The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is the driest region in the world. It is bordered by the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Its extension is 1200 kilometers long and 160 kilometers wide.
Among its mountains is the highest and most active volcano in the world, "Los ojos del Salar" with a height of 6,893 meters.
The conditions of this territory, besides its richness in salt marshes, minerals and fauna, form unique landscapes in the world.
A number of national parks protect the beautiful landscapes of this area, which is home to a variety of unusual wildlife. Wild vicunjas and guanacos, domesticated alpaca and llama graze on the desert vegetation.
Flamingos are common in mineral lakes, and Andean condors soar above snow-capped volcanoes.