The Valley of Moon at sunrise, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Atacama Desert

Atacama Desert Tours

Running between the Pacific and the Andes, the remote Atacama Desert in Bolivia is like no place on earth.

A surreal lunar landscape – rusty rocks offsetting the white salt pan and mountains rising in the distance – is an epic backdrop for one of the most spellbinding, golden pink sunsets one could ever hope to see. And it’s not all dry desert. There are geysers and rocky, white salt flats, volcano-topped horizons, lagoons and traditional villages. Spot flamingoes and other birds who call this peaceful, yet very much alive, part of the world home.

Ranking among the most popular Atacama attractions is the Uyuni Salt Flats. Locally known as Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat spans some 4,000 square miles. It has a layer of salt a few meters thick that covers the entire space and contains over half of the world’s known lithium reserves. There is very little vegetation (giant cacti dominate the flora) or animals (more flamingos feeding on pink algae) here. Unsurprisingly, salt mining is big business in the Uyuni Salt Flats.

San Pedro de Atacama, in the heart of the desert, is the perfect place to drink a pisco sour and take it all in.

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4.3 / 5 based on 6 reviews

Atacama Desert Tours

Highlights of Bolivia

6 reviews

Discover Bolivia's immense landscapes, ancient history and colonial cities 

Culture
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
Ages: 16+
15 Days from £2,999
Guided (Excl. Flights)
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This was a really good trip. ...

Michael John, 2019 Highlights of Bolivia

This holiday provided a great introduction to a fascinating country. Wonderful landscapes , busy...

Paula Slater, 2018 Highlights of Bolivia