Atacama Desert: "In San Pedro de Atacama, an oasis in the heart of the world's driest desert, fine boutique hotels offer excursions to Inca ruins, astronomical observatories, hot springs and much more.
We took a tour from San Pedro de Atacama in the Chilean Andes. As you can see, it was very cold, but hot tea and soup kept us warm. The volcano in the background is more than high! Because we developed altitude sickness, coca tea was a must!
The Atacama Desert of Chile is found in the northern part of the country and is described as one of the driest places on Earth. Some parts of the region are considered rainless, with average rainfall in the region reported to be just inches mm).