Atacama Desert Tours and Holidays 2019/2020

17 Trips in Atacama Desert with 54 Reviews

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Atacama Adventure - Nature Tour in the Atacama Desert

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5 day adventure trip in Chile, visiting Moon Valley, Puritama and Salar De Atacama. Read More
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  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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Bolivian Salt Flats & Andean Desert Short Break

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6 day explorer tour to La Paz, Salar De Uyuni and 2 other destinations in Bolivia, Chile and Mexico. Read More
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  • Age Range5 to 99 years old
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Atacama & Altiplano Trekking Adventure

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13 day trekking trip through Arica, Putre, Parinacota and 9 other destinations in Chile. Read More
From US$ 3,890 13 days View Tour
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Argentina & Bolivia: Salt Flats and Desert

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  • Activities Adventure
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  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 4D/3N (Atacama to Atacama)

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4 day explorer trip to Laguna Colorada, Chiguana Salt Flat and 3 other destinations travelling through Chile and Bolivia. Read More
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  • Age Range18 to 99 years old
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Moon Valley Sunset Tour

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4 hour adventure tour in San Pedro De Atacama. Read More
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  • Age Range18 to 99 years old
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Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 3D/2N (Atacama to Uyuni)

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3 day explorer tour to Uyuni Salt Flat, Uyuni and 1 other destinations travelling through Bolivia and Chile. Read More
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  • Age Range18 to 99 years old
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Discover Chile

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Chile Tour: Desert, Moais & Vineyards

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14 day natural landmarks sightseeing tour through Santiago, San Pedro De Atacama, El Tatio and 8 other destinations in Chile. Read More
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  • Apr 27
  • Apr 28
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Altiplano & Gaucho Explorer

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Stayed in places off the beaten track, like the bush camp in abandoned town and the Estancia
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Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 4D/3N (La Paz to Atacama)

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4 day adventure tour to La Paz, Agencha and 2 other destinations travelling through Bolivia and Chile. Read More
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Chile, Patagonian Lakes and Atacama Desert

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10 day city sightseeing tour to Santiago, San Pedro De Atacama and 11 other destinations travelling through Chile and Argentina. Read More
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Atacama & Uyuni Salt Flats Adventure 7D/6N

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7 day adventure trip to San Pedro De Atacama, Uyuni and 2 other destinations travelling through Chile and Bolivia. Read More
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  • Age Range18 to 99 years old
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Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 4D/3N (Atacama to La Paz)

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4 day cultural, religious and historic sites trip to Uyuni Salt Flat, Uyuni and 3 other destinations in Mexico, Chile and Bolivia. Read More
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Atacama Desert Tour Reviews

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Excellent Reviewed Tour: Altiplano & Gaucho Explorer
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  • Elzbieta T
“Stayed in places off the beaten track, like the bush camp in abandoned town and the Estancia”
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“The Estancia was the best part of the trip, so relaxing and fun”
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  • Gary H
“Excellent trip, varied & good itinerary, lead my excellent tour leaders.”

Atacama Tours and Holidays

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.