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Courtesy Balloons over Atacama
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Above the Atacama Desert

See northern Chile in a different way.

Eastern Safaris, the company that has been hot-air ballooning over the temples of Bagan, in Myanmar, since 1999, has launched Balloons over Atacama. It’s an entirely new way to explore Chile’s vast northern desert. Forty-minute flights start at sunrise and drift over the area with views of multicolored rock formations, salt plains, and snow-capped volcanoes. From $300 per person; 56-2/3224-2507;