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Atacama Desert Tours and Holidays 2019/2020

Atacama Desert Tours and Holidays 2019/2020

There isn’t a single adjective that can adequately describe the grandeur of the Atacama Desert but if you’re desperate enough, “otherworldly” could come close. That does come quite literally as soil samples from Desierto de Atacama share striking similarities with samples taken from Mars – and that’s only one ... Read More

27 Trips in Atacama Desert with 15 Reviews

Highlights
  • Enjoy the local cuisine and products.
  • Visit the Altiplano lagoons of Miscanti and Miñiques.
  • View the geysers in full glory early in the morning.
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Ecochile Travel
  • Starts San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
  • Ends Santiago, Chile

Best Of San Pedro & Atacama Desert (4 Days)

of 1 review
  • Free Cancellation
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On this trip, spend time in San Pedro de Atacama, the driest desert in the ... Read More
  • Operator Ecochile Travel Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Sightseeing Tours
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Age Range 1 to 79 years old
From US$ 770 4 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 19
Jan 20
Highlights
  • Discover the worlds driest desert and relax in natural hot springs.
  • Visit the roaring Tatio-Geysers and hike through the picturesque Guatin-Canyon.
  • Explore the hippie village San Pedro de Atacama in the middle of nowhere.
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Moser Active
  • Starts Calama, Chile
  • Ends Calama, Chile

Atacama Adventure - Nature Tour In The Atacama Desert

  • E-ticket
Discover the worlds driest desert with all its splendid beauty on this spectacular tour. See ... Read More
  • Operator Moser Active
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Adventure
  • Accommodation Guest House & Hotel
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,190 5 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 19
Jan 20
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Bamba Experience
  • Starts San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
  • Ends San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Moon Valley Sunset Tour

See abstract natural formations, salt caves and the Licancabur Volcano in one of the world' ... Read More
  • Operator Bamba Experience Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
SavingUS$ 2
From US$ 44 1 day View Tour
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Jan 20 Only 8 seats left
Jan 21 Only 10 seats left
Highlights
  • See incredible landscapes in Moon Valley.
  • Walk through fumaroles at Tatio Geysers.
  • Marvel at beautiful high altitude lagoons.
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Bamba Experience
  • Starts Calama Airport (Atacama), Chile
  • Ends San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Atacama Adventure 4D/3N

Visit unique desert villages and natural wonders in Chile including Moon Valley, Tatio Geysers, Altiplanic ... Read More
  • Operator Bamba Experience Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation Hotel & Hostel
SavingUS$ 25
From US$ 474 4 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 20 Only 6 seats left
Jan 21 Only 4 seats left
Highlights
  • Explore the Atacama Desert.
  • Visit Santiago de Chile.
  • Discover Puerto Varas.
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Say Hueque Argentina Journeys
  • Starts San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
  • Ends Santiago de Chile, Chile

Best Of Chile In 12 Days

  • Trip Customizable
From the world’s longest mountain range to one of the driest deserts on the planet ... Read More
From US$ 3,119 12 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 19
Jan 20
Highlights
  • Take wacky pictures in the famous Salar de Uyuni.
  • Drive through the Bolivian Altiplano’s moon-like deserts.
  • Marvel at breathtaking red & green colored lakes.
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Bamba Experience
  • Starts San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
  • Ends San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 4D/3N (Atacama To Atacama)

Depart San Pedro de Atacama on an unforgettable 4-day expedition in a 4x4 Toyota land ... Read More
  • Operator Bamba Experience Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Explorer
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
SavingUS$ 21
From US$ 396 4 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 20 Only 10 seats left
Jan 21 Only 6 seats left
Highlights
  • If you've ever dreamt of walking on water (well, at least on a lake), this is your chance.
  • Empty, haunting and spectacular, the laws of earthly physics bend on the surreal Salar de Uyuni saltpan.
  • Uyuni is full of unexpected sights - just one of these is families of abandoned geriatric locomotives left to rust slowly in the sun at the eerie Train Cemetery.
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Intrepid Travel
  • Starts La Paz, Bolivia
  • Ends La Paz

