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PRICES INCLUDE
Accommodation
3 nights San Pedro de Atacama
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transfers from/to airport
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Transfers and excursions mentioned on the itinerary
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All entrance fees
Atacama Salt Lake
Altiplanic Lagoons
Tulor & Quitor
El Tatio Geysers
Moon Valley
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Meals according itinerary
3 breakfasts
1 lunch
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE
Domestic flights
Personal travel insurance
Meals and other not specified extras
ADDITIONAL INFO
Available: All year round
Departures: Daily

From USD
$ 659
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CHILE - ATACAMA - LIVE THE SPIRIT OF ATACAMA (4 days / 3 nights)

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ITINERARY

We invite you to become an archaeologist and anthropologist. Come and discover those that inhabited the zone much earlier than you would have imagined. Enjoy the Altiplanic lagoons and the Atacama Salt Lake.


DAY 1: CALAMA - SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

Arrival at the airport of Calama and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama.


DAY 2: ATACAMA SALT LAKE - ALTIPLANIC LAGOONS

We will visit today the great Atacama Salt Lake in Los Flamencos National Reserve where you will enjoy its immensity surrounded by fauna in the Chaxa lagoon and surroundings between the flamingos being these the main attraction of the salt with their beauty. Afterwards we will take the road to the highlands to visit the lagoons Miscanti and Miñiques located at 4,200 meters above the sea level at the base of the volcanoes of the "Cordillera de los Andes". The lagoons will delight us with the nature of a landscape of contrasts. We will then enjoy a lunch in the town of Socaire village highlighted for its traditional cuisine. Finally, before returning, we will visit the town of Toconao, its bell tower and Church of San Lucas, both National Monuments since 1951. Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama. (breakfast, lunch)


DAY 3: TULOR & QUITOR - MOON VALLEY

San Pedro de Atacama is the archaeological capital of Chile. We will visit the most important archaeological sites of the area and will travel to the past to learn about the origin of the Atacama or Licanantai culture. The Pukara de Quitor is not only important for the local history, but it is for the history of Chile through the battle of Quitor (1540) one of the first conflicts between Spaniards and Indians. In the Atacama farm we will see how a family combines the ancestral traditions of agriculture and livestock with tourism, tasting some local products, then the Tulor village corresponds to the oldest settlement at the Salt Flat of Atacama and one of the first tests of sedentary lifestyles in the region. And finally we will move to the Centre of San Pedro de Atacama to travel back in time up to the time of the colony, where one of the most symbolic is the Church of San Pedro, built and preserved until today from adobe, cactus wood, chañar and algarrobo, a national monument since 1951. Return to the hotel. In the afternoon we will visit the Moon Valley. In the middle of the deep dryness of the salt mountain range we find a landscape of salt and clay shaped by water and wind over millions of years. In our journey we will be able to enjoy the beauty delivered by extravagant forms that the cordillera mountain range gives us encouraging to imagination and reflection for your peace of mind. As we spend the afternoon we will go into the Death Valley and from there we will enjoy one of the best views of the Andes and its volcanoes, to finally finish watching the sunset that through its colorful gives us a wonderful end to our tour. Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama. (breakfast)


DAY 4: EL TATIO GEYSERS & MACHUCA - CALAMA

Our trip to the highlands begins during the early morning hours to finally reach one of the most important geothermal fields in the world, “Geysers de El Tatio” surrounded with water emanations and steam, we will enjoy the beauty of the Andes and with this natural stage we will offer you an agreeable breakfast. Then we will visit the "Pozon Rustico" where you will be able to enjoy the thermal waters that the mountain range gives us. Taking the road back to San Pedro de Atacama you will enjoy the beauty of the landscape, native flora and fauna to finally stop at the village of Machuca, shepherds of llamas place, today this town of adobe, straw and cactus wood House is dedicated to the tourism offering local products such as Andean handicraft, Llama's meat, Sopaipillas and empanadas. As an historical and architectural appeal we will visit the San Santiago Church, patron saint of the town. Afterwards, we will return to San Pedro de Atacama. In the afternoon transfer to the airport in order to board your departing flight. (breakfast)



INCLUDED

- 3 overnights, breakfast included, in San Pedro de Atacama

- English speaking guide for all excursions

- Meals according itinerary

- Transfer from/to Calama airport (only driver)

- Atacama Salt Lake & Altiplanic Lagoons with lunch

- Tulor & Quitor

- Death and Moon Valleys

- El Tatio geysers & Machuca

- All entrance fees


NOT INCLUDED

- Domestic flights

- Meals not described in the itinerary

- Tips to driver, guide, hotel and restaurant staff, room service, etc.

- Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary

- Personal travel insurance

 

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