About the Tour
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Join two world-class photographers, Ignacio Palacios and Marsel Van Oosten, on an unforgettable photography adventure.
The breathtaking desert landscape that we’ll explore on our tour is the result of centuries of winds and floods on the sand and stone of the region. In the Atacama, the large sand dunes of Valle de la Luna and the stone formations mimic the surface of the moon, giving the region its name, which translates to “Valley of the Moon”. The unique color of the landscape, caused by the way the salt formations reflect the sunlight, makes the Valle de la Luna a beautiful, changing spectrum of bright blue, green, yellow and red colors.
El Salar de Uyuni is an incredible place. The world’s largest salt flat at an elevation of 3656 meters. The large area, clear skies, and the exceptional flatness of the surface make the Salar an ideal object for calibrating the altimeters of Earth observation satellites. At night both the Atacama and the Altiplano are amazing locations to do some astro photography as the quality of the air is just superb.