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Cordillera de la Sal (Salt Mountains) was formed million of years ago. It was an old lake, which bottom went raising by the same movements of the terrestrial coast which gave origin to the Andes Mountains. Moulded through time by rain, wind and the Sun of the Atacama Desert, its final form that we know nowadays counts with a great variety of natural sculptures, different types of stratifications and varied colorations by the mineral diversity of the place.
Illustrated on a Chilean hillside known as Cerro Unitas and surrounded by thousands of smaller geoglyphs, the Atacama Giant, a massive image of a deity used to calculate the movements of the moon, stands as one of the largest geoglyphs ever discovered.
Tour Cerro Castillo on horseback or trekking. Its trails deliver routes of different sizes and intensities. Do you want to test your capabilities? Do the full-day trekking if you want a condensed experience, but if you are an innate athlete, take the adventure of 5 days and more than 45 km. of extension. High impact activity, it has become one of the most famous in the country thanks to its view of hanging glaciers and the possibility of crossing portezuelos where snow abounds in summer.
Jeinimeni Lake National Reserve
Jeinimeni Lake National reserve is located 57 kms southwest of the city of Chile Chico. It has a surface area of 161,100 hectares, in which you can witness the regions biodversity in all its magnitude. Its scenic beauty allows for the presence of the area's four ecosystems: deciduous forests, evergreen forests, steppe, and high peaks.
Padre Le Paige Museum
Founded by Belgian priest Gustavo Le Paige, the Archaeological Museum that takes his name shows the evolution of the atacameñan culture throughout more than eleven thousand years, through a valuable collection of Andean archeology that it includes, among other things, pieces of ceramics, clothes, utensils and mummies, being famous the old atacameñan mummy found in the desert and baptized like Miss Chile.
The presence of the Atacameño people or likan antai in the pre -illeilleran area of the Atacama desert dates back to the 6th century A.D. The vestiges of the first communities that inhabited the area of San Pedro de Atacama, allow us to affirm that it was an agro-pottery culture, dedicated to the cultivation of corn, potatoes and quinoa, in addition to the cattle raising of auquénidos such as llamas and vicuñas.
This remarkable sculpture by Mario Irarrázabal is located in the Atacama Desert, next to the Pan-American Highway, 75 kilometers south of the city of Antofagasta. It was inaugurated on March 28, 1992 and consists of an eleven-meter reinforced concrete sculpture, which represents a left hand.
The Moon Valley
Natural Sanctuary since 1982, the Moon Valley is a wonderful place with colorful geology. Located in the Sierra Obate depression, 2550 meters above sea level, it has different visual attractions that turn it in an extraordinary place called "Moon Valley" because of its similar look to lunar soil.
At the northern end of our country, in the Arica and Parinacota region, we find the Camarones Valley. This destination stands out for its rich culture that we find in all its celebrations of festivals and carnivals, interesting valleys and villages and several archaeological sites that are interesting to know.
Snow-covered Villarrica, one of Chile's most active volcanoes, rises above the lake and town of the same name. It erupts basaltic lava and is one of the few permanently active volcanoes in the world, with frequent strombolian activity and sometimes a small lava lake present in its summit crater.