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Do you like stones?
Awesome. The moon valley in Chile might be your quiet rock haven. A place you can pretend to hide from civilisation whilst you walk around stones with plenty of other tourists doing exactly the same thing.
The moon valley in the north of Chile (El Valle de la Luna) is 15km away from San Pedro de Atacama.
Floods and winds have led to various rock formations that resemble …
… you could have guessed so… the moon.
When I went to one of the “most stunning places on earth” (as various websites with probably drunk authors pointed out) I did not see the moon rising in front of incredible stones. Come on MOON valley!
It was too cloudy.
And maybe that’s why I missed out on the magic.
Anyways if you’re into rocks and stones and sand…. Hell yeah this place is amazing!
We even drove 20 minutes more to see that:
Just look at the vast landscape! Damn you might love those deserts.
There’s just … well let’s put it that way…
nothing to see.
Except for rocks and sand. And more rocks. And stones. And sand sculptures.
And caves made out of rocks.
more rocks- yay!
rocks and the sun!
And tourists posing in front of rocks and stones and sand sculptures.
Look at me!
Hey there! It’s MEEEE in front of a rock!
Dreams came true.
Stand in front of a rock – check.
If you want to do stuff that is actually fun, skip moon valley and do this instead:
GO SANDBOARDING IN THE ATACAMA DESERT
… or watch a short video I made here:
GET A REAL METEORITE
You can actually buy one in the Museo del Meteorito in San Pedro Atacama. Touching a stone that actually flew down from the universe and landed in the Atacama desert in Chile.
Hell yeah! This is great! Of course I got one!
Endless wishes to go! Can you say no to that?
GO STARGAZING IN THE DESERT
Watch the stars with a glass of wine and see plenty of falling stars. (Saw 5 and ran out of wishes after 2).
There is basically no light pollution in the desert and you can even take pictures of the moon with your phone through a telescope!
Ever wanted to know how Mars looks like, sit by a bonfire and sip some wine whilst learning about ancient cultures?
Go! Do it!
Totally worth it! But bring a thick jacket it gets cold at night!