San Pedro de Atacama Experience

3 nights from €1,159 per person

Overview

Spend 3 nights in San Pedro de Atacama exploring the world’s driest desert, staying in the Andes Mountain range with day visits to the spectacular scenery, once under the sea before the millions of years of evolution formed the Andes emerging from the seabed leaving beautiful flora and fauna to explore as well as many picturesque volcanoes surrounding you. Spot flamingos in the Chaza Lagoon, visit the local villages of Socaire and Machuaca and enjoy spectacular sunset views over Moon Valley – this is an area not to be missed while in Chile! (TUR)

Highlights include:

  • Staying in the small village of San Pedro de Atacama – driest desert in the world
  • Enjoy Death Valley and sunset views over Moon Valley
  • Witness an old seabed surrounded by volcanic mountain ranges
  • Visit Chaza Lagoon and see three types of flamingos
  • Explore two small villages – 4500 meters above sea level
  • Experience the Tatio Geysers with jets of steam shooting up
Whats included?
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Tour Guide and Meals as stated
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Calama – San Pedro de Atacama

Arrive into Calama airport and transfer to the unique and remote village of San Pedro de Atacama, located in the driest desert in the world, among the Andes Mountain range – this is an absolute must visit when travelling in Chile! Pass through the Domekyo and Salt Mountain Range.

This afternoon take a trip to Salt Mountain, Death Valley and the spectacular Moon Valley where you’ll spend the late afternoon enjoying the breath-taking sunset over the landscape – a true natural light show with picturesque landscape and a stunning photo opportunity.

Overnight:
Standard - Altiplanico Atacama
Superior - Casa Atacama
Deluxe - Cumbres San Pedro
Luxury - Tierra Atacama (3 nights)

Day 2

San Pedro de Atacama

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel this morning before heading out on a full day experience to the Atacama Salt Flat – the largest Salt Flat in Chile and one of the largest in the world! You’ll venture to the Chaza Lagoon where three different species of flamingos live and breed, a beautiful sight.  You’ll have the chance to visit the picturesque village of Toconao and admire the Bell Tower constructed in the classical atacamenian way.

Next head on up to the village of Socaire and High Plateau Lagoons of Menique and Miscanti located at 4500 meters above sea level, this area is part of the Flamingos National Reserve, surrounded by impressive volcanoes which formed when the Andes Mountain Range rose from the sea during millions of years of evolution. Stunningly impressive.

Return to San Pedro de Atacama for your overnight stay.

Day 3

San Pedro de Atacama

Rise early and depart at dawn today (4:30am) it will be worth it when you arrive at the Tatio Geysers for a guided walking tour around the geothermal fields with fascinating jet streams shooting up. Spend some free time exploring the Andes Mountain Range with native flora and impressive views of the Putama Volcano and Tocorpuri Mountains. Visit the small desert village of Machuca on your journey back – learn about its typical terrace farming system, the mud houses with straw roof, church and local fauna including llamas, alpacas and flamingos.

You’ll have the remainder of the day at leisure to wander through the lovely streets exploring the local markets or hiring a bike and exploring in the nearby mountain range.

Day 4

San Pedro de Atacama – Calama

Enjoy your final breakfast in the hotel this morning before transferring to the airport for your onwards flight.

  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Standard, Superior, Deluxe or Luxury accommodation
  • 3 breakfasts and 1 lunch
  • English speaking guided assistance
  • Entrance fee to parks and experiences mentioned in itinerary

Please note that the itinerary could be changed according to flight schedules and/or climate conditions in order to provide a better service.

Excursions in San Pedro de Atacama are not recommended for children under 7 years of age, pregnant women, elderly passengers and/or passengers with heart disease due to the high altitude of 4,200 meters above sea level.

Yvonne Knott
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