Visit the city of Santiago and its main attractions before traveling to San Pedro de Atacama, archaeological capital of Chile, will visit different places here and learn about its rich history which was inhabited by the people Atacameño, learn about their customs and we can go strengths made by them as Pukara Quitor, besides that enjoy the main attractions of the region as Highland Lakes and Geiser del Tatio.
Airport - Santiago - City tour
Arrival in Santiago City, welcome by our staff and transfer to hotel, accommodation in the afternoon then will take a beautiful city tour of Santiago where we will visit the main attractions and we have some of the best views of the capital city of Santiago, between the places to visit include the historic town such as El Cerro Santa Lucia, La Plaza de Armas, El Palacio de la Moneda, the Central Market and the Cerro San Cristobal and others. After that we transfer to our hotel.
- Private Transfer Airport – Hotel.
- Private City Tour.
- Bilingual Guide.
Santiago- San Pedro de Atacama - Moon Valley
Breakfast in our Hotel, Today Morning transfer to airport, flight to Calama and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama, the archaeological capital in Chile
In the afternoon Moon Valley
Departure from our office at 15:00 pm visit the balcony ridge of salt, forming a landscape of desolation of the salt, wind sculpted mounds and hollows of salt, clay and plaster which does not grow any vegetation along to see the Salar de Atacama, death Valley, then we hike to salt cavern formations Tres Marias doing a hiking for 30 minutes. For watching the sunset in front to the mountains Return and arrival to 19:30 Hrs. San Pedro de Atacama
- Private Transfer Airport – Hotel
- Regular Transfer Calama-San Pedro de Atacama
- Regular Tour
- Not Included: Ticket Entry $ 2.000 Chilean pesos
San Pedro de Atacama - Salar de Atacama - Lagunas Altiplanicas
We leave San Pedro at 8:00 am Our destination are the altiplanic lagoons Miñiques and Miscanti, natural sceneries of an intense blue color. To get there, we will take the route to Toconao, a colonial village with an unique architecture. All its buildings are made out of stone from volcanoes, so called Liparitas, including its old colonial church with its impressive bell tower.
Moving on, we will get to see the great peaks of the cordillera of the Andes at 4.300m over sea level on our way to the lagoons Miscanti and Miñiques, which approximately were formed a million years ago due to the eruption of the volcano Meñiques. This area is part of the National Reserve of the Flamingos, surrounded by impressive mountains and volcanoes that create an incomparable landscape. You will have the privilege to enjoy the most beautiful panoramic view over the Jere Valley, located in the surroundings of the village Toconao. The sweet water that flows through this valley helps to establish an extraordinary flora, and also you will have a great view on the Andes on the horizon, marked by the silhouette of the volcano Lincancabur, the symbol of San Pedro de Atacama.
The trip goes on to the biggest treasure of the driest desert in the world, the impressive Salt Lake of the Atacama. Without doubt, this enormous lake with tons of salt implies an incredible majesty and a unique natural ambience. The intense color contrast and the numerous small canyons in this area will help to convert your trip into a lifetime experience. The salt lake of the Atacama is one of the biggest in Chile and also includes the main flamingo reserve of the country, the National Reserve of the Flamingos.
We will visit the pre-cordilleran village Socaire, where you can enjoy a great view over the white sea of the salt lake. Also, this town is known for its hadcrafts mainly made out of cow or llama wool. Here you will have the possibility to taste the typical food of the region. Surprise yourself with the fantastic lagoon Chaxa, a place where ducks, alpacas, vicuñas, foxes and ostriches live. And of course, there are pink flamingos at the shore and flying at the sky of the highland over the salt lake of the Atacama.
Finally we will reach our destination, the fabulous lagoons of Miscanti and Miñiques that present a great variety of different colors. After experiencing this incredible places and enjoying a magic trip we will return to San Pedro de Atacama, one of the main tourist attractions in the world.
Salar de Tara and Monjes de Pakana
We leave the hotel at 07:00 am to go east on the route that leads to Jama. We will pass the volcano Lincancabur and cross the mountains of the Cordillera of the Andes. On the way we visit the wetland of Quepiaco and the precious Salt Lake of Pujsas, located at the foot of the mountain Pili. This salt lake offers an incredible spectacle in summer, when the pink color of thousands of flamingos contrasts with the white and yellow of the salt lake.
In continuation we visit the Monks of Pacana (enormous stones which stand upright in the sand of the desert), move on to the Cathedrals and then we stop at the Salt Lake of Tara (part of the National Reserve of the Flamingos). The salt lake is located at an altitude of 4.300 meters and is surrounded by various volcanoes. You will find rivers and lagoons habited by lamas, very common animals in this area. The lagoon of the salt lake has a surface of 3 to 25km² depending on the time of the year. The main source of alimentation is the river Zapaleri which comes from Bolivia and gives the possibility for many different kinds of plants to grow and animals to live in this region. You will find flamingos, guallatas, ducks, vizcachas, foxes and vicuñas.
- Regular Tour
- Biingual Guide.
- Box Lunch.
San Pedro de Atacama - Geiser del Tatio
We leave at 04.00 a.m. and get to the Geyser of El Tatio around 06.00 a.m. At an altitude of 4.320 meters and 90 K. north east of San Pedro. It's a steamy experience when the water leaves the earth at 85 degrees C. and the steam can get as high as 15 meters. "El Tatio" contains about 40 geysers, has thermal baths and a natural swimming pool. After this miracle of nature we visit the Machuca village of with its impressing flora and fauna. Around noon we get back to San Pedro de Atacama at 12:00 hrs . free afternoon.
- Regular Tour
Breakfast in our Hotel, free morning to enjoy San Pedro de Atacama, We leave San Pedro around 16:00 hrs. At 30km south of the town you can find surprisng lagoons located in the Salt Lake of the Atacama. First of all we will visit the Lagoon Cejar, a lagoon of Green color and a White shore due to the high amount of salt in the water. This high concentration of salt allows you to flow easily just like in the You will have the time to enjoy a bath, then we return to San Pedro de Atacama.
Archaeological Tour Atacama - Santiago
Breakfast at the hotel. At 09:00 am we visit the fort of Quitor and the Cordillera of the Salt. Arrival at the ruins of Tulor which are more than 3000 years old. Return to San Pedro de Atacama via the Ayllu of Sequitor. Return to the hotel around 13:00 hrs.In the afternoon pick up and transfer to Calama´s Airport, flight back to Santiago, reception and transfer to your Hotel.
- Regular Tour.
- Regular transfer San Pedro de Atacama - Calama.
- Private transfer Airport - Hotel.
Santiago - International Airport.
Breakfast in your hotel In time transfer to Airport. End of services.
- Private transfer Hotel-Airport.