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Nature & Wildlife

Atacama Salt Flat Day Trip from San Pedro de Atacama including Los Flamencos National Reserve and Socaire Village

Discover the natural splendor of the Atacama Salt Flats on a full-day tour from San Pedro de Atacama. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, visit the luminescent salt flats of Soncor; observe fabulous flocks of brightly colored flamingos in Los Flamenco National Park; and explore the luscious lagoons of Miscanti and Miniques. Feast upon a traditional Chilean lunch in the charming village of Socaire, and browse the bespoke boutiques of Tocanao for special souvenirs and artisan treasures.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Valle de La Luna

The Valley of the Moon in the Atacama Desert is a popular excursion from San Pedro de Atacama, but you can avoid the crowds on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people. Leaving in the afternoon, you will arrive in time to experience the sunset, which casts a warm glow over the valley and makes for excellent photo opportunities.
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  • 4 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Chile's "Moon Valley" Shared Small Group Tour with Transport

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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Day Trip to Cejar and Tebinquinche Lagoons from San Pedro de Atacama

Float in the salty waters of the Cejar Lagoon in the heart of Chile’s Atacama Desert. Traverse the desert by car to reach the huge lake that abounds with enormous salt deposits underneath its surface. After a salty dip, head to the Salt Flat Eyes to swim in the freshwater pools of Atacama and end the tour with a sunset aperitif while admiring the dry, Andean landscapes.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Geysers del Tatio

This early morning tour is the easiest way to visit Chile’s Geiser del Tatio from San Pedro de Atacama, without having to worry about planning transport. At 14,170 feet (4,320 meters) above sea level, this geothermal field is the highest in the world. You’ll ride in a comfortable van and take in spectacular views of the bubbling geysers at one of the best times of day—sunrise. Plus, breakfast and national park fees are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Puritana Natural Springs

Enjoy the unique experience of bathing in the rejuvenating waters of a natural thermal bath on this day trip from San Pedro de Atacama. Don't worry about transportation, simply board the comfortable minivan at your hotel and relax on the short journey to the Puritana River, 3,500 meters high in the Andean Altiplano. Sink into the thermal waters that flow at a temperature of 92.3 F (33.5 C) while soaking up the surrounding scenery.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Termas de Puritama

Simplify transportation logistics between San Pedro de Atacama and the Puritama Hot Springs by booking this guided tour to the popular natural attraction. Hotel pickup and drop-off ensure peace of mind as you travel between destinations, letting you relax and fully enjoy the hot springs experience.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Atacama Salt Flat and Altiplanic Lagoons Day Tour

Take a tour of the world’s driest desert, Atacama, and visit a number of natural landmarks on a full-day tour. See the resident flamingo population, explore the small desert village of Toconao, and visit the altiplanic lagoons for a well-rounded look at the flora and fauna of the region. Round-trip hotel transfers from San Pedro de Atacama and lunch are included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$110.00
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Atacama Salt Flat and Toconao Tour from San Pedro

Experience one of South America’s most startling natural wonders, the vast Atacama Salt Flat, on this 4-hour tour from San Pedro de Atacama, including hotel pick-up. Snap photos of the third largest salt plain in the world, which stretches over 1,200 square miles (3,000 sq km), then spot rare Andean flamingoes at the Los Flamencos National Reserve and visit the beautiful Quebrada de Jerez valley. You’ll also have chance to browse the handicrafts market and shop for souvenirs in Toconao village.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$47.00
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Round-Trip Shared transfer: Piedras Rojas and Atacama Salt

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.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Rainbow Valley

San Pedro de Atacama serves as the gateway to the southern Atacam Desert with its mineral-rich hills and ancient petroglyphs. With this tour, skip the hassle of a rental car while saving money on shared transportation to this visually stunning area of Chile. With insights from your guide, visit one the country’s most important collections of prehistoric rock art and walk through the Rainbow Valley named for the numerous colors created by clays, minerals, and salts.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Atacama Salt Flat and Toconao Town Tour

Knowing the best spots to appreciate Chile’s natural landscape can be tricky. Discover the country’s largest salt flat on a day tour to Salar de Atacama, and visit one of the elevated region’s villages along the way for insight into traditional Chilean culture. Explore the rural terrain with ease, with round-trip transfer from San Pedro, and benefit from insights provided by your local guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Valle del Arcoíris

At 3,500 meters above sea  is the Rainbow Valley. The Rainbow Valley is used in the basin of the Rio Grande, about 90 kms from San Pedro de Atacama. The access road must be joined on the route to Calama. The valley, like the rest of the attractions of San Pedro de Ataca and its surroundings, is well above 3000 meters above sea level. The Rainbow Valley is located near Sanitiago de Rio Grande or Rio Grande and very close to the Petroglyphs of Yerbas Buenas, which like other attractions in the area is managed by the Atacameña Community of the place.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Uyuni Salt Flats-Full Day, from San Pedro de Atacama by Bus

Skip the stress of arranging a multi-day, multi-country trip to the magical Uyuni Salt Flats and let the professionals do it for you. During this comprehensive, small-group excursion—ideal for travelers short on time who still want to experience the salt flats—enjoy glorious views over the Andes as you’re transported via comfortable tourist bus to Uyuni. From there, venture into the salt flats with a professional guide and learn about salt production.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days

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Laguna Cejar

The Cejar Lagoon is located within the Salar de Atacama, 20 kilometers from San Pedro de Atacama. It is recognized by the strong Calipso color of water and is surrounded by salts of various forms.Due to its high concentration of salt, a result of the subterranean aquifers of the melted ice of the mountains, the Cejar Lagoon is a mixture of mystery and fun. As much as we want to dive we are "thrown" the surface, not allowing us to sink.By the end of this tour we are also able to see the amazing sunset in the desert.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Ancestral Caravan with Sandra Flores - Half Day Special Tour

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.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Atacama Salt Flats, Toconao and Altiplanic Lagoons Day Trip

Discover one of Chile’s most unique natural landscapes on this 10-hour tour from San Pedro de Atacama, including hotel-up. Marvel over the stark white plains of the Atacama Salt Flats, see the shimmering Miscanti lagoon and spot pink flamingos bathing in the Chaxa lagoon. Finally, get a taste of life in the Atacama Desert as you visit the traditional villages of Socaire and Toconao.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$56.00
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

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Small-Group Tour to Altiplanic lagoons, Atacama saltflat & Flamingo reserve

San Pedro de Atacama, a laid back oasis town on the edge of the direst desert on the earth. Little adobe houses, cozy restaurant are the base to explore one of the Chile's most spectacular sceneries. With this semi-private tour, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the highlights in a more intimate way, sharing your day with other travelers but avoiding big groups.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$72.50
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Altiplanic Lagoons and Piedras Rojas Tour - Full Day Tour - Private Option

Driving for a couple of hours during some days in the area. A tour in the morning, another in the afternoon. Many days scaping from the city to get to another routine: traveling and seeing the desert, its valleys and lagoons. Stop. Breathe. Give yourself some time to know the place, but to do it for real. Rest your mind and your body in front of the altiplanic lagoons. Know Toconao and Socaire: the hospitality, its history and its people. Walk through the Inca Trail, the point where the Tropic of Capricorn crosses, see the reflection of the hills and the sun in the lagoons water, and say hi to the flamencos that inhabit the Atacama salt flat.A diverse but rewarding tour through the San Pedro de Atacama heights and places that will appeal your emotions and the will to stay there. We invite you to make this tour because the Chilean desert has a minute for you and will give you the opportunity to simply slow down.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$117.75
US$157.00
US$39.25 savings
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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