Santa Laura is a ‘ghost town’ in the Atacama desert some 50 kilometres from Iquique, Chile. Abandoned in 1960, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lagunas Altiplanicas (Chaxa, Miscanti, Miñiques) are three spectacular high altitude lakes in the Atacama desert with the opportunity to view flamingos.
Chuquicamata offers a unique insight into Chile’s largest copper mine and the chance to visit the abandoned ghost town where mine workers used to live.
The ALMA observatory (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) lies high in the Atacama desert, close to San Pedro, and can be visited on a free tour.
Laguna Cejar is a popular tour offered in San Pedro de Atacama, sometimes with an extension to Ojos de Salar and Laguna Tebinquinche.