Days: 5 Transport: Private SUV 4x4 Driver/Guide: Spanish Airport Transfers: Included Altitude: Above 4,000 meters (13,123 ft.)
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Moreover, for cross-borders tours it is possible that the tours could undergo itinerary changes based on unexpected stop in border.

Please plan ahead your exit trips or transferts at the end of our services, with ample margin of flexibility, since there are many possible causes of delays and we are not responsible for your planning tight schedules connecting the end of our services. We are not responsible for loss of connecting flights, bus rides or transfers.

Itineraries

Day1

Calama, Moon Valley and San Pedro de Atacama

Reception at the airport. Travel in exclusive vehicle. In an hour and a half we arrive at the Cordillera de la Sal and at the Moon Valley, until sunset with an aperitif. Arrival in San Pedro and in Hotel. Distance: 150km by road and light walk in the desert.

Day 2

Rainbow Valley, Petroglyphs and Pueblo Rio Grande

We start at 8.00am towards the cordillera de Domeyko, in 45 minutes we are in Hierbas Buenas (millenarian petroglyphs site). Shortly after, we take the Canyon of Matancillas, and go into the canyon colored with minerals with strong contrasts. The domeyko remains at 3500 meters, as a parallel balcony, in front of the andes. The property offers stunning views in a remote natural environment and different from the desert and the Andes. If we continue to enter the Rio Grande valley, we find the pueblo of Santiago of Rio Grande. Very isolated little oasis, where the road ends. Picnic and drinks in the area. Return approximately at 3.00pm. Distance: 150km by road, dirt road with river ford. Light walks at high altitude. At 9pm "Night with the Stars" We are waiting for you at the agency for the start of the two-hour Astronomical Tour. Transfer to place outside San Pedro. Hot drinks and snacks are served. Vision of the night sky and explanation of orientation and Andean astronomy. Return around 11.30pm to the hotel.

Day 3

The salt of the earth

We start at 8.00am. Visit to Salar de Atacama (Laguna Chaxa), Lagunas Altiplanicas (Miscanti and Meñiques), Salar de Talar (Piedras Rojas) and Tuyasto. Also visit to the pueblos of Tocanao and Socaire, where it includes lunch in a tavern. Return at 5.00pm. Distance: 350km by road and dirt road. Light walks at high altitude. Trekking shoes are recommended.

Day 4

Salar de Tara

We start at 8.00-8.30am. Carretera Panoramica at Paso Jama (Argentina), Salar de Pujsa, 4,800 meter mountain pass and descent towards Monjes de la Pacana and salar Aguas Calientes. We take a track on a vast plateau of sand and fine gravel, for an hour until the arrival at the Salar di Tara. Lunch picnic on the lagoon and walk to its surroundings. Return approximately at 4.00-5.00pm. Distance: 250km Light walks at high altitude. Trekking shoes are recommended.

Day 5

Full-day Termas, Tatio, Pueblos Atacameños and transfer airport

Departure at 8.30am with suitcases. At 9am we are at the spa, for a relaxing bath in 8 natural pools, cascading in the deep canyon. Around 11am we continue towards the Tatio. Panoramic view of the plateau. Arrival at the Tatio around 12.30 and visit of the geothermal field. Continue towards the ancient pueblo atacameños of the river Loa: Caspana, Chiu Chiu (where we have lunch) and the fortress of Lasana. Arrive in Calama around 5pm, climb up the street that allows a view from above of Calama, and its impressive mines. And then transfer to the airport for your return flight.
  • The accompaniment of a guide / driver in Spanish *
  • Private vehicle SUV 4×4
  • Hotel lodgings
  • Meals specified in the program
  • * If you need an exclusive guide in English or any other language, please send us a request that we will verify the availability of the guide for your tour

 

  • International flights
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks during the included dinners
  • Options and extensions
  • Tips to guides and to the driver
  • Visa costs
  • Airport taxes
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