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ATACAMA DESERT-SAN PEDRO ATACAMA-EXPLORA ATACAMA
ATACAMA DESERT
Northern Chile's monumental landscape is represented by the Atacama Desert, the driest on the planet. The Atacama area has no recorded rainfall! Its geography is unique and includes lagoons, volcanoes, salt flats, geysers, hot springs, rivers and ravines, together with widespread Spanish legacy of the XVI century,churches and saltpeter deposits.together with the beauty of the Atacama desert landscape, the
Chilean desert holds enormous archaeologocal riches:the San Miguel museum in the Azapa valley in Arica and the Padre Le paige museum in San Pedro de Atacama.
Intact ruins also abound in the Atacama Oasis.
Atacama Desert is the most arid in the world.

ATACAMA DESERT TOURS
-MARVELS OF ATACAMA:4Days 3Nights- From 475 USD MORE INFORMATION
-ARICA,PUTRE AND CHUNGARA LAKE:4Days- 3Nights- From 550 USD MORE INFORMATION
-ARICA AND IQUIQUE:5Days- 4Nights- From 850 USD MORE INFORMATION
-EXPLORA ATACAMA LODGE IN THE ATACAMA DESERT :From 1300 USD
4,5 AND 8 Days Packages:
transportation,lodging,full board,drinks and explorations.

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Atacama Desert Hotels
 


PT0300CJC: MARVELS OF THE ATACAMA DESERT4Days 3Nights

Day 1:
CALAMA SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA.
Arrival to Calama. Reception at the airport and transfer
to San Pedro de Atacama.
On route we will see the Cordillera de la Sal (Salt mountain range)
and the only view of the massive salt flat with the Licancabur volcano in the background. Arrival to the hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. Overnight

Day 2:
SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA / QUITOR /  VALLEY OF THE MOON / SAN PEDRO

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we will visit the Archaeological Museum Padre Le Paige where we will witness an exhibition showing the evolution of Atacamanian life over the last 11000 years. We will then visit the town church, The Main Square, the house of Pedro de Valdivia (a conquistador and the founder of Santiago). We will the visit the Pukará de Quitor. In the afternoon we will take an excursion to the Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon), famous world wide for its “lunar” appearance, the salt caverns, the Tres Marias (Three Marys) rock formations and the great dune from where we will witness a spectacular sunset. Return to the hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. Overnight.

Day 3:
SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA / TOCONAO / MISCANTE & MIÑIQUE LAGUNES / SAN PEDRO
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day excursion (with box lunch included) visiting the village of Toconao with its interesting liparite stone buildings, and then on to the Atacama salt flat where we will visit the Famingo National Reservation, a habitat of 3 of the most beautiful species of flamingo. We will then head for the altiplanic lakes of Miscante and Miñique at over 4000 meters (over 13000 feet) above sea level. Finally we will head for the Aguas calientes salt flat and the impressive Tuyajto lagoon. Return to the hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. Overnight.
Day 4:
SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA / TATIO GEYSERS/ CALAMA
Early morning departure for the Tatio Geysers to experience this spectacular demonstration of volcanic activity. We will also visit the village of Caspana with its fertile terraces, architecture in Liparita stone and characteristic mud-roofs. We will continue with visits to the villages of Toconce and Vegas de Turi on an awe inspiring route which takes us through Chiu-Chiu and Lasana, with their important cultural and historical legacies including one of the oldest and most beautiful churches in Chile. Box lunch on route. We will arrive to Calama in the afternoon. Transfer to the airport for the departure flight.

(  Double  Room ) Hotel  Casa de Don Tomas
Minimum 2 pax
Operates all year round.
Museums are closed on Mondays.
Entrance fees to Museums  and natural sites included. Entrance fees subject to change without prior notice
Due to high altitude (4321 meters / 14170 feet) the Tatio Geyser field excursion is not recommended   for small children, pregnant women and people suffering from heart conditions.

Atacama Desert reservations or information
Call Toll free 1- 800- 811- 3077 or (305) 388 - 6400
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RATES PROGRAM MARVELS OF ATACAMA
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
PT0300CJC
PRICE INCLUDED TRANFERS-TOURS AND HOTELS WITH BREAKFAST
Price per Person
DOUBLE
GUIDE
BOOK
495
SPAN/ENGLISH
495
 SPAN/ENGLISH book me
545
SPAN/ENGLISH
585
SPAN/ENGLISH
485
SPAN/ENGLISH
HOTEL TULOR 485 SPAN/ENGLISH book me
395
SPAN/ENGLISH
All prices are per person sharing a double room, including services and meals mentioned in the itinerary.
 
TOUR: Arica/Iquique and Chungara Lake  4Days 3 Nights

DAY 01 ARICA / AZAPA VALLEY / ARICA
Arrival to Arica. Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Arica. In the afternoon we will have a comprehensive regular city tour of Arica visiting the beaches, the San Marcos Cathedral and the Casa de la Cultura (Culture House), the Morro de Arica (Arica hill) where we will appreciate a magnificent panoramic view of the city. We will then stop at the fishermen’s pier to watch the pelicans and sea-wolves. Our route then continues along the Azapa valley where we will observe geoglyphs, prehistoric cave paintings and drawings on the hillsides. We will also visit the archaeological museum of San Miguel where we will se an exhibition of the “Chinchorro Mummies”, which date back to 5000 BC. Return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Arica.

DAY 02 ARICA / TIGNAMAR / BELEN / PUTRE
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for a  regular excursion through the desert, with short stops where we can observe the changes in the landscape from the desert to the lap of the Andes as well as the great variety of cacti. Box lunch included. We will visit the pre-Columbian villages of Tignamar, Belén, Chapiquiña, Socoroma and Putre, connected by small trails which are part of the Camino del Inca (Inca Way) and which still conserve their Aymará traditions, religion and agricultural system of  terrace technology and platform irrigation. Arrival to Putre. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Putre.

DAY 03 PUTRE / PARINACOTA / LAKE CHUNGARA / ARICA
Breakfast at the hotel. We will depart for a visit to the historic town of Parinacota and then onto Lake Chungará, one of the highest in the world at 4,570 m (15,000 feet) above sea level. We will enter the Lauca National Park  where we will be surrounded by snow capped volcanoes and mountains. We  will also be able to apreciate the majesty of Lake Chungará overlooked by the spectacular Payachatas volcanoes which are the “Mallkus” (Gods) of the Andes. The local fauna includes Guanacos, llamas, Alpacas, Vicuñas and Vizcachas (a hare like rodent). Box lunch included. In the afternoon we will return to the hotel in Arica. Overnight.

DAY 04 ARICA
Breakfast at the hotel. At the agreed time, regular transfer to the airport to board departure flight.
 
TOUR: Arica/Iquique,Azapa,Lluta Valley  5Days 4Nights


Day 1: Arica
Reception at Arica airport and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon city tour, which includes a visit to the Archaeological Museum of Azapa. Overnight.

Day 2: Arica
Full day tour starts in the Lluta Valley and proceeds to the Chilean High Plateau. Explore Lauca National Park and Chungara Lake, habitat for hundreds of birds, both migratory species as well as those unique to the region. Return and overnigth.

Day 3: Arica/Iquique
Transfer to the airport to board your flight to Iquique. Reception and tranfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour with emphasis on Iquique's Georgian style architecture. Overnight.

Day 4: Iquique
Full day excursion in the pampas to visit ghost towns like Humberstone and examine the geoglyphs of Pintados. Tour continues to the Pica Oasis and the prehispanic village of Matilla. Return and overnight.

Day 5: Iquique
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.


 
   
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