Jaunted: Atacama Desert Adventure

The recounting of my May adventure in Chile continues on Jaunted this week with a recap of all the awesome, extreme activities in which I got to partake during my visit up to the country's arid Atacama Desert.

It's not just another desert, though. It's literally the driest place on earth. That doesn't mean it's a barren wasteland, though. Quiet the opposite. Near the oasis of San Pedro de Atacama, where I stayed at the Hotel Alto Atacama, experiences abound including hikes up to ancient rock fortresses, swims in thermal hot springs, treks up to high-altitude geysers, flamingo-watching at the salt flats, unparalleled stargazing and more...

So come along, and check out one of the most distinct, challenging and fascinating places on Earth.

Link: http://www.jaunted.com/story/2011/7/5/193149/6495/travel/What%92s+There+To+Do+in+Chile%27s+Atacama+Desert%2C+Anyway%3F