Discover the mystical beauty and inspiring geology of the Atacama Desert. During your stay, choose from a variety of day tours to explore this incredible region. Take an archaeological tour at the famous the Museo Gustavo Le Paige museum. Explore the Lasana Valley and its preserved petroglyphs. Spend your nights in San Pedro de Atacama, where our lodge provides relaxing accommodations while appreciating the traditional ways of life of the indigenous communities of the area.
Day 1 : Arrive Atacama Days 2-3 : Atacama Excursions Day 4 : Return Home
This morning you fly to Calama airport, where you are met by people from our lodge and taken to your oasis in the desert - the Awasi lodge. The lodge is situated inside an ancient site that use to house herders. With it's convenient location near town, it is also easy to explore the local church, museums and shops.
These days are for you to arrange activities locally. With a dedicated guide and driver p[er room and everything included, there is a team of people at the lodge ready to help you plan your stay. Choose from a variety of full or half day activities. You can arrange horseback riding, visit archaeological sites or salt flats. For the more adventurous traveler, there is trekking along the desert or mountain biking rocky ridges. Take in the geysers, go bird watching or relax in the nearby thermal pools. During the evenings, enjoy 5 star dining with famed Chilean chef, Juan Pablo Mardones. End your evening gazing at the stars while you sit by the fire.
Day 4 Return Home
Depart from the 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, volcanoes, lagoons, and other wonderful and otherworldly landscapes.
This was my first experience with Adventure Life - and I couldn't have been more pleased with the trip. The guides and local staff in both Buenos Aires and Uruguay were terrific - extremely helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed meeting the friendly staff in Buenos Aires in person (I left my bags with them for the afternoon).
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.