This weekend we visited Valle del Elqui (Elqui Valley) in Chile. The valley is situated less than an hours drive from the beautiful coastal city of La Serena. I last visited the valley in 2010 and I was so excited to go back. It’s a beautifully peaceful place!
It’s a place of prime importance for astronomers who study the stars as it is home to some of the most powerful telescopes in the world; the sky is so clear that it has some of the most impressively clear night time views in the world. It’s boasts 340 days of sun per year and clouds are a very rare sight therefore it has one of the clearest skies in the southern hemisphere.
For the next few Travel Tuesdays I’ll be sharing my trip on the blog and where better place to start than the start?! We left La Serena on an overcast morning and headed to the valley in our rented car. “It’s never cloudy in Valle del Elqui” Carlos promised me.
Then treat yourself to a Papaya ice cream afterwards. Valle de Elqui is famous for it’s papayas as they grow within this microclimate.
I love these views of dry scenes as they are just so different from anywhere in England. The drive was totally beautiful and I sat with my face glued to the window for most of it. Next week I’ll be sharing our very special lunch when we arrived in the valley.
Ever been to a place so sunny?
Marcella xx :: Bloglovin