Calama rests just off Loa River in the northern region of Chile. It serves as the gateway to the Atacama Desert and is surrounded by some of the country’s most breathtaking landscape. It’s worth a visit just to see these natural wonders alone.
Valleys of the Moon and Death
The fabled Valley of the Moon and Valley of Death are just a short drive from each other, roughly an hour outside of Calama. Both are revered for moon-like craters, dunes and unique rock formations. The colorful landscapes make them both vibrant and foreboding, depending on the time of day. The Valley of the Moon is also a great spot for stargazing.
This shallow lake is covered in a red-tinged water that lies in stark contrast to the white borax stands. Not only is the view strikingly beautiful, but it also stands as a refuge for local wildlife. Flamingoes by the hundreds flock here and call it home — it’s the best place to view them in South America.
Árbol de Piedra
This one-of-a-kind rock formation juts out of the surrounding landscape, forming a tree-like refuge in the middle of a flat, sandy region. Nicknamed the Stone Tree, it was formed through strong winds eroding the sandstone over time. Not only does it offer shade in a hot desert, but its formation is unlike anything else in the area.
San Pedro is a Holocene composite volcano and one of the tallest active volcanoes on Earth. Part of the Andean Volcanic Belt, it rests near a beautiful lake and can be seen from miles away. It’s also surrounded by sister volcanoes, providing a stunning but deadly view.
Among the myriad concerns the everyday traveler may have when approaching any trip, safety and security are most likely the most important, but protecting yourself from both bodily harm and petty theft can distract you from the real reason for your travel: to escape daily life and immerse yourself in another culture. Therefore, it makes sense to invest in travel accessories that can perform multiple functions, like carrying your gear while also protecting it with state-of-the-art security features.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Los Angeles is a sunny city with beautiful beaches. One could argue L.A. is the “New York of the West,” as the city is culturally diverse and has a strong financial and cultural influence on the country as a whole. It is also a much-sought-after destination among travelers for its beaches and the fame associated with the city.
Navajo Nation is an area of land in the southwestern United States. Covering about 27,000 square miles, the region in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah currently makes up the largest area of land retained by a tribe within the United States. Home to the Navajo people, the area boasts monuments, parks, markets, trails and historic sites.
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