Venture into Chile's Moon Valley without the hassle of arranging your own transport on this guided tour from San Pedro de Atacama. In a small group limited to just 15 people, explore the lunar landscape, shaped by wind and water over millions of years, of the driest desert in the world. Cap off the tour watching the sun set, casting a red glow over the landscape in nearby Death Valley. Includes pickup and drop-off from select hotels.
This 4-day tour of the Atacama Desert takes the planning and guesswork out of exploring the region’s highlights. Your guide accompanies you to the otherworldly landscape and salt caves at Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley), vibrantly colored red rock formations Chaxa Lagoon, and off-the-beaten-track sites that you might miss on your own. All transportation is included with daily hotel pickup and drop-off, so you can choose your own accommodation and meals to suit your tastes.
For a couple of hours, Sandra Flores and her friendly llamas show you a part of the Likan Antai culture in a relaxing journey through the desert.
They take you to the past to enjoy and admire San Pedro de Atacama’s peace and vastness. Sandra guides the tour while you walk holding the llama’s reins.
It is not just a walk to have an experience with a llama, it is a sort of therapy.
Every step you give next to the animal, feeling its muscles, its breathing and the sound it makes with its mouth, causes a unique impression while you are here in San Pedro de Atacama: a real connection with nature and liberty in the immensity of this magical place. Emotions here intertwine and mix: joy, tranquility, nervousness and many others that appear across these paths that, hundreds of years ago, were also walked by the local tribes, and that today have become one of the desert’s most exclusive attractions.
Enjoy a planned and well organized trip from San Pedro de Atacama Chile, visiting all the attractions of the Andean Fauna Reserve EDUARDO AVAROA, and arriving to Uyuni, in private and personalized service, meeting local people, customs of Bolivian life
Enjoy hassle-free transportation into the desert on this guided tour to Los Flamencos National Reserve from San Pedro de Atacama. Get picked up from from your hotel and travel in a small group of no more than 15 to the geological rock formations of Piedras Rojas; to the Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons, and to Chaxa Lagoon to see both Andean and James flamingos. Lunch is included.
Marvel over one of Chile’s natural wonders and take a peek at a traditional desert town on this 7-hour tour from San Pedro de Atacama, including hotel pick-up. Make an early start and head straight to the El Tatio Geyser, then stand in awe before the hissing geysers, bubbling mud pools and steaming fumaroles as the sun comes up. After tucking into breakfast (included), journey to the sleepy village of Machuca to admire the mud-brick houses and browse the handicrafts stalls.
Incredible silence at 3000 meters high to see the sunrise over the Licancabur
Unmissable sight on the mountain ranges around San Pedro de Atacama.
Hotel / Hotel transfer included.
Photos of your flight delivered at the end of the day.
Enjoy a planned and well organized trip from San Pedro de Atacama Chile, visiting all the attractions
of the Andean Fauna Reserve EDUARDO AVAROA, and arriving to Uyuni, in private and
personalized service, meeting local people, customs of Bolivian life
On this trip we will go to the heart of the Salar de Atacama until arriving at Laguna Chaxa, where we can see different types of flamingos and Andean birds, in a small guided trekking. You will be able to be at the tropic of capricorn, to know two majestic lagoons called Miscanti and Minhique that are to 4,200 msnm, nested in the foothills of the volcanos that bear the same names.
This El Tatio Geysers and Machuca tour from San Pedro de Atacama specifically takes you out to the El Tatio Geysers early in the morning, so you can get great sunrise photos of the more than 70 geysers. Perfect for all types of travelers, you’ll also stop by Pozón Rústico thermal spring waters and the village of Machuca.
We will begin the excursion with a visit to the pre-Hispanic town of Socaire, characterized by its cultivation terraces. Then we will go to the high plateau, where we will first visit the Miscanti Lagoon and Miñiques Lagoon, habitat of aquatic birds and mammals, such as culpeo foxes and vicuñas. We will continue to the Salar de Talar (also known as Salar de Aguas Calientes) and the Piedras Rojas viewpoint, from where we can see this extension of reddish volcanic stones that will surprise you with their shape and the exceptional natural environment where they are located.
The excursion continues in the Salar de Atacama, the largest salt flat in Chile and the third largest salt flat in the world. There we will walk along the paths of Laguna Chaxa, nesting place and habitat for the three species of flamingos that inhabit Chile: Andean flamenco, Chilean flamenco and James flamenco. Finally, we will visit the town of Toconao, its Church of San Lucas and its characteristic fruit orchards.
