1 Valle de la Luna

Watch the setting sun heighten the textures and deepen the colours of the valley’s sweeping dunes and undulating rock formations.

2 The Salar de Atacama

Explore the vast salt flats of the Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth – parts of it never, ever see rain.

3 El Tatio

At 4300m, pools of boiling water send clouds of steam into the air at the crack of dawn.

4 Iquique’s beaches and mountains

The city has made a name for itself as a surfers’ haven and is also one of the best places to paraglide in the world.

5 The Pintados geoglyphs

Discover these mysterious, indigenous images, the largest collection of geoglyphs in South America.

6 Lauca and Isluga parks

Trek through a landscape of mineral baths, cobalt lakes, sparkling salt flats and spongy bogs at dizzying altitudes.

7 Altiplano wildlife

Thousands of llamas and alpacas, vicuñas and vizcachas, flamingoes and condors – a photographer’s dream.

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