MARVELS OF THE ATACAMA
4 Days / 3 Nights

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1st. Day: CALAMA / SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
Arrival to Calama. Reception at the airport and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. On route we will see the Cordillera de la Sal (Salt mountain range) and the only view of the massive salt flat with the Licancabur volcano in the background. Arrival to the hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. Overnight.
2nd. Day: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA / QUITOR / MOON VALLEY / SAN PEDRO
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we will visit the Archaeological Museum Padre Le Paige where we will witness an exhibition showing the evolution of Atacamanian life over the last 11000 years. We will then visit the town church, The Main Square, the house of Pedro de Valdivia (a conquistador and the founder of Santiago). We will then visit the Pukará de Quitor. In the afternoon we will take an excursion to the Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon), famous world wide for its "lunar" appearance, the salt caves, the Tres Marias (Three Marys) rock formations and the great dune from where we will witness a spectacular sunset. Return to the hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. Overnight.
3rd. Day: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA / TOCONAO / MISCANTE & MIÑIQUE LAGUNES / SAN PEDRO
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day excursion (with box lunch included) visiting the village of Toconao with its interesting liparite stone buildings, and then on to the Atacama salt flat where we will visit the Famingo National Reservation, a habitat of 3 of the most beautiful species of flamingo. We will then head for the altiplanic lakes of Miscante and Miñique at over 4000 meters (over 13000 feet) above sea level. Finally we will head for the Aguas calientes salt flat and the impressive Tuyajto lagoon. Return to the hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. Overnight.
4th. Day: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA / TATIO GEYSERS/ CALAMA
Early morning departure for the Tatio Geysers to experience this spectacular demonstration of volcanic activity. We will also visit the village of Caspana with its fertile terraces, architecture in Liparita stone and characteristic mud-roofs. We will continue with visits to the villages of Toconce and Vegas de Turi on an awe inspiring route which takes us through Chiu-Chiu and Lasana, with their important cultural and historical legacies including one of the oldest and most beautiful churches in Chile. We will arrive to Calama in the afternoon. Transfer to the airport for the departure flight.
 
NOTES
Minimum 2 pax. Rates per person. Operates all year round. Box lunch is included on day 3 and 4.
Entrance fees to Museums and natural sites included. Entrance fees subject to change without prior notice
Due to high altitude (4321 meters / 14170 feet) the Tatio Geyser field excursion is not recommended for children under 8 years old, pregnant women and people suffering from heart conditions.

 
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