Santiago and San Pedro de Atacama
5 Days / 4 Nights - per person in double room - Code VIS001
Day 01: Santiago Airport - Historical Downtown Santiago - Santiago
Reception at the Santiago Airport and transfer to your hotel.
City tour in Santiago visiting the main tourist attractions.
Regarded as an amazing destination by international media, Santiago is a cosmopolitan and vibrant capital which combined perfectly tradition and modernity. This tour will allow you to meet the origins of the city and its main spots such as the Main Square, the Cathedral, the Post Office and the City Hall of Santiago. You will also visit the La Moneda Government Palace and the most traditional neighborhoods of the historical downtown. The excursion also includes a visit to the Santa Lucía Hill, called Huelén by the native people, an urban oasis in the middle of the capital. There you will learn more about the Chilean history and you will enjoy privileged views of the city. After knowing the historical Santiago, we will go to the Lastarria Neighborhood, known by its cultural, patrimonial and gastronomic offer. The second part of the tour will lead us to the Eastern part of the capital, where lies the financial heartland of Santiago, known by its modern buildings, imposing crystal towers and works made by notable Chilean architects.
Return to hotel and lodging.
Day 02: Santiago – Calama - Moon Valley - San Pedro de Atacama
Breakfast. Transfer to Santiago Airport to take the flight to Calama. Reception and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. At 03:30 pm, departure from the hotel to The Moon Valley. In the way joining San Pedro with Calama, we will stop to take photos of the Salt Mountain Range from a viewing point. Later, in the Moon Valley, we will visit the “Las Tres Marías” salt statues, the salt mine, the salt caverns and we will watch the evening from a big sand dune. Return to the hotel. Lodging.
Day 03: San Pedro de Atacama - Archaeological Tour - San Pedro de Atacama
Breakfast at the hotel. At 09:00 hrs. we will depart to visit the Pukará de Quitor, the Salt Mountain Range (Cordillera de la Sal) and the Catarpe (Incas) ruins. Arrival in the 3,000 years old Tulor ruins. Return to San Pedro through the Séquitor Ayllu. Return to the hotel at 1:00 pm. Afternoon at leisure. Lodging.
Day 04:San Pedro de Atacama - Tatio Geysers and Towns - Calama - Santiago Airport - Santiago
Departure at 5:30 am from the hotel. Breakfast and trekking to the different geysers and thermal swimming pool. Visit to the Caspana Town (old town and church), the Lasana Pukará, and the petroglyphics in the Loa River valley, the Coya Inca lagoon and the church in Chiu-Chiu town. Transfer to the Calama Airport in order to take the flight to Santiago.
Reception in Santiago Airport and transfer to your hotel.
Day 05: Santiago - Santiago Airport
Breakfast in your hotel. Transfer to the Santiago Airport.
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