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Walking Rainbow Valley, the colors are amazing, much deeper then what I was able to pickup due to the sunlight.

From greens, turquoise, yellow, white and deep brown.

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Eating at Explora Atacama

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Duck Confit Ravioli with sweet red wine sauce, rosemary and pistachios.

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Baked Pumpkin Salad with Chanar honey, almonds, greens and orange.

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Vegetable Mille-Feuille with goat cheese, crunchy mushroom and melted parmasen with pomodoro sauce.

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No one could resist these pops filled with raspberry sorbet and coated with white or dark chocolate, sprinkled with pistachios.

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Be sure to go into town, San Pedro de Atacama

lots of local shopping and eating.

We came across o local jeweler at work.

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We had a great lunch at Adobe, the food was fresh, the staff friendly and the environment local. Next we will be having dinner tomorrow night at one of their two other restaurants.

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The stables at Explora Atacama

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Valley of the Moon

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The daily Explora board.

Trecking through The Valley of the Moon (Valle de la Luna).

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Horseback riding around San Pedro de Atacama 

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Arriving Explora Atacama

Elavation 7952 feet.

The Hotel is on the edge of San Pedro de Atacama, a town set on an arid high plateau in the Andes mountains of northeastern Chile. It’s dramatic surrounding landscape incorporates desert, salt flats, volcanoes, geysers and hot springs. The Valle de la Luna in the nearby Los Flamencos National Reserve is a lunarlike depression with a huge sand dune and pink-streaked mountains. Explora Atacama offers access to these and more with highly trained guides.

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This is where we eat.

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At this elevation it’s important that you drink lots of water. These containers have pineapple sometimes cucumber.

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Where i sit to write to share our trip with you.

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The path to your room.

 

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Heading to Explora Atacama, 2 hour flight and about hour and a half car ride.

Atacama “desert alive”. A high desert so vast, that time and direction seem to have no meaning. Enormous mountains and volcanoes tower over geysers, multicolored lagoons and salt flats in the midst of an ancient civilization.

We have left the green mountains and ice bergs of Patagonia and have arrived in the driest desert in the world.

Views on the drive.

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