Santiago and San Pedro de Atacama

Code: VIS001
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  • Duration: 6 days/5 nights
  • Excursions: Shared
  • Lodging: Included
  • Starting Point: Santiago Airport
  • Language: Spanish/English
  • Departure: Daily
Description

Six-day tour visiting Santiago and San Pedro de Atacama, visiting Valle de La Luna, Piedras Rojas, Lagunas Altiplánicas, Tocnao and Geysers del Tatio.



Price includes
Transfers
Regular Services with Spanish / English guide.
Lodging with breakfast
Park entrance fee
Price does not include
Air tickets
Meals and other not specified extras.
Tips.
Optional excursions
  • We recommend to take the flight arriving in San Pedro de Atacama at noon and take the flight exiting San Pedro after 4:30 PM.

 

 

Itinerary

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: Full Day Viña del Mar & Valparaiso

07:00 am. We will depart from Santiago to Viña del Mar and the Port of Valparaíso. First we will visit Viña del Mar, known as the "Garden City" that will captivate us with its architecture, streets, palaces and the Quinta Vergara, the beautiful and ancient amphitheater where the Viña del Mar Festival is held in February.
After lunch, we will tour the coastline, the famous Flower Clock to reach the picturesque Port of Valparaiso, a city whose origins date back to 1536, which was declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and seat of the Legislative Power. A magical city, with picturesque elevators, colorful neighborhoods and unique and unforgettable landscapes. Finally, we will visit the Plaza Sotomayor and the port.
Return to Santiago.

Overnight in Santiago.

Day 03: Santiago - Calama - Moon Valley - San Pedro de Atacama

Transfer to Santiago Airport to take flight to Calama. Reception and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama, from Calama Airport. 

Reception and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama from Calama Airport. In the afternoon, departure from the hotel to the Moon Valley (15:30 in summer and 14:30 in winter, previous confirmation). If you come to San Pedro de Atacama you can not miss this unique place in the world, the Valley of the Moon, in the middle of the deep aridity of the Cordillera de la Sal we find a landscape of salt and clay molded by water and wind over millions of years, in our walk we will visit the Tres Marias, the Canyon, the Duna Mayor and the Amphitheater by the extravagant forms that gives us the mountain range inciting the imagination and reflection for its tranquility. In the late afternoon, we will go to the Kari viewpoint (Piedra del Coyote) to enjoy one of the best views of the Valley of the Moon, to finally finish watching the sunset that, through its colors, gives us a wonderful end to our excursion.

Return to the hotel. Lodging.

Day 04: San Pedro de Atacama - Piedras Rojasl, Altiplanic Lagoons and Toconao

Starting time excursion: 08:30 hrs. In this excursion we will visit Piedras Rojas located in the Salar de Tara with its fascinating and beautiful landscape of reddish color, which stands out for its amazing geological formation, product of the oxidation of iron. Then we head towards the Altiplano to visit the Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons at more than 4,200 meters above sea level, surrounded by large and imposing volcanoes, originated by the elevation of the Andes Mountains and around which you can observe a variety of birds and animals in their natural habitat. We continue the tour to Laguna Chaxa, a scenery of spectacular beauty that is divided into several water mirrors, where a large number of flamingos and other birds such as large and small parinas live. Finally, before returning, while the landscape gives us breathtaking views of the Licancabur and Láscar volcanoes, we will visit Toconao with its typical colonial architecture, its bell tower and San Lucas Church, the first National Monument.

Return to the hotel. Lodging.

Day 05: San Pedro de Atacama - Tatio Geysers and Villages - Santiago Airport - Santiago

Departure during the early morning from hotel in San Pedro de Atacama (05:30 hrs. Pick up at 05:00, subject to confirmation) We will head towards the Tatio Geysers. Our trip to the altiplano begins during the early morning to finally reach one of the most important geothermal fields in the world, the Tatio Geysers, surrounded by water and steam emanations we will enjoy the beauty of the Andes and with this natural scenery we will offer you a replenishing breakfast. Then we will visit the Pozon Rustico where you can enjoy the hot springs that the mountain range gives us. Taking the road back to San Pedro de Atacama you will enjoy the beauty of the landscape, native flora and fauna and finally from a viewpoint we will observe the village of Machuca, a place of ancestral llama shepherds. We will observe flora and fauna of the Putana River as vicuñas, llamas, rheas, vizcachas, flamingos, ducks and seagulls. Transfer to the airport.

Transfer from San Pedro de Atacama to Calama Airport to take the flight to Santiago de Chile. Here we will be met at the Santiago Airport. Transfer to your hotel in Santiago.

Overnight in Santiago.

Day 06: Santiago - Santiago International Airport

Breakfast. Transfer from the hotel to Santiago airport.

End of services.

Accommodations

Important note: In the event that one of the hotels does not have availability, it will be exchanged for a hotel with similar characteristics.

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