Bolivian Salt Flats & The Andean Desert

Cruise across the otherworldly landscapes of the Atacama Desert, past ice-capped mountains and colour-shifting lakes ... Read More
SaveUS$ 57
From US$ 1,148 6 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 23 Only 7 seats left
Jan 30 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Discover Northern Argentina.
  • Explore the Atacama Desert in Chile.
  • Visit Uyuni Salt Flats in Boliva.
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Say Hueque Argentina Journeys
  • Starts Salta, Argentina
  • Ends Uyuni, Bolivia

Salta, Atacama & Uyuni Salt Flat

of 3 reviews
  • Trip Customizable
Salta, one of the best-preserved colonial cities (known locally as “La Linda” meaning the beautiful) ... Read More
  • Operator Say Hueque Argentina Journeys Active 6 hours ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Adventure
  • Accommodation Hut & Hotel
  • Transport Bus
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,247 9 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 19
Jan 20
Highlights
  • Take wacky pictures in the famous Salar de Uyuni.
  • Drive through the Bolivian Altiplano’s moon-like deserts.
  • Marvel at breathtaking red & green colored lakes.
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Bamba Experience
  • Starts Uyuni, Bolivia
  • Ends San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 3D/2N (Uyuni To Atacama)

Embark on an unforgettable expedition in a 4x4 Toyota land cruiser through the vast and ... Read More
  • Operator Bamba Experience Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Explorer
  • Transport Private Vehicle
SavingUS$ 20
From US$ 372 3 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 20 10+ seats left
Jan 21 Only 8 seats left
Highlights
  • Take wacky pictures in the famous Salar de Uyuni.
  • Drive through the Bolivian Altiplano’s moon-like deserts.
  • Marvel at breathtaking red & green colored lakes.
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Bamba Experience
  • Starts San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
  • Ends La Paz, Bolivia

Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 4D/3N (Atacama To La Paz)

Depart San Pedro de Atacama on an unforgettable 3-day expedition in a 4x4 Toyota land ... Read More
  • Operator Bamba Experience Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Explorer
  • Transport 4WD Jeep & Bus
SavingUS$ 23
From US$ 430 4 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 20 10+ seats left
Jan 21 Only 6 seats left
Highlights
  • See the steaming Tatio geysers erupting on a geothermal field.
  • Watch the sunset over the bizarre rock formations of the Moon Valley.
  • Spot flamingos while exploring the Atacama Salt Flat.
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Amity Tours
  • Starts Calama, Chile
  • Ends Calama, Chile

Cultural Bike And Hike Trip In Atacama Desert

  • Free Cancellation
  • E-ticket
This seven-day trip to northern Chile is a great destination for adventure lovers. You'll head ... Read More
From US$ 4,275 7 days View Tour
Next Departures
Mar 31
Apr 1
Highlights
  • Meander through the crooked streets of soaring La Paz.
  • Journey into the belly of the earth in the tin mining city of Potosi.
  • Marvel at the surreal landscapes of Salar de Uyuni.
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Intrepid Travel
  • Starts La Paz, Argentina
  • Ends Buenos Aires

La Paz To Buenos Aires

of 22 reviews
Through Bolivia and Argentina, this all-encompassing adventure travels along the salt flats of Salar de ... Read More
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 15 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Explorer, Adventure & Multiday Tours
  • Accommodation Hotel & Hostel
  • Transport Jeep
  • Age Range 18 to 99 years old
SaveUS$ 72
From US$ 1,440 21 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 22 Only 8 seats left
May 23 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Visit the unique and colourful Pacific Coast city of Valparaiso.
  • Excursions to Atacama salt flats, altiplano lagoons, El Tatio geysers.
  • Sunset over the Valley of the Moon in the Atacama Desert.
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Exodus Travels
  • Starts Santiago, Chile
  • Ends Santiago, Chile

Discover Chile

of 11 reviews
Chile’s narrow coastal strip stretches for 4300km and is dominated by the towering peaks of ... Read More
SaveUS$ 261
From US$ 5,225 13 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 21 Only 1 seat left
Oct 21 Only 8 seats left
Highlights
  • Explore Chile's cosmopolitan Santiago.
  • Visit Argentina and chill out in beautiful Mendoza.
  • Tuck into a barbecue feast on a cattle ranch.
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Intrepid Travel
  • Starts Santiago, Chile
  • Ends La Paz

