Heritage Route No 14

Atacama Desert Oasis - San Pedro, Chiu Chiu - Lasana

An invitation to travel through historic Atacama, observing the geological marks that have formed the landscape that is nourished by the remains of 11,000 years of human occupation, from prehistoric groups of hunter-gatherers to their current descendents.

Monday, July 20, 2009  
San Pedro de Atacama - Chiu Chiu San Pedro de Atacama - Chiu Chiu

Location: Loa Province, Antofagasta Region.

Distance: 70 km.

Travel time: 2 days.

Travel Mode: Automobile and Hiking.

Season: Year round.

Landmarks: 45.

Main attractions: An invitation to travel through historic Atacama, observing the geological marks that have formed the landscape that is nourished by the remains of 11,000 years of human occupation, from prehistoric groups of hunter-gatherers to their current descendents. Leaving the shaded oasis of San Pedro and Chiu-Chiu and the hospitality of their inhabitants behind, the route leads to the formidable gorges Carved out of the salt in the Lasana Canyon, from where you can admire the vestiges of generations of Atacameños, miners, merchants, and travelers.

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