Infinite Seduction of the Desert 4 Days / 3 Nights
In the northern zone of Chile, San Pedro de Atacama awaits us, the gateway to one of the largest and most arid deserts in the world: the Atacama desert. You will be amazed by the colorful spectacle that forms at the Valley of the moon when the sunset comes! But it is not only that, you can visit El salar de Atacama, where you can enjoy the beauty of the flamingos that inhabit the place, the largest geyser field in the southern hemisphere. San Pedro de Atacama has this and much more to offer you, are you going to miss it?
Plans & Rates
- Economyfrom 764.00
- Touristfrom 781.00
- Superiorfrom 858.00
- Luxuryfrom 1050.00
Service: Transfer from the airport to the hotel
Upon your arrival, you will be assisted at the airport by our representatives and then, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Service: Moon death Valley
We leave San Pedro de Atacama to take highway number 23 and then, after 19 kilometers (12 miles), reach the Salt Mountain Range, one of the main attractions for tourists visiting this pre-Andean oasis. Within this mountain range, between the Andes and Domeyko, we find the Dinosaur Valley , the Death Valley full of interesting stories, dunes for some fun sandboarding and lookouts with views of the mountain range and its volcanoes. We also find the Moon Valley , previously called Las Salinas because of its mining past, where we will have the opportunity to learn about its canyons formed by water millions of years ago, while rock salt, selenite, and clay will show us the essence of the Moon Valley. We will be in one of the seven sites that make up Los Flamencos National Reserve, since such beauty that is admired by visitors from all over the world must also be protected. We will visit the Central Crater to have a better view of the valley, the amphitheater and, of course, the best photo opportunities. We will then go on to visit the Three Marys, geological formations named so by famous Father Gustavo Le Paige many years ago. Finally, from the Kari lookout, one of the highest in the Salt Mountain Range, it is ideal to see how the sun hides giving way to a beautiful and colorful sunset.
Hotel: Casa Don Tomas Hotel
Located in the magic splendor of the archeologically capital, San Pedro de Atacama desert area in the northern Chile, Hotel La Casa de Don Tomas offers its guests the best in comfort and ambiance. Spacious rooms with private baths are complimented by the best in service. Here the earth -colors of the world´s driest desert appear like a shimmering mosaic
Service: Salt Flat Altiplanics Lagoons
At the Atacama Salt Flat, in the Soncor sector of Los Flamencos National Reserve in Laguna Chaxa we will enjoy a variety of birdlife, mainly flamingos, which because of their beauty are the main attraction of the salt flat. We will walk around the site following a trail to learn about and admire the lagoons of the salt flat, one of the most important of the world due to its size. On the way to the High Andean lagoons, we will see the town of Socaire, a locality that is known for its traditional gastronomy based on the work carried out by its inhabitants since ancient times with crop terraces and irrigation canals, growing corn, quinoa, fava beans, carrots, and potatoes, which have allowed them to remain here and keep this small and faraway village alive. In the High Andean plains, we will visit the Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons at 4,200 meters (13,779 feet) above sea level, located on the foothills of the volcanoes of the Andes Mountain Range of the same names. Through their trails, we will enjoy nature in a landscape full of contrasts, such as the deep blue sky, the color of the vegetation and the ocher colors of the mountain range. Close to San Pedro de Atacama, we will visit the town of Toconao, its bell tower and Saint Luke Church, both of them national monuments since 1951. We will learn about its history and discover its local handicrafts made of pumice stone, cactus wood and alpaca and llama wool. Lunch with typical food in a local restaurant in Socaire.
Service: Tatio geysers and Machuca town
We will travel towards the High Andean plains early in the morning and after an almost 2-hour ride we will reach one of the most important geothermal fields in the world, the Tatio Geysers . We will learn about different geothermal manifestations and see the geysers located at the highest altitude in the world, 4,320 meters (14,173 feet) above sea level. Surrounded by spurts of water and vapor, we will enjoy the beauty of the Andes in its natural scenery. We will then visit Pozón Rústico , where you will delight in the thermal waters the mountain range provides for us. Taking the road back to San Pedro de Atacama, you will see the beautiful landscape, as well as native plants and wildlife, such as the Andean Feather Grass, the Tolares (shrublands), and the Vicuñas. We will also observe different bird species at the Putana bog, such as the Giant Coot, the Andean Goose, and the Crested Duck. We will continue our journey accompanied at all times by the majestic Andes mountains, until finally coming to a stop at the Machuca village, an ancient place of llama herders and extraction of llareta (a compact plant) and sulfur. This town with houses built with adobe, straw and cactus wood is nowadays focused on tourism, offering local products such as Andean handicrafts, male llama meat, sopaipillas (fried bread) and empanadas (filled turnovers). Every year, on July 25, the village celebrates Saint James, its patron, which is also the name of the church that dates from the XVIII and is a symbol of the High Andes in this region.
Service: Transfer from hotel to the airport
At the scheduled time, you will be transfered to the airport to board your flight
Welcome kit and detailed itinerary upon arrival
Transfers airport/hotel/airport driver-guide
03-night accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama, with breakfast included
Tour into the mysterious Moon Valley
Excursion to the highland Lagoons, lunch included
Excursion to El Tatio and Machuca Geysers, breakfast included.
Does not include:
- International or domestic Flights
- Early check-in, late check-out
- Services and food not listed in the itinerary, beverages during the meals
- Hotel extras and personal expenses.
- Tips for guides, drivers, and waitresses, if not specified in the description.