The Atacama Desert has amazing panoramas of salt plains and saline lakes, high-altitude geysers, softly smoking volcanoes, and lunar rock formations.
Las Piedras Rojas, red-hued rocks surrounded by volcanoes, seem like giant natural cobblestones.
The balloon tour lasts 30 to 1 hour and 30 minutes, and your pilot describes the sights.
These salt-rimmed lakes, surrounded by gently undulating rusty hills and sun-baked vegetation, may be the most beautiful in the Atacama Desert.
It's the best place to see cave paintings in the region, and it's easy to see how they've preserved.
It was still a lot of fun taking the truck out, finding a spot without any light pollution and enjoying the stars.
If you’re on a budget or just have a real sense of adventure and some decent camping equipment, it is worth doing.