It stretches from the highlands of the Andean Altiplano over the golden sands of the Atacama Desert as far as the shores of the Pacific Ocean.
Diverse, surprising, majestic and untouched... this is the place for those in search of adventure with its breathtaking salt flats, geysers and Andean volcanos, vast expanses of land and here and there, occasional signs of life... llamas, vicunas, flamingos and alpacas, all unperturbed by the presence of man.
One can witness the Atacama Desert flowering in September–November in years in which there was some precipitation. In Spanish, this is called the Desierto florido. The desert is also home to cacti, succulents and other plants that thrive in a dry climate.
The Valle de la Luna in English, the Valley of the Moon, is another area of the Atacama Desert which is said to look like the surface of the moon. It lies 13 kilometres (8 mi) to the west of the town, San Pedro de Atacama
source: World Images
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