Holiday 2016: Travel With Lovers

by Berit Baugher

Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa

Where: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

What's to love: The remote oasis transports you to the isolated, rocky, red terrain of Chile's most famous desert for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Terracotta-colored cottages blend seamlessly into the otherworldly Catarpe Valley. Sign up for one of 30 local excursions, like an adrenaline-packed volcano climb or an early morning trek to El Tatio Geyser Field.

Good to know: Eastern Safaris recently launched daily sunrise balloon flights. Passengers experience romantic vistas of the desert landscape, ancient rock formations, and salt plains against a backdrop of distant volcanoes.

Read more on Fathom: Man On the Moon? No, It's the Atacama Desert

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Photo: Courtesy of Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa