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 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.
Today, you will explore the beautiful blue waters of the altiplanic lagoons Mescanti and Meñiques. You will depart after breakfast and return in the mid-afternoon, leaving plenty of time to enjoy a good book, relax in the shade of the garden, or take a dip in the lodge's swimming pool. Be prepared though to rise early for the excursion to El Tatio Geysers! Here you will watch the sunrise over the world's highest geyser field. As the dawn breaks, you'll be treated to a stunning sight of steaming geysers set against the azure colored antiplano backdrop. A short hike around the geothermal field brings you to the thermal pools - take care where you tread so as to avoid falling through the thin crust!
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.
$495 single supplement