The flight from Dallas to Santiago Chile was a breeze because we flew American Airlines Business Class. They don’t offer First Class to Santiago – but is was all good and I slept during most of the flight. Ahhhh, the only way to fly.

We spent a few hours at the Ritz Carlton in Santiago, then returned back to the airport for a late afternoon flight to Calama. The resort that we are staying at, Tierra Atacama is located in a tiny town called San Pedro, which is arounf 1.5 hours from Calama airport. The flight from Santiago to Calama was around 1.5 hours as well. So, it is fair to say that we were all pretty tired that night.

The next day we were up and out to the Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon). The Vally is located around 20 minutes from the resort in the “Los Flamencos National Reserve.” It really looks like the moon there because of the salt formations.

Check it out: