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Marvels Of Atacama
4 Days

ITINERARY

4 Days : San Pedro de Atacama

Tour Overview:
A fascinating geological plateau, the Atacama Desert has been likened to a moonscape with vistas that compare to nothing else on earth. Explore this magical expanse for a unique adventure.

Day 1 – Calama – San Pedro

Welcome at Calama Airport and transfer to the hotel in San Pedro.


Day 2 – Quitor – Tulor

Depart from the hotel in San Pedro de Atacama towards one of the most important archaeological sites of the area. Visit Pukará de Quitor, a Pre-Hispanic stone fortress constructed by the indigenous people and dates back to the 17th century. Today it represents an archaeological monument and its great historical importance lies in the “Battle of Quitor”, where one of the first clashes between the Spanish conquistadores and the natives took place. Next, learn about what is known as the “Culture of San Pedro” at the village of Tulor. Despite its age it has been well preserved thanks to the natural conditions of the place. This ancient construction is probably the first settlement of the Atacama Salt Flat. Finally, visit the Church of San Pedro. Return to the hotel.

Afternoon – Travel to the Cordillera de la Sal (Salt Mountain Range), to visit the Valley of the Moon (“Valle de la Luna”) that forms part of the National Flamingo Reservation. This unique place is famous for its natural mineral sculptures, one of them being “Las Tres Marías” (The three Mary’s) formed by wind erosion, resembling a lunar setting. Next, proceed to Death Valley (“Valle de la Muerte”), a place of particular geographical beauty that invites sand boarders to practice their favourite sport. Its salt formations seem to be sculptures and works of art. Finally, end the trip with a magical sunset at the Kari Viewpoint, one of the highest points of the “Cordillera de la Sal” (Salt Mountain Range); before returning to the hotel. (B)


Day 3 – Toconao + Altiplanic Lagoons

Depart from the hotel, heading via the international highway towards the Atacama Salt Flat, one of the largest in the world. Within the Salt Flat, in the area known as Soncor and the Chaxa Lagoon, be delighted with the three species of native pink flamingos. Then, visit Piedras Rojas viewpoint and travel further within the Altiplano, reaching 4,300 meters above sea level. Arrive at the Miñique and Miscanti lagoons, at the foothills of the Miñique and Miscanti volcanoes, with fantastic scenery of bluish waters arising from the background volcanoes. Following this visit, return to Socaire for lunch at one of the rustic cooking places of the village, that still use the resources cultivated from the ancestral agricultural terraces. Finally, make a stop at the village of Toconao, to visit the main square, the bell tower built in 1750 made of cactus wood, mud and straw, and the church of San Lucas, both declared National Monuments since 1951. Return to the hotel. (BL)


Day 4 – Tatio Geysers, Lagoons, Next Destination

Pick up at dawn from the hotel in San Pedro de Atacama and proceed towards the Altiplano, reaching an altitude of 4,320 meters above sea level, to visit The Tatio Geysers; one of the most important geothermal fields in the world. Thanks to the extreme cold temperatures, witness the different geothermal manifestations and its fumaroles that easily reach 10 meters high and the geysers up to 8 meters. After watching this delightful spectacle, it is time to take a refreshing dip in a hot pool. Taking the same way back, we stop for a few minutes in the wetlands of Putana, where you can see different species against the backdrop of the Colorado Volcano. The last stop is at the village of Machuca, a little town where the original Altiplanic architecture is reflected in the St. James Church.
Upon completion of the tour return to the hotel and at the scheduled time transfer to Calama airport. (B)

Important Note: The night before the excursion, please eat a light dinner, without red meat and alcohol. This tour is not recommended for people with hypertension, children under 6 years old and pregnant woman. Temperatures are always belowfreezing.


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

First Class
2020 Join-in Tour
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Sep 03 - Sep 06 1015 1675
Sep 10 - Sep 13 1015 1675
Sep 17 - Sep 20 1110 1860
Sep 24 - Sep 27 1110 1860
Oct 01 - Oct 04 1110 1860
Oct 08 - Oct 11 1110 1860
Oct 15 - Oct 18 1110 1860
Oct 22 - Oct 25 1110 1860
Oct 29 - Nov 01 1110 1860
Nov 05 - Nov 08 1110 1860
Nov 12 - Nov 15 1110 1860
Nov 19 - Nov 22 1110 1860
Nov 26 - Nov 29 1110 1860
Dec 03 - Dec 06 1110 1860
Dec 10 - Dec 13 1110 1860
Dec 17 - Dec 20 1110 1860
Dec 24 - Dec 27 1110 1860
Dec 31 - Jan 03 1110 1860
2021 Join-in Tour
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 07 - Jan 10 1110 1860
Jan 14 - Jan 17 1110 1860
Jan 21 - Jan 24 1110 1860
Jan 28 - Jan 31 1110 1860
Feb 04 - Feb 07 1110 1860
Feb 11 - Feb 14 1110 1860
Feb 18 - Feb 21 1110 1860
Feb 25 - Feb 28 1110 1860
Mar 04 - Mar 07 1110 1860
Mar 11 - Mar 14 1110 1860
Ma 18 - Mar 21 1110 1860
Mar 25 - Mar 28 1110 1860
Apr 01 - Apr 04 1015 1675
Apr 08 - Apr 11 1015 1675
Apr 15 - Apr 18 1015 1675
Apr 22 - Apr 25 1015 1675
Apr 29 - May 02 1015 1675
May 06 - May 09 1015 1675
May 13 - May 16 1015 1675
May 20 - May 23 1015 1675
May 27 - May 30 1015 1675
Jun 03 - Jun 06 1015 1675
Jun 10 - Jun 13 1015 1675
Jun 17 - Jun 20 1015 1675
Jun 24 - Jun 27 1015 1675
Jul 01 - Jul 04 1015 1675
Jul 08 - Jul 11 1015 1675
Jul 15 - Jul 18 1015 1675
Jul 22 - Jul 25 1015 1675
Jul 29 - Aug 01 1015 1675
Aug 05 - Aug 08 1015 1675
Aug 12 - Aug 15 1015 1675
Aug 19 - Aug 22 1015 1675
Aug 26 - Aug 29 1015 1675
Sep 02 - Sep 05 1015 1675
Sep 09 - Sep 12 1015 1675
Sep 16 - Sep 19 1110 1860
Sep 23 - Sep 26 1110 1860
Sep 30 - Oct 03 1110 1860
Oct 07 - Oct 10 1110 1860
Oct 10 - Oct 14 1110 1860
Oct 21 - Oct 24 1110 1860
Oct 28 - Oct 31 1110 1860
Nov 04 - Nov 07 1110 1860
Nov 11 - Nov 14 1110 1860
Nov 18 - Nov 21 1110 1860
Nov 25 - Nov 28 1110 1860
Dec 02 - Dec 05 1110 1860
Dec 09 - Dec 12 1110 1860
Dec 16 - Dec 19 1110 1860
Dec 23 - Dec 26 1110 1860
Dec 30 - Jan 02 1110 1860
Deluxe
2020 Join-in Tour
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Sep 03 - Sep 06 1050 1605
Sep 10 - Sep 13 1050 1605
Sep 17 - Sep 20 1050 1605
Sep 24 - Sep 27 1050 1605
Oct 01 - Oct 04 1165 1795
Oct 08 - Oct 11 1165 1795
Oct 15 - Oct 18 1165 1795
Oct 22 - Oct 25 1165 1795
Oct 29 - Nov 01 1165 1795
Nov 05 - Nov 08 1165 1795
Nov 12 - Nov 15 1165 1795
Nov 19 - Nov 22 1165 1795
Nov 26 - Nov 29 1165 1795
Dec 03 - Dec 06 1165 1795
Dec 10 - Dec 13 1165 1795
Dec 17 - Dec 20 1165 1795
Dec 24 - Dec 27 1165 1795
Dec 31 - Jan 03 1165 1795
2021 Join-in Tour
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 07 - Jan 10 1165 1795
Jan 14 - Jan 17 1165 1795
Jan 21 - Jan 24 1165 1795
Jan 28 - Jan 31 1165 1795
Feb 04 - Feb 07 1165 1795
Feb 11 - Feb 14 1165 1795
Feb 18 - Feb 21 1165 1795
Feb 25 - Feb 28 1165 1795
Mar 04 - Mar 07 1165 1795
Mar 11 - Mar 14 1165 1795
Ma 18 - Mar 21 1165 1795
Mar 25 - Mar 28 1165 1795
Apr 01 - Apr 04 1050 1605
Apr 08 - Apr 11 1050 1605
Apr 15 - Apr 18 1050 1605
Apr 22 - Apr 25 1050 1605
Apr 29 - May 02 1050 1605
May 06 - May 09 1050 1605
May 13 - May 16 1050 1605
May 20 - May 23 1050 1605
May 27 - May 30 1050 1605
Jun 03 - Jun 06 1050 1605
Jun 10 - Jun 13 1050 1605
Jun 17 - Jun 20 1050 1605
Jun 24 - Jun 27 1050 1605
Jul 01 - Jul 04 1050 1605
Jul 08 - Jul 11 1050 1605
Jul 15 - Jul 18 1050 1605
Jul 22 - Jul 25 1050 1605
Jul 29 - Aug 01 1050 1605
Aug 05 - Aug 08 1050 1605
Aug 12 - Aug 15 1050 1605
Aug 19 - Aug 22 1050 1605
Aug 26 - Aug 29 1050 1605
Sep 02 - Sep 05 1050 1605
Sep 09 - Sep 12 1050 1605
Sep 16 - Sep 19 1050 1605
Sep 23 - Sep 26 1050 1605
Sep 30 - Oct 03 1050 1605
Oct 07 - Oct 10 1165 1795
Oct 10 - Oct 14 1165 1795
Oct 21 - Oct 24 1165 1795
Oct 28 - Oct 31 1165 1795
Nov 04 - Nov 07 1165 1795
Nov 11 - Nov 14 1165 1795
Nov 18 - Nov 21 1165 1795
Nov 25 - Nov 28 1165 1795
Dec 02 - Dec 05 1165 1795
Dec 09 - Dec 12 1165 1795
Dec 16 - Dec 19 1165 1795
Dec 23 - Dec 26 1165 1795
Dec 30 - Jan 02 1165 1795
* It is possible to depart on this program on any day as a Private Tour or Join-in Tour. Please check for prices.
* Minimum 2 passenger
* Solo Travel Supplement available upon request
* Supplements may apply for special events and holidays
Hotels
San Pedro – Casa Atacama – Standard Room (F)
San Pedro – Cumbres San Pedro de Atacama – Superior Room (D)

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions & Highlights :

  • 3-Night accommodation as peritinerary
  • Full breakfast daily and 1 lunch
  • Scheduled Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Scheduled transfers from Airport

 

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