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Atacama Adventure - Nature Tour in the Atacama Desert

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  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • duration 5 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 4300 meters
  • Trek difficulty Moderate
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Calama, Chile
  • Ends Calama, Chile
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover the world's driest desert and relax in natural hot springs
  • Visit the roaring TatioGeysers and hike through the picturesque GuatinCanyon
  • 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 world's 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 thermal springs. The Tatio geysers’ roaring vapor-columns and gushing waters will give you a breathtaking performance of a natural wonder. You will also visit the Cejar 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.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: San Pedro de Atacama - Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley)
  • Day 2: Guatin-Canyon - Puripobre Thermal Springs - Baltinache
  • Day 3: Tour trough the Salt Flats Route
  • Day 4: Tatio Geysers - Salar de Atacama Lagoons
  • Day 5: Back to Calama Airport
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama: 4 nights in a hotel in double room with private bathroom (HOTEL LA CASA DE DON TOMAS or similar)
  • Meals: 4 x breakfast
  • Local bilingual english/spanish speaking guide
  • All transfers and excursions in international mixed groups as per detailed itinerary
  • Entry fee to Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley)
  • 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 Lagoons (appr. 60 USD p.P.)
  • Mandatory travel insurance
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CANCELLATION

20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

Other Practical InformationSeason: from January to December Group Size: min. 1 person Departures: individual on request (dates include the possibility of booking other people excursions in international mixed groups)
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days do you need in Chile?

    We recommend, at the very least, a 2-weeks tour of Chile to explore the blue glaciers and emerald forests of Torres del Paine, the enticing landscapes of the Atacama desert, and similar must-see destinations. You will be left with enough time to add a few more delightful places like capital Santiago, Valparaiso, and one or two world-class vineyards. A three-week tour will allow you to linger longer in all your favorite places. But if you have only 5 to 7 days, it’s best to focus on Santiago, the nearby colorful towns, and the wine valleys. Add a few more days, and you can squeeze in Patagonia, Atacama, Easter Island, or the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. To get more details on how many days to spend in Chile, see here.

  • Is Chile cheap for tourists?

    Chile is not the cheapest place to visit in South America. But the kind of trip you have in mind will determine your budget. Typically, most tourists like to hike in the Torres del Paine and explore the desert landscape of Atacama during a 10 to 15-day trip. It is possible to do a trekking-heavy trip on a budget of USD 90 to 100 per day per person. Basic accommodation and food costs are higher in Chile than in other South American countries. So be ready to spend at least USD 75 daily for a non-luxurious trip.

  • How do you get around in Chile?

    Chile is well connected from north to south via flights and buses. But it’s trickier to travel from east to west, and south of Puerto Montt because of the unusual landscape comprising glaciers and mountains. Long-distance buses are the best way to go up and down the country. For travelling to remote areas, you can hire your own car. Trains are useful only in certain parts, like Central Chile. You can also consider low-cost airlines: they are sometimes cheaper than long-distance buses—if you don’t mind missing out on the scenery on the way.

  • What is Chile best known for?

    Chile is best known for its diverse landscapes. It is home to incredible glaciers and fjords, the driest of deserts, superb rock formations, and ancient forests. Chilean hospitality is well known, and the people like to bond over maté tea. You’ll find buena onda (good vibes) wherever you go. The world has woken up to the exquisite taste of Chile’s wines. In fact, Latin America’s largest winegrower is in Chile’s countryside. Capital Santiago has some of the finest art galleries in South America like the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Neighborhoods like Bellavista in Santiago and Concepción in Valparaíso have a very vibrant street-art culture. 

  • What is the typical food in Chile?

    Traditional Chilean cuisine is hearty and winsome, imbibing many European and South American influences. Some famous dishes include Plateada (soft-cut beef), Chorrillana (French fries with meat and seasoning); Empanada (baked or fried puff pastry with salty or sweet fillings), Pastel del choclo (a sort of shepherd’s pie made using corn mash), Pastel de jaiba (crab pie), Machas a la parmesana (a clam dish topped with cheese), and Completo (Chilean-style hot dog that is bigger than its American counterpart). And you must try Terremotos, a rather potent alcoholic drink, and the many excellent Chilean wines

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