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Itinerary at a Glance
- Day 1 – Arrival in Santiago, airport transfer to your hotel / City Tour in the afternoon
- Day 2 – Travel from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama
- Day 3 – Altiplanic Lagoons Tour
- Day 4 – Tatio Geysers + Moon Valley Tour
- Day 5 – Uyuni 4×4 Adventure (4 Days /3 Nights)
- Day 6 – Uyuni 4×4 Adventure
- Day 7 – Uyuni 4×4 Adventure – Sunrise at the Salt Flats
- Day 8 – Travel back to San Pedro de Atacama
- Day 9 – Travel from San Pedro de Atacama back to Santiago
- Day 10 -Transfer to Santiago International Airport
Day 1 – Welcome to Santiago & Half Day Panoramic City Tour
Upon your arrival at Santiago airport a transfer will be waiting for you to take you to the hotel.
Half Day Panoramic City Tour
At the appropriate time you will be picked up at your hotel to enjoy a panoramic city tour in Santiago. Visit the central square of the city, Plaza de Armas, Zero Kilometer as well as traditional buildings of the colonial times, such as the Metropolitan Cathedral that combines a neoclassical and Bavarian architectonic styles. Following in this context the civic neighborhood, with the ministerial buildings surrounding the government house, Palacio de la Moneda, a silent witness to the most relevant events in the Chilean republican history.
To finish the historic area, we will visit the old and stately neighborhoods of the old “high society”, an area impregnated with an exquisite variety of architectural styles, brought by mainly European immigrants, in a time of great mining and high-rise families. We will continue with an imposing panoramic view from one of the hills of the city (Cerro Santa Lucia or Metropolitan Park), where we will appreciate part of the mountain ranges that surround the city and then climb to the East, where the great architectural contrast can be seen. A contemporary and thriving city, which shows us its best face with imposing buildings of daring architectural styles that give this great city a stamp of modernity.
What’s Included: Airport transfers, half day afternoon city tour in Santiago, accommodation in Santiago.
Day 2 – Travel from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama
At the appropriate time a transfer will pick you up at your hotel to take you to the airport.
Upon your arrival in Calama airport a transfer will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama (2 hours).
What’s Included: Breakfast, airport transfers, accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama.
Day 3 – Altiplanic Lagoons Tour
In this expedition we will visit: Toconao (Kunza: Lost Corner) enchants for its simplicity, calm of its people, special climate, beautiful architecture and crafts; We will visit the marginal area of the Salar of Atacama known as Laguna Chaxa located in Soncor Sector, Los National Reserve Flamingos Later we take direction towards the South East (Cordillera de los Andes) to To settle in an Altiplanic Town named Socaire, we visit his Church and we know his farming. Once installed in the Andes, we go approx. at 4200 masl to meet Miscanti and Meñiques Lagoons belonging to the Los National Reserve Flamingos, is characterized by volcanoes and mountainous reliefs such as the Miscanti hill and Meñiques volcano. In addition to flamingos, species such as the Tagua Cornuda, Parinas abound Girls, El Caití, Baird Beach, Chorlo de la Puna, Pato Juarjual and La Guallata. The flora is composed mainly of Llareta and Paja Brava.
Both lagoons are born due to the underground water coming from the thaws.
What’s Included: Breakfast, full day tour to Altiplanic lagoons, accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama.
Day 4 – Tatio Geysers Tour + Moon Valley
Tatio Geysers Tour (morning tour)
At 5 am you will be picked up at your hotel to start an unforgettable adventure. Make sure to bring a warm jacket, hiking boots or runners, swimming suit, towel, sun glasses, hat and sun protection.
El Tatio (from Kunza “tata-iu”), which means “The Grandfather Who Cries”, is one of the highest Geysers fields in the world (4320 mts asl) . Located in the cordon of the Andes to the NE of San Pedro de Atacama is the largest Geiser group in the southern hemisphere and the third largest in the world, after Yellowstone (USA) and Dolina Giezerow (Russia).
The maximum expression of these fumaroles begins between 06:00 and 07:00 hrs. Approx. With temperatures reaching 85 ° C. On our return it is possible to observe wildlife like vicunas, llamas, rheas, vizcachas, etc. While in the Flora the giant Cacti, llaretas, stand out, coirón, etc. In addition, we will visit the small ancestral town of Machuca its few inhabitants they are mainly engaged in grazing and cheese production, very close to the place is the Laguna Salada where families of flamingos, ducks and seagulls live with an imposing landscape of beauty.
Around 12:30 you will be back in San Pedro de Atacama. You can go back to the hotel or stay in the city center to have lunch until the time for the Moon Valley Tour in the afternoon.
Moon Valley Tour (afternoon tour)
It is a desert landscape, a geomorphological wonder. Our ancestors called it Las Salinas today known worldwide as Valle de la Luna, surrounded by a set of landscapes of incomparable beauty and that resemble a fragment of the lunar landscape to which it owes its name. In 1982 was declared a Nature Sanctuary and is part of the Los Flamencos National Reserve in this place you can observe a geological show of great interest especially at dawn and sunset.
