Highlights of Atacama

The most interesting areas of the region of Atacama

A comprehensive tour that will give you the chance to explore the most interesting areas of the region of Atacama and some hidden corners and villages, to have a complete experience of the local culture, nature and people of this region.
From the fantastic colors of the Moon Valley (Valle de la Luna), to one of the largest geysers areas of the world at El Tatio. Small villages that seemed lost in time, local cuisine and the experience to spend one night at an indigenous community in Caspana.

DAY 1

Regular transfer from the airport of Calama to San Pedro de Atacama (120 km/ 80 miles-2 hours) to your Hotel.
Meeting with your local guide and presentation of the next days program.

Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama.

DAY 2

Departure at 09:00 a.m. from your hotel to visit Valle de La Luna, Llano de la Paciencia, Domeyko Mountain Range, Chiu Chiu, Yerba Buena archeological site and Caspana, starwatching experience after dinner.
Lunch at a local restaurant and dinner at Caspana village.

Overnight at a local indigenous community in Caspana.
Average altitude: 3.300 masl / 10.000 ft.

DAY 3

Departure at 08:30 a.m. from Caspana to the Tatio Geisers area. Village of Machuca and Natural Reserve Puritama.
Return in the afternoon to San Pedro de Atacama.
Box lunch included.

Average altitude: 4.000 masl / 12.000 ft. Highest altitude: 4.600 masl / 14.000 ft.

Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama.

DAY 4

Departure at 08:30 a.m. to the Salar de Tara and the high plateau at 4.600 masl/ 14.000 ft. of altitude Wildlife watching and hiking (1 hour).
Photo and wildlife opportunity.

Box lunch included.

Overnight San Pedro de Atacama.

DAY 5

Regular transfer from your Hotel to Calama Airport

END OF THE SERVICES

Location: San Pedro de Atacama, Valle de la Luna, Yerba Buena, Rio Grande, Chiu-Chiu, Caspana, Tatio Geysers, Machuca, Puritama National Reserve, Salar de Tara.
Departure: see itinerary 
Length:
5 days, 4 nights
Difficulty Level: Low-Medium
Guide: Bilingual Naturalist Guide
Activities: Naturalist and cultural focused tour, Photo opportunity.

Accommodations, transportation and others included: 3 nights Hotel Casa de don Tomás or similar, 1 night at a Local Home in Caspana. Private ground transportation, Protected areas entrance fees.

Meals:  Breakfast days 2,3,4,5/ Lunch day 2, Dinner day 2, Box lunch days 3, 4

Not Included: Tips and any other item not specified

Minimum of passengers: Trips are guaranteed to depart with a minimum of two participants.

Birdschile privileges small hotels with high standard of quality but not luxury hotels or big chains we support local business and communities.

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Equipment required: Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and bug repellent.
IMPORTANT: During the entire tour we will be at high altitudes from 2.300 masl / 7.000 ft. to 4.600 masl / 14.000 ft.

Equipment provided: Literature, field guide available.

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Activity Status

Available