Atacama Desert

  • From $1155 USD
    4 Days
  • When To Go

    Jan - Dec
  • Passions

    Light Hiking
  • Activity Level

    Easy
  • Trip Type

    Independent
Discover the mystical beauty and inspiring geology of the Atacama Desert. Witness the fantastic colorful display of the Valley of the Moon at sunset. Visit the altiplanic lagoons Mescanti & Meñiques and spend a day visiting the Tatio Geysers. With more time, you can choose from a variety of day tours that 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. The opportunities to explore this region are endless. Spend your nights in San Pedro de Atacama, where our lodge options provides relaxing accommodations while appreciating the traditional ways of life of the indigenous communities of the area.

Arrive Atacama

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.

Days 2-3

Atacama Excursions

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!

Day 4

  • Breakfast

Return Home

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.

$1155
Tour Cost
$600
Internal Flights (Santiago-Calama-Santiago)
Flight cost is subject to change
$1755
Total Cost (USD)

Notes

$380 single supplement

Included

  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
    • 3 Nights Lodge
  • 3 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service

Excluded

  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are excluded.
  • International Flights

Recommended Budgeting

  • $90 Meals not Included