The white is crystallized salt.
Valle de la Luna, otherwise known as Moon Valley, is located about 13km west of San Pedro. It is part of the Reserva Nacional los Flamencos which is divided into a number of areas. More about that in the next blog. One of the driest places on earth, it is claimed that some areas of the valley haven't seen a drop of rain in hundreds of years.
I was lucky enough to join Miri, Sergi and their new friend Sergio in a private "tour" on two consecutive afternoons. What an amazing landscape and a feast for the eyes!! It's not difficult to see how it got it's name. The myriad of colours & textures, especially with the changing light was truly magnificent. The folded ridges of the Cordillera de la Sal, spectacular formations such as El Anfiteatro, Licancabur Volcano to the east, gigantic dunes of volcanic sand, caverns to explore, dry,white, salt encrusted lake beds and saline outcrops carved out by nature. Such diversity in one area, so very special.
So enough of the chat.... let's have a look.....
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