San Pedro de Atacama Short Stay
San Pedro de Atacama Short Stay
3 nights San Pedro de Atacama - Visits to Moon Valley, Salt Flats & Geysers
San Pedro de Atacama Short Stay
Overview
Travel from Santiago to the fascinating Atacama region. Wonder at the natural sculptures formed millions of years ago in the Salt Mountain Range.
Visit the Valley of the Moon, a natural sanctuary with lunar-like landscapes and enjoy a beautiful sunset from the Kari Lookout on of the highest points in the Salt Mountain Range.
Your itinerary includes a visit to the Town of Tocanao; a charming town with houses built from volcanic rock.
Continue to the famous Salar de Atacama stretched over 400 km2 in the Los Flamencos National Reserve; tour the area and enjoy a spectacular sunset in the Salt Flat.
Continue with a visit to the Geysers Tatio & Machuca, one of the most important geothermal fields in the world. Visit Machuca, an ancient Village of llama herders.

Packages include domestic flight Santiago - Calama, accommodations with breakfast daily, meet and assist services, Guided sightseeing, entrance fees, and taxes there are no hidden costs.
What's included
San Pedro de Atacama Short Stay Flights
San Pedro de Atacama Short Stay Flights  Flights

Flights

  • Domestic Flight Santiago - Calama.
San Pedro de Atacama Short Stay Meals
San Pedro de Atacama Short Stay Meals  Meals

Meals

  • Breakfast daily.
  • One Lunch.
San Pedro de Atacama Short Stay Accommodations
San Pedro de Atacama Short Stay Accommodations  Accommodations

Accommodations

  • Three nights of accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama, at Kimal Hotel, Poblado Kimal or similar.
San Pedro de Atacama Short Stay Services & Fees
San Pedro de Atacama Short Stay Services & Fees  Services & Fees

Services & Fees

  • Meet and assist representative services.
  • Transfers Airport - Hotel - Airport.
  • Transportation for all sightseeing excursions.
  • All entrance fees.
  • All taxes.
Sightseeing of San Pedro de Atacama Short Stay Tour
Sightseeing of San Pedro de Atacama Short Stay Tour  Sightseeing:

Sightseeing:

  • Half Day Tour of the Valley of the Moon.
  • Full Day Tour of the Altiplanic Lagoons & The Atacama Salt flat.
  • Visit the Geysers del Tatio & Machuca tour.
All sightseeing tours are provided by English speaking tour guide.

Not included:

  • Airline Checked Baggage fees (When applicable).
  • Airline Advance Seat Selection Fees.
  • Customary tips to driver, guides, cruise staff, etc.

Itinerary

Welcome to Atacama Region.
At your arrival you will be assisted at Calama airport and transfer to hotel in San Pedro de Atacama; approximately one hour and a half drive.
Later enjoy a Half day tour Moon Valley. We leave San Pedro de Atacama to take highway number 23 and reach the Salt Mountain Range, one of the main attractions for tourists visiting this pre-Andean oasis. Within this mountain range, between the Andes and Domeyko, we find the "Dinosaur Valley", the "Death Valley" full of interesting stories, dunes for some fun sandboarding and lookouts with views of the mountain range and its volcanoes.
We also find the "Moon Valley", previously called Las Salinas because of its mining past, where we will have the opportunity to learn about its canyons formed by water millions of years ago, while rock salt, selenite, and clay will show us the essence of the Moon Valley.
We will be in one of the seven sites that make up Los Flamencos National Reserve. We will visit the Central Crater to have a better view of the valley, the amphitheater and, of course, the best photo opportunities. We will then go on to visit 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 in San Pedro de Atacama.
Chile Accommodations
Kimal Hotel, Poblado Kimal or similar
Chile Meals
No Meals
After Breakfast; Tour Altiplanic Lagoons & Atacama Salt Flat (Full day tour):
At the Atacama Salt Flat, in the Soncor sector of Los Flamencos National Reserve in Laguna Chaxa we will enjoy a variety of birdlife, mainly flamingos, which because of their beauty are the main attraction of the salt flat. We will walk around the site following a trail to learn about and admire the lagoons of the salt flat, one of the most important of the world due to its size.
On the way to the High Andean lagoons, we will see the town of Socaire, a locality that is known for its traditional gastronomy based on the work carried out by its inhabitants since ancient times with crop terraces and irrigation canals, growing corn, quinoa, fava beans, carrots, and potatoes, which have allowed them to remain here and keep this small and faraway village alive.
In the High Andean plains, we will visit the Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons at 4,200 meters (13,779 feet) above sea level, located on the foothills of the volcanoes of the Andes Mountain Range of the same names. Through their trails, we will enjoy nature in a landscape full of contrasts, such as the deep blue sky, the color of the vegetation and the other colors of the mountain range.
Close to San Pedro de Atacama, we will visit the town of Toconao, its bell tower and Saint Luke Church, both of them national monuments since 1951. We will learn about its history and discover its local handicrafts made of pumice stone, cactus wood and alpaca and llama wool.
Lunch with typical food in a local house in Socaire.
Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama.
Chile Accommodations
Kimal Hotel, Poblado Kimal or similar
Chile Meals
Breakfast and Lunch
After Breakfast; Geysers del Tatio & Machuca (Early morning Tour):
We will travel towards the High Andean plains early in the morning and after an almost 2-hour ride we will reach one of the most important geothermal fields in the world, the "Tatio Geysers". We will learn about different geothermal manifestations and see the geysers located at the highest altitude in the world, 4,320 meters (14,173 feet) above sea level. Surrounded by spurts of water and vapor, we will enjoy the beauty of the Andes in its natural scenery. We will then visit "Pozón Rústico", where you will delight in the thermal waters the mountain range provides for us.
Taking the road back to San Pedro de Atacama, you will see the beautiful landscape, as well as native plants and wildlife, such as the Andean Feather Grass, the "Tolares" (shrublands), and the Vicuñas. We will also observe different bird species at the Putana bog, such as the Giant Coot, the Andean Goose, and the Crested Duck. We will continue our journey accompanied at all times by the majestic Andes mountains, until finally coming to a stop at the Machuca village, an ancient place of llama herders and extraction of llareta and sulfur. This town with houses built with adobe, straw and cactus wood is nowadays focused on tourism, offering local products such as Andean handicrafts, male llama meat, sopaipillas and empanadas. Every year, on July 25, the village celebrates Saint James, its patron, which is also the name of the church that dates from the XVIII and is a symbol of the High Andes in this region.
Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama.
Chile Accommodations
Kimal Hotel, Poblado Kimal or similar
Chile Meals
Breakfast
After Breakfast; At the scheduled time transfer to Calama airport and take your flight home.

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This tour delivered far more than I expected, right from the minute we stepped off of the plane!

Right from the minute we stepped off the plane we were greeted by an exceptional BlueSky representative. Hotel and Cruise were excellent. Daily agendas were well planned. The staff on the cruise went above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable and our needs met.

- Barbara

I just wanted to tell you how fabulous our trip to India was and thanks again for your help!

We really enjoyed having our own little car with a driver and guide for the week. It was a wonderful glimpse of this part of India, our recollections of the elephants, the cows, the camels, the traffic and the forts and antiquities will remain near the top of our experiences.

- Roland & Brenda

Thank you for organizing everything for us and accommodating our needs. You guys don't disappoint!

We had an amazing time! The hotel was very nice and modern. The next morning we drove to Amboseli. Our driver was friendly and knowledgeable when it came to animals. We got to see lots of animals such as a huge herd of elephants, lions (lots of them), giraffes, hippos, etc.

- Rocio
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