What Is It? Although you might expect the world’s driest desert to be in Africa or the Middle East, it’s actually the Atacama Desert in Chile.
Why Do It? Some areas of this desert haven’t had rain 400+ years! Here you can explore the salt marshes, volcanoes, high elevations, and starry night skies. Make a point to see the Valle de la Luna, which is a landscape created by winds, floods, and sand that resembles the surface of the moon.
Good to Know: If possible, plan your trip to the Atacama Desert for sunset because the colors really come alive then and the landscape creates breathtaking silhouettes across the skyline.