Written by Tasha Williams Travel Consultant – Chile & Argentina
Updated: April 27, 2022
Published: May 09, 2018
If you’re planning a trip to South America this year, you’ve got a lot of amazing options when considering destinations. But if you’re looking to be totally wowed by natural wonders, the choices generally come down to two places: Patagonia vs Atacama Desert. Patagonia has breathtaking mountains, endless steppes, unusual wildlife, and stunning glaciers and icefields. It’s home to Torres del Paine, the most visited national park in Patagonia, and Los Glaciares, home of the Perito Moreno glacier. Its natural landscapes are some of the most beautiful in the world. Atacama Desert Luxury Tours are equally stunning, but in entirely different ways. Vast salt flats, lunar-like landscapes, active geysers, and crystal-clear blue lagoons occupy about 600 square miles in Atacama in northern Chile. Wondering which one is right for you? Answer the following questions to help narrow down your choice—then let us know in the comments where you want to go.