The Best of San Pedro de Atacama5 days / 4 nights Code: CDA005 Book Questions?
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Full program which let you to know the best of San Pedro de Atacma in only 5 days; emphasize the Moon Valley, Puritama hot springs, Atacama Salt lake, Tatio Geysers, among others attractions joined with a fabulous archeological tour and the Indians ruins of Catarpe.
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 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.
02: EXCURSIÓN TERMAS DE PURITAMA
Breakfast in the hotel. At 14:30 Hrs. Departure to the Puritama hot springs. Located at 30 Km. Aprox. of san Pedro. Thermal waters, which down in subterranean way from the Salt mountain and flow into this pools created by the nature.
DAY 03: ATACAMA SALT LAKE / TOCONAO
During the evening departure to Atacama salt. Arrival to Toconao town, visit to the town (30 minutes). Later we will visit the stone quarry Liparita in the Jerez Valley. Continuing, we will visit the Atacama salt, we will reach to the Chaxa Lagoon, for looking the flamingoes and wait the evening. Come back to hotel.
DAY 04: ARCHAEOLOGICAL TOUR
Breakfast in the hotel. At 09:00 hrs. Visit to Pukará del Quitor and the salt mountain. Arrive to the 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 evening free. Lodging.
DAY 05: 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
- 01 person travelling alone, must pay USD72 as additional
- 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
- 4 nights of lodging in the selected hotel
Does Not Include:
- Air tickets
- Meals and extras not specified
- Entrances tickets
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.
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.
GEYSERS DEL TATIO
At 87 kilometers from the San Pedro de Atacama town, Geysers del Tatio are located 4,300 meters above sea level; is this fantastic geothermal field. It is a strange phenomenon of the zone, some fumarolas with great steam and small explosions can be seen. Its biggest beauty can be appreciated during the first hours of the evening.