During your visit you can contemplate: Quebrada de Ckari, the famous natural formation known for our ancestors like The Three Watchers today called The Three Marys, Dune Major; majestic body of sand and viewpoints like; Quebrada Honda where the famous is located Coyote Stone.
What’s Included: Breakfast, morning half day tour to Tatio Geysers, afternoon half day tour to Moon Valley, accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama.
Day 5 – Uyuni 4×4 Adventure (4 Days /3 Nights)
Today you will start the 3 day adventure in the stunning landscapes between the Salar de Uyuni and the Atacama Desert (Chile). It is a fantastic and different experience from anything you might have seen before.
You will be going into the Bolivian salt flats, with the contrasting blue sky against the background of the mountains, volcanoes and geysers.
You will be pick up from your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama, to make chilean migration at customs, then we start driving to Hito Cajon (Chile and Bolivia border). After entering into Bolivian territory we will enjoy breakfast. Now the adventure begins! We will visit the White Lagoon, Green Lagoon, located at the base of Licancabur Volcano. We will continue driving north until reaching Salvador Dali Desert. Polques Hot Springs will be our next stop, with Geysers of Morning Sun, at 5000 meters. Then, we will reach the spectacular Red Lagoon where you can appreciate thousands of flamingos.
We will spend a unique night at a hotel of the Community Mallku Villa Mar (3500 MAMSL).
What’s Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation in Villa Mar.
Day 6 – Uyuni 4×4 Adventure overnight at Salt Hotel
After breakfast we will continue the adventure to visit authentic cave paintings in the Valley of the Rocks, where you can see formations like Los City Italy, World Cup, Camel, and many more! The Black Lagoon will be our next stop were you will see lots of wildlife like Tawas altiplánica or geese, or Catal Lagoon (Laguna Misteriosa), Canyon Catal. After lunch we will visit Agua Dulce Waterfall Viewpoint, a valley inhabited by many highland communities. These communities are engaged in raising Andean animals such as llamas and alpacas. Our day will end with the arrival at the community of Villa Candelaria Salt Hotel.
What’s Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation in Villa Candelaria.
Day 7 – Uyuni 4×4 Adventure – Sunrise at the Salt Flats
Early in the morning (around 5 am) we will continue our adventure to Incahuasi Island and enjoy the sunrise at Uyuni Salt Flat. Today we will visit a completely built of salt blocks (Hotel Playa Blanca), Salt Flat Eyes, Salt Montoneras Hotel, until reaching the Community of Colchani where we will learn about the traditional process of salt consumed throughout Bolivia. After lunc our last stop of the day will be the Train Cemetery, arriving Uyuni in the afternoon. We will continue to Villa Mar to spend the night.
What’s Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, accommodation in Villa Mar.
Day 8 – Back to San Pedro de Atacama
Once again, early in the morning (around 5 am) we will start heading back to San Pedro de Atacama. We will have breakfast at Laguna Blanca Shelter and then continue our way to visit Hito Cajón. After passing by Bolivia and Chile immigration offices, we will arrive into San Pedro de Atacama around noon.
What’s Included: breakfast, accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama.
Day 9 – Travel from San Pedro de Atacama back to Santiago
At the appropriate time a transfer will pick you at your hotel to take you to Calama airport (2 hours)
Upon your arrival at Santiago airport a transfer will be waiting for your to take you to your hotel.
What’s Included: Breakfast, airport transfers, accommodation in Santiago.
Day 10 – Bye Bye Santiago!
At the appropriate time a transfer will pick you at your hotel to take you to the airport.
What’s Included: Breakfast, airport transfer.
STARTING PRICE USD 2190 PER PERSON
This trip is customizable according to your preferences.
The starting price is based on travel for a minimum of two travelers staying in comfort accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
- 2 Nights of accommodation in Santiago de Chile
- 3 Nights of accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama
- 3 Nights of accommodation during the 4×4 Adventure to Uyuni
- Full Board during the 4×4 Adventure to Uyuni
- Airport transfers
- Half Day afternoon city tour in Santiago
- Full Day tour to Atacama Salt Flats and Altiplanic Lagoons
- Half Day morning tour to Tatyo Geysers
- Half Day afternoon to tou Moon Valley
- Expert trip planning
- 24×7 support during your trip.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- International and Domestic Flights
- Entrance Fee to Tatio Geysers (USD 15)
- Entrance Fee to Moon Valley (USD 5)
- Travel Insurance
- Optional activities suggested on the itinerary
- Meals unless specified
- Local Taxes
- Early check in or Late check out
Know before you go
- It is the passengers’ responsibility to determine if a Visa is needed and to obtain it
- This is a shared tour that takes place in groups of up to 15 people. Travel by car, van, or bus, depending on group size.