What things are indispensable to carry out all the tours and excursions of San Pedro de Atacama and not die in the attempt? We will tell you all the things that can not be missing in your suitcase.

Traveling to San Pedro de Atacama has become a #must trip for both Chileans and foreigners from different parts of the world.

That is why we have dedicated this article to advise you what things can not miss in your suitcase to carry out all the tours and tours that are in San Pedro de Atacama.

1. Jockey: With more than 320 days cleared a year, a hat or jockey cannot miss in your suitcase. The tours are made from 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m., so you will spend many hours in the sun.

2. Sunglasses: Sunlight is very high, in fact, they have detected that the UV radiation level is one of the highest in the world, so you cannot forget your sunglasses all day with you.

3. Parka - Windscreen: Although San Pedro de Atacama is very hot during the day, in autumn and winter, from 18:00 hours temperatures begin to decrease significantly, reaching even below zero. During the day in some places you can run a lot of wind.

4. Canteen with water: Water is indispensable for any activity. While not all tours require physical activity, San Pedro de Atacama is located at 2,400 meters above sea level. But many of the attractions such as the Tatio Geysers, Altiplánicas Lagoons (Miscanti and Miñiques), the excursion to Monjes de la Capana and Salar de Tara, Alto el Loa and Piedras Rojas are on the 4 thousand meters above sea level and this directly affects the Puna . It is important to keep the body hydrated and drink plenty of water so as not to feel dizzy and uneasy.

5. Photo camera: For lovers of photography, San Pedro de Atacama has the best panoramic landscapes of northern Chile. The sunset in the Valley of the Moon, the sunrise in the Tatio Geysers whose fumaroles exceed 7 meters in height, the landscapes of Salar de Atacama and its lagoons full of flamingos that reach their waters to feed. For the passionate of the Atacama Desert is the tour to fly in hot air balloon and witness an impressive view from above. In San Pedro de Atacama you will have landscapes that you will hardly find anywhere else in the world, in the middle of the most arid desert in the world.

6. Backpack: Carrying a backpack of 35 liters is essential for excursions. This size is recommended to avoid loading too much weight. It is important to keep something warm in the backpack for the afternoon and bottles of water.

7. Trekking shoes: While not all excursions require physical activity, it is advisable to wear trekking shoes since the roads are sandy, dirt and volcanic stones. To visit the Salar de Atacama, the paths are defined, but the same is walked on the salt and it is necessary to have shoes suitable for this.


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