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Chile

Best of Atacama

5 Days / 4 Nights

From

$935

P/P Double Occupancy

Discover -Desert, Unique Landscape and Starry Skies! The Best of Atacama-home to the world's most arid desert and its salt flats, hot springs and geysers as well as a number of astronomical observatories!

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Day 01 Arrival at Calama/San Pedro de Atacama

Calama Airport reception and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. A very special place to see the sunset is the Moon Valley, just few kilometers away from San Pedro. Here it is possible to carry out a nice walk through this spectacular desert landscape to watch Death Valley's magnificent colors and shapes where dunes and mountains can be trekked; you will also see sites eroded by wind and water. Hotel La Aldea std room Accommodation in double occupancy with breakfast

Day 02 Cejar Lagoon (B)

The Cejar lagoon is 20 kilometers away from San Pedro de Atacama and it's situated in the middle of the Atacama Salt flat at 2.600 meters above the sea level. This lagoon is dominated by beautiful sceneries, its deep-turquoise-color water, and the contrast of the white salt formations. This extraordinary case of Geo-morphological formation is unique in the Atacama salt flat and it is part of the immigration trajectory of the pink flamingos. Swimming trunks and bathing suit are required if you are willing to experience the closest feeling of flying. Return to the town for lunch (not included) and during the afternoon you will have time at leisure, to enjoy and discover the center of the village... its museum, its main square and the church, the biggest church built in Atacama region and then you could visit the handicraft market watching closer what the locals have to offer. Accommodation in double occupancy with breakfast

Day 03 Tocano & Socaire Villages (B, B, L)

Today we are driving even deeper into the desert, going to the Atacama Salt flat to visit the lagoons and tiny quaint villages as Toconao and Socaire will be visited on route to the Salt. Toconao is well known for its construction in Liparita, a volcanic stone, which is used for house construction. Socaire is other small village in the route to the salt flat. To reach to the lagoons, it is necessary to drive up the mountain ranch where Miscanti and Minique are, with an intense blue color and surrounded by white edges. Lunch included: Set menu - no beverages Accommodation in double occupancy with breakfast

Day 04 Tatio Geysers/Spaceobs (B)

The Tatio Geysers are located 121 kilometers away from San Pedro with an altitude of 4300 Mts. Here you will enjoy the overwhelming vapor columns and fumaroles sight, where water boils at hundreds degrees. Arriving at the geysers before sunrise is a must, which is why the main part of the route has to be done during night. Afternoon at leisure to recover energy... During the evening, we invite you to discover one of the clearest skies in the world. You will visit the boutique observatory named Spaceobs, on your arrival you will receive instructions about the activity, and an interesting talk about the stars, the planet and our galaxy. You will admire the open sky with a naked eye and having the chance to use any of the telescopes to have a better and clearer look into the space. Note: Astronomical Tour is provided only in SIB Accommodation in double occupancy with breakfast

Day 05 San Pedro Atacama/Calama departure (B)

After breakfast, drive back to Calama airport to fly out to Santiago

Prices Include
  • shared Transfers in/out without guide
  • Entrance fee included - meals mentioned
  • Accommodation as mentioned breakfast included
  • Excursions shared with other passengers with bilingual guide
Prices Do Not Include
  • Any other service not mentioned is not included: air tickets, tips, meals, phone calls, etc
Notes
  • Rates are per person - double occupancy
  • Prices are subject to change without previous notice.