Santiago To La Paz

of 4 reviews
Travel to South America and set off on an unforgettable adventure through the soaring Andes ... Read More
SaveUS$ 76
From US$ 1,515 21 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 20 10+ seats left
Apr 2 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Take wacky pictures in the famous Salar de Uyuni.
  • Drive through the Bolivian Altiplano’s moon-like deserts.
  • Marvel at breathtaking red & green colored lakes.
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Bamba Experience
  • Starts La Paz, Bolivia
  • Ends San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 4D/3N (La Paz To Atacama)

Depart La Paz for an unforgettable expedition in a 4x4 Toyota land cruiser through the ... Read More
  • Operator Bamba Experience Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Explorer
  • Transport 4WD Jeep, Private Vehicle & Bus
SavingUS$ 24
From US$ 452 4 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 20 Only 8 seats left
Jan 21 Only 6 seats left
Highlights
  • Discover the otherworldly Moon Valley in the desert.
  • Explore stunning volcanoes, lagoons & geysers.
  • Take creative pictures in the famous Salar de Uyuni.
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Bamba Experience
  • Starts Calama Airport (Atacama), Chile
  • Ends San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Atacama & Uyuni Salt Flats Adventure 7D/6N

Experience amazing sunsets, thermal waters and stunning deserts while travelling around Chile and Bolivia. Visit ... Read More
  • Operator Bamba Experience Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Explorer
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
SavingUS$ 46
From US$ 878 7 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 20 10+ seats left
Jan 21 Only 6 seats left
Highlights
  • Take wacky pictures in the famous Salar de Uyuni.
  • Drive through the Bolivian Altiplano’s moon-like deserts.
  • Marvel at breathtaking red & green colored lakes.
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Bamba Experience
  • Starts San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
  • Ends Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 3D/2N (Atacama To Uyuni)

Depart San Pedro de Atacama on an unforgettable 3-day expedition in a 4x4 Toyota land ... Read More
  • Operator Bamba Experience Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Explorer
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
SavingUS$ 18
From US$ 347 3 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 20 Only 5 seats left
Jan 21 Only 5 seats left
Highlights
  • Drive through the Atacama Desert, the driest place in the world.
  • Become an expert in Chilean wines, visit 2 wineries in the Colchagua Valleys.
  • Explore the old quarters of Valparaiso.
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Terra Chile
  • Starts Santiago, Chile
  • Ends Santiago, Chile

Chile Tour: Desert, Moais & Vineyards

  • E-ticket
Book this personalized tour and explore Chile's varied and beautiful landscapes. Start your guided, 14-day ... Read More
From US$ 3,775 14 days View Tour
Next Departures
Feb 16
Feb 17
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Bamba Experience
  • Starts Lima, Peru
  • Ends Lima, Peru

Andean Desert Express Ways (from Lima)

Traverse the most beautiful towns and natural wonders of Bolivia, northern Chile and Peru. Get ... Read More
  • Operator Bamba Experience Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Explorer
  • Transport Boat
SavingUS$ 62
From US$ 1,177 28 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 20 Only 9 seats left
Jan 21 Only 4 seats left
Highlights
  • Admire the world`s highest volcano lake, the Lago Chungará (4,570m).
  • Discover the Altiplano Highlands and relax in the natural Polloquere hot springs.
  • Visit Salt Lake "Salar de Surire" and observe flamencos and vizcachas.
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Moser Active
Group Tours Available
  • Starts Arica, Chile
  • Ends Calama, Chile

Atacama & Altiplano Trekking Adventure

  • E-ticket
There is no doubt the Altiplano Highlands and the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile rank ... Read More
  • Operator Moser Active
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Age Range 18 to 79 years old
From US$ 3,490 13 days View Tour
Next Departures
Mar 25 2 people booked
Sep 30
Highlights
  • Bike tour through untrodden paths in Atacama Desert.
  • Visit lagoons and geysers.
  • Visit Rainbow valley.
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Amity Tours
  • Starts Calama, Chile
  • Ends Calama, Chile

Mountain Bike Atacama Desert

  • Free Cancellation
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Our 6-day mountain bike tour in Atacama Desert will take you off the beaten path ... Read More
  • Operator Amity Tours Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Bicycle tours
  • Accommodation Hotel & Hostel
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 3,395 6 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 19
Jan 20
Highlights
  • Discover the World’s driest desert, Atacama.
  • Be amazed at the Uyuni Salt flats.
  • Visit South America largest lake, Lake Titicaca.
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Bamba Experience
  • Starts Santiago, Chile
  • Ends Lima, Peru

