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San Pedro de Atacama Region

Just outside the small village of San Pedro there are intriguing archaeological, steaming hot springs and stunning landscapes. One of the big must-see attractions is here: the Valle de la Muerte, with its otherworldly scenery and a big dune that's perfect for sand-boarding.

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Dancers in traditional costumes perform during "La Tirana" religious carnival, in the streets of La Tirana, 78 km east of Iquique, northern Chile, on July 15, 2019. - The celebration, an Andean festivity related to mining workers and farmers in honour of the Virgin of Carmel, is the largest religious holiday in northern Chile. (Photo by Martin BERNETTI / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP via Getty Images)


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