We recently got back from our trip to the North of Chile, a trip that surprised us in more ways than one. All we really knew about the region was that it was dry and covered in deserts. I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did.
The deserts of Northern Chile are not mere hills of sand. They are variable and ever-changing. Flat plains of cracked earth give way to sweeping mounds covered in geoglyphs, which in turn roll down to become encrusted alien landscapes. In fact, there was so much to see that I never once closed my eyes while riding in the passenger seat.
Here is our car’s-eye view of our trip north from Santiago to La Tirana: