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

From Arica

  • Ancient Cultures & Iintervalley “AZAPA”. Early departure for the river mouth Lluta (Nature Sanctuary: A place where we can see a great number and variety of birds.
    Join Lluta Valley where we will meet an important panel geoglyphs.
    Visit Poconchile Church and Molino Village which is an old town of farmers. Back to Poconchile where we take detour to cross a dirt road and pampas from Lluta Valley to Azapa Valley.
    Visit the village of San Miguel de Azapa mainly his church and cemetery.
    Visit the Museum of San Miguel de Azapa synthesized Sample Socio-Cultural Development of the South Central Andes, which highlights the world’s oldest mummies.
    Then pass through two archaeological hills (the tropilla and the sacred hills) going back to the city where we pass by the village craft and finally arriving at the Cathedral of San Marcos and then back to the Cruise Terminal.
    Duration : 6 hrs
    Departure time : Flexible
    Include : Private Tour, Bilingual Guide, Mineral Water, museum.
    Does not Include : Lunch.

  • Early departure for the river mouth Lluta (Nature Sanctuary: A place where we can see a great number and variety of birds. Join Lluta Valley where we will meet an important panel geoglyphs.
    Visit Poconchile Church and Molino Village which is an old town of farmers. Back to Poconchile where we take detour to cross a dirt road and pampas from Lluta Valley to Azapa Valley.
    Visit the village of San Miguel de Azapa mainly his church and cemetery.
    Visit the Museum of San Miguel de Azapa synthesized Sample Socio-Cultural Development of the South Central Andes, which highlights the world’s oldest mummies.
    Then pass through two archaeological hills (the tropilla and the sacred hills) going back to the city where we pass by the village craft and finally arriving at the Cathedral of San Marcos and then back to the Cruise Terminal.
    Duration : 6 hrs
    Departure time : Flexible
    Include : Private Tour, Bilingual Guide, Mineral Water, museum.
    Does not Include : Lunch.

  • Altiplanic Towns & Putre. Leaving your Cruise Ship/Hotel to Asoagro Termina. Azapa Valley and geoglyphs. We cross through the fertile Lluta valley and on our way up to the Altiplano we make stops at the village of Poconchile. See chandelier cactus, enjoy the view at Pukara de Copaquilla, visit tambo de Zapahuira, and have a view at Socoroma and Putre. We ll arrive to Putre village (3.500masl). Then will head to Jurási Spring waters to get a relaxed bath. Then we will ride back to Arica.
    Duration : 6-7 hrs
    Departure time : Flexible
    Include : Private Tour, Bilingual Guide, Flexibility, Mineral Water, Lunch, Sprinter water ticket.
    Does not Include :
    Recommendation : Sun Block cream, water, bath suit, closed boots, sun glasses.

  • Chilean Altiplano & “Lauca” National park full day. Leaving your hotel/Cruise Ship we cross through the fertile Lluta valley and on our way up to the Altiplano we make stops at the village of Poconchile, see chandelier cactus, enjoy the view at Pukara de Copaquilla, visit tambo de Zapahuira, and have a view at Socoroma and Putre. Small walks in the sector of the caves to observe the vizcachas, views from Chucuyo and at Cotacotani lakes make us arrive at an altitud of 4500 m.a.s.l. Lake Chungara. We start heading back to Arica but not before we show Parinacota to you and then, we make sure you get safe back to your cruise ship in the city of Arica.
    Duration : 7-8 hrs
    Departure time : Flexible
    Include : Private Tour, Bilingual Guide, Flexibility, Mineral Water.
    Does not Include : Lunch.
    Recommendation : Sun Block cream, water, bath suit, closed boots, sun glasses.

  • Pick up from Arica Hotel or Cruise Terminal. Catedral de San Marcos, designed by Alexandre Gustav Eiffel, on the Plaza Colón. Originally intended for the seaside resort of Ancón, the church was instead used to replace an original cathedral destroyed in the 1888 earthquake. See the exterior photo or the panoramic view of the interior.
    The Casa de Cultura, once the Customs House, was prefabricated to an Eiffel design and erected on site prior to the War of the Pacific and is one of the few existing structures from that time.
    El Morro de Arica overlooking the city offers great panoramic views and was the site of a decisive battle in the War of the Pacific. The Museo Histórico y de Armas here devoted mostly to the Chilean army’s bayonet charge to dislodge the Peruvian garrison stationed on El Morro. This view, taken from El Moro, is of the coastline and port.
    Handicraft village (pueblo artesanal).
    The Pukará de Copaquilla is a 12th century fortress built to protect the agricultural settlement. The size of the abandoned terraces gives us a hint of the size of the population they fed.
    Putre was a 16th century Spanish settlement, a reduccíon, built to control the native population. The restored adobe church and other colonial buildings remain from that time
    Return to Arica Hotel or Cruise terminal
    Duration : 9 hrs
    Departure time : 9:00am
    Include : Private Tour, Bilingual Guide, Flexibility, Mineral Water, a glass of Coca’s Mate with cachacoma for the Altitud.
    Does not Include : Lunch, entrance fee, admissions
    Recommendation : Sun Block cream, water, bath suit, closed boots, sun glasses.

  • -DAY 1. ARICA – PUTRE
    Departure from Arica to Market Asoagro. Azapa Valley and Geoglyphs. We cross to the fertile LLuta Valley (archaeological zone of geoglyphs) Poconchile, Zone of Candelabrum Cactus, Copaquilla Pukara,Lunch at Zapahuira village. Socoroma Village, Ending in Putre (3500 masl). LODGING.

