EXPLORING ATACAMA

EXPLORING ATACAMA

EXPLORING ATACAMA

EXPLORING ATACAMA

EXPLORING ATACAMA

EXPLORING ATACAMA

EXPLORING ATACAMA

What can I expect?

San Pedro de Atacama is an oasis and its history goes back: from the time when the native Lican-Antai, Atacamenian communities people built their first settlement, until today,
It is a place that in our days still preserves their traditions and ways of life. During this experience, you can be nurtured by this culture, enjoy the local cuisine and products, contemplating the landscape, experience and share with the local communities of different Atacamenian towns.
Also, San Pedro is perhaps best known as the threshold to enter another world. You can also expect the strangest, most beautiful landscapes throughout every second of your trip: a source of constant awe, this tour will make you wonder if this is still planet Earth.

US$830 / 4 days

US$830
/ 4 days

Summary

San Pedro de Atacama is an oasis located in the driest desert in the world. It is one of the finest locations in South America for observing the natural flora & fauna, geysers, salt flats/lagoons including a National Flamenco reserve and offers spectacular sunrises, sunsets, and unforgettable night skies. San Pedro respectfully maintains the cultural tradition of the local communities and its indigenous peoples. It is truly a unique destination offering a once in a lifetime experience.

ITINERARY

Calama & San Pedro de Atacama

Please Note: Itinerary may vary according to weather and road conditions, however, we will endeavor to make your guided tour as comfortable and timely as possible.

On the first day, you will be picked up by our driver at the Calama airport and travel to the historic town of San Pedro de Atacama. During the hour-long crossing of Atacama Desert, you will see wind-sculpted salt structures, hills of changing light/color depending on the time of day, the rising Andes and Domeyko mountain ranges and crisp blue skies. Upon arrival to San Pedro, your driver will leave you at the hotel and the following check-in, you’ll have free time to explore the cultural beauty of this special place and in the evening, enjoy the unique and spectacular night sky.


Calama & San Pedro de Atacama
Casa Don TomasCasa Don Tomas
Room
Standard
Meals
Breakfast
Category
3 Star
Estilo
Bed & Breakfast
Altiplanico San PedroAltiplanico San Pedro
Room
Standard
Meals
Breakfast
Category
4 Stars
Estilo
Boutique
Noi Casa AtacamaNoi Casa Atacama
Room
Standard
Meals
Breakfast
Category
5 Star
Estilo
Luxury

High Plateau Lagoons and Salt Flat of Atacama

Please Note: Itinerary may vary according to weather and road conditions, however, we will endeavor to make your guided tour as comfortable and timely as possible.

After breakfast at 8 am, our journey begins heading towards the Chaxa lagoon, which is in the middle of the Atacama Salar in the National Reserve “Los Flamencos”. Here you can see the small and big Parina, and Chilean Flamenco whose pink color contrasts with the bright-white of the salt crystals and deep blue color of the water. Afterward a stop for lunch in Socaire, a humble hillside village famous for their simple homes without windows or terraces. After lunch, the tour will continue towards the Altiplano lagoons of Miscanti and Miñiques at 4,200m/13,779ft. elevation. Surrounded by towering volcanoes you can observe a variety of Altiplano birds, flamencos, foxes, vicunas.
Finally, we’ll visit the town of Toconao, an oasis with ideal climatic conditions for the cultivation of native fruits and vegetables, visit the church declared a national monument and shop the local handicraft.


High Plateau Lagoons and Salt Flat of Atacama
Casa Don TomasCasa Don Tomas
Room
Standard
Meals
Breakfast
Category
3 Star
Estilo
Bed & Breakfast
Altiplanico San PedroAltiplanico San Pedro
Room
Standard
Meals
Breakfast
Category
4 Stars
Estilo
Boutique
Noi Casa AtacamaNoi Casa Atacama
Room
Standard
Meals
Breakfast
Category
5 Star
Estilo
Luxury

Tatio Geysers, Machuca Village & Moon Valley

Please Note: Itinerary may vary according to weather and road conditions, however, we will endeavor to make your guided tour as comfortable and timely as possible.

PART 1: TATIO GEYSERS AND MACHUCA VILLAGE

This day we will visit the famous Tatio Geysers, considered the highest in the world at 4,320m/14,173ft. Please Note: Pick-up at the hotel will be at 05:00 AM as the early morning hours afford the best opportunity to view the geysers in full glory and to best appreciate the unique early morning desert light.  Breakfast will be provided on-site to take full advantage of this natural wonder. Optionally, you can take a relaxing bath in a rustic pool of warm water in this completely natural environment. On our return to San Pedro, we will stop in the village of Machuca, where people have bred llamas and collect Llareta (flowering plant, family Apiaceae) for generations and the drop – off will be at 11:30 am approx.

PART 2: MOON VALLEY

After lunch at 4 pm, we will travel 13km East to the Valley of the Moon, a natural sanctuary whose landscape resembles the Moon with a variety of craters and wind-sculptured rock formations. This Valley is of haunting beauty which will make you wonder if you are still on planet Earth. After witnessing one of the most beautiful sunsets on the planet with a tasting cheese & wine, we return to the hotel at 7 pm.


Tatio Geysers, Machuca Village & Moon Valley
Casa Don TomasCasa Don Tomas
Room
Standard
Meals
Breakfast
Category
3 Star
Estilo
Bed & Breakfast
Altiplanico San PedroAltiplanico San Pedro
Room
Standard
Meals
Breakfast
Category
4 Stars
Estilo
Boutique
Noi Casa AtacamaNoi Casa Atacama
Room
Standard
Meals
Breakfast
Category
5 Star
Estilo
Luxury

San Pedro de Atacama to Calama

Last day in the Atacama plateau. Depending on the flight departure times, you will have time to explore San Pedro including Le Paige Archeological Museum, local church, Inca House (oldest structure in San Pedro), sandboarding or trekking on the surrounding dunes. Four kilometers away is the Pukara fortress which dates from the twelfth century. These are only some of the amazing attractions of San Pedro de Atacama.
At a pre-arranged hour, your driver will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the Calama Airport for the return flight to Santiago.


San Pedro de Atacama to Calama

END OF TOUR

 

  • Professional, Bilingual Guide
  • Transportation
  • Qualified, Licensed Driver
  • Entrance Fees (according to the itinerary)
  • Accommodation (according to the itinerary)
  • Meals (when listed)

– Day 1: 0

-Day 2: B, L

-Day 3: B, C

-Day 4: B

Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Cocktail: C

  • Insurance
  • Airplane tickets
  • Backpack
  • Towels
  • Tips

PRICES AND PACKAGES

Casa de Don Tomas
  • Rate Per Person
  • US$ 830
  • Single Supplement
  • US$ 200
  • Hotel Category
  • ★★★ ★★
Altiplanico San Pedro
  • Rate Per Person
  • US$ 930
  • Single Supplement
  • US$ 230
  • Hotel Category
  • ★★★★
Hotel Noi Casa Atacama
  • Rate Per Person
  • US$ 1,110
  • Single Supplement
  • US$ 490
  • Hotel Category
  • ★★★★★
*The rates are based on High Season and not counting special dates. Otherwise the rates would be readjusted upon request. ** The single supplement is based on Regular tours, availability of which must be confirmed prior to reservation of the trip.

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