How many days should I spend in San Pedro de Atacama?

How many days should I spend in San Pedro de Atacama?

4 days
Ideally, I’d suggest 4 days. Many people stop at San Pedro on their way to The Uyuni Salt Flat, or some other park or attraction, and that’s why I created this guide… Just because you may not have as much time as you would like to tour San Pedro de Atacama, does not mean that you should avoid it all together!

Does the Atacama Desert get cold at night?

During summer (January, February and March) the temperature fluctuates between 27°C (81°F) and a minimum of 16°C (61°F) at night, reaching maximums of 32°C (90°F): a warmer climate inviting you to a good “siesta” before the evening explorations begin.

How cold is Atacama Desert?

0 to 30 degrees
Even though the Atacama is the driest place in the world that does not mean it is the hottest. The Atacama Desert is actually a really cold place with temperatures ranging from 0 to 30 degrees.

When should I go to Atacama?

The most popular season for visiting the Atacama Desert are the summer months of December, January, and February. The pleasant day temperatures and warmer nights make for a wonderful time to explore the desert.

Can you fly to San Pedro de Atacama?

Considering the vast distances, the easiest and fastest way is travelling by plane, though San Pedro de Atacama doesn’t have an airport. The closest airport is located in Calama, which is around 100 km (1,5-2 hours by bus) from San Pedro and only domestic flights go to Calama.

Is Atacama Desert Hot?

Old, hot and dry In other deserts around the world, like the Sahara, the mercury can soar above 130 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees Celsius). But temperatures in the Atacama are comparatively mild throughout the year. The average temperature in the desert is about 63 degrees F (18 degrees C).

How hot is it in the Atacama Desert?

What are Temperatures like in the Atacama Desert? Temperatures vary depending on the season, altitude and time of day, with highs of 32⁰C/89⁰F at the height of summer, to -2⁰C/28⁰F on a winter’s night.

Do you need a car in San Pedro de Atacama?

The town is tiny and you can walk or bike easily to get around. In addition, you absolutely shouldn’t be driving to the sites due to the effect of altitude and the off-roading component. Use TransVIP instead for a shared transfer to San Pedro.

What is the nearest airport to Atacama Desert?

The nearest airport to Atacama Desert is Antofagasta (ANF).

What’s the hottest desert on Earth?

Death Valley holds the record for the highest air temperature on the planet: On 10 July 1913, temperatures at the aptly named Furnace Creek area in the California desert reached a blistering 56.7°C (134.1°F). Average summer temperatures, meanwhile, often rise above 45°C (113°F).

Is Atacama Desert Hot or cold?

Do you need 4×4 for Atacama?

There are so many amazing sites to see and places to explore in the Atacama and driving on your own is the way to go if you want to see more of it. You may think you need a 4-wheel drive but not so. We did just fine with our trusty Kia Morning, the ultimate all-terrain vehicle!

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