    -DAY 2. PUTRE – LAUCA NATIONAL PARK – JURASI – ARICA
    We begin from Putre to Lauca National Park. We observe local Flora and Fauna. Short trekking by Las Cuevas Area. CHUCULLO Observation promenade. We visit PARINACOTA Village. We observe COTACOTANI Lagoons. CHUNGARA Lake (4500 masl). We get lunch at CHUCUYO Village. Observations of local Birds. JURASI Hot Springs. Coming back to ARICA.
    Duration : 2 Full Days
    Departure time : Flexible
    Include : Private Tour, Bilingual Guide, Flexibility, Mineral Water. Meals, Lodging.
    Does not Include : Admissions (Spring Water, museums, etc.)
    Recommendation : Sun Block cream, water, bath suit, closed boots, sun glasses.

  • -DAY 1. ARICA – PUTRE
    Departure from Arica to Market Asoagro. Azapa Valley and Geoglyphs. We cross to the fertile LLuta Valley (archaeological zone of geoglyphs) Poconchile, Zone of Candelabrum Cactus, Copaquilla Pukara,Lunch at Zapahuira village. Socoroma Village, Ending in Putre (3500 masl). LODGING.
    -DAY 2. PUTRE – SURIRE SALTLAKE – ARICA
    After breakfast WE WILL depart to the National Park Reserve Las Vicuñas, People of ANCUTA, GUALLATIRE and arrival at Salt Lake SURIRE (4200 m) at midday. Trekking, observation and photographs of the three types of flamingos. Picnic, panoramic views. POLLOQUERE Sprint Water. Back to Arica.
    Duration : 2 Full Days
    Departure time : Flexible
    Include : Private Tour, Bilingual Guide, Flexibility, Mineral Water. Meals, Lodging.
    Does not Include : Admissions (Spring Water, museums, etc.)
    Recommendation : Sun Block cream, water, bath suit, closed boots, sun glasses.

  • -DAY 1. ARICA – PUTRE
    Departure from Arica to Market Asoagro. Azapa Valley and Geoglyphs. We cross to the fertile LLuta Valley (archaeological zone of geoglyphs) Poconchile, Zone of Candelabrum Cactus, Copaquilla Pukara,Lunch at Zapahuira village. Socoroma Village, Ending in Putre (3500 masl). LODGING.
    -DAY 2. PUTRE – SURIRE SALTLAKE – PUTRE
    After breakfast WE WILL depart to the National Park Reserve Las Vicuñas, People of ANCUTA, GUALLATIRE and arrival at Salt Lake SURIRE (4200 m) at midday. Trekking, observation and photographs of the three types of flamingos. Picnic, panoramic views. POLLOQUERE Sprint Water. Back and Night in PUTRE.
    -DAY 3. PUTRE – LAUCA NATIONAL PARK – ARICA
    We begin from Putre to Lauca National Park. We observe local Flora and Fauna. Short trekking by Las Cuevas Area. CHUCULLO Observation promenade. We visit PARINACOTA Village. We observe COTACOTANI Lagoons. CHUNGARA Lake (4500 masl). We get lunch at CHUCUYO Village. Observations of local Birds. Coming back to ARICA through Azapa Valley.
    Duration : 3 Full Days
    Departure time : Flexible
    Include : Private Tour, Bilingual Guide, Flexibility, Mineral Water. Meals, Lodging.
    Does not Include : Admissions (Spring Water, museums, etc.)
    Recommendation : Sun Block cream, water, bath suit, closed boots, sun glasses.

  • -DAY 1. ARICA – PUTRE
    Departure from Arica to Market Asoagro. Azapa Valley and Geoglyphs. We cross to the fertile LLuta Valley (archaeological zone of geoglyphs) Poconchile, Zone of Candelabrum Cactus, Copaquilla Pukara,Lunch at Zapahuira village. Socoroma Village, Ending in Putre (3500 masl). LODGING.
    -DAY 2. PUTRE – LAUCA NATIONAL PARK – JURASI – ARICA
    We begin from Putre to Lauca National Park. We observe local Flora and Fauna. Short trekking by Las Cuevas Area. CHUCULLO Observation promenade. We visit PARINACOTA Village. We observe COTACOTANI Lagoons. CHUNGARA Lake (4500 masl). We get lunch at CHUCUYO Village. Observations of local Birds. JURASI Hot Springs. Back and Night in Putre.
    -DAY 3. PUTRE – SALAR SURIRE – ISLUGA – COLCHANE
    After breakfast WE WILL depart to the National Park Reserve Las Vicuñas, People of ANCUTA, GUALLATIRE and arrival at Salt Lake SURIRE (4200 m) at midday. Trekking, observation and photographs of the three types of flamingos. Picnic. We cross the National Park ISLUGA, ARAVILLA Lagoon, ENQUELGA and ISLUGA altiplanic villages. Afternoon arriving to COLCHANE. Lodging.
    -DAY 4. COLCHANE – IQUIQUE o ARICA
    Morning Departure from COLCHANE Village. Observation of Giants Cactus (4-5 meters high). Then Visit to CARIQUIMA Village. Observation of Atacama Giants Geoglyph (It Represents a Local Cacique). To right hand there is a Reptile (wisdom) and by left hand there is a balance (Justice). A puma mask since 900 years A.C. We get Lunch at HUARA town. Then we visit HUMBERSTONE a saltpeter town that reminds us the Saltpeter Rush Season of Chile at the beginning of last Century. Arriving to IQUIQUE or return directly to ARICA
    Duration : 4 Full Days
    Departure time : Flexible
    Include : Private Tour, Bilingual Guide, Flexibility, Mineral Water. Meals, Lodging.
    Does not Include : Admissions (Spring Water, museums, etc.)
    Recommendation : Sun Block cream, water, bath suit, closed boots, sun glasses.