Anda Travel. Responsible Tourism

Anda Travel. Responsible Tourism

Atacama - Tour of the Desert

Chile

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

 

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Why is this tour 'responsible'?

  • Nature
  • Be a local
  • Culture & Art
  • Unplugged

We work with local partners that empower local guides, consume local food along the tours and will take you to off-the-beaten-track spots along these tours. There is a number of sustainable accommodations that we use according to the different budget levels, they are all very respectful with the environment and focused on buying local production.

We will also be delighted to suggest you a number of fair-trade shops where you can consume locally made handcrafts as well as designed products of the "atacameños" people.

 

 

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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  • Hills of Atacama

  • Valley photo op!

  • More amazing sights

  • Flamingos

  • Exploring the caves

  • Desert Cactus

  • Distance volcanoes

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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