Our planet is full of wonderful places. We can find beauty not only in historical monuments, in works of art or cities. We also discover it in nature: waterfalls, beaches, mountains ... and deserts. We are going to know 5 spectacular deserts that are worth visiting. These are magical places, and we will understand why. Follow us!
5 wonderful deserts worth visiting
Deserts are extensions of land that because of their weather conditions are not populated with plants. They are, therefore, uninhabited landscapes, where it seems that the world stops and the only thing that emerges is silence. Quiet, inspiring and unique places.
Visiting them is an unforgettable experience. As if you were traveling to another planet. And now, with this, we will meet the 5 most spectacular that are waiting for you:
1. The Great Atacama DesertAtacama Desert - Skreidzeleu
It is located in northern Chile. It is considered the driest desert on the planet due to its geographical location. The Andes mountain range forms a barrier that completely isolates the rain zone. It has an area of 1,000 km².
Along the desert there are interesting areas that can be visited. Almost all are in the highest parts, a short distance from Bolivia. To visit him, We advise you to depart from San Pedro de Atacama, the closest desert city.
From there, you can reach areas like the Moon Valley, where you will see some wonderful lakes in the middle of a bright sun. Also, the area of geysers in El Tatio. Also, if you can see it at night, you will contemplate the stars, since the region is hardly contaminated. Without a doubt, it is the first of the deserts that are worth visiting.
2. Sahara DesertSahara Desert - Vixit
It is one of the most famous, since It is the largest sand desert in the world. It has an area of 9,000 km² and there are areas that are really worth visiting.
Perhaps the most interesting part is the one that covers the southeast region, from Morocco to Egypt, where there are areas of ergs. These are sand masses that form spectacular dunes.
Travel there it's like plunging into the end of the world. Horizons that do not end, silence, sun ... Some ergs known with Erg Chebbi, and the Great Eastern Erg of Algeria.
"The desert sand is for the weary traveler the same as the incessant conversation for the lover of silence."
3. Uyuni DesertSalar de Uyuni - Mauricio Frias / Flickr.com
In this case, it is one of the deserts that is worth visiting, but in large part because of its appearance. We are not facing a desert of sand, dunes and oases. This is a salt flat with an area of 10,000 km²! It is located in Bolivia, within the Altiplano region.
It is the desert of continuous and highest salt in the world. And it constitutes a reserve of potassium, boron and magnesium. But above all, lithium. It is estimated that 50-70% of the world's lithium is found here. Its landscapes are incredible: flat, cracked and whitish so characteristic. Dare to visit it!
4. Lut DesertLut Desert - Marcin Szymczak
This is perhaps one of the most unknown deserts on our planet. if we compare it with the previous ones in the list. However, it has been an absolute find for all those intrepid travelers.
It is located in southeastern Iran, a couple of hours from Kerman. It is the place where the highest temperatures on the planet have been recorded, specifically, 70ºC. Incredible!
The most characteristic of this desert is a region of about 100 kilometers called Kaluts. It has really interesting landscapes due to the erosion caused by the wind. The result is an extraterrestrial landscape, to the point of resembling Mars because of the reddish color.
5. Antarctic DesertAntarctic Desert - michelle2214 / Pixabay.com
You never thought that our last desert would be at the South Pole, right? But how could it be less, there had to be such a place on every continent. It is located in Antarctica, considered the highest continent on the planet. It is the largest desert of all on the list: more than 12,000 km².
The panorama you find when visiting it is impressive: blue, snow, ice. A real new world opens at your feet. The most negative are the temperatures: the winters at the South Pole are really complicated.
The climatic conditions of the area (temperatures, winds and snow episodes) mean that there is no plant life. For this reason, It is one of the most inhospitable deserts on the planet, but also one of those worth visiting.
So far our list of deserts worth visiting. Of course, there are many who have been left out, such as the Namib desert, in Namibia, the Gobi desert, the Death Valley ... Or even the African Kalahari. On each continent you can find a desert to visit. Do not you think it anymore!