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One interesting aspect of one of the nature reserves was the fact that there were cacti growing in that reserve just below the snow line. Unfortunately I didn't have time to see much of Chile outside of Santiago. I definitely want to visit Chile again to see more of the country, not just a big city. I started the trip with a four day visit to Easter Islandsomething that I wanted to do for a long time. I booked a hotel online Tupa Hotel. I booked four nights, which gave me two full days and a couple of half days. I also arranged for a private guide for one full day. The other full day and the half days I drove around the island on my own. It was everything I had hoped for.
Seeing the huge stone statues was impressive. My guide gave me a very good overview over the history of island, why and how the statues were made and moved. More on the page for Easter Island. I had booked the first night in a hotel in Santiago to get started. I had a hard time finding the hotel. I had bought a card with the GPS data for Chile, but somehow it didn't know about the address of the hotel. Later on the GPS worked fine, I didn't have any more problems with finding hotels. After the first night in Santiago I headed north on the man highway. I had planned to drive north quickly, and then work my way south, while visiting the various parks, etc.
This would allow me to adjust the sightseeing according to how much time I had left. I could reach Santiago from everywhere on the trip in at most two days, in one day throughout the second half of the trip. I ended up in Caldera for my first stop. From there I headed north along the coast and took the road that goes by the observatory of Paranal with the ESO Very Large Telescope, an array of four 8 meter class telescopes, one of the finest observatories in the world. The drive on that day was quite frustrating because of constructions.
Just north of Caldera on the coastal road, there was a detour that could be used only in one direction. This detour was almost 10 km 6 miles long. I was the first car that stopped, so I had to wait for all the cars before me to go through the 10 km 6 miles detour, then for all the cars coming in the opposite direction to pass through the detour. After passing by Paranal, I drove on to Antofagasta. From there to Calama there was road construction for about km 60 mileswith speed limits all the way and stretches of dirt road.
I finally reached San Pedro de Atacama late afternoon, the northern-most area that I had planned to visit. I stayed there for four nights. On the first full day I went on an excursions Laguna Chaxa to see flamingos. Laguna Chaxa is getting smaller very rapidly, because the mining in the area is using up the water. Recently, several huge Lithium mines started on the salt flat in the area. In Socaire is a nice 17th century church. Around Socaire we saw some of the old Inca farming terraces. After lunch in Toconao we went back to San Pedro de Atacama. On the second day I went on a tour to Geysers del Tatio. The tour starts at 4: The geyser field is high in the mountains at 4, m 13, ft. It is the highest geyser field in the world.
I didn't have gloves, and only a light jacket, I felt like an ice cube. If you ever do that excursion, make sure you have warm clothes. Reportedly, the reason for the early trip is the spectacular sunrise. Even the Lonely Planet Guide gives that as the reason. The sunrise there is nothing spectacular at all. The real reason is that the plumes that make up the sight are water vapor that condenses in the cold night air. As soon as the sun comes up, the plumes get smaller and smaller see pictures. During the day there is basically nothing to see.
Most of what you see is condensing water vapor from hot springs and fumaroles. There is only one real geyser that erupts periodically every couple of minutes. It is small compared with geysers in Iceland or Yellowstone. But it still was an interesting sight. On the third day I drove around on my own to Laguna Tara, close to the Bolivian and Argentine borders. On that trip I reached the highest altitude, about 4, m 15, ft. After the fourth night in San Pedro de Atacama, I headed back south. This time I took dirt roads back to Antofagasta through the salt flats and along mining roads. It was a fun drive. The dirt roads on this part of the trip were good roads, no problem getting through with a regular passenger car.
On that drive I passed by Mina Escondida. It is currently the highest producing copper mine in the world. Its production of 1. It is a HUGE operation, they basically remove whole mountains. The trucks that haul the earth are as big a house.
I ended up in Caldera for my first stop. The whole trip in the mountains was on dirt roads, but again they were pretty good roads, just very steep at times.
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This is true for all of Chile. One of them stopped, looked at my car and told me that I would not be able to get through that road with my car, I would need higher clearance and 4WD. That coming from somebody who is used to driving on unpaved roads was a warning, but I wanted to try it anyhow.