From Earth to the Moon4 days / 3 nights Code: CDA002 Book Questions?
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This program offers a trip designed specially for the archaeology lovers at the same time it let you to know the famous Atacama Salt lake, Valle de la Luna ( Moon Valley ), Tatio Geysers and the altiplanic lagoons.
DAY 01: CALAMA / SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA / MOON VALLEY
Reception and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama, from Calama airport.. At 15:00 hrs in winter / 16:00 hrs. in summer, departure from the hotel to The Moon Valley. In the way which join San Pedro with Calama, stop for photographing the Salt Mountain from a viewing point. After in the moon valley, we will visit the salt statues "Las Tres Marías", the salt mine, the salt caverns and we will look the evening since a big sand dune. Come back to hotel. Lodging.
DAY 02: ALTIPLANIC LAGOONS TOUR AND ATACAMA SALTLAKE
Departure at 09:00 hrs from the hotels. Visit the Toconao town, typical handicrafts in the Atacama zone, also the San Lucas Tower (National Monument and town symbol). The travel includes the visit to the Atacama Salt, check in to Los Flamencos National Reserve (Chaxas lagoon site). We will follow our trip to the altiplano for taking the Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons (4,150 mts asl). In the middle of our route we will have a little stop in the Socaire (3,200 mts.) town to acclimate and for photographing the little San Bartolomé church. Come back to San Pedro at 16:00 hours approximately.
DAY 03: ARCHAEOLOGICAL TOUR
Breakfast in the hotel. At 09:00 hrs. Visit to Pukará del Quitor and the Cordillera de la Sal (salt mountain). Arrive to Tulor ruins with more than 3,000 years old. Come back to San Pedro for the Séquitor Ayllú. Come back to hotel at 13:00 hrs. Rest of the afternoon free. Lodging.
DAY 04: TATIO GEYSERS
Departure at 04:30 am from the hotel. Arrive at 07:00 to the Tatio Geysers (4320 m). Breakfast and trekking to the different geysers and shower in the thermal swimming pool. Come back to San Pedro de Atacama by Machuca, a typical atacameñan town. Transfer to airport.
- Departures: Every day
- From Where?: Calama Airport
- Program applies to flights arriving before 11:00 hrs and departing after 18:00 hrs.
- Services in shared vehicle with guide in English and Spanish language
- Transfer from/to the airport does not include guide.
- Services excursions can vary in order, before the arrival to the airport. When receiving passengers at the airport is given a welcome letter with details of services and final times.
- Regular Services width Spanish / English guide
- Excursion detailed in the itinerary
- 3 nights of lodging in the selected hotel
Does Not Include:
- Air tickets
- Meals and other not specified extras
- National Parks fees
MOON VALLEY (VALLE DE LA LUNA)
Be surprised by the great beauty of the figures offered by this showy sector, the figures have been formed of natural way with the pass of the years without to be interrupted by the hand of the man. Spectacular secret of which we will be witness.
The fascinating place offers the opportunity to admire the most varied figures provided by the nature and molded through the passage of the years.
Enjoy of the great atacameñan culture and admire the great variety of typical crafts of Toconao with alpaca wool, llamas, guanaco, articles made with cactus, wood and volcanic stone.
Entering towards Quitor, a fort constructed in the XII century lies on the top of a hill on the river of San Pedro, the Quitor Pukara is one old indigenous strength which data of more than 700 years. Tulor, with archaeological sites where towns of the age of stone can be found (500-600 AC) which have been excavated. Visit to the atacameñan culture with the places of great archaeological importance; this route committed in amazing history and ancestor to keeps San Pedro de Atacama.
GEYSERS AND TOWNS
The excursion consists in visit the most representative towns of San Pedro de Atacama with its typical infrastructure accompanied by its crafts; towns such as Chiu-Chiu and Caspana, all it accompanied by a phenomenal visit to the geysers.