Chile’s breathtaking and contrasting landscapes make every visitor’s heart beat faster. From hot desert sand, endless beaches, turquoise lakes, evergreen forests to impressive volcanoes, the narrow country at the end of the world offers numerous possibilities for fascinating tours.
Atacama, the driest desert in the world, is one of the most special places to make your heart fall in love. Since 2018, it has been voted every year as the most romantic destination in South America by the World Travel Awards, and not without reason.
The Atacama Desert in the north of Chile offers many opportunities to experience a romantic trip together. Here you will find the clearest skies in the world, perfect for amazing stargazing, and unique landscapes such as the Moon Valley, which actually has the appearance of a lunar landscape with strange formations of salt and rock in the middle of a landscape of sand, without vegetation and the Licancabur volcano in the background.
For those who want to immerse themselves further in the desert, there are excursions including hiking or biking through the desert, horseback riding through a desert gorge, and walking along the edge of the abyss of the Death valley abyss and then dune sliding. Romantics will love a sunset picnic on the Salar de Atacama – the largest salt flat in Chile with over 3000 sq km and home to flamingos. If you want to experience an all-inclusive desert romance, in the desert city of San Pedro de Atacama you will find exclusive hotels that offer special honeymoon programs.
The 5 most romantic places in Atacama mentioned by travellers on tripadvisor are the Moon Valley, El Tatio geysers, the Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons, the Tara salt flat with the fascinating red stones Piedras Rojas and the Rainbow Valley with its multicolored hills in red, white and green – a unique visual experience.
When visiting the Tatio geysers, you will discover one of the most important geothermal fields in the world at more than 4000 metres of altitude and with impressive large columns of steam. The sister lagoons Miscanti and Miñiques are also found in the Altiplano highland. In this natural environment, it is common to see different animals such as foxes, flamingos, vicuñas and nandus. In Piedras Rojas, a reddish landscape surrounded by lagoons, you can take spectacular photos of the salt desert.
All this and much more makes the Atacama Desert a destination to fall in love with.