Valle de la Luna
15 kilometers west of San Pedro, in the Atacama Desert, lies the Valley of the Moon. Its name is no coincidence: in this arid desert landscape, one could almost feel like they were on the moon. Sculpted by wind and water, rough rock formations and perfectly shaped sand dunes have been formed over centuries in this hostile climate.
During a short walk through the dunes, we gain some elevation to better appreciate this unique scenery. Our guide, very enthusiastic about geology, improvises a fascinating little lecture. Somewhat frantically but with great passion, he draws the relief of the Andes in the sand, from the coast to the Altiplano, and teaches us more about the formation and climate of the Andes.
At the end of the day, we undoubtedly experience one of the finest moments of this tour: the impressive sunset over the Valle de la Luna, which we are lucky to witness from a hilltop with a magnificent view.