Andes Nomads, Desert Camp & Lodge | Established Campground

Chile

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Last Visited: 27 days ago
GPS: -22.98168, -68.18314
Altitude: 2418.2 masl
Place Website: www.andesnomads.cl
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Amenities

Electricity: Yes - At Sites
Wifi: Yes - Average
Kitchen: Yes
Restaurant: No
Showers: Hot
Water: Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sanitation Dump Station: Unknown

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Desert. and stars Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the desert and the privileged view of the volcanoes, under an exciting universe of galaxies Just 10 kilometers south of the town of San Pedro de Atacama in the oasis of Cucuter, you will enjoy a cozy and ample space to live the experience of your dreams of sleeping under the stars. in a space of 2 hectares surrounded by leafy Algarrobos and Chañares For those passionate about nature and silence Camping site $ 10,000 + $ 3,000 per person

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As described, wonderful place and the very helpful and friendly host Mauricio. As. Price from 01.01.2020 on: 9.500 Pesos per night and person.

Ask Mauricio for Margarita: She makes a great astronomic explanation of the southern hemisphere. She also shows the objects in the sky with her big telescope. You can get pictures from her with you in the front and the night sky in the back. Its only 500m from the campsite away and the price is only 20.000 Pesos. Duration is 3,5 hours, starts at 21:30.

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Very nice camping and lodge, the hostess Jorge and Jessy are very nice persons who told us what to do and where to go. 100% recommendable to stay

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we spent two days in this wonderful camping, right in the middle of the desert. the campsite has a structure for travelers: trees with great shadows, clean bathrooms, showers with hot showers, washbasins, washing machine, wifi, panoramic views of the volcanoes and a starry sky. We stayed here for 2 days. Mauricio and Rodrigo are wonderful people! The daily rate is 7000 per person. To wash 3000 per load of 5kg of laundry + 600 for detergent.

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We confirm what everyone has already said: 7000 pesos pp/pn, 3000 for the washing machine, free potable and non potable water if you ask Mauricio to open the tap.
Very peaceful with good spots in the shade

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Un endroit magnifique. calme, en plein désert, on profite à l ombre du calme. l équipe est super. idéal point pour visiter la région.

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They changed the WiFi, good in the morning (up to 1mb/s) and really bad in the afternoon/evening (13-100kb/s)

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As described. Nice and quiet. Pool is still too dirty and full of vesps=(

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Very friendly owner, nice quiet camping site, warm showers and good wifi around the pool area. Free portable water and washing machine for extra money. Would have been a nice pool but sadly there were tons of vesps inside, so we couldn‘t use. Thank you Mauricio for all the advices.

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Qu'ajouter à tous ces commentaires sinon que Mauricio, le maître de ces lieux, est un homme absolument adorable qui cherchera par tous les moyens à vous être utile. Le lieu est absolument incontournable, le seul dans toute l'amsud où nous sommes retournés plusieurs jours de suite, et où nous nous sommes fait des amis.

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Went for one night and end up staying 5 mostly because of the other travellers, we had such a good team there.
Mauricio is obviously a great person very friendly who joined us almost every night to talk to us. Rodrigo is also the best always smiling. We park under the big tree so perfect for the shadow. The swimming pool is nice but not very clean. A bit far from the city and nothing around but al least you enjoy the quiet surrounding. We really enjoyed staying here.
7000 pp.

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Spend 3 weeks here over Christmas and New Year, had an excellent time.
We also incorporated a 3 night tour to Uyuni, which an experience in more ways than one.
The campsite is run on solar and generator. WiFi is not brilliant but it works. We were able to connect to Claro.
It's a simple site in the desert but it seems to work well. We had a great Christmas and New Year with many overlanders.

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This is a beautiful spot. Our first night and it's so peaceful.

