Desert tour!

Santiago & San Pedro de Atacama

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Golden dunes and spurting geysers

Spend 6 nights exploring Northern Chile’s Atacama Desert and the capital of Santiago! Feel like Indiana Jones as you traverse the lunar landscape of the desert, from El Tatio geysers to the Death Valley sand dunes.

What's Included
  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Santiago (SCL)
  • All airport transfers
  • 2 nights in Santiago at the Hotel Torremayor Lyon, or similar
  • Santiago Historical Downtown City Tour
  • One-way, economy class flight from Santiago (SCL) to Calama (CJC)
  • 3 nights in San Pedro de Atacama at the Altiplanico San Pedro de Atacama, or similar
  • Archaeological Tour (Pukara de Quitor & Tulor) (morning)
  • Atacama Salt Flat Excursion (afternoon)
  • Monjes de la Pacana & Tara Salt Flat Tour 
  • Moon Valley and Death Valley Tour
  • Tatio Geysers & Machuca Tour
  • One-way, economy class flight from Calama (CJC) to Santiago (SCL)
  • 1 night in Santiago at the Hotel Torremayor Lyon, or similar
  • Breakfast daily

Great Ways to Explore
  • Death Valley is renowned for its alien-like landscape - no wonder NASA tested their Martian rovers here!
  • Keep an eye out for wildlife in the desert. Vicuñas, llamas, Southern viscachas, South American gray foxes, and culpeo foxes all call Atacama home.
  • Visit El Tatio geysers, the world's highest geyser field situated more than 14,000 feet above sea level. 
  • At night in the Atacama Desert, don't forget to look up. This is one of the best stargazing locations on earth!
  • There's more than meets the eye in Chile's capital of Santiago. Get a lesson on the city's past on a tour of the historical downtown.
Package Overview

If you dream of going to Mars but don't have the funds, Chile's Atacama Desert is the next best thing! Under skies of infinite stars, discover the world's driest desert that's anything but a desolate wilderness.

Begin and end your adventure in Santiago, a city nestled between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. Often overlooked, the capital is now a destination for food lovers, artists and culture fiends who come for the city's exciting array of restaurants, museums, plazas, and parks. Go on a tour of the historical downtown and have the nights free to see the city on your own!

From Santiago, fly two hours north to Calama near San Pedro de Atacama. On five guided tours, explore the desert's singular landscapes that are quite unlike anywhere else on earth. Vast salt flats, active geysers and ancient archaeological sites are just a few of the extraordinary places you'll discover on this trip!

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