17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Mars Hotel

Tayka del Desierto is the highest hotel in the world, at roughly 4,600 meters of altitude. Built with the surroundings volcanic rocks, it’s the only settlement in the Siloli Desert, part of the Atacama one, regarded as the most arid desert in the world. Hundreds of kilometers separate this place for the nearest village, and it is probably the closest mars-like environment that can be found on Earth.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Bolivia, Bolivia
Camera: L1D-20c
Copyright: © Enrico Pescantini