San Pedro de Atacama - Archaeological

Code: CDA003
  • Start: Calama Airport
  • Departure: Daily
Description

2-night program in San Pedro de Atacama, the archeological capital of Chile, with accommodation, transfer and excursion to Moon Valley, Tatio Geysers, and an archaelogical tour Tulor and Quitor. 



Price includes
Transfers (Transfer from and to the Airport from 08:59 pm to 07:00 AM must pay an additional fee).
Regular Services with Spanish / English guide.
Excursion detailed in the itinerary.
02 nights of lodging in the selected hotel with breakfast
Entrances fee
Price does not include
Air tickets.
Meals and other not specified extras.
Tips.
  • Program applies to flights arriving before 11:00 am and departing after 06:00 pm
  • Services in shared vehicle with guide in English and Spanish language
  • Transfer from/to the airport does not include guide.
  • Services excursions may change its order. When passengers arrive in the airport, a welcome letter is given featuring details of services and final schedule.
  • Kimal Hotel and Altiplánico Hotel Rates not valid for long weekends and holidays. 
  • Pick up in hotels 30 minutes before the tour starts. Subject to confirmation.
Itinerary
Transfer Calama Airport - San Pedro Hotel
Moon Valley and Dead Valley Tour (Valle de la Luna)
Accommodation San Pedro de Atacama

Reception and transfer from the Calama Airport to your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. In the afternoon, departure from the hotel to the Moon Valley (5:30 pm. in summer / 2:30 pm in winter. Subject to confirmation). 19 km from San Pedro, in the Salt Mountain Range, is the Moon Valley, declared a Nature Sanctuary and Monument and protected by the uniqueness of its beauty. It consists of a depression surrounded by small hills with impressively sharp peaks. The tour is an imaginary trip to landscapes that does not belong to our world, but to other planets. We will see the Dinosaur Valley and Death Valley, where there is a spectacular panoramic view of the area. We continue to the Moon Valley, where we will find geological formations that are the result of successive foldings of the earth's crust. In the valley it is possible to appreciate the salt sculptures known as Las Tres Marias, formed by wind erosion. Continuing with the tour we will walk through the interior of the caves that remain from the old deposits, to get closer to valley where is the Big Dune. After a break, we will climb this dune, which impresses with its size and is used for extreme sports as snowboarding At sunset, a bold palette of golds and reds appear, touching the soul and sensibilities of the visitor.

Return to the hotel. Lodging.
Breakfast in hotel
Archeological Tour Quitor and Tulor
Atacama Salt Flat and Toconao Tour
Accommodation San Pedro de Atacama

Breakfast at the hotel. At 09:00 hrs. departure from the hotel. A landscape without history loses the richness that time and people have brought to it. Therefore, on this excursion, we invite you to discover the richness of the Atacama, or Likan Antai, culture. We will gather fascinating information about who lived in the area and how they did it, from pre-Columbian to colonial times. We will learn about the customs and traditions of the different cultures that lived in the area by visiting the most notable archaeological sites such as Tulor and Pukará de Quitor. The miraculously preserved village of Tulor is the oldest remaining ancient dwelling place in the Atacama Basin, and the first human settlement, called "Cuna de los Likan Antai (Cradle of the Likan Antai people)".Pukará de Quitor, a construction from the 12th century, a witness to decisive historic events that are part of the local culture. We end our trip in San Pedro de Atacama, with a visit to the church before the return to hotels.

In the afternoon (at 03:30 pm in summer/ 3:00 pm in winter. Subject to confirmation) departure to the Atacama Salt Flat. We travel to Toconao in the Atacama Salt Flat. Toconao is a small Atacama town, with a church and bell tower built of only adobe and straw, and handicraft market featuring items such as alpaca wool and cactus crafts. The protected beauty of the National Reserves will captivate us. The park contains many species of flora and fauna, some in risk of extinction. The Atacama Salt Flat is part of the reserve, and a large number of flamingo colonies have chosen the Chaxa Lake as their favorite nesting place. The geomorphology of the Salt Flat built a unique landscape, and with its rugged surface and hard access, it becomes the perfect location for many bird species.

Return to hotel.. Lodging in the selected hotel.
Breakfast in Tatio Geysers
Tatio Geysers and Machuca Tour
Transfer San Pedro de Atacama - Calama Airport

Departure at 05:30 am (Pick up from the hotel at 5:00. Subject to confirmation) We leave at dawn from San Pedro de Atacama Hotel to go to the Tatio Geysers, a geothermal center with geysers that can only be seen very early in the morning. After seeing this spectacular sight in a magnificent natural setting, we eat breakfast. On the way back, we see the majestic Andes Mountain Range, whose peaks seem close enough to touch. We then arrive in Machuca, a small llama herder settlement. The village is filled with adobe houses with thatched roofs. Green wetlands lend a special charm. Transfer to the airport.

End of services.
Accommodations
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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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Anne Gallagher
December, 2017
The tours and guides were excellent. I only wish I had had time for more! For some of my tours there were just a few of us. It made it much more personal. Perhaps you could provide the option of smaller sized tours (for a higher fee) in case guests would want a more personalised experience.

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Araceli Serrano
April, 2016
Buena. La Srta. Carmen Insana me atendió muy bien en mis peticiones.

El tour San Pedro Ataama arqueológico debería ser más completa, algunas excursiones quedan pobres.

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