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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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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El Tatio Geysers Tour from San Pedro de Atacama

Discover the unearthly geysers of the world’s driest desert on an early morning tour to El Tatio geyser field from San Pedro de Atacama. Gaze in wonder at over 80 spouting shoots of steam as you watch an enchanting sunrise in the desert. Enjoy a traditional breakfast before soothing your bones in the warm waters of natural hot spring. Conclude with a cultural exploration of the provincial village of Machuca on this engaging excursion.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Moon Valley Tour from San Pedro de Atacama

Discover the otherworldly landscape of the Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) on an exciting excursion from San Pedro de Atacama. Marvel at sharp peaks, undulating sand dunes and rugged caverns as you journey through one of the driest and most diverse deserts on earth. Explore the area on foot with an interesting and insightful guide, ascending to the top of a vertiginous dune to watch one of the most spectacular sunsets you’ve ever witnessed.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Atacama Salt Flat and Altiplanic Lagoons Day Tour

Discover the Atacama Salt Flat, the largest in Chile, home to one of the most important Flamingo Reservations, the Flamingos National Reserve. Make a soft walk along a path to the Chaxa Lagoon, in order to appreciate the rich fauna of the place.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Moon Valley & Death Valley Tour from San Pedro de Atacama

Moon Valley and Death Valley are two of the most popular day trip destinations from San Pedro de Atacama, and this day trip lets you experience them both with one easy booking. Hike through the out-of-this-world landscape in the Valley of the Moon, get the chance to sandboard in Death Valley, and then watch the sunset over the desert from a lookout point in the Salt Mountains.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Rainbow Valley Tour from San Pedro de Atacama

Keep your camera to hand as you journey through the startling landscapes of the Rainbow Valley on this 4-hour morning excursion from San Pedro de Atacama. Learn about the unique geology and mineral-rich rocks of the Domeyko Mountains that give the valley its name, as you weave your way though the multi-colored rock formations. Next, take a peek at the pre-Columbian ruins of Hierbas Buenas, famed for its ancient petroglyphs, then visit the handicrafts village of Rio Grande.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Atacama Salt Flat Lagoons Tour Including Ojos del Salar from San Pedro de Atacama

Experience the unearthly splendor of the Chilean desert landscape on a 4-hour afternoon and evening tour from San Pedro de Atacama. Float in the unique Cejar Lagoon, famed for its exorbitant salt concentration; admire the proximate lagoons of Ohos del Salar, renowned for their distinct appearance of eyes; and watch a spectacular sunset over the desert while sipping sweet pisco sours.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Full Day Trip to the Red Stone Desert from San Pedro de Atacama

See multiple attractions around the Atacama Desert on this full-day guided tour from San Pedro de Atacama. Enjoy a hassle-free pickup from your hotel and start your day with breakfast (included) in the Miscanti and Miñiques highland lagoons. Continue your day exploring Salar de Talar, the village of Socaire, and Salar de Atacama, Chile's largest salt lake where you can see flamingos. Your final stop is town of Toconao before you get dropped off back at your hotel.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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El Tatio Geyser and Machuca Tour

See the impressive natural spectacle of steam combined with volcanic magma of the Tatio Geysers that is waiting for you to be surprised by its visual performance. Make a visit to Machuca, a small herder’s settlement in the North of the country.Live the sunrise in one of the most beautiful geothermal fields in the world.Contemplate the beautiful colors born between the contrast of the intensely blue sky and the pure steam of the geysers.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour: Torres del Paine National Park and Milodon Cave with Lunch

The Torres del Paine National Park is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and home to some of Patagonia’s most spectacular landscapes. Admire the snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes, and cascading waterfalls on this private full-day tour from Puerto Natales, including a visit to the Milodon Cave. Tour includes hotel pickup, lunch, and round-trip transport.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Valparaiso Like a Local: Private Walking Tour with Harbor Cruise Including Transport from Santiago

Experience the colorful coastal town of Valparaiso like a local on a fascinating full-day tour from Santiago. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, stroll through serpentine streets to discover historical and cultural highlights. Ride elevators to hilltops to enjoy panoramic ocean vistas; sample delicious local specialties like chorrillana in ambient eateries; and sip refreshing beer in some of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site’s best bars.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Isla Negra and Pablo Neruda Museum Day Trip from Santiago

Experience the colorful coastal culture of Isla Negra on an enriching full-day tour from Santiago. Gain fascinating insight into the life and work of prominent Chilean poet Pablo Neruda by visiting his former home; peruse arresting artifacts that immortalize his works then venture to the traditional town of Pomaire to witness demonstrations of clay pottering making. Convenient round-trip hotel transportation is included on this tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Elqui Valley Tour from La Serena

Visit the home of Chile’s famous Pisco Sour on this full-day, small-group tour of the Elqui Valley from La Serena, including hotel pickup. Uncover the cosmic secrets of the Cochiguaz Valley; tour a Pisco production plant; and indulge in an expert-led Pisco tasting. After tucking into a traditional lunch (included) at a local restaurant, spend time exploring Vicuña, the hometown of Nobel Prize winning poet Gabriela Mistral.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Salar de Tara

A unique experience traveling to the border with Argentina passing by the "Paso Jama", which is 4,830 m above sea level located in the Andes Mountains and heading towards the Salar de Tara. On the way we will stop at "Mirador del bofedal de Quepiaco", where this "photographic safari" begins.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Isla Damas and Punta Choros from La Serena

Get up close to Chile’s coastal wildlife on this full-day tour from La Serena, including hotel pick-up. Drive past vibrant fields of desert wildflowers (depending on the season), then cruise around the windswept Gull, Choros and Damas islands. After spotting bottlenose dolphins, sea lions and penguins at the Humboldt Penguins National Reserve, tuck into a delicious seafood lunch (included), then spend time relaxing on the islands’ white sand beaches. 
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Peulla Day Trip with Lunch

Discover the quaint hamlet of Peulla and the lush volcanic landscapes of Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park on a full-day excursion from Puerto Montt. Guaranteed to delight nature lovers, this 11-hour tour covers Lago Llanquihue, Osorno Volcano, and the Petrohué Waterfalls, a collection of tempestuous cascades, before culminating with lunch and free time in Peulla. Hotel pickup and drop-off at your Puerto Montt hotel are included.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Geysers del tatio

Ninety kilometers from San Pedro de Atacama we find the Geiser del Tatio, a 10-square-kilometer geothermal field considered one of the most important on the planet and the highest in the world (4,200 masl). There we will find geysers of steam, water, mud, etc. that surpass the 15 meters of height, true boilers of water boiling at temperatures of 85 degrees. It is amazing to see the play of light that originates with the sunrise, magnificent colors and view.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Moon valley tour

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.
  • Duration: 4 to 12 hours
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  • Duration: 4 to 12 hours
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El Tatio Geysers and Machuca Village Day Trip

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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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