Where is the Atacama desert located?
You will find the Atacama desert in Northern Chile, South America.
The borders aren't strictly defined but it is a very cool place to visit.
The best way to see the region is by flying into Calama, then hiring a rental car.
From Calama you can drive to San Pedro de Atacama, a real country'n'western town from which you can drive to some of the region's most interesting attractions including the Salar de Tara, Reserva National de Flamencos, Laguna Chaxa and many more.
San Pedro is very remote, which presents its own challenges like finding a functioning ATM.