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Magic Desert and Seduction Of Santiago 6D/5N

Magic Desert and Seduction Of Santiago 6D/5N

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01/05/2020 06/05/2020

Magic Desert and Seduction Of Santiago 6D/5N

Economy
Address
Pick Up & Drop Off in selected hotel
Departure time
12:00
End time
12:00
Included

-  Transfer airport / hotel / airport.   

-   03 nights of accommodation in Atacama.

-   02 night of accommodation in Santiago. 

-   Breakfast daily

-   Half Day Rainbow Valley – Half Day Atacama Salt Flat

-   Full Day Tatio Geysers and Puritama hot springs

-   Half day Santiago de Chile

-   Half day Valparaiso & Casas del Bosque

-   All tours include tickets and guided tour in Spanish or English.

-  Service taxes 


Excluded

-  International and domestic air tickets 

-  Meals not specified on the itinerary

-  Personal expenses.

-  Tips

Hotels

Santiago de Chile: Novapark hotel

www.novapark.cl

San Pedro de Atacama: Casa Don Tomas

www.dontomas.cl

Itinerary:

Let yourself enjoy a fantastic adventure along the beautiful landscapes of the Chilean wonders and prepare for an unforgettable experience touring the country highlights.

Day 1: Welcome to Calama

At your arrival, you will be assisted at the airport in Calama and be transferred to the San Pedro de Atacama Hotel

You will leave San Pedro de Atacama to take highway 23, after 19 kilometers (12 miles), you will reach to the Salt Mountain Range, one of the main attractions for tourists visiting this pre-Andean oasis where you will find the "Dinosaur Valley", the "Death Valley", dunes for some fun sandboarding and lookouts with views of the mountain range and its volcanoes.

At the "Moon Valley", you will see canyons that were formed by water millions of years ago, while rock salt, selenite, and clay will show the essence of the Moon Valley.

You will visit the Central Crater to have a better view of the valley and the amphitheater. You will see the Three Marys, geological formations named so by famous Father Gustavo Le Paige many years ago. Finally, from the Kari lookout, one of the highest in the Salt Mountain Range, it is ideal to see how the sun hides giving way to a beautiful and colorful sunset.

Overnight at the selected hotel in San Pedro de Atacama

Meals inlcuded: None

Day 2: San Pedro de Atacama

Half Day Rainbow Valley Tour

Departure from San Pedro de Atacama and travel to the west to find the Domeyko mountain range and reach Yerbas Buenas. This place will transport you to the Atacameño indigenous past. Then, after crossing the Valley of Matancilla, you will find the Valley of the Rainbow, named for the colors that the presence of minerals gives the mountains. Green, purple, white and red colors, capture the visitor's attention, travel the place to record it in your memory and your photographs. Then we will return to San Pedro de Atacama.

Half Day Atacama Salar Flat and Toconao

Afterwards, you will visit the “Gran Salar de Atacama”, white and rough surface where shallow lagoons are home to a large number of flamingos that choose this water as a nesting place, allowing you to observe these wonderful birds. Geological studies consider this salar flat as the most important reserve of lithium of the planet, requiring it on a 40%. Under weak water furrows small villages are born. One of the most picturesque of these is Toconao, where you can appreciate an original architecture made of Liparita stone, highlighting the ancient church. It is a town that will motivate you to walk the streets and meet the local people who dedicate their days to handicrafts in fine wool. 

Overnight at the selected hotel in San Pedro de Atacama

Meals inlcuded: Breakfast

Day 3: Tatio Geysers & Puritama Hot Springs

Today you will head to the imposing geothermal field, the Tatio Geysers, located at 4,300 masl. The steam fumaroles, that reach 50 meters high, are mixed with the imposing beauty of the Andes, multiple colors and varied fauna, among which the Vicuña, an American camelid with elegant walk and adapted to live on extreme weather and geographical conditions. Here you will enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared at the geysers. On the way back, you will enjoy the Puritama hot springs. These popular hot springs 3,475 masl are embedded in a large broken stone. These will be a short break to return from a day of exploration. It features 8 pools with water ranging from 25° to 35° and rich in minerals. 

Overnight at the selected hotel in San Pedro de Atacama

Meals inlcuded: Breakfast

Day 4: Welcome to Santiago

Santiago is a cosmopolitan city that blends the oldness with modernity. Today, you will see the origins of the city and landmarks such as Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Post Office and the Municipality of Santiago. The tour will continue by the Government Palace and you will have the chance to walk through some of the most traditional streets and neighborhoods. Later you will go towards the east, to see the modern buildings and how they have transformed the city.

Overnight at the selected hotel in Santiago

Meals inlcuded: Breakfast

Day 5: Full Day Vaparaiso & Casa del Bosque Vineyards

Today you will depart from Santiago to the coastline located 120 kilometers of Santiago. During the route, you will visit “Valparaíso”, a port city founded in the XVI century and declared “World heritage by UNESCO”. Afterwards, you will walk through the wonderful viewpoints “Atkinson” and “Gervasoni” located in the most important hills of Valparaíso, “Cerro Alegre” and “Cerro Concepción”. Also, you will use its old and picturesque cable cars, which are still connecting this city.

Finally, you will visit “Casas del Bosque Vineyard”. Its history begins many years ago from hands of its main manager, Juan Cúneo Solari, son of Italian immigrants, who lived with the hope to have his own vineyards in order to make the highest quality wines. In 1993, in Valle de Casablanca, it is established “Casa del Bosque Vineyard”, being one of the first vineyards to take advantage of this area. 

Overnight at the selected hotel in Santiago

Meals inlcuded: Breakfast

Day 6: Farewell

You will enjoy a delicious breakfast and, at the scheduled time, you will be transferred to the Santiago airport to board your flight.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Summary

Magic Desert and Seduction Of Santiago 6D/5N
Magic Desert and Seduction Of Santiago 6D/5N