When is the best time to visit Atacama Desert?
The Atacama Desert is a fascinating region in South America. The main village to visit this place is San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile. Can you imagine somewhere that has never seen any rain in over 300 years? Indeed, can you believe this arid place has so many wonderful and diverse landscapes to be seen? This is a destination definitely not to be missed.
The temperature, as in any desert, has a wide variation during the day. It means that it will probably be very hot during the day and cold at night.
Summer (December – February)
At this season, the very rear rains can happen in some parts of the desert. This phenomenon is known as the altiplanic winter. It is not something you should worry about, you could actually testify something the locals expect a lot.
Autumn (March – May)
It is a perfect time to visit Atacama Desert! The temperature is mild during the day and not so cold at night. You will probably find a beautiful blue sky.
Winter (June – August)
It is a busy season. A lot of people are attracted by the pleasant temperature during the day, which is generally around 22ºC. However, at night it is expected below zero temperatures.
Spring (September – November)
The temperature is similar to autumn. In September sandstorm can happen, but it is very rare.
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