Our compass is still pointing South. We’re now at the tip of Patagonia. A land that both Argentina and Chili were looking forward to. Follow your guides on both sides of the boundary… and watch out for the strong winds !
We carry on South. We arrive at Puerto Rio Tranquillo and its famous caves. Finally, we reach the ice field North : see how we set up our camp in that beautiful nature !
After the dry land of Northern Chili, here we are in the South of the country. Big change ! Everything is now green and the vegetation is everywhere.
We follow the Carratera Austral route and decide to see se what the Chaiten volcano looks like from the summit.
We just arrived in the driest desert of the world. In some places, it has never ever rained ! The perfect place to watch the stars !
We’re heading to South-Lipez, next to the border between Bolivia and Chili. We take on a difficult 4×4 track. We’re ready for the lagunas: beautiful lakes with amazing colors located more than 4 000 meters above sea level.
Second star to the right and straight on till morning… We followed the directions and took off ! You just have to reach the Salar of Uyuni in the middle of the raining season. It is flodded and turns into a giant mirror, giving access to the sky.
As soon as we enter in Chili, we follow a small track in between the volcanos. The landscape is amazing. We decide to pitch up the tent right in the middle of it, 4300 meters high, next to the lamas.
We enter the sacred valley. It protects the entrance toward the Machu Pichu. Here, the incas harvested salt and grew some plants.