ATACAMA DESERT
ATACAMA CROSSING7-DAY ENDURANCE RACE
NOTABLE WILDLIFEGREY FOXES AND RED SCORPIONS
INHABITANTS1 MILLION
West of the Andes, the Atacama Desert covers about a 600-mile strip of land. It is considered one of the driest (if not the driest) deserts in the world. Day temperatures can get as high as 105 degrees. Because of its location along with several other factors, this is one of the few places that has 300 plus days of perfectly clear skies, making it a location frequented by astronomers.
Given the extreme beauty of the sand and rock formations throughout and around Atacama, tourism in the area has dramatically increased over the years. It also incidentally was the site where one of the world’s oldest mummies was uncovered, predating Egyptian mummies by thousands of years.
  • RAINBOW VALLEY

    Located in the Rio Grande Basin, the Rainbow Valley is so named because of all of the majestic colors here. The mixture of minerals and clays produce red, blue, green and yellow. Exploring this valley is definitely worth the trip.

  • EL TATIO GEYSERS

    This is the planet’s highest geyser field (and third largest in the world) boasting right around 80 individual geysers. Early in the morning, the lower temperatures stop the steam from evaporating, the result: an astounding experience. It is quickly becoming one of Chile’s most visited, and photographed, places.

  • CEJAR LAGOON

    At 28 percent salt, (nearly as much as the Dead Sea) this is a place where you can cool off and simply float for a bit. A truly tranquil and relaxing spot, there are showers there for rinsing off afterward.

VEBO EXPERIENCES IN ATACAMA DESERT