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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. Depending on your option, you’ll be travelling in a group of up to 8 or 16 passengers with whom you’ll enjoy a glass of bubbly and a light breakfast when your feet get back on the ground.

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