The Great Atacama Desert
STARTING AT: US$ 2,200
*Price is per person based on double occupancy. Does not include Jeep Overland Safari or flights.
The famed Atacama Desert has often been described as a moon-like setting due to its desolate landscapes. The odd combination of rock formations, canyons, salt basins and lava flows, make this region one of the most striking regions in all of Chile and it appears the landscapes were pulled right off a science fiction book. Travelers from all over the world visit the dry setting of the Atacama to be witnesses of its bubbling geysers, hot springs, crystal-clear blue lagoons, and its beautiful valleys and rivers.
The Atacama plateau extends all the way from the Andes Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Our home and adventure center for our 4 night journey is the award-winning Tierra Atacama Hotel, found just 20 minutes away from the Spanish colonial village of San Pedro de Atacama and surrounded by a green oasis, or Alto Atacama, found just ten minutes from San Pedro and at the base of the Salt Mountains. At an altitude of 7,000 feet, you will feel like you can literally touch the clear and star-filled skies that hover over you at night. The skies here are some of the clearest in the world, which is why a few of the best observatories on the planet are found in Atacama.
Each day guests can choose their activities for the day, whether it be two half day excursions or one full day excursion. The choice is made every day on the spot, in order to make sure the activities tailor to your mood and energy. Below are some of the options of the fantastic places you can visit:
Click here to view/collapse itinerary.
itinerary in brief
B = BreakfastL = LunchD = Dinner
||Arrive to Calama Airport in Chile and transfer to your hotel / Overnight at Tierra Atacama or Alto Atacama. (D)
||Full day outings to visit El Tatio Geysers, Altiplanico Lagoons, Moon Valley or Padre Le Peige Museum. (B, L, D)
||Transfer to the aiport for your flight to Santiago. Relax and overnight at hotel. (B, L, D)
||Transfer to airport for Patagonia Flight. (B, L, D)
||8 nights / 9 days Jeep Overland Safari through Chile and Argentina. (B, L, D)
||Return flight to Santiago or Buenos Aires. (B)
||Take your flight home.