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Valley of the Moon is a fantastic moon landscape that is a part of the Cordillera de la Sal (Salt Mountain Range) belonging to the Los Flamencos National Reserve. It is a large depression in the ground, 1,650 feet (500 m) in diameter, that exhibits odd sculptural shapes. These are the result of a sequence of transformations on the earth's crust caused by the folding of the watery ground underneath the salt lake.

Because of its lack of humidity, there is little life here, and it is one of the most inhospitable places on the planet.

We reached Valle de la Luna (16 km. from San Pedro) at sunset and climbed a large sand dune to watch odd shapes cast long shadows. The waning sunlight intensifies the impression of a moonscape. This was also a great place to watch Licancabur again.

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