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Pour voir l’ensemble des avis de ce camping, agrandissez la map de l’application pour voir apparaître un autre point qui se dissimule derrière. Il y a un doublon, et tous les avis figurent sur l’autre point

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Meilleur spot du Chili !
Camping au cœur du désert, loin de l’agitation de la ville. Le propriétaire, Mauricio, est très sympathique. Et ses 2 assistants, Rodrigo et Camila, sont adorables. Emplacements plats, parfois à l’ombre, avec électricité, et lumière. Wifi capricieux. Chiens acceptés. Pas de restriction de hauteur. Toilettes, douches chaudes à l’eau salée, piscine d’eau salée, machine à laver à l’eau salée en supplément (3 000$Ch la machine). Nous sommes dans un salar, il ne faut pas l’oublier. Je dirai même plus, nous sommes dans un désert, à ce titre, il faut réguler sa consommation d’eau. Soyons responsables.
On peut vous amener en ville et venir vous récupérer pour 5 000$Ch en tout.
7 000$Ch pppn comprenant l’eau potable. Mauricio vous offre la possibilité de remplir en eau potable vos gourdes, tous les jours. Nous n’avions jamais vu ça ! Vous pouvez aussi remplir votre tank, au moment de partir, en eau potable, sans surcoût.
Jolie cadre, avec vue sur les chaînes de volcans. Nuit calme et étoilée. Sortie nocturne avec Margarita pour admirer les étoiles, pour 15 000$Ch pp. Il faut d’ailleurs éteindre les lumières extérieures dans le camping à partir de 21h pour respecter ceux qui veulent observer le cosmos.
Nous sommes restés 3 semaines et avons créé des liens avec chaque membre du camping. Nos « au revoir » furent difficiles

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Wifi super slow and barely reached the van, which was frustrating for the amount you’re paying, though the location is lovely and the showers have great pressure and hot water if you need it. They also have night astronomy tours really close to the campsite so you don’t have to do the ones in town.

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Watch out! There is a second sign, description and rating on IOverlander for this place.
Enlarge the Map to see the second sign behind this one.
Very recomendet! I agree!

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camping très calme, très propre, douche chaude, piscine, lave linge ,(3000 pesos pour 5 kgs), dans un oasis à une dizaine de kilomètres de San Pedro. Maurizio le propriétaire, Camila et Rodrigo sont très serviables et gentils. nous avons eu droit a une leçon de photo de nuit par Camila. Maurizio parle très bien français. nous étions en camping car. La nuit le ciel est tout étoilé. on recommande pour les amoureux de la nature et de calme. 7000 pesos par personnes.

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Absolutely a top site, up there with the best in South America! Beautiful surroundings and excellent facilities and Q U I E T !!!
Here you can listen to the silence! Easily the best place for overlanders in this area.
Once you get close, turn onto the driveway by the Lot 52 sign. Some GPS maps and maps.me lead you too far west where there is no access. Google maps supposedly displays correctly.

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Spent 2 1/2 weeks at Mauricios Campsite! What a lovely place to be stuck! Our dieselpump was leaking and Mauricio help us with everything as much as he could until we found a solution. Plus showers are hot, toilets are clean and there’s a sink to do your dishes.

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This is a very clean, safe and beautiful place to stay and to storage your car. Very friendly helpful owner.

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Good Place to get clean Alain After some days of wild camping

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Mauricio is a very good host, good place to meet other overlanders, lots of places with electricity available. Clean water, hot showers. WiFi and pool well maintained. Pet friendly.

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Camping for big rigs. Really nice place to stay. Very friendly and helpful owner.

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Decided to escape from San Pedro de Atacama and go to this place. Struggled a bit to find the place. Lovely and peaceful. 7000 pesos pp for camper van. Electricity on site running from 8am till midnight. Hot showers. They are French speaking owners also. Wifi not bad during our stay.

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The facilities are getting a bit tired. Not easy to get a hot shower. Doors don’t close well anymore etc. Swimming pool not very appealing to use. Kitchen now only for users of the Cabañas, not for campers. They have plans to build one for campers. Still a nice place to be in the nature, have shade under a tree and meet other overlanders. Good atmosphere. Still recommended.

