San Pedro de Atacama is a town in the northeastern part of Chile. The town is at an elevation of 2,400 m and has one of the driest climates on earth averaging 312 days a year without rain. There are many things to do from exploring the rich natural landscape, archaeological sights and sand boarding on dunes. We hired a 4WD and drove up to 5,500 m in the mountains – the snow capped Cerro Toco mountain (5,604 m) near the Bolivian border standing majestically in the middle of the desert was an incredible sight to see. We also explored the Salar de Atacama in the middle of the Atacama desert, which are big salt flats that had many pink flamingos when we were there.