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Atacama Desert: Take a hot air balloon flight over the Atacama Desert

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Take a hot air balloon flight over the Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert is an otherworldly, you might say Martian, landscape (admittedly we have a limited knowledge of Mars) with huge, alien features: wind sculpted rocks, cavernous valleys and pea-green oases, snow-dusted volcanoes, shimmering salt pans. It’s hard to appreciate the magnitude and splendour of the desert from the ground: but now you have the opportunity to appreciate the scenery from the air. Not through a tiny window on a noisy light aircraft, but from the open-air vantage point of a silent hot-air balloon.

You take to the skies in the early morning, when the light will accentuate the many colours of the exposed rock and sand – russet reds pink, lilac and tangerine. You’ll be travelling in a group of up to 8 passengers (private flights can be also arranged). With your feet back on the ground, you’ll enjoy a light breakfast and a celebratory glass of bubbly upon landing.

See Flamingos in the Salt Flats

See flamingos in the salt flats

Explore the Valley of the Moon

Explore the Valley of the Moon

Atacama Star Gazing

Atacama Star Gazing

Unwind in a Hot Spring

Dip into high-altitude thermal pools

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