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location info is spot on. stayed here 4 nights and had a fantastic time. Ample shade to pitch tent and park the motorcycle. Mauris the owner is well travelled and really friendly. Rooms are also available. brilliant night sky. Excellent showers and toilets all spotless clean. drinking water included on price. 5000 for one tent and motor cycle. Definitely reccomended. Enjoy

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Really nice place in the desert! Clean hot hot showers, and bathrooms with paper. sink, was clean , nice pool , quiet at night. The WiFi was good at our time. Very friendly and helpful owner. But think about you re in the desert, so there are no shops or restaurant! Drinking water available - but only to fill small bottles

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Brilliant host and great community feel. Clean showers and toilets! Really good camp ground with pool. Also has water/kitchen facilities and laundry too. Good location out of San Pedro with great views of the mountains. Definitely worth the stay! 7000CHP p/p

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Nice place under the trees and out of the city of SP de Atacama.
Hot solar shower until midnight.
No electricity from 10:00pm to 08:00am
Camping is totally of the grid 😁
Bathroom are clean.
Wifi is very slow and only near the bathroom.
The owner is very nice and volunteers too.
7000 CP per person and per night.

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great place for overland. shower, bathroom. swimming pool
7.000 chilean pesos for person.

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The best camping of Atacama. camping completo, com ótima infraestrutura, espaço, excelente cozinha, água potável, banheiros limpos e organizado, com preço muito justo o melhor da região do deserto. Maurício nos deu todo suporte e é uma pessoa muito amável. Amamos ficar nesse lugar

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After passing through the tiny town of Cucuter from San Pedro, in about 2km you'll see a yellow sign saying "Lot 52" - this is the turn and you'll be able to see campers. Nice little oasis and very quiet.
Pool was not open when we were here but showers were hot and clean. Unfortunately in the two days we were here the banos and camping sinks were not cleaned (if you have a fully equipped camper, the hostel's kitchen is off limits if they are full), - the volunteers get weekends off (?), WiFi extremely slow one day and out most of second day. No shops or restaurants around so come prepared. Washing machine use costs 3000CLP and didn't spin well. Oh and power went out about five times during our stay. Owner is very nice though. Might have stayed longer if WiFi better as we'd been disconnected for several days and needed it.

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We stay here for 1 day. Manager Mauricio very amable. Simple place with hot showers, toilets, water to fill tanks but eletricity is limited.
$5.000 chi per person only.

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Wonderful place a bit away from busy San Pedro. Best price benefit. Washing machine available. Mauricio, the owner, was so Nice and helpful.

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Great experience!
Very nice place, clean bathrooms and full kitchen, wifi ok, shades, pool, barbecue spots, and the best place to see the stars only for that worth stay here.
And Mauricio the owner, is very friendly and always helpful, thanks Mauricio!!!

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Camping au milieu du désert , vrai camping pour les nomades ( eau chaude , toilettes , wifi aléatoire , électricité , machine à laver , eau potable , cuisine ) , piscine . Très calme dans un cadre sublime . Mauricio très sympa , disponible tout en restant discret . Avons payé 5000/adulte la nuit ( gratuit pour enfants ), 3000 / lessive . À RECOMMANDER VRAIMENT , AU TOP

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Very nice overlander place. Plenty space and everything there. Good showers and clean toilets. Really cool !!!

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mauritio is a very friendly and laid back guy who is happy to welcome you in his laid back desert camp!!
most likely you will meet other overlanders there.
it's great that you have so much space for yourself.
great kitchen and comunal area, too.
washing machine available.
very nice overlander vibe.

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Hello
I think this is the place to stay some days and visit the area.
First we stay some days in San Pedro but with the children is nice to find sometime a secure place where they can run.
We stay one week....!
We have make a great ride in the desert with our bicycle.
The shower are with salt water (just a litlle), but you have potable water in the commun kitchen, and Mauricio work a lot on his potable water station....it will be in place soon.
Mauricio is so friendly and help us when we need.
If you have a big rig it's OK.
It's a quiet and safe place.

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After traveling 5 day in the Atacama desert we arrived at Andes Nomads. What a place! It makes you feel at home, relax and secure. Stunning views and a great host makes the picture complete. Electricity through generator is available from 8.00 till 24.00 hours. It is a hidden secret and not easy to find without GPS.