Andean Air-Expedition 15D/14N (from Santiago)

Take a 15-day trip through the Andes travelling from Chile to Peru via Bolivia, from ... Read More
  • Operator Bamba Experience Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Explorer
  • Transport Bus, 4WD Jeep, Boat, Train & Private Vehicle
SavingUS$ 118
From US$ 2,248 15 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 20 10+ seats left
Jan 21 Only 4 seats left
Highlights
  • Trek to Machu Picchu through amazing Andean landscapes.
  • Visit South America's largest lake, Lake Titicaca.
  • Be amazed at the Uyuni Salt Flats.
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Bamba Experience
  • Starts Lima, Peru
  • Ends Santiago, Chile

Andean Air-Expedition 15D/14N (from Lima)

Take a 15-day trip through the Andes travelling from Lima, Peru to Santiago, Chile via ... Read More
  • Operator Bamba Experience Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Bus, Train, Boat, 4WD Jeep & Private Vehicle
SavingUS$ 126
From US$ 2,395 15 days View Tour
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Jan 20 Only 9 seats left
Jan 21 10+ seats left
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Bamba Experience
  • Starts San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
  • Ends La Paz, Bolivia

Conquistador Ways (from San Pedro De Atacama)

Travel around Chile, Bolivia on this flexible hop-on hop-off pass allowing you to take your ... Read More
  • Operator Bamba Experience Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Explorer
SavingUS$ 27
From US$ 522 5 days View Tour
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Atacama Desert Tour Reviews

4.9 - Excellent Based on 15 customer reviews
Very good Reviewed Tour: Best of San Pedro & Atacama desert (4 Days)
Patrick Gavin From UK At
5 - Excellent
“I had a very nice trip with your agency in Chile , all the car and drivers and and guides and hotels were very nice ,,,I would like to thank them all individually but may be it’s not possible,,,so all was very good and think about my trip every day ,”
Adventurous Reviewed Tour: Salta, Atacama & Uyuni Salt Flat
Lukito Arif At
5 - Excellent
“The easy communication before and even during the trip was our highlight traveling with you. Great sample itineraries and suggestions from you and Patricio which made organising easier because of the flexibility.

We liked the 4-day 4WD tour in Bolivia. It was adventurous, very different from the cities that we have come from and our driver, Rodolfo Cayo, was amazing, he took care of us and made sure we were well supplied with coca leaves to battle our altitude sickness.”
Guides gave lots of information, in Spanish and English and full of humor! Reviewed Tour: Salta, Atacama & Uyuni Salt Flat
Theo Van Der Linden At
5 - Excellent
“We searched on internet and learned about Say Hueque. We decided to travel with you because the comments over the 6day trip Attacama-Uyuni were really good.

I would say our highlight were the good guides who gave lots of information. We only stayed in e one hotel, the Don Tomas hotel in San Pedro.

We had short excursions and one large: the three day 4wd to Uyuni. The El Tunio exursions was great. Early to get up but worth it. The 4wd tour was awesome with highlights and depths (the overnight stay in the refugee: 'basic' accommodation was an understatement). Although an experience, it took many hours to recover from it.

I forgot the name of the guide to the El Tunio geysers - he was awesome (I believe he is an San Pedro artist). He gave lots of information, in Spanish and English and full of humor!”
Wonderful Experience. Reviewed Tour: Discover Chile
5 - Excellent
“Our holiday was outstanding! It was a photography heaven, between pair of us we have 3000 photos. Thoroughly enjoyed EVERY DAY. Expensive, but including Extension to E.I this was definetely worth it.”
Discover Chile review Reviewed Tour: Discover Chile
5 - Excellent
“Wow, this was an amazing, awesome, fantastic holiday. Chile is a great place to visit, especially for the physical geography. Holiday went like clockwork, with a great guide. I don't really want to say too much because then everyone will go!”
Discover Chile AAE 08/02/2016 Reviewed Tour: Discover Chile
4 - Very Good
“A great 'over-view ' of this facinating and varied country. Lots of travelling. Almost a continent in one country. The tour was better than the Trip Notes implied - most of the 'optional' trips were actually included! The pre-travel information (itinerary) was not up to the usual Exodus high standard as far as we were concerned - although some other people on the trip did receive more detailed information (even though we asked for it!)”
Chile January 2016 Reviewed Tour: Discover Chile
5 - Excellent
“We chose this holiday as it gave the opportunity to visit both the Atacama in the north and Patagonia in the south, and we certainly were'nt disappointed.”
Discover Chile Reviewed Tour: Discover Chile
5 - Excellent
“Thoroughly enjoyed holiday! but would have preferred 3 weeks instead of 2, in order to visit Chiloe and spend more time in Torres del Paine park.”
Amazing Chile Reviewed Tour: Discover Chile
5 - Excellent
“One of the most fascinating trips I have been on. The beauty of the country is incredible and with such an extreme range of landscapes ( and weather ! ) from the north to the south you would be hard pressed to find more diverse trip in one single country.”

