Travel to Chile

Day 5 Chiu Chiu - Lasana - San Pedro - Calama (249 Km.)

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Chiu Chiu lagoon: This lagoon is located on the outskirts of Chiu Chiu. It´s in the middle of a desert area. The main curiosity of this gap is that he has not been found bottom.

(in 8 Km.) Lasana: It is known for its pukará, an indian twelfth-century fortress. Built on cliffs and inhabited by people of the high social hierarchy in their time, served as a defense to an estimated population of 800 people. The fortress was abandoned after the Spanish occupation.

Lasana - Pukará
Lasana - Pukará

(in 128 Km.) Valle de la Luna (Moon valley):

Moon valley
Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon)

The Valley of the Moon has dry lakes in which the composition of Salice cover of a beautiful white mantle; escarpments of all colors, green, blue, red, yellow-layered in the most diverse and surprising as the sun which makes changing the thousand tones in different ways during the day, especially in the twilight hours to reach its maximum beauty. On full moon nights, the valley presents an indescribable look, full of majesty and silence, freezing beautiful, impressive.

Valley of the Moon
Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon)

(in 18 Km.) San Pedro de Atacama: It is a small town visited by foreigners, especially for his reputation as a place for spiritual development. Consists of only 955 inhabitants and is located at 2438 meters above sea level. You´ll find an important vestige of culture of Atacama which still retain customs. Objects produced by indigenous people has been trading on the Craft Fair located in front of his square, where lie old peppers, very attractive to visitors.

San Pedro de Atacama - San Pedro church
San Pedro de Atacama - San Pedro church

The Church of San Pedro of Atacama stands out for its construction in adobe, and its boards cactus roof. Its tower was added in 1964, to replace the existing before.

(in 95 Km.) Calama: Sleeping in this village to take the plane early morning. We slept at the home of Ana Luz, which met a couple of Days before. She offered us his home in a display of hospitality. We share her meal and enjoyed her company even having Ana Luz his mother admitted in the hospital.


 

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