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Atacama - Tour of the Desert

Chile   |  5 Nights

Exceptional Experiences

  • Enjoy one of the clearest skies on earth with high quality telescopes
  • Ride, walk, float and sandboard along this high-adrenaline tour
  • Trekk a volcanoe
  • Visit the Tatio Geisers, one of the only on their kind in the world

 

Atacama is an uninhabited desert wilderness that lies between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean - a land that sees next to no rain and compromises of some of the most remarkable natural sights in Latin America. From its hilly deserts, gorges and raw, rocky terrain to the amazing geyser fields, lagoons and salt pools found here, breathtaking vistas and photography opportunities are bountiful.

As well as the wonderful natural views, this valley-riddled stretch of land provides unforgettable experiences of adventure and reflection. Sandboard down enormous dunes, practice yoga as the sun sets and the sky fills with amazing colors, and enjoy the stargazing experience of a lifetime. You’ll have the chance to explore the best that the Atamcama desert has to offer as you trek, cycle and 4x4 your way around various dormant volcanos, including the fascinating natural reserve of Salar de Tara and Geisisers del Tatio, a world-famous geyser field. 

Your experience of Atacama is sure to stay with you. 

 

Day 1 - Atacama: Check-in and Yoga Session OR Sandboarding
Day 2 - Atacama: Bike Tour and stargazing
Day 3 - Atacama: Geysers of the Tatio
Day 4 - Atacama: Trekking to Lascar, Licancabur & Cerro Toco
Day 5 - Atacama: Visit to Salar de Tara

 

Day by day

Day 1 - Atacama

Transfer from the Calama Airport to your hotel in Atacama, where you will spend 5 nights. Breakfast is included every morning and it’s only a short trip to the desert. After checking in, you’re thrown straight into the action; you have the choice of going to Valle de la Luna for a yoga session or sandboard at Valle de la Muerte, a unique and memorable experience. Following this, you’ll head back to the hotel for the night.

Day 2 - Atacama

It’s an early morning as you’ll be going on a bike tour of Laguna Cejar, where you have the opportunity to swim (and float) in the salty lagoon, certainly a highlight of the trip for many visitors. Later, you’ll ride toward the North and Garganta del Diablo, a large, rocky gorge where you can explore caves and canyons. That night you’ll be treated to a stargazing experience and use high quality telescopes, learning all about the night skies from a local expert.

Day 3 - Atacama

You’ll be up at 4.30am to head off on the hour and a half journey to the Geysers of the Tatio, where a guided tour is organized. Why so early? Well the best time to view these natural wonders is as the sun is rising and the magma close to the surface warms the cold air and create steam. Make sure you bring your camera because it’s an amazing sight. Enjoy breakfast with the geysers in view before heading back and stopping at the small town of Machuca on the way.

Day 4 - Atacama

Today you’ll have the opportunity to go trekking to various volcano sights, including Lascar, and Licancabur. Otherwise you can choose to making your way to the soaring Cerro Toco, the highest mountain in the region. Get ready for amazing views all around and expect to be physically challenged as these treks are no walk in the park!

Day 5 - Atacama

You’ll head East towards Salar de Tara, passing by some breathtaking scene along the journey including the Licancabur volcano and crossing the Andes mountain range. There are various stops along the way including the Quepiaco Wetlands, which is thriving with amazing aquatic birds, and Pujas Salt Lake, the home of thousands of flamingoes. After passing by miles of rocky terrain you’ll come to Tara’s Salt Lake, which is teaming with wildlife and makes for some great views with the large rock formations and the Andes looming behind it. After enjoying lunch, you’ll head back toward San Pedro and onto your next destination!

 

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Hotel
Duration: 5 Nights
USD 1684

Price per person, on a double basis, in intermediate category and in American dollars.

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Including & Not

Including

5 nights accommodation in Atacama

Yoga OR Sandboard at the Moon Valley (you need to choose one of this)

Bike tour to Laguna del Cejar

Visit to Geisers del Tatio

One-day trekking to: Toco Mount OR Licancabur OR Lascar (you need to choose one this)

Day tour to Salar de Tara with lunch included

Transfers in and Out

Not Including

Lunchs and Meals not mentioned

Flight tickets

Tips and any other service not mentioned at the "including" 

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Accommodation Categories

Basic: Rooms include the minimum needed to have a nice stay - a bed and a private bathroom. They are basic but nice and clean. All the tours included in the experiences are group tours.
Comfort: Accommodation normally takes place in 3* or 3* plus hotels. Rooms have some charm and most of them include TV. Some tours are private or semi private.
Superior: Hotels are local boutique 4* or 5*. They have a local appeal and they are an experience on themselves. Tours and transfers can be for groups, private or semi private according to what mentioned in the included services section.

Methods of Payment

Cash, wire transfer or credit card payments through paypal are accepted. There is a 5,4% surcharge for credit card payments through paypal.

Price Conditions

Cancellation
In the event that the customer needs to cancel a reservation made, the amount paid shall be returned after discounting the cancellation expenses, if any. Any cancellation should be sent by written form to the following e-mail address: info@andatravel.com.ar. Any cancellation receipt and confirmation shall be sent by the same way. The expenses shall depend on the advance time by which the cancellation will be requested:
Within 15 days before the service, a 20% penalty of the total amount of the service.
5 to 15 days before the service, a 40% penalty of the total amount of the service.
Less than 5 days before the service: a 60% penalty of the total amount of the service.
Less than 2 days before the service: a 100% penalty of the total amount of the service.
Hours and trips
1. All passengers are obliged to respect all the established hours. All consequences related to its breach shall be at their own expenses.
2. In the event of regular tours, there shall be a 5-minute tolerance for the pick up, after this time, the pick-up itinerary shall be completed. In this case, the passengers shall have to go by their own means to the starting point of the tour.
3. Should the passenger not show up at the pick-up place and at the time mentioned in this document, this shall be considered as cancelled at the last minute (no show) and the total amount of the service shall be charged.
Changes 1. During our trips, different public and private sites shall be visited, the same are booked according to the scheduling, day and choice of the passengers. Access to them is subject to the decision of the authorities at the moment of the visit.
2. Once the booking has been confirmed, ANDA shall not be liable for any change or cancellation made on the passanger's own decision including flight delays of the air company, or any other transportation means.
3. ANDA reserves the right to make partial or total changes of days and/or services composing the tour due to unforseeable circumstances or in case of force majeure, before or during the implementation thereof.
4. ANDA shall have the right to cancel any tour in the event of any of the circumstances provided by Art. 24 of the Decree nr. 2182/72
5. Should the trip last more than the established terms due to fortuitous causes beyond the control of the Company or by force majeure, the expenses incurred shall be paid by the passenger.
The transport is included only in cases specifically mentioned in the corresponding item. The transport services shall be provided by the contracted transport companies. Vehicle transportation shall only be provided for the requested amount of people and/or the specific group.
Personal belongings
1. Any customer's baggage and other personal belongings are not covered by the contract journey. As for all the personal objects, these should always be kept with themselves, irrespective of the part of the vehicle where they are stored. They are carried on behalf and on the customer's risk, being the Operator not liable for any loss, theft or damage that should be incurred during the travel for any reason, including any handling during hotel/airport transfers or viceversa, if any.
2. This document does not include any traveller's possibility nor right to complain to the transport companies or their insurances companies, being the application and compliance of the trasnport companies' terms as well as the ticket the only binding agreement between the above-mentioned companies and the passenger.

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