In order to enjoy a region with such exceptional beauty, it was important to choose a first class inbound tourist operator... Obviously, I keep to myself its name but I can assure you that the quality and service offered will fulfill your expectations! This is a region of Chile that always leaves its mark on me whenever I return.
The war in the Pacific made this place to be finally in the hands of Chile. The mines exploitation constitutes the local economy cornerstone – hidden in this part of the Andes Mountain Range are the richest cooper mines, not to mention other minerals that can be found, too. The biggest open-sky cooper mine in the world is located in Chuquicamata, near Calama.
Transport and commerce, as well as fish flour industry and small scale tourism are also part of the economic resources.
San Pedro de Atacama, the oasis town, is the starting point in the ideal area to start touring the nature jewells engraved throughout Atacama desert and the high Andes. Its narrow streets and typical houses turn this town into a very picturesque one. One of the places in this area, Valle de la Luna, is covered with sand-dunes and corroded deposits of white salt crystals that make you believe you are in front of a lunar landscape, the same happens with the gigantic Salar de Atacama and its salty crust on the ground.
From sunrise you can enjoy a wonderful show performed by the geysers in Tatio. They are 4,300 mts. above sea level, in the heart of a landscape high up in the mountains, violent eruptions of steam come out of the basins as bubbles. While there, you will see vicunas and vizcachas that live in this great plain. You will also have the chance to discover stunning landscapes full of magnificent lakes with emerald water and volcanoes covered with snow; you will also be able to discover historical remains dating back to precolonial times on the way.
Patagonia in all seasons menu. For example, according to the climate, from Bariloche, in Patagonia Argentina, it is possible to go to Puerto Montt, in Chile, crossing successively three lakes by boat, as did the Jesuits and the first German settlers. I offer a tour that leads to the Pacific Ocean. It is quite long, but the beauty of the sites - forests, volcanoes and crystalline lakes - is such that it is worth to be carried. The Argentine side, cross the west arm of Nahuel Huapi and Lake Puerto Alegre and, the chilen side, Lake Todos los Santos. Moving from one lake to another by bus. This tour is feasible in all seasons, but in winter, it takes two days to reach Puerto Montt, stopping for one night at Peulla. We returned to Bariloche by air or by the same way, after a night in Puerto Montt. Borispatagonia is also responsible for visas to go to Chile and to book hotels. In Patagonia, winter and summer are tourist seasons. In summer, besides explore the surrounding, many activities are available: climbing, torrent fishing, sailing, horseback riding, hiking, rides, visits to Aciendas... In winter, the main activity is, of course, skiing, especially in July and August on the side of the Andes, but not only: snowshoe hikes, thematic tours, many walks to admire the beauty of Patagonia Argentina and Chile in this season, due a unique light, the warmth of the people of Patagonia... Just to talk about, I get goose bumps!