6 Day Road Trip to Atacama Desert, Chile

By Fernanda L · Aug 18, 2016

Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
San Pedro do Atacama, Chile
Main mode of transport
Cost per person
Ayuni Hostel

Fernanda in the Atacama Desert

Best Bits

The sunsets at Valle de la Muerte and Valle de la Luna

Worst Bits

Nothing really, the trip was amazing!

Trip Dates and Comments on Timing


Arrival Logistics

We arrived by car. It’s easy to get there and easy to drive around.

General Overview of Itinerary

I’ll highlight the must see places from my perspective: Laguna Cejar; Ojos del Salar, Geysers del Tatio; Valle de la Luna; Valle de la Muerte; Lagunas Altiplánicas and Pukará de Quitor. Just to remember those names I’m craving to coming back!

Fernanda in the Atacama Desert

Main Activities

Adventure, Backpacking, Culture, Cycling, National Parks, Nature, Road trip, Wine tasting

Food and Drink Highlights

Chilean wineeeeee and of course, lhama meat! :P

Essential Packing for this Trip

Windbreaker jacket; hiking shoes; moisturiser; lip balm; wine opener set.

Fernanda’s experience:

Chile is an incredibly beautiful country with the most diverse natural beauties, and San Pedro do Atacama is a great example of it.

Fernanda in the Atacama Desert

The city is the heart of the driest place on earth, surrounded by geysers, lagoons, salt lakes and natural parks. The city offers a wide range of attractions, from museums to really good restaurants, cool cafes, diverse adventures and the most amazing sunsets.

We experienced it all in only 6 days! And I loved the city so much, that I couldn’t help myself in coming back to spend another couples of months for working.

Fernanda in the Atacama Desert

About The Traveller

Gender & Age Range
Female, 25 - 30

I’m from
Maringa, Brazil

I live in
Everywhere :)

My favourite trip as of late
Travelling to Australia

Travelling Style
Wait till I get to the airport to decide what I’m going.

I like to go on the following types of trips
Adventure, Beaches, Hiking, Culture, Relaxing.

It’s a dealbreaker when
Transportation issues

Continent I know the best
South America

First Last Name

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I’m from Perth, Western Australia

My favourite trip as of late is New Zealand, solo travel in lots of nature for a soul-refresher.

My travelling style is to Book the first night, then wing it from there!

It’s a dealbreaker when I’m stuck around large groups of package tourists.

Continent I know best is Asia.

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