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Tour: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA TOTAL

Tour to Santiago, Calama, San Pedro de Atacama, Geysers of Tatio


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Tour Details
Duration : 4 days / 3 nights
Type / activities : Nature, archaeological and cultural.
Reservation : 1 month in advance.
Dates of Service : Every day of the year.
Places Visited : Santiago, Calama, San Pedro de Atacama, Geysers of Tatio.

Tour Description

DAY 01: CALAMA - SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA: Visit to Valle de la Luna.
Valley of the Moon Arrival in Calama, reception and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama, small town located at 98 km from Calama, at the foot of the Andean Mountain Range and beside the great Salt Deposit of Atacama.
In the afternoon visit to the mythical Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon), a landscape of peculiar geological formations dyed in white by the salt, which give them a moonlike look. On the way we will stop to take pictures of the Salt Cordillera. In the Valle de la Luna we take a walk through different sectors, visit the statues made of salt known as “Las Tres Marías”, the mine and the caves of salt, ending at the great Central Dune, where we will watch the sunset and a panoramic view of the valley and the cordilleras surrounding San Pedro. Return to your hotel.
Lodging.

DAY 02: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA: Lagoons in the Altiplano and Salt Deposit of Atacama
Salt Deposit of Atacama Departure at 08:00 AM, from the hotels. Visit to the Town of Toconao, typical handicraft from the zone of Atacama (made of llama and alpaca wool, cactus wood and volcanic rock), besides the Tower of San Lucas (National Monument and town symbol). Then we visit the Salt Deposit of Atacama and enter the National Reserve of Los Flamencos (Chaxas Lagoon Sector). We will continue toward the Altiplano to reach the Lagoons of Miscanti and Miñiques at 4150 meters above sea level. We will make a short stop in the Town of Socaire (3,200 m) to acclimatize and photograph the small church of Saint Bartholomew. Return to San Pedro at 19:00 hours approx.
Lodging.

DAY 03: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA: Archaeological tour
Salt Deposit of Atacama Breakfast. In the morning we visit the archaeological ruins located in the surroundings of San Pedro, through which we can appreciate the genesis and development of the Atacama Culture. We visit the Pucará de Quitor, a fortress built in the XII century of our time, where the local people stood up and faced the Spanish conquest. We continue toward the Town of Catarpe, an Incan administrative center built to collect taxes in the valley. Then we will visit the ruins of the Village of Tulor, the first cultural remains in the zone dating back over 2.800 years. Return to San Pedro through the Ayllu de Séquitor.
Afternoon off for optional tours. The Town of San Pedro is a very picturesque place and it is worth a ramble across its narrow streets of mud houses, its handicraft fair, its typical restaurants, church and museum, all a few steps away from your hotel.
Lodging.

DAY 04: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA – CALAMA: Visit to Geysers of Tatio towns in the Altiplano
Geysers of Tatio At daybreak, (04:00 AM) we set off to the Geysers of Tatio, a spectacular geothermic field located at 4,320 meters above sea level, with cracks that expel wide columns of steam with temperatures reaching up to 85° C. At dawn, when the temperatures drop below zero, the landscape becomes yet more amazing and the spurts can reach heights of up to 7 meters. The phenomenon is produced by the contact between the cold subterranean river and the magma of the Tatio Volcano. Breakfast in the place and the possibility of taking a bath in the pool of thermal waters. We continue toward Caspana, a settlement in the cordillera that still maintains its ancestral traditions (old town and church). Then we continue toward the Pucará of Lasana, where we will tour the ruins of a fortress destined to protect the fertile valley, the petroglyphs in the valley of the Loa River, the Inca Coya Lagoon and the church and town of Chiu-Chiu. Return to Calama; estimated time: 16:00hrs.Transfer to the airport or bus terminal in Calama.


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Tour Inclusions

INCLUDED:
  • 3 lodging nights in San Pedro de Atacama at chosen hotel with breakfast
  • Transfers airport – hotel – airport on regular service with bilingual guide
  • Half day regular tour to Valle de la Luna, tickets
  • Half day regular archaeological tour in San Pedro, tickets
  • Full day regular tour to lagoons in the Altiplano and Salt Deposit of Atacama, tickets and box lunch
  • Regular tour to Tatio Geyser and towns in the Altiplano, tickets, breakfast and box lunch
  • Tour with bilingual guide Spanish / English

NOT INCLUDED:
  • Air tickets
  • Tips and extras at hotels
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Others not mentioned in the itinerary

Note 1: rates valid until December 30, 2007
Note 2: These rates are subject to change without previous notice on dates such as Easter, Labor Day, Christmas, New Year, etc.
Note 3: Rates for a minimum of 2 persons, including those for single rooms.




Additional Tours

Departing Place Tour Name Duration Prices from
 
San Pedro Visit to Thermal Baths of Puritama Half a day
 
San Pedro Cejar Lagoon Half a day
 
San Pedro Salt Deposits of Tara and Pakana Full day
 




Useful Information

WEATHER
Temperatures in San Pedro de Atacama present characteristics of a high desert; in the summer (December through February) the temperature during the day is an average of 27° C, reaching peaks of 30° C, while it drops up to 16°C in the night.

WHAT TO PACK
It is advisable to pack light cotton clothes, t-shirts, short pants, bathing suit, shades, sunscreen and caps for the scorching hours and jackets, gloves, thick socks and other warming items of clothing that will allow you to cope with the low temperatures found on the night and high-altitude excursions.

WATER
There is fresh water in almost the entire territory, although, it is advisable to drink bottled water in rural areas; more though if you are not used to tap water.
San Pedro de Atacama has a water treatment plant recently inaugurated. However, if you wish to avoid any inconvenience it is recommendable to drink bottled water, especially when visiting places rather afar.

HEALTH
San Pedro de Atacama has neither hospitals nor clinics, there is just a medic post located in the plaza, which is equipped to deal basic necessities only. Therefore, in case of an emergency you would need to go to the City of Calama, which has the medical infrastructure to cover any respond to any urgent situation.

CHILEAN GASTRONOMY
Chilean cuisine is very diverse. Among its typical dishes we have: Empanada de Pino (dough stuffed with onion, meat, raisins and olives), Pastel de Choclo (made mainly of corn with meat, eggs and olives), Porotos Granados (tender potatoes cooked with gourd and corn), Cazuela de Ave o Vacuno (clear soup of chicken or beef with boiled vegetables), besides those typical of each region.
Lastly, you can not fail to taste the exquisite Mote con Huesillos, a dessert elaborated from a boiled fruit and mote wheat.

Restaurants recommended during your trip:

Restaurants in San Pedro de Atacama

IMPORTANT: Enjoy Corporation keeps the right to make changes in the order of the excursions or trips without previous notice due to weather conditions, level of the rivers, arriving and departing hours of planes or buses, or for any other relevant reason, which will ensure and guarantee a better outcome for your trip.







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