From San Pedro de Atacama

  • We start our excursion very early in order to reach the altitude of the Cordillera de los Andes (Andean Mountain Chain) surrounded by huge mountains along with a dawn that allows observing high steam fumaroles and hot-mud craters coming from the earth core and created by underground rivers of hot water which is produced by the volcano Tatio distant from the place.
    Afterwards, we will be involved in one of the greatest and most spectacular phenomenon offered by nature; a scene full of colors and especially beautiful contrast produced by the large quantity of steam contained in the geyser.
    The Geysers El Tatio is a geothermic field located in the Cordillera de los Andes (Andean Mountain Range), The fumaroles of this geyser, one of the most elevated in the world (4.300 m ASL), are produced by the high temperatures of its watery craters, offering a unique spectacle in the Chilean desert.
    We’ll return to San Pedro de Atacama going through Machuca village, located at 4,000 m.a.s.l. where you’ll taste typical food, like empanadas and sopaipillas, and wild and tamed animals watching like vicuñas, lamas, ducks and flamingoes in a wetland beside the village.
    Duration : 8 hrs
    Departure time : 4:00 to 4:30am
    Include : Regular Tour, Bilingual Guide, Altiplanic Breakfast, Sprint Water & Geyser ticket.
    Does not Include : Lunch,
    Recommendation : Warm cloth x T° -10c a -12c, bath suit, mineral water, Sun Block cream, closed boots, sun glasses.
    Not Recommendable: to Pregnant women, High Pressure -Heart problem, 4 y/o childs & younger.

  • The Moon Valley is an interesting area with stone and sand formations. It has been declared Nature Sanctuary forming part of the Los Flamencos National Reserve. It is located inside the Cordillera de la Sal (Salt Cordillera). 16 kms away of San Pedro de Atacama.
    We will start our excursion visiting the huge geological formations located in one of the driest areas in the planet. It is an area of great beauty looking like the landscape of the moon due to its formations of the stone, petrified salt and sand formations that have been shaped by means of inundations and the wind during millennia.
    We will finally visit the wonderful salt caverns, accompanied by the imposing volcano Licancabur, so that we are more amazed by the wonderful magic of the desert, especially by the valley where we will have the chance to enjoy the most spectacular sunset that our eyes will not be ever able to forget.
    There is no life or humidity in this valley; therefore it turns to be the most inhospitable place in the world.
    Duration : 4 hrs
    Departure time : 15:00 (winter) – 16:00 (summer)
    Include : Regular Tour, Bilingual Guide, Admission to National Reserve.
    Does not Include : Lunch,
    Recommendation : Sun Block cream, mineral water, closed boots, warm jacket, sun glasses.

  • From San Pedro de Atacama we will visit Toconao, picturesque town built with volcanic stone called Liparita which has a bell tower dating from 1750.
    We will visit a beautiful valley nestled in the middle of the gorge of Jere. Unique and special place of beauty, especially in the summer months.
    We will stop at the Point Tropic of Capricorn in a cross form from which you can see the old Camino del Inca and the Andes Mountain Range.
    We will ascent from 2400m so that we reach a maximum altitude of 4200 meters in the Andes Mountains.
    We will see a lot of animals such as Vicuñas, Alpaca, Red fox, Rhea (American ostrich), Flamingos, Vizcachas (South American rodents) and a variety of ducks. Once we reached our goal, we will observe the altiplanic lagoon Miscanti, whose blue water reflects the white snow that covers the top of the mountain, and Meñiques lagoon located on the slopes of the beautiful Meñiques and Miscanti volcanoes at an altitude of 4100 msnm and 4350 msnm, respectively.
    These lakes are part of one of the seven sectors including the National Reserve Los Flamencos, and it is located 18 km south of Socaire. The maximum height in this area is 5910 m.
    The landscape is characterized by volcanoes, and the mountains, especially the hills Meñiques and Miscanti.
    Upon our return back, we will visit Socaire, typical town with ancient terrace systems and unique architecture. Afterward we will visit the Chaxa Lagoon situated in the middle of the Great Atacama Salt Lake where we will learn the origin of the Salt Lake and we will observe Pariñas and Flamingos among other type of birds.
    Duration : 9 to 10 hrs
    Departure time : 8:00 – 8:30 am
    Include : Regular Tour, Bilingual Guide, Admission to National Reserve.
    Does not Include : Lunch,
    Recommendation : Sun Block cream, mineral water, closed boots, warm jacket, sun glasses.

  • Departure from the hotel to begin a History Journey though the Chilean Arqueological capital, visiting the Tulor Village (oldest vestige of atacamenenan shelter), the Quitor Pukara (Preincasic construction with defensive purpose) and the archeologic Museum (Displays the atacamenean culture and its evolution).
    Duration : 3 hrs
    Departure time : 9:00 – 15:00
    Include : Regular Tour, Bilingual Guide, Admission to National Reserve.
    Does not Include : Lunch,
    Recommendation : Sun Block cream, mineral water, closed boots, warm jacket, sun glasses.

  • This hot springs are located at 32 km from San Pedro. Here we can find a lot of different temperature hot water pools. This area is part of Explora hotel. It has dressing rooms, spa and restrooms which are connected by wood bridges.
    We are going to have enough time to take a very relaxing bath while we enjoy some mineral water and fresh fruit (Both include in the price). Don’t forget to take your bathing suit. The route that will take us to this lovely place, shows some pre mountain vegetation having the opportunity detaching plants like” The Fox tail and Cactus”. After this relaxing tour we will came back to San Pedro village.
    Duration : 4 hrs
    Departure time : 9:00 & 15:00