Salt Flats – San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama is a town in the northeastern part of Chile. The town is at an elevation of 2,400 m and has one of the driest climates on earth averaging 312 days a year without rain. There are many things to do from exploring the rich natural landscape, archaeological sights and sand boarding on dunes. We hired a 4WD and drove up to 5,500 m in the mountains – the snow capped Cerro Toco mountain (5,604 m) near the Bolivian border standing majestically in the middle of the desert was an incredible sight to see. We also explored the Salar de Atacama in the middle of the Atacama desert, which are big salt flats that had many pink flamingos when we were there.

Salt flat, san pedro de atacama

Salt flat, san pedro de atacama

2 Replies to “Salt Flats – San Pedro de Atacama, Chile”

  1. Hello Christina & Landry,
    Thanks for sharing a wonderful article about Chile with us 🙂 We now want to go to San Pedro de Atacama next year during our sabbatical year! Do you remember where you hired the 4w Drive from? Can we find the name of the company online please? Do you also remember the cost please? Will you recommend to camp there too or a day tour was enough? Keep up the great work and the awesome Instagram gallery! Well done Christina and Landry!
    Patrick and Cecile from

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