In five days you can enjoy San Pedro de Atacama and its surroundings. You will visit Moon Valley, altiplanic (Miscanti and Miñiques) lagoons, the famous Tatio Geysers, and another atractives in the area.

Day 1: Moon Valley

Transfer: Airport in Calama Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama

Tour Valle de la Luna

  • Departure: 14:30
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Pickup / Dropoff: Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama

The Moon Valley and the death Valley are characterized by its mountains and sand reliefs. Here are hundreds of tourists to observe the sunset in the middle of the Atacama desert.

We will pick up in your hotel in San Pedro of Atacama at 14:30 approximately and we are going to travel to the Salt Mountains. In the road we turn to know the route from where is carrying the sulphur from San Pedro of Atacama.

Then we pass through the Valley of the dinosaurs and the death Valley, to see a spectacular panoramic view of the Atacama desert. Continue on route to Moon Valley , where there are geological formations that are the result of successive folding of the Earth's crust.

During the sunset, the mountains are painted of gold colors and reddish. There we will visit the salt sculpture known as Las Tres Marias, the old salt fields, the mysterious caves and the great Dune.

19:15 hours: we will be back in your hotel.

  • Physical
    Very low
  • Nature
    Very high

Day 2: Toconao - Lagunas Altiplánicas (Miscanti & Miñiques) - Socaire - Atacama Salt Flat

Piedras Rojas Tour - Altiplánicas Lagoons and Salar de Atacama

  • Departure: 09:00
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Includes: Lunch
  • Pickup / Dropoff: Hotel in San pedro de Atacama

Full day tour to know different landscapes in San Pedro de Atacama. We will visit Red Rocks in the Salar de Aguas Calientes and the Altiplánicas lagoons at more than 4,000 masl. We then have lunch in the town of Socaire and finish in the Salar de Atacama, one of the most important points of the National Reserve Los Flamencos.

We’ll be at 8:00 am at your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama to begin the tour. We start the day with Piedras Rojas, an impressive geological formation located in the Salar de Aguas Calientes. It surprises its landscape that is characterized by its reddish color, product of the oxidation of the iron.

Then we head towards the high plateau lagoons to visit Miscanti and Miñiques at more than 4,200 masl, which are surrounded by imposing volcanoes originated by the elevation of the Andes mountain range. They are habitat of a great variety of birds that arrive at its waters.

Then we are going to descend and reach Socaire, a typical Andean village of the Atacama desert.

Lunch.

We will follow the route to the Salar de Ataxcama, where we visit the Chaxa Lagoon, a scene of spectacular beauty that is divided into several mirrors of water where a large number of flamingos and other birds live as large and small parties.

Finally, we have a visit to Toconao, a town with typical colonial architecture, with its bell tower, declared National Monument and the church of San Lucas.

17:00: End of the tour and return to the hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.

  • Physical
    Very low
  • Cultural
    Medium
  • Nature
    Very high

Day 3: San Pedro de Atacama - Rainbow valley

Arcoiris Valley excursion

  • Departure: 08:00
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Includes: Boxlunch, Lunch
  • Pickup / Dropoff: Hotel in San pedro de Atacama

We will visit the petroglyphs of Yerbas Buenas and we will cross the mountains of colors of the Rainbow Valley in the middle of the Domeyko Mountain in San Pedro de Atacama

We leave from your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama at approximately 8:00 and we will go to the Domeyko Mountain Range to visit the sector of Yerbas Buenas. There we will stop to observe one of the most important groups of petroglyphs of the region of Antofagasta.

Then we continue in the direction of the Rainbow Valley, named for the different colors given by the minerals in its mountains. We take a short hike to enjoy the scenery and continue to Rio Grande, a town that seems to have been frozen in time.

13:30: We are back at your hotel.

  • Physical
    Medium
  • Nature
    Very high

Astronomic Tour in the Atacama Desert

  • Departure: 21:00
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Includes: Boxlunch, Lunch
  • Pickup / Dropoff: Hotele in San Pedro de Atacama

With over 330 clear nights a year, the Atacaman Desert is one of the best scenarios in the world for star gazing. Live the experience of watching them through telescopes and knowing our surrounding universe more deeply.

We leave from your hotel at 21:00 hours and go to the Atacama Desert. We will begin our astronomical tour observing the skies using a green laser to signal the stars and explain the constellations, the rotation of the sky and the way it changes in relation to the latitude.

 Then we will go to the telescopes to observe different types of nebulae and clusters of stars.

Finish the tour sharing hot chocolate.

00.00 hours: We will return to your hotel.

  • Nature
    Very high

Day 4: Tara Salt Flat

Monjes de Pacana and Salar de Tara excursion

  • Departure: 09:00
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Includes: Boxlunch
  • Pickup / Dropoff: Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama

A few kilometers from San Pedro de Atacama, you can visit the Monjes of the Pacana, that are stone pillars formed by erosion of wind and water. Then we will end the tour in an entertaining walk through the Tara Salt Flat in the middle of the Atacama Desert.

We leave from your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama at approximately 9:00 am to begin the excursion on the international road that connects Chile with Argentina. We will observe the bofedal of the river Quepiaco, which contrasts with the colors of the mountain range.

Then we arrive to the area where the Monks of the Pacana are imposing stone pillars formed by the erosion of wind and water located in the middle of the Atacama desert.

Later we continue our journey ascending until the 4,000 meters, where is the Salar de Tara. There we are walking alongside the cathedrals and its lagoon.

13.30: We will back to your hotel.

  • Physical
    Medium
  • Cultural
    Medium
  • Nature
    Very high

Day 5: Tatio Geysers - Machuca

Tour Géisers del Tatio and Machuca

  • Departure: 04:00
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Includes: Breakfast
  • Pickup / Dropoff: Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama

The Geysers of Tatio are the highest geothermal field in the world. It knows the immense fumarolas that emanate of the earth. Afterwards we will visit Machuca in the chilean altiplano.

Departure from your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama at 5:00 am approximately and will begin to climb by the Chilean altiplano to reach the Geysers of Tatio, the highest geometric field of the world.

Arrive to this place shortly before 7:00 am, when the fumaroles of steam emerge with more force, reaching temperatures on them 85°C. After watching this show, we will start the descent towards San Pedro de Atacama. In the road we will pass through Machuca which is a village of 20 houses and a church that opens for the tourists.

13.30: Return to your hotel.

  • Physical
    Very low
  • Cultural
    Very low
  • Nature
    Very high

Transfer: Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama Airport in Calama

Included
  • Transfer to Calama airport / San Pedro de Atacama hotel / Calama airport
  • Half-Day Valley of the Moon Valley and Death Valley
  • Excursion Piedras Rojas Altiplanic lagoons / (lunch in Socaire)
  • Arcoiris Valley Excursion AM
  • Astronomic Tour AM
  • Salar de Tara Excursion ( includes Coffee and box lunch)
  • Geysers del Tatio / breakfast AM
  • Tickets to the places mentioned in the itinerary
  • All excursions and transfers in shared service with bilingual guide (Spanish-English)
NOT Included
  • Airline ticket
  • All not mentioned in the itinerary

Recommendations

Bring warm clothing for morning and afternoon tours, and light clothing for the rest of the day. 

Program applies for flights of:

Arrival flight to Calama: arrival time until 11am.

Departure flight: departure time from Calama 18:00hrs.