|Las Tres Marias (right to left): Maria praying on her knees, Maria holding baby Jesus, Maria destroyed by a tourist|
|Us in front of the Three Marias|
|A salty T-Rex!|
|The salt road leading out of the Valley of the Moon|
We climbed up the Duna Mayor, the highest dune in the valley, for great views over the valley and the Andean peaks and volcanoes.
|Tourists climbing the sand dunes|
|View of the amphitheatre from the top of the dune|
|The lunar landscape|
The Valley of the Moon is considered one of the driest places on earth. On our way out, we stopped at a bright white section of salt. It used to be covered in dirt and sand, but thanks to the freak rain two weeks ago the ground has been cleaned and the salt crystals are gleaming.
Our last stop was to watch the sunset in the Cordillera de la Sal (salt mountain range). As ever, it was a spectacular blend of colours and a beautiful way to finish off our sightseeing in the desert.
|Salt-covered canyons in the desert|
|Another beautiful desert sunset|