Atacama Tours and Holidays

There isn’t a single adjective that can adequately describe the grandeur of the Atacama Desert but if you’re desperate enough, “otherworldly” could come close. That does come quite literally as soil samples from Desierto de Atacama share striking similarities with samples taken from Mars – and that’s only one of the things that makes a tour to Atacama Desert a must.

Situated between the Pacific and the Andes, the Atacama Desert is the planet’s largest showcase of mysterious natural phenomena. It is recorded as the driest desert on Earth with just an average rainfall of 1 mm a year. Still, its mountaintops are covered with snow the whole year round. Temperatures in the region are at an average of 40°C during the day and 5°C at night. Similarly, the Atacama Desert witnesses the brightest of days and the darkest of nights, making it the perfect destination for jaw-dropping romantic (and scholarly) stargazing. Atacama’s unique geography affords travelers an enriching assortment of trips and tours such as salt flats tour, sunset watching in Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley), sandboarding in Death Valley, and San Pedro de Atacama tours, usually the jump-off of every traveler’s trip to Atacama.  

The Charming Oasis Village of San Pedro de Atacama

If it’s true what they say that every destination has a cliché, then Atacama Desert’s is San Pedro de Atacama. This, however, is not a warning for you to stay away. Aside from being home to most of Atacama’s lodging and dining options, souvenir shops, and its 16th century historic church, this little oasis village brandishes cozy South American charms that are a comfort after an adventure-packed day.

A day in San Pedro usually starts with a 4am tour to the Del Tatio Geysers, the world’s third largest geyser site. It has more than 80 active geysers and at the early peak of sunrise, the geysers begin to display a spellbinding exhibition of colors. Tourists can then choose to go on an archeological tour starting with the 12th century Incan fortress, Pukara de Quitor, and then proceeding to Aldea de Tulor, Atacama’s oldest village that is like a life-sized museum of ancient artifacts and rich flora and fauna. 

The Awe-inspiring Natural Phenomenon

Flamingoes in Salar de Atacama lagoons
Saline lagoons in Salar de Atacama flaunts beautiful pink Andean flamingos
Valle de la Luna in Atacama Desert
Valle de la Luna in Atacama Desert is known for its moon-like terrain

 The Atacama Desert features some of the most beautiful natural sights, most notably - Valle de la Luna or Moon Valley, Salar de Atacama, and the star-studded night sky.

Valle de la Luna, has a hauntingly beautiful barren landscape of stone and sand formations, that gives it a moon-like terrain. The expansive, rugged white terrain of Salar de Atacama flaunts a collection of saline lagoons which are usually dotted with beautiful pink Andean flamingos. And the night sky in the desert is best for stargazing. Being high, really dry, unpolluted, and its night sky practically free of clouds, the desert offers the most visible tapestry of stars, moons, galaxies, and other heavenly bodies that even the naked eye can enjoy.

The Colorful Atacaman Culture

Atacama’s culture is a marriage of Inca and Spanish traditions. This is evident in their faith, food, and festivities. Locals celebrate the feast of their patron saint, Saint Peter, every 29th of June. The Fiesta de San Pedro de Atacama is the town’s most important religious festival where townsfolk parade on the streets in colorful masks and traditional clothing. This festival is comprised of a mass, a procession, dancing on the street, and ends with a celebratory drinking.

Local cuisine is designed around Atacama’s climate. One of their most distinctive native dishes is patasca, a stew of pork, beef, potatoes, and white capia corn. Other must try dishes are empanada, sopaipillas with pebre, and their local drink, pisco sour rica-rica, made from the desert herb rica-rica that is revered for its medicinal properties

What Every Tourist Must Know

Because of little vehicular traffic, it is easy to get around Atacama Desert. The most popular modes of transportation for exploring the Atacama Desert are car and bike rentals while San Pedro can easily be explored on foot.

