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Discovering
San Pedro de Atacama
Invitation to Travel:
The Grand North of Chile (Norte Grande) is a fascinating mineral landscape, well-known for the Atacama Desert, one of the driest in the planet, as well as for its emerald and turquoise lagoons, encircled by volcanoes, which provide habitats for an abundant and varied fauna (condors, foxes and flamingos). We invite you to discover the charming village of San Pedro de Atacama and its astonishing surroundings like the Atacama salt-flat, the moon valley, the valley of Catarpe , and the geysers of Tatio among others.
Duration 4D / 3N
Type of Trip Discovery
Lodging Hotel
Period All year
Itinerary
1º DAY: CALAMA (IN) – SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

Reception at Calama airport by your guide and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama (2438m). In the afternoon we cross the Death Valley and stop at the “Three Maries”, curious rocky formation that looks like a statue. Then we reach the Moon Valley before sunset, to enjoy the charming twilight from the Big Dune.

Overnight in hotel
Meals not included
2ª DAY: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

We dedicate the morning to the exploration of Catarpe’s Valley. We start by visiting Quitor’s pucará (fortress), dated from the 12th century and occupied by the Incas to fight against the invasion of the Spanish. Then we visit the area of “Tunnel” from where we have a spectacular view of the Salty mountain range, with some impressive mineral sculptures made of salt and clay, carved by the wind and the rain.  We continue to San Isidro’s small church; and the ” Quebrada del Diablo ” with incredible rocky formations. In the afternoon we visit the lagoons Tebenquique and Cejar, located in the heart of the Atacama salt flat. The Lagoon Cejar has a very high concentration of salt that will let us float without efforts, just like in the Dead Sea: a memorable experience! (bath fee not included). At night,  Astronomical tour in regular service to observe the jewels of the southern skies (Tour not available in nights of full moon).

Overnight in Hotel
Included meals: Breakfast / Lunch
3º DAY: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

We hide to the village of Toconao and the Chaxa lagoon, in the immense Atacama Salt Flat. With more than 3.000 km², the Atacama Salt Flat is inhabited by different species of flamingos. We continue to the dazzling Miscanti and Miniques lagoons, located at 4200 meters where we can watch a varied fauna, such as the giant Tagua bird. Return to San Pedro. Overnight in hotel.

 

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Overnight in Hotel
Included meals: Breakfast / Lunch or Box-lunch
4º DAY: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA – CALAMA (OUT)

Early morning departure to Tatio Geysers (4321m), well-known for the steaming vents and pools of boiling water. Possibility to have a bath in a natural pool. On the way back to San Pedro we visit the area of Guatin where we can find giant Cactus. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport of Calama.

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Included meals: Breakfast / Lunch
The program Includes
• Accommodation in hotel.
• Meals as mentioned in the program.
• Private transportation during the whole program.
• Local bilingual guide(s) during the program.
• Museum and Park fees for the excursions mentioned in the program.
• Astronomical tour in regular service.
The Program does Not Include
• Flights and taxes.
• Meals not mentioned in the program.
• Alcoholic and soft drinks during the meals at restaurant/hotel.
• Personal Insurance.
• Tips.
• Services NOT mentioned in the program.

Discovering

San Pedro de Atacama