Chilean Tour Operator: Ekatours

The Atacama Desert 07 Days / 06 Nights ( EKA027 )



The Atacama Desert 07 Days / 06 Nights ( EKA027 )

Check out the Atacama desert, world's driest desert, learn about its history, geography, visit the salt flats and the "Moon valley" and see how the locals live and survive in this harsh environment.

  • Day 1: Santiago, Chile's Capital
    Arrival in Santiago.
    Reception at the Airport and transfer to selected hotel for accommodations with breakfast.
  • Day 2: Santiago City Tour
    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Day at leisure. We suggest a City Tour around Santiago. Optional.
  • Day 3: Santiago - Calama - San Pedro De Atacama
    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Departure to airport on time to board flight with destination Calama.
    Reception and immediate transfer to San Pedro de Atacama, located 63 m from Calama ( SIB) throught the Domeyko mountains, Range located in the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world.
    Arrival to your selected hotel and accommodations with breakfast.
    During the sunset we go to the Valle de la Luna, located in the salt mountain range, 90% salt and 10% other minerals, to observe an unusual landscape treasure at the bottom, made up by attractive and impressive geological formations of diverse shapes and colours, together with giant dunes and beautiful salt crystal on the crounching ground, that will make you feel like beeing in another planet or the moon itself, visiting the Valle de la Muerte and the Dinosaurs Valley, from where you have a fantastic panoramic view of the area.
    Return to San Pedro and you hotel.
  • Day 4: San Pedro De Atacama
    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Departure in the morning to start an Arqueological Tour
    Visiting the most important archaelogical sites such as the Pukara of Quitor, built during the XII century, that testifies many historical events of the local culture and the Tulor Village, the oldest housing vestige of the area, named the oldest human settlement in this Desert, dating 3000 years old.
    The village of Tulor is the oldest residential vestige in the Atacama Basin, the first human settlement, miraculously preserved, "Cradle of the Likan Antai".
    Return to your hotel.
    Rest of the day free.
  • Day 5: San Pedro De Atacama
    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Departure at 07:00 AM, heading to Lagunas Altiplanicas and Salar de Atacama.
    The Salar de Atacama, the largest saltmarsh in our country keeps also the largest natural reserve of Pink Flamengos, continuing to the Chaxa Lagoon, to observe a wild fauna with a great variety of flamengos.
    Later tour visits Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons, located in the same Natural Reserve located a 13.900 ft above sea level. The eruption of Miñiques volcano 1000.000 years ago, originated the stagnation of the waters of the saltmarsh, creating these two Outstanding blue water lagoons and wild landscape.
    Returning later to Socaire, a very beautiful and interesting pre-Colombian village and enjoy some Atacama typical dishes, on your account.
    Return to your hotel.
  • Day 6: San Pedro De Atacama - Santiago
    The departure is at 04:30, to visit the Geysers del Tatio, at 13.800 ft of altitude above de level of the sea, with a picnic breakfast included. Free time for guided walks, baths in little lakes, but most of all observe the Geysers.
    Return through the Chilean Altiplano , visiting the tiny and interesting Shepherds Village of Machuca, with its adobe houses with straw roofs.
    Return to San Pedro de Atacama for lunch.
    On time to be advised, transfer to the Aeropuerto de Calama, SIB, on time to board your next flight.
    Arrive, reception and transfer to selected hotel for accommodations with breakfast.
  • Day 7: Santiago
    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Transfer to airport on time to board your next flight.
IMPORTANT: The itinerary and excursions in San Pedro de Atacama, are subject to modifications without previous advise.
The Atacama Desert 07 Days / 06 Nights (EKA027)


 









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