How to Visit Atacama Without a Tour
The Atacama Desert in the north of Chile is one of the most popular travel destinations in this country. Visitors from every corner of the globe flock to the tiny town of San Pedro de Atacama, which is packed with endless rows of tour operators. For those of us less inclined to get shepherded into tour vans, I recommend renting a car from the Calama airport. And to help you navigate the open roads, I’ve created a self-guided driving tour for your Atacama adventure.