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A meeting point of the gringos traveling in South America, San Pedro appears in the vastness of the Atacama Desert as a colonial mirage herited from the Spanish conquistadores and merges harmoniously the local culture with the one of the outsiders. 

Marco C. Pereira and Sara Wong

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How to get there Visit www.staralliance.com to check the most adequate flights to Santiago. Lanchile has five daily flights from Santiago to Calama. From Calama to San Pedro de Atacama it takes about two hours by car or bus.

Documents Passport with more than six months from its expiry date. For most Western countries, visa can be obtained locally.

Currency Chilean Peso - Check www.xe.com to get the actual rate.

Time Zone GMT -4

Electric Power 220V 50 Hz

Official Language Spanish

When to Go As part of the Atacama Desert, San Pedro is dry year round. The mean annual temperature ranges from highs of 17º to 24º and lows of 11º to 17º. Around, in the middle of the desert temperature can nevertheless reach 0º before sunrise and 40º as the heat peak.

On the Internet www.lonelyplanet.com/chile/northern-chile/san-pedro-de-atacama

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