Visiting San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
For the past several days we’ve called San Pedro de Atacama home. This frontier town in the northern parts of Chile straddles the border with Bolivia and Argentina. It is an launching pad for a series of outdoors adventures that include excursions to nearby volcanoes, lagoons, deserts, lakes and more surreal landscapes. As such it is a popular hangout for backpackers and travelers to arrange these trips and tours. One can also do onward travel to Bolivia via a Uyuni Salt Flat tour or to Argentina all the way to Salta. We show you what the town is like including some of the main streets, squares, restaurants, bars and ice cream parlors. It’s a dusty town with lots of friendly stray dogs.
Travel Video: Visiting San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Good afternoon from the town of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. We’ve been here a few days taking a few different day trips to visit volcanoes and lagoons and see flamingos and doing lots of cool stuff. We’ve seen lots of wildlife, we’ve seen some amazing landscapes. And now we’re going to show you the town. It’s actually quite small and there isn’t a lot to do but if you’re taking tours from here you’re going to end up spending a bit of time in San Pedro so yeah let’s go take a little tour. A little walk around. Sounds good to me.
Bienvenidos a San Pedro de Atacama. Si! And this place is pretty cool because in the distance, in the background you can see volcanoes. You have volcanoes right over there. Let me run out to the street. There.
So next up we’re going to take you down a street called Caracoles. And this is like the main street in the whole town. This is where you can find ice cream shops, bars, restaurants, tour operators, laundry places. Whatever you could need and that is over this way. This way. This way. Come.
What are your overall impressions of the town after having spent a few days here? Yeah, it’s a decent place to hang out. This is not the kind of town where you come to linger. It’s a launching pad for a whole bunch of other activities. You can also go to Bolivia to do the Uyuni salt flat tours as well. And you can also cross over to Argentina to go to Salta which is what we’re going to do tomorrow. Yeah, so come here book a tour, take some trips and eat well. Yes.
And our last stop of this little tour of San Pedro is the main square. Yes. This is where you’ll find live music and lot of dogs running around. Yeah, some live music is happening as we speak.
And that is a wrap from San Pedro. We are now finishing things off with a few clips from Carnival because ‘yes’ we’re in the thick of carnival season. Ciao. Ciao ciao.