Do you imagine how would it be to walk on a place that was once an ocean? The region of the Valley of the Moon, is, according to the geologists, an old oceanic floor. The result is an unforgetable landscape.
This amazing place seems from another world. Heavy winds, salt carverns and rock formations with unusual morphology complete this scenery. And all that, only 17kms away from San Pedro. It´s a place you cannot miss.
Its quite an experience to enter a lagoon where you cannot drown. This lagoon contains so much salt that is virtually impossible for the human body to drown.
Adding to this fact, the landscape of the region, where you get to the see the Andes Mountains in all its glory is astonishing.
Finish this day with a picnic during the sunset in the beautiful Tebinchique Lagoon. The variety of colors of the natural landscape changes at every minute during this sunset. Its a view that defies belief.
The land of water and fire. The heat generated by the active volcanoes of the region warms the underground waters. In contrast with the freezing temperatures of the surface, generous amounts of water vapor are produced.
The result is a true spectacle of nature. A geothermical field with hundreds of geysers whose eruption throws bolling water and vapor to about 10 meters high.
We arrive to the region before sun rise, reason why the temperatures could reach -20ºC, besides the fact that we will be at over 4.000 meters above sea level. That is why we recommend a night of full rest the day before and very warm clothes.
Get to know with Full tour the beautiful lagoons of Miscanti and Miñiques. They continue to amaze everyone not only because of their beauty, but also because they are located 4.000 meters above sea level. Their beauty is complemented by the inmensity of the Miscanti and Miñiques volcanoes
The perfect day trip for everything you wish to find in the Atacama Desert. Incredible volcanoes, huge salt flats and beautiful lagoons. You will be amazed with the landscapes of this trip.
We will reach over 4.000 meters above sea level, reason why we recommend full rest the night before and warm clothes for the cold.
unique semi-private tour in which you will have the possibility to know the most famous attractions of the region, visualizing the flora and fauna present in the most arid desert and its outstanding gastronomy
Journey back to ancient times on this 4-hour tour of the Pukara de Quitor archaeological site, including hotel pick-up and round-trip transport from San Pedro de Atacama. Learn the fascinating history of the indigenous Atacama People, as you explore the once-mighty fortress of Pukara and visit Tulor village, the Atacama’s first desert town, dating back over 2,800 years.
Cool off from the desert heat of San Pedro de Atacama on this 4-hour tour to the Cejar Lagoon. Keep your camera close by as you journey through the otherworldly landscape of the Atacama Salt Flat. After soaking up the magnificent scenery, experience the unique sensation of floating as you bathe in the salt lagoon.
Waking up early in the morning for an almost two hours travel is only justified if you experience the dawn surrounded by El Tatio Geysers, exhaling the steam that contrasts with the cold invading your body, but which feels nice because you are sharing a unique effect with nature and the sunrise at 4500 meters high.
After a few minutes walking in this phenomenon, you admire it while you warm up your hands and body with a breakfast in the heights of San Pedro de Atacama hills, to then relax in the warm natural river pools that are located a little further downhill. When going down through the same paths that a few hours ago were completely dark, you can appreciate the fantastic view from the edge of the trails. Later on you can make a stop in the Putana wetland to rest, but also to admire the place’s fauna: flamencos and different type of birds in an exceptional lagoon surrounded by the path that leads to the town of Machuca.
Lagoons in San Pedro de Atacama salt flat welcome you to this land next to the desert valleys. This vast space gathers the flora and fauna that lives in the dry habitat of the Antofagasta Region, and allows an exchange of experiences between people and biodiversity.
Lagoons are the entrance to the subsoil composition, and for understanding how everything flows and connects in the valleys of the desert. They are also the door to magic, letting people visit them respectfully and rest in their salt water that allows to float.
During this tour through the lagoons in Atacama salt flat you will have the chance of knowing and admiring the source of energy of the earth of this place: water and its mysticism.
A short but intense tour. Stopping in the Rainbow Valley is synonym of being at the feet of big rocks and multicolor hills. Red, white and green are the colors that paint these stone giants formed by erosion, giving a unique visual sensation that will make you want to see everything closer and closer.
Then the course continues, with even more surprises. A tour in the simple and secret town of Río Grande (Big River), hidden in the hills’ slopes, painted of red for the color of its houses, and green on the outside for its colorful crops. To close this tour, you will visit the Yerbas Buenas Petroglyphs to follow the traces that the ancient Atacama people have left over the rocks during the thousands of years they have been inhabiting this desert.