Accommodation options in Atacama Desert vary and cater to a range of budget including hostels, boutique, bed and breakfasts, and five star hotels. Some hotels are equipped with their own observatory, a great choice for tourists who wish to end each night with a magnified glimpse of the heavens.

Restaurants in Atacama mostly feature Chilean dishes so looking for an authentic Chilean meal is not difficult. A popular spot among both locals and travelers is Inti Sol in San Pedro, well-loved for dishes such as spaghetti tres quesos, papas dorados al horno, and mushroom risotto at friendly prices. 

Getting There

For a holiday in Atacama Desert you can fly to Calama Airport, the nearest commercial airport about an hour and a half away from San Pedro. Public buses and car rentals are available upon arrival.

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  • 1 We connect you with a hand-picked and qualified travel expert who can match your trip requirements. The advantage of working directly through a travel expert is that you get the best and unfiltered advice from the very beginning.
  • 2 The travel expert will help you with creating and customising a trip for you. If you have any questions or concerns relating to the trip, the travel expert will also be able to help you with those.
  • 3 When you feel that your trip is exactly per your wish, you'll be able to book the entire trip here on Bookmundi.
The Advantages of Bookmundi
  • Selected Local Travel Experts All our local travel experts have been chosen based on rigorous selection criteria. In fact, we reject 98 out of 100 local travel agencies, and thereby giving you access to the top 1-2% local travel experts.
  • Secure Online Payment Each and every trip is required to go through Bookmundi's secure payment platform, powered by Stripe and supported by SSL, so all payments are carried out in 100% secure manners. We are furthermore member of the Danish Travel Fund, which guarantees the money you pay on Bookmundi.
  • Trip Replacement or 100% Reimbursement Bookmundi has hand-picked your local expert, and our role, as your trusted third party, is to make sure that your entire experience runs as seamless and securely as possible. We therefore guarantee to you that in the unlikely event where a local travel expert cancels your trip after your deposit has been paid, we commit to replacing these services with one of our other local agencies so that your trip can go ahead as planned, or failing to replace it, we will give you a 100% reimbursement.
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Thanks for your trip input. We will do our utmost to make sure that you get a trip of a lifetime.
We've noted down your trip requirements below. You can easily them.
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  • Destination: {{tripPlannerKeysNames[myRequest.id].destinations.join(', ')}}
  • Custom Destination: {{tripPlannerCustom[myRequest.id].destination}}
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  • Age Group: {{myRequest.age_group}} yrs
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  • Accommodation Option: {{tripPlannerKeysNames[myRequest.id].accommodation_option}}
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  • Budget Flexibility {{tripPlannerKeysNames[myRequest.id].budget_flexibility}}
  • Trip Planning Stage {{myRequest.trip_planning_stage}}
  • Trip Details: ... Read More Read Less
How our Travel Expert Service Works
  • 1 We connect you with a hand-picked and qualified travel expert who can match your trip requirements. The advantage of working directly through a travel expert is that you get the best and unfiltered advice from the very beginning.
  • 2 The travel expert will help you with creating and customising a trip for you. If you have any questions or concerns relating to the trip, the travel expert will also be able to help you with those.
  • 3 When you feel that your trip is exactly per your wish, you'll be able to book the entire trip here on Bookmundi.
The Advantages of Bookmundi
  • Selected Local Travel Experts All our local travel experts have been chosen based on rigorous selection criteria. In fact, we reject 98 out of 100 local travel agencies, and thereby giving you access to the top 1-2% local travel experts.
  • Secure Online Payment Each and every trip is required to go through Bookmundi's secure payment platform, powered by Stripe and supported by SSL, so all payments are carried out in 100% secure manners. We are furthermore member of the Danish Travel Fund, which guarantees the money you pay on Bookmundi.
  • Trip Replacement or 100% Reimbursement Bookmundi has hand-picked your local expert, and our role, as your trusted third party, is to make sure that your entire experience runs as seamless and securely as possible. We therefore guarantee to you that in the unlikely event where a local travel expert cancels your trip after your deposit has been paid, we commit to replacing these services with one of our other local agencies so that your trip can go ahead as planned, or failing to replace it, we will give you a 100% reimbursement.
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