El Paranal Observatory, Atacama, Uyuni and Norte Grande Chile - 15 Days

El Paranal Observatory, Atacama, Uyuni and Norte Grande Chile
Day 1
Arrival in Santiago and visit the city.

After the reception at the airport by the guide, private transfer to the hotel, near the center of Santiago.

Break during check-in or immediate departure to discover the city on foot: we will visit the streets and historical buildings, Plaza de Armas, "La Moneda" and we will have lunch in the traditional "la piojera", or we will take an aperitif in the Bellavista barrio.

Later, visit of the House of Neruda "La Chascona" and, in the evening, we will go up with the funicular up to Cerro San Cristobal to admire the sunset. On the way back we will stop for dinner from picturesque "Rincon Nerudiano" (dinner not included).

Hotel Atton del Bosque, Santiago

Lunch included

Day 2
Valparaíso road trip

Departure at 8.30am, (one hour and half way) visit of Valparaiso with private car and driver / guide: visit on foot of the historic center and the port area, using the typical lifts of Valparaiso.

Lunch in a typical restaurant and in the afternoon visit of the museum-house of Neruda "la Sebastiana".

Hotel Ibis, Valparaíso

Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 3
Visit Viña del Mar and Concon and fly to Antofagasta

Return to Santiago (flight time in the afternoon, in order to have a few more hours on the coast to visit

Viña del Mar and Concon), short lunch on the way and flight to Antofagasta, private transfer hotel. Free evening in the city (Lunch and dinner not included).

Geotel, Antofagasta

Breakfast included.

Day 4
Visit to El Paranal and road trip to Calama

Private transfer to the ESO Paranal observatory at 2pm.

Group visit and then we continue the journey directly and reach Calama for the overnight stay. (Lunch and dinner not included).

Hotel BORDELOA, Calama

Breakfast included.

Day 5
Road trip: Valle Arcoiris, Lagunas Baltinache, Valle de la Luna and arrival in San Pedro de Atacama

Panoramic visit to the Valle Arcoiris, Lagunas Baltinache, Valle de la Luna and arrival in San Pedro de Atacama for overnight at the hotel.

Hotel Quechua, San Pedro de Atacama

Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 6
Visit to the center of the Salar de Atacama

A full day trip to the center of the salar, to visit the Chaxa lagoon with its flamingos.

We will continue towards the Andes, on the beautiful altiplano route, and we will take a small mountain road to reach the Miscanti and Meñiques lagoons.

We will then continue on the international road, towards the Salar de Talar and his Piedras Rojas. Shortly after, we will go further into the Andes, always surrounded by volcanoes for reach the final stage of the day: the Salar de Tuyasto. We return to San Pedro de Atacama and we visit to the pueblo of Toconao.

The trekking, even at high altitude, do not present technical difficulties.

Lunch in a restaurant in Socaire included.

Hotel Quechua, San Pedro de Atacama

Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 7
From the canyon of giant cacti to the Puritama hot springs.

Departure at 8 am from San Pedro de Atacama: we will go north on the plateau, and at 3000 meters we find the entrance to the canyon of Guatin.

Trekking of about an hour, crossing several times the stream and the falls of this canyon of rare beauty, oasis of the Cardones cactus.

Hotel Quechua, San Pedro de Atacama

Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 8
San Pedro de Atacama

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Included in price:

  • Domestic flights
  • Transfers and internal transport

Not included in price:

  • 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
  • Travel Insurance

Changes due to force majeure The itinerary could always be subject to change due to force majeure according to weather conditions, sudden volcanic eruptions or strong earthquake shocks or any unexpected event that cause to lower safety conditions for travelers. 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.

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Price From USD$4,200/person
Group Discount Available
Group Discount Guide
Cost Per Adult Traveler: $ 4200USD
Cost Per Child Traveler: $ 4200USD
Total $ 4,200 USD

Trip Facts

  • Reduced for couple, families and groups
  • 15 days
  • English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian
  • Private SUV 4x4
  • Included
  • Included