Trails of Atacama Desert
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
DAY 1: CALAMA, SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA & HD MOON AND DEATH VALLEY
Arrival at Calama Airport and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama, located at 2.440 m above sea level. In the afternoon we will explore the Death Valley, located inside the salt mountain range with amazing forms. We will walk between the huge sand dunes. Afterwards we will continue to the Moon Valley, one of the most spectacular phenomena in the Atacama Desert due to its geological structures formed by erosion and climate.
DAY 2: HD ARCHAEOLOGICAL TOUR & HD ATACAMA SALT LAKE
You will be picked up at your hotel to explore the Atacameño culture. We start with a visit of the 2.800 years old “Aldea de Tulor”. Then our tour continues to Pukara de Quitor, a fortress built in the 12th century by the Incas. In the afternoon we will visit Toconao and the Salar de Atacama, which is home of various flamingos species as well as many other birds.
DAY 3: FD EL TATIO GEYSERS & MACHUCA
Early pick up at your hotel (approx. 04:00 AM) to depart to El Tatio Geysers, a geothermal field located at 4.320 m above sea level. There are about 40 geysers, thermal wells and fumaroles. Powerful spurts of steam shoot out from various blowholes and at dawn this scenery turns into an unforgettable experience… After having enjoyed your breakfast we have time to take a relaxing bath in the hot thermal pools (depending on the activity of the geyser), followed by a drive to visit Machuca village. There are only few people still living at this former rest place for the ancient llama caravans travelling the “Inca Highway”.
DAY 4: TRANSFER TO CALAMA AIRPORT
After breakfast you will be picked-up at your hotel and transferred to Calama Airport.