In the lunar landscape of the Atacama Desert, otherworldly sights are at every turn. Great seas of salt create mirages in the flat, endless distance. Flocks of flamingoes hundreds strong stand in the thermal waters of vast red lakes, and geysers puff clouds of steam into the piercingly blue sky. It is a landscape like no other, one which even when seen is hard to believe.
Dry and inhospitable – the Atacama Desert is the driest place on the earth – this wild land is teeming with life. Active volcanoes and fields of geysers pour out of the ground, and on the desert cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Humboldt penguins come to nest.
Step into the city of San Pedro, which is over 8,000 feet above sea level, and it’s as though you can touch the heavens. Here Incan and Spanish cultures are present at every turn, the blend of myth and nature creating a truly unique destination.At Oyikil we are experts in arranging expeditions into the desert, where guests can enjoy first-hand one of the greatest travel experiences on the planet. Combine it with a trip to Salta in Northwest Argentina and create an itinerary to feed even the most adventurous souls.