luxury Deals For 2017

Looking to upgrade your next South America adventure for a lower cost? Take a look at the following deals coming up in 2017 at some of the top luxury accommodations in South America! CHILE AWASI ATACAMA Guests can take advantage … Continue reading

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Travel Advice: How to Pack for The Atacama & Patagonia In One Trip

  Chile is an overwhelmingly gorgeous landscape of contrasts: mountains and sea, urban and rural, and, most famously, the Atacama Desert and Patagonia. When planning an epic adventure that encompasses these famous juxtaposing sceneries it is important to know how … Continue reading

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New York Times Names Atacama Among Best Places to Travel in 2017

Chile’s Tourism Board just proudly announced that Chile’s Atacama Desert was proclaimed one of the best places to travel in 2017 by the New York Times: “The Atacama Desert was recently reviewed in The New York Times under the headline … Continue reading

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Argentina’s Best Kept Secret: The Northwest

Northwest Argentina is beckoning! Come hike through the multicolored hills and crimson canyons of Jujuy. Follow llamas across epic salt flats where all perception is lost and land and sky seamlessly mingle. Trek among some of the most ancient Cacti … Continue reading

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Further Afield in Chile: Exploring the Wonders of Atacama Explora

Arriving in the Atacama Desert, I was speechless as the plane began to descend into Calama, the region’s capitol. The austere and Martian desert stretched out in every direction and was accented with epic snow-capped volcanoes in shades of fiery … Continue reading

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