Atacama Explorer 4 Days

    What's Included?

  • 3 nights of accommodation w/breakfast in San Pedro de Atacama
  • Transfer and excursions
  • Breakfast at Tatio Geyser
  • Lunch in Full Day excursions (x1)
  • Entry fee to Termas de Puritama
  • Bilingual Spanish/English guide
  • Transfer with Spanish chauffeur

Here is your chance to explore the Atacama one of the world's most arid landscapes. Some areas of the Atacama have not received a single drop of rain in over a hundred years. On arrival, we will pick you up at the airport in Calama and transport you to San Pedro de Atacama where you will spend the next few nights. San Pedro is historic town and a charming oasis in the otherwise vast desert set against the spectacular backdrop of the Chilean Andes.

On the first day we will visit the Valle de la Luna famous for its sand dunes, spectacular multi-colored badlands, and caverns. On day two we head towards the vast Salt Flats of the Atacama and the high altitude lakes of Miscanti and Miñiques where it's common to see large flocks of pink Flamingoes and in the distant the giant volcanoes of the Andes. Day three takes us to the Geiser del Tatio (4380m) the world's highest altitude thermal area. It's truly a wonderful experience to walk among the bubbling hot pots and geysers which are set against dark blue skies amidst the vast desert of the Atacama. Our final excursion on day four will leave you feeling at one with nature, as you relax in the thermal pools of Puritama.

Note: The timings of our tours can vary depending on the season. Be sure to check with your travel designer before booking your flights.

Day 1: Calama to San Pedro de Atacama and Moon Valley

We will pick you up at the Calama airport in the morning and drive you to San Pedro de Atacama. After lunch and a brief rest we offer an afternoon excursion to the Valle de la Luna an area famous for its colored badlands, sand dunes and caverns.
Overnight in San Pedro.

Day 2: Puritama Hot Sprigs and Stargazing

We will start the day with an excursion to the Puritama hot springs; an oasis in the harsh climate of Atacama Desert. They are the perfect way to relax in San Pedro de Atacama while still enjoying the beautiful scenery.

Our guide will lead you through the fourteen pools, explaining which are believed to cure certain ailments, and giving you time to relax and in the hot and cold pools. Transfer to your hotel.

In the evening our driver will pick you up from your hotel, and take you out to a desert observatory to observe and marvel at the night skies of the Atacama desert. Being just four days after a new moon, the stars will be out in all their glory as our guide explains to you what you're seeing, and of course providing you with a hot drink and a moment in peace to enjoy the stars with.

Day 3: Miscanti and Meñiques Lakes, Salt Flats, and the Red Rocks

We will have an early start after breakfast and visit the small oasis town of Toconao with its historic church dating back to the 16th century. We continue from Toconao to the Salt Flats of the Atacama. The salt flats cover a vast area and at times are covered by water that is just a few centimeters in depth. The Salt Flats are famous for the 1000's of Flamingoes and views of the Andes in the distance. We will have lunch and then continue on to the lakes of Miscanti and Miñiques (4,220m). The deep blue lake of Miscanti is overshadowed by the giant peak of Cerro Miscanti (5622m / 18445ft).
Overnight in San Pedro.

Day 4: Tatio Geiser & Machuca and Flight Back to Santiago

Today we will get an early start (4am) for the thermal area known as Geiser del Tatio. It's a beautiful landscape of geysers and bubbling hot pots set among the giant volcanoes of the Andes at 4380m. You will have plenty of opportunity to stroll about and talk photos while you enjoy the dramatic landscape. We will return to San Pedro and our driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the airport.

Important Note: In order to go to the Valle de la Luna Tour on Day 1: Your flight needs to arrive by 12:30 PM.
As for your Geysers del Tatio tour on Day 4: Your flight needs to leave Calama after 6 PM the same day, for us to arrange transfers.
End of our services.
  • Flights
  • Park entry fees (Except Termas de Puritama where fee included)
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Others not mentioned