6 Days Atacama Chile Vacation - 6 Days

Overview

San Pedro de Atacama is the base for exploring the many attractions of the zone, with a wide selection of hotels and restaurants. San Pedro is considered the Archaeological Capital of Chile because it is the Atacama (or Likanantai) center, with Pukara de Quitor and a large number of adobe structures typical of the area. San Pedro is the starting point to see the Atacama Salt Flat, the biggest salt deposit in Chile at 100 km long, the Puritama Hot Springs, with large pools of warm water flowing through the rocks, the Tatio Geyser, which is a geothermal field connected to the Tatio volcano, where jets of steam emerge from pits of boiling water, or to simply enjoy a night observing the stars, and also to see the beautiful Miscanti and Meñiques highland lakes.

Itinerary

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Santiago Airport reception. Transfer from the airport to your hotel in regular service.

Half Day City tour Santiago
Santiago is a mixture between the old and the modern, characteristic that we invite you to know. Our tour through Santiago will show the immensity of the city, its varied geography and civility. We will guide you through Plaza de Armas, Main square of Santiago, where the cathedral, main post office and city hall are located. You will be told about the origins of our city. Next stop is the civic neighborhood and the surroundings of La Moneda government palace. After that we´ll drive through some of the old neighborhoods of Santiago, like Republica and Concha y Toro. Later we will visit the eastern part of the city and we’ll see the modern buildings and the changes that they have brought to the neighborhood. We finish our tour in a handicraft store, located in an exclusive neighborhood, where we’ll appreciate with a Pisco Sour, Lapizlazuli masterpieces, made with this stone that just exists in Chile and Afghanistan.

Overnight in Santiago.
Included: transportation bilingual guide
Not included: lunch

At the scheduled time you will be picked up from the hotel and transfer to the airport to take the next flight. Arrive to El Loa, Calama Airport located in the Antofagasta Region. A representative of us will be waiting to assist you in the one hour drive trough salt flats, peculiar rock formations and sand dunes until you reach the chosen hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.

HD Excursion to Moon Valley & Cari Gorge
Depart the hotel at around 17:00 to visit a place with beautiful shapes and colors located 8km from San Pedro de Atacama. You can walk and enjoy a great geological spectacle that has been repeatedly compared with the surface of the moon, with its angular geology and rocks sculpted by millenniums of erosion. Visit the salt caverns before climbing the mayor sand dune where the kaleidoscope of colors that appear over the Andes are just marvelous. Return to San Pedro de Atacama approx. 20:00.

Accommodation at selected hotel – breakfast included.

Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama
Not included: lunch, entrance fee, tickets

HD Archeological Tour to Tulor
In the morning, after a local breakfast in the hotel depart to visit the Pukara de Quitor, a 12th Century (pre-Inca) fortress which was strategically located and easily defended on all sides, until the Spanish arrival with the advantage of horses weakened it. Pukara de Quitor, partially restored in 1992, is one of the most complete and impressive of these early defensive measures.Crossing the “Ayllos” or community farm areas, we arrive at Tulor, the site of the earliest known settlement in the area known as the “Aldea de Tulor”. This settlement is more than 2,000 years old and consists of circular dwellings interconnected by common passages and patios. Only part of the settlement is visible, the rest has being covered by the constantly moving desert sands. At an appropriate time return to San Pedro.

Accommodation at selected hotel – breakfast included.

Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama
Not included: lunch, entrance fee, tickets

Full Day Salt Flat & Altiplanic lagoons
Miscanti and Miñiques Lakes, located at 4,220 meters, are also part of the National Reserve, and are managed by the indigenous community of Socaire. The eruption of the Miñiques volcano one million years ago caused the water that once drained to the Salt Flat to stagnate, giving rise to these two highland lakes with their blue water and white shores.

Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama

Included: transportation bilingual guide passenger transportation insurance, lunch
Not included: entrances fee, tickets

Full Day Tatio Geysers
We leave at dawn from San Pedro de Atacama Hotel to go to the Tatio Geysers, a geothermal center with geysers that can only be seen very early in the morning. After seeing this spectacular sight in a magnificent natural setting, we eat breakfast. On the way back, we see the majestic Andes mountain range, whose peaks seem close enough to touch.Transfer to Calama airport in regular service. Transfer airport – Santiago Hotel

Overnight in Santiago

Included: transportation bilingual guide passenger transportation insurance, breakfast
Not included: lunch, entrances fee, tickets

Transfer to Santiago airport.

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Includes:

  • Round trip transfers
  • 5 Night accommodation at select hotels
  • Half Day City Tour of Santiago
  • Half Day excursion Moon Valley & Cari Gorge
  • Half Day Archeological Tour
  • Full Day Salt Flat & Altiplanic lagoons
  • Full Day Tatio Geysers Tour (Regular service-SIB w/ English speaking guide and entrance fees included.)
  • SLT exclusive tour performance guarantee.
  • SLT $1 Million Insurance Protection Plan.

Excludes:

  • International and Domestic Air flights
  • Meals other than mentioned in itinerary
  • Entrance fees and tickets

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6 Days Atacama Chile Vacation
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  • Santiago ,Calama,San Pedro de Atacama

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