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Hotel Tierra Atacama

A Boutique Hotel in the driest Desert on Earth

Feature reference : MS-Atacama-13
Category : Travel
Location : Chile
Number of images : 26
Photographer : Maarten Schets
Words : Text delivery in consultation with client
Text : Helen Conijn
Credits : photography Maarten Schets/text Helen Conijn/
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'Only a few weeks ago, we had ten minutes of rain,' says Christopher, the manager of Tierra Atacama. 'It will probably be all for the rest of the year.' Yet, thanks to natural sources and the ice water from the Andes, there is life in the driest place on Earth. In the Atacama desert in northern Chile, trees grow and flowers bloom and there are pretty villages like San Pedro de Atacama, a dusty town with adobe houses along unpaved streets. After a day of hiking, biking or four wheel touring, a true spectacle awaits the guests when the moonlike landscape turns from gold into pink and purple during sunset.
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