Blue skies and average daily temperatures hovering around 80 degrees Fahrenheit are perfect conditions to grab your board and hit the sandy slopes in San Pedro de Atacama. This week traveler Gabriellah’s photo reminds us of South America’s diverse landscapes, ranging from lush jungles to the extreme opposite.
In Chile, sandboarding the dunes of the Atacama desert is an adrenaline-packed way to experience the driest place on Earth. Believe it or not, there are some areas in the Atacama region where no rainfall has ever been recorded. While sandboarding, take the time to marvel at the surreal landscapes of Valle de la Luna, or Moon Valley, where the jagged mountainous terrain resembles that of the moon’s surface.
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Britt is a California native who left her home to explore South America in 2013 and now lives in Peru. She’s just a little obsessed about planning getaways with her family, scuba diving, and trekking.