Atacama Highlights 4 Days

    What's Included?

  • Hotel *** with breakfast (x3 nights)
  • Airport transfers in / out
  • Bilingual Tour guides (Spanish & English)
  • Lunch in Full day excursion (x1)
  • Breakfast in Tatio Geyser
  • Chile Guru assistance & contact
  • Local Representant Meet & Greet


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 wild animals that live in challenging weather conditions, such as flamingoes and vicuñas 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, we visit the Rainbow Valley, which owes its name to the variety of colors combined with white salt and blue sky, that can be seen in the hills of the valley.

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: 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 pink wild 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 3: Tatio Geiser & Machuca and Stargazing

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.

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 4: Rainbow Valley then Transfer to Airport

We will begin the day crossing over to Matancilla, a valley rich in flora and fauna called Rainbow Valley (Valle del Arcoíris). It gets its name from the beautiful, varying colors of its landscape and rocks. This is any photographer's dreamland due to the spectrum of colors and the distinctive rock formations found here. In the afternoon we will drop you to the airport in Calama for your departing flight.
End of Program.

Important Note:
Flights & Pick up timings: The timings of our tours can vary depending on the season and weather conditions. Be sure to check with your travel designer before booking your flights.

    Exclusions

  • Flights
  • Late check-out
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals (unless otherwise stated)
  • Incidental expenses, e.g tips, beverages etc.
  • Others not mentioned


    Notes

  • Important Note:
    Flights & Pick up timings: The timings of our tours can vary depending on the season and weather conditions. Be sure to check with your travel designer before booking your flights.
  • When to travel to Atacama?
    Recommended months to travel to Atacama: March to October
    February is not recommended due to the rainy season
***Please note that the tours are not available all year long. Check with your travel agents for excursions availability.

    Terms


    Cancellation Policy
  • Prior to 90 Days Full refund (Apart from credit card charge minus a $150 cancellation fee)
  • Between 90 Days - 60 Days (80% refund)
  • Between 60 - 30 Days (50% refund)
  • Less than 30 Days no refund


Please note that all our tours and excursions are subject to weather conditions. Many of our excursions take place in challenging environments where Mother Nature plays a big role in the execution of the outings.

Our clients' safety is our top priority and in order to secure the well-being of both the local communities and visitors, we must withhold the right to change or cancel any tour. In cases of tours cancelled for weather reasons, we guarantee a 100% refund.

***In the case of luxury hotels, please check cancellation policy with your travel agent.