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Exactly as described. Everything an overlander need is available here regardless of the mean of traveling. Just come with your food and your good mood. Moricio is really the most kind man on earth. And an experienced traveler.
The place to be in this area and possibly the place to stay more time than planned.

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The first overlander campsite we stayed at in South America great campsite. Great owner Maurice himself a ex overlander.

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Really a great spot. Mauricio is a wonderful host. He even collected wood for our campfire. Nice music in the „clubhouse“. Washing machine for 3000P.

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Everything as described. Led by the overlander for overlanders. Everything what you need in one place. Showers are solar so good water temperature at this time of the year is afternoon only.
5000clp p/pers.

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We stayed here for a few days, and really liked it! Mauricio is really nice, everything is pretty clean, the hot showers have good pressure, the kitchen is well equipped, there is a great common room and the place is solar-powered. ☀️ The only little thing that you could make better are the really small toilet cabins 🚽😄

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Very nice and peaceful place. You will definitely stay longer than you thought.

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Best place for miles! Such an amazing camp location, with literally everything you could need. There is Wi-Fi now, and bottled water to drink in the kitchen. Best communal kitchen and cool hang out space during the day. 5000 pesos per person. We could easily stay a week. Food in town at various small supermarkets, market near the cemetery has best veg we thought especially on Thursday when we visited.

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Warning: if you have a strict travel plan, do not visit this place, you will stay longer than expected! It's such a lovely place, clean, affordable and friendly owner. And you will meet lots of overlanders there to exchange travel info.

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Great place to relax a few days under the trees of this oasis. Mauricio is more than friendly and speaks good french and english.

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Nice camping with lots of shade. Use of toilet is an interesting exercise (toilet and door are very close together), but we csn live with that ;-) possible to wash your clothes for free. Shower uses bit salty water. 5000clp each

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Excellent spot for overlanders, everything you need to recharge and very friendly host. Don't rely on wifi, but so worth it for everything else. Sure to become the go to place in San Pedro.

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Passamos 6 dias nesse camping e como dito anteriormente, é tudo verdade ! Ainda custava 5000 chilenos pp em março/2018 quando estivemos lá. O local é um oásis no meio do deserto, cheio de vegetação e sombra. A piscina é grande e a água é mantida sempre limpa. Os chuveiros tem boa pressão e a água é tão quente quanto você desejar. Banheiros impecavelmente limpos quando estivemos lá. O local conta com uma confortável sala de TV, uma copa com algumas mesas e uma cozinha limpa e com equipamentos novos e bem cuidados. Há uma máquina de lavar roupas e você pode lavar até 4 kgs por diária sem adicional. Maurício é uma pessoa tranquila e realmente se importa com seus hóspedes, tudo que pode ser melhorado no local já está em seus planos. O camping fica localizado à apenas 8,5km da cidade de SPA, o que já faz com que a experiência do céu a noite seja sensacional. Há espaço suficiente para campers maiores. Também há alguns chalés para serem alugados.

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Great campsite. Communal area inside with tables and chairs, cooking facilities. clean toilets and showers and hot water. There’s even a pool. Mauricio is very helpful and even helped us with some paperwork for our car. Lovely peaceful setting. Highly recommended.

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perfect campsite, Mauricio the owner is super nice and friendly, speaks English France and Spanish, beautiful kitchen, good showers, stayed 5 days there. highly recommended

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An amazing campsite specialized to overlanders. Great space in the desert setting. Should be advertised as Glamping. Spacious with designated spaces for small and big rigs. Great kitchen and common area with tables, couch, books... indoor and outdoor sitting areas. Coal/wood grill, pool, stargazing observation platform, laundry, clean toilets and showers with hot water... Internet it’s not a forté, but there is some reception from cell towers.
Mauricio was a great host, very friendly and helpful. He will actually look into helping you on every inquiry. He found us a mechanic after we asked about it casually.
He still honored his promotional price of $5000clp /p. Don’t know how long it will last.

