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Atacama Adventure - Nature Tour In The Atacama Desert

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  • 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
  • Enjoy the colorful sunsets at the Valle de la Luna & Salt Lake Salar de Atacama
Discover the worlds driest desert with all its splendid beauty on this spectacular tour. See the most amazing, colorful sunsets from the valley “Valle de la Luna” and from the Salt Lake “Salar de Atacama”.

After your trip you can refresh and relax in the thermal springs of Puritama. The Tatio geysers’ roaring vapor-columns and gushing waters will give you a breathtaking performance of a natural wonder. You will also visit the Chaxa Lagoon, an extraordinary pool of water in the middle of the salt desert, where you can marvel at the scores of pink flamingos and other birds.

The oasis San Pedro de Atacama with its characteristic adobe-houses and hippie-flair will host you and be the starting point for your daily tours.
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After your arrival at the airport in Calama, we will take you directly to San Pedro de Atacama. At an elevation of 2,400 m, this little town with an old school hippie flair will welcome you with a variety of restaurants and bars. From here, you will take short hikes into the bizarre desert world surrounding the town. Wait for the sun to set in Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley). The sunset play of colors is absolutely breathtaking.

Stay overnight in a guesthouse in double room with private bathroom. No meals included.
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Today, your tour will lead you through the spectacularly rocky Guatin-Canyon (Quebrada de Guatin, at an elevation of 3,500 m). Here you can marvel at the region’s typical flora and fauna. Although the Atacama Desert is extremely dry, it brings out all sorts of cactuses, among them you will certainly find the eye-catching Cola del Zorro. After that you will take a replenishing bath in the hot thermal springs of Puritama.

All excursions in international mixed groups. Second night in the guesthouse. Breakfast included.
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Today you will visit the wonderfully blue lagoons Miscanti and Miniques, born less than a million years ago by the eruption of the Meñiques Volcano. These lagoons are part of the Flamingo's National Reserve and were witnesses of the first human settlements of the zone: about 4,000 to 3,000 B.C. You will also visit the Chaxa Lagoon, an extraordinary pool of water in the middle of the salt desert, and observe the many different flamingo species that call this desert zone home. Lunch at the village Socaire or Toconao.

Excursion in international mixed group. Back in San Pedro where you spend your night in the same guesthouse. Breakfast and dinner included.
Guest house
After an early breakfast, you will visit the Tatio-Geysers at an elevation of 4,320 m. The geysers roaring vapor-columns spread like ghostly wafts of mist over the thermal springs. On your way back, make a stop in the deserted settlement Atacameño Machuca. With a bit of luck you’ll meet one of the few remaining locals who often offer empanadas or anticuchos de Llama. At about 1 pm you will reach San Pedro.

An excursion in the afternoon will lead you to the two-colored Laguna Cejar with its white salty rims. Before you head back to San Pedro you will visit the Laguna Tebinquinche in the famous Salar de Atacama (salt lake). Meanwhile, the evening sun will have dipped the surrounding volcanoes into a bath of purple light.

All excursions in international mixed groups. Overnight stay in the same guesthouse. Breakfast included.
Transfer to the airport in Calama (without a guide). Breakfast included.
what’s included
  • Accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama: 4 nights in a guesthouse in double room with private bathroom
  • Meals: 4 X breakfast, 1 X lunch
  • Local bilingual english/spanish speaking guide
  • All transfers and excursions in international mixed groups as per detailed itinerary
  • Entry fee to Laguna Chaxa
  • Transfer to and from Airport Calama
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Single supplement
what's excluded
  • International and domestic airfare and airport charges
  • Not appointed meals and beverages
  • Optional trips, tips/gratuity, local payments
  • Entry fees/admission to all National Parks as well as to the Thermal Springs of Puritama
  • Mandatory travel insurance
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 5 days
Tour Type Group Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Maximum altitude 4300 meters
Trek difficulty Moderate
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Calama, Chile
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