Bolivia - Chile - Argentina

A Journey to the Colours of the Atacama Desert and of the Andes

A journey offered by Condor Tours
1st October - 29th October 2004

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After my trip last year to Iceland, where I had the benefit of experiencing Nordic weather, I was looking for pure sun this time. Since I have always wanted to savour the fascination of a desert, but also love mountains, my choice quickly fell on the Atacama desert in south America, as the Andes lie just next to them. It was just then that my former travelling companion, Benni recommended a Condor trip "to the world of the Andes," and after this, booking the trip was merely a matter of procedure.


A herd of llamas in the foreground of Vulcano Licancabur

Landscape at San Pedro de Atacama