Until San Pedro, the most touristy thing we had done was go hiking in national parks, we had almost completely avoided doing the typical tourist tours and activities. They simply do not fit into our very scant budget. However, San Pedro is a vertitable disney land of natural wonders, most of which are impossible to get to without a vehicle, so we were left with no choice. Soon after we arrived, we found ourselves booked into a package of tours that would take us to most of the main attractions. In the next couple of days we were herded around like all of the hundreds of other tourists, seeing salt flats, geysers and amazing desert landscapes, and swimming in super salty pools and hot springs.

While we really don’t enjoy being treated like sheep, we were able to pack a lot of amazing sights into just a couple of days. I would like to go into more details of the wonders experienced, but tomorrow we are being herded over the border and into Bolivia, on a 3 day trip that will end up at the Uyoni salt flats. Until we have time to do that, I will leave you with the pictures.

San Pedro de Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama
Northern Chile, the driest desert in the world.