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Really a nice place! Same place as Andes Nomads, which is mentioned as a second entry in IOverlander. Very helpful and friendly. Good camping, well equipped communal kitchen and clean , hot shower/toilets. Also rooms available and a washing machine for free. Pool, BBQ pits and electricity in an ample, shady place with several spots to camp. WiFi slow but ok to check e-Mails & WhatsApp. Mauricio‘s intention is to create a location for overlanders to relax and recharge energy. As he only recently opened the place he offers the special rate of 5000 CLP per person camping, no extra for car, everything included. Once officially open, he plans to charge 8000 CLP. Highly recommendable.

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Amazing place, really nice people! The pool is ready and the shower are wonderful! Only not recommendable if you need WiFi, that didn’t work while we were there.

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We hadn't good night here. People, probably volunteers who work here, were loud at night, they had party. Good thing is you can make a laundry for free and they are helpful.

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As mentioned before. Maurizio and his staff are very friendly. They are really working to improve the campground. It‘s worth to go. Maybe hard to find in night. You can picture stars inside the camping, very low light pollution. Just great.

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Indeed a very nice place, out of dusty and crowded San Pedro
Mauricio the owner, has traveled the world and knows exactly what overlander need. Once the place completely finished, it will be a place which has everything one can wish for,including a nice pool

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Nice place 10 km outside of San Pedro. The Owner Mauricio is very nice and helpfull. The place is actuell not completley finished. But anyway, highley recomended. Great Pool. 10.000 Pesos per Car.

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what a nice place to stay. really warm/hot showers!!! the nicest kitchen ever!!with oven!!! a hang out area...a lot of shade and leveled ground. grill to use water. and in two to tree weeks theres a huge pool. washingmashine and handwash available!!! the owner is so nice and kind and helps with everything.. great place to stay an relax.. recommend 10'000 for two in a van!!

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RUM: Wir standen 3 Nächte hier und der Besitzer Maurice oder Mauritius ist sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Er hat eine sehr schöne Küche und einen Pool, der bearbeitet wurde, in der Zeit wo wir da waren. Wir durften kostenlos seine Waschmaschine benutzen. Toiletten und Duschen sind gepflegt. Das Problem ist der Wassermangel, aber daran arbeitet er. Ver u. Entsorgung ist teils gegeben. Sein Wasser ist nicht trinkbar und so bietet er kostenlos Wasser aus Wasserspendern an. Der Platz hat Schatten, auch für große Fahrzeuge. Platzgebühr : 5000Pesos pro Person. Wagen sind frei. Strom ist auch gegeben .Da der Platz noch sehr neu ist, gibt es für den Besitzer noch viel zu tun....aber.....das wird schon.

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Very nice place out of the city. Mauricio the owner is very friendly (especialy with french people as he is half french half chilian). 8000 clp / vehicle + 4000 / pers. (free for kids under 12 years old).Hot shower, clean toilets, swiming pool, kitchen. Also possible to rent a room with private bathroom and breakfast at 40 000 clp for 2 pers. Highly recommended. We spent a beautiful christmas there.

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very nice place for any type of truck and motorhome. In a midle of Atacama desert

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Camp & Lodge, nice private place !

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Andes Nomads, Desert Camp & Lodge
www.andesnomads.cl

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Very nice place, surrounded by the driest desert in the world, but the place is an oasis, full of vegetation, with a good swimming pool. Mauricio its owner very worried about each guest. You can wash your clothes at no additional cost and carry drinking water from the plant that owns reverse osmosis. a highly recommended place, although it is a bit removed from San Pedro, Mauricio can leave you and look for San Pedro.

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Desert. and stars Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the desert and the privileged view of the volcanoes, under an exciting universe of galaxies Just 10 kilometers south of the town of San Pedro de Atacama in the oasis of Cucuter, you will enjoy a cozy and ample space to live the experience of your dreams of sleeping under the stars. in a space of 2 hectares surrounded by leafy Algarrobos and Chañares For those passionate about nature and silence
Camping site $ 10,000 + $ 3,000 per person

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