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Magic Desert of Atacama 4D/3N

Magic Desert of Atacama 4D/3N

Themes: Nature Adventure Chile

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24/12/2019 27/12/2019

Magic Desert of Atacama 4D/3N

ECONOMY
Address
Pick Up & Drop Off at selected hotel
Departure time
15:00
End time
12:00
Included

-  Welcome kit and detailed itinerary upon arrival

-  03-night accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama, breakfast included   

-  Transfers airport/hotel/airport (Bilingual guide-driver)     

-  2 full day excursion in shared basis  

-  1 half day excursion in shared basis  


Excluded

-  International and domestic air tickets 

-  Meals not specified on the itinerary

-  Personal expenses.

-  Tips

Hotels

ECONOMY

Casa Don Tomas 

www.dontomas.cl

TOURIST

Kimal Hotel 

www.kimal.cl

SUPERIOR

Casa Noi Atacama

www.noihotels.com

Itinerary:

Marvel at the surreal landscapes of the Atacama Desert and discover one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Explore the valleys of the Moon and Death and amaze all the mystery that surrounds them.

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: Highland Lagoons 

Today 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. After watching this wonderful landscape and natural phenomenon, you will continue your trip to the Altiplanic Lagoons. These lagoons, which are within the 4,500 m. a. s. l., are of great beauty. In their landscapes you can see wonderful various Andean shades of colors. In addition, its flora and fauna are unique because they are found only in protected areas and at this height. The height allows you to be very close to mountains and volcanoes, some of which are considered sacred and have inspired beautiful legends of the Atacama Desert. On the way you will find the town of Socaire, where they have preserved ancestral traditions over time, inherited from their inhabitants, shepherds or farmers, who cultivate the Pachamama -or Mother Earth. To do so, they use the old system of Andean terraces, which allows them to generate certain types of crops. Lunch with typical food in a local restaurant in Socaire will be served.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Overnight at selected hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.

Day 3: Tatio Geysers and Machuca Town 

oday 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. You will visit the village of Machuca on your return, an ancient village with houses made of adobe, straw and cactus wood. Today it is dedicated to tourism, offering Andean local products such as handicrafts, llama meat, sopaipillas and empanadas. You will also visit the church of St. Santiago, patron of the town, to admire its ancient architecture.

Meals: Breakfast.

Overnight at selected hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.

Day 4: 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 of Atacama 4D/3N
Magic Desert of Atacama 4D/3N