This morning you fly to Calama airport, where you are met by a representative from the lodge and taken to your oasis in the desert - the Terrantai Lodge in San Pedro de Atacama. Once you are settled into your room and have explored the lodge, you set off to explore. This afternoon, you will visit the giant sand dunes and polychromatic rock formations of the Valley of the Moon.
After breakfast set out on your adventure by driving to Toconao, a beautiful Andean village. Toconao's lands are an oasis in the desert and are apt for growing fruits and vegetables nourished by water coming in through small channels. Visit its main streets and San Lucas church, then continue to Quebrada de Jerez, a large canyon channelling the waters entering Toconao.
Next stop is Laguna Chaxa, a lagoon in the middle of the Atacama Salt Flat, home to beautiful Chilean and Andean flamingoes. Continue driving towards Miscanti and Miñiques Lagoons, full of turquoise water that contrasts with the reds and oranges of the Altiplanic lands. A truly incredible landscape, creating an unforgettable memory of the region.
A very early wake-up call from the hotel will be well worth it when you arrive at the amazing Geysers of Tatio to see them in action. From almost 3000 feet (900 meters) below the earth, boiling steam bursts up to 130 feet (40 meters) into the air. A delicious breakfast will be served upon arrival before walking through the geothermal fields with the geysers erupting nearby. The drive back provides magnificent views of the Tocopurri and Sairecabur volcanoes.
We arrive back in town in to venture out on your own for lunch and explore San Pedro.
Order of tours subject to change
Depart from Terrantai Lodge and return to Calama airport to fly on to your next adventure or return to Santiago to fly home. With extra time in Atacama, you can visit a stone craftsmen village, Atacama's salt flats, volcanoes, lagoons, and other wonderful and otherworldly landscapes.
$465 single supplement