Ancient San Pedro de Atacama in Semiprivate

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Description:

San Pedro de Atacama is the archeological capital of Chile and a place to connect with Mother Nature, through this programa you will be able to meet the main destinations in the area in semiprivate service and enjoy excursions to places of peace and calm in order to renovate the energies. 

Day 01: Calama Airport - San Pedro de Atacama - The Moon Valley

Reception and semiprivate transfer from the Airport of Calama to your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. In the afternoon, departure from the hotel to the Moon Valley (3:30 pm in summer / 2:30 pm in winter. Schedule subject to confirmation). 19 km from San Pedro, in the Salt Mountain Range, is the Moon Valley, declared a Nature Sanctuary and monument and protected by the uniqueness of its beauty. It consists of a depression surrounded by small hills with impressively sharp peaks. The tour is an imaginary trip to landscapes that do not belong in our world, but to other planets. We will see Dinosaur Valley and Death Valley, where there is a spectacular panoramic view of the area. We continue to Moon Valley, where we will find geological formations that are the result of successive foldings of the earth's crust. In the valley, it is possible to appreciate the salt sculptures known as Las Tres Marias, formed by wind erosion. Continuing with the tour we will walk through the interior of the caves that remain from the old deposits, to get closer to valley where is the Big Dune. After a break, we will climb this dune, which impresses with its size and is used for extreme sports as snowboarding Towards dusk, a bold palette of golds and reds appear, touching the soul and sensibilities of the visitor. Return to the hotel. Lodging.

Day 02: San Pedro de Atacama - Ancient Caravan in San Pedro de Atacama – Atacama Salt Flat

Important: Ancient Caravan tour starts at 6:00 pm (pick-up at 05:30 pm) from Monday to Friday. From Saturday, Sunday and Holiday start at 08:00 am or 6:00 pm.


We will pick you up at your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama to go outskirts of the town. We will get to the place where the hike starts; here we will revive one of the old circuits that the communities used to move in a caravan through the Atacama Desert. With a guide that belongs to the local community. As we move forward, he will tell us about the behavior of the ancestors and how the man managed to tame the camelids that will accompany us on the journey. You will be able to enjoy the landscape, the silence of the desert and take photographs. Once the journey of approximately 2 hours is finished, we will enjoy a cocktail of typical products of the area and later we will take our vehicle back to San Pedro de Atacama.
Departure from San Pedro de Atacama heading to Toconao, typical handicrafts town in the Atacama area, also the San Lucas Tower (National Monument and town symbol). We will visit the small factory and handicraft market in the area, featuring alpaca wool items and handicrafts in cactus.
After that we will visit Atacama, the largest salt flat in Chile, has the one of the largest flamingo reserves in the country Los Flamencos National Reserve. We will head to a small path, towards the Chaxa Lake, in order to see and identify the different flamingo species in the area.
The Salt Flat geomorphology is unique and special, its steep surface, hard to access, it become this location in the perfect plece for several birds species.
Return to San Pedro de Atacama.
**Optional: During the evening, we recommend to take an Astronomic Tour at 09:00 pm. This astronomic tour seeks for developing the concept of the Universe history from the Big Bang to the birth of life and conscience, using the development of visual, audio and information techniques. The passenger will experience a unique and high-quality moment.
Starting with a cosmologic lecture, the passenger will be able to discover where are we in the universe and the way all started. Besides, the passenger will understand the cosmic process in which we are what we are and the probable futures of our civilization and universe.
After that, the naked-eye gaze of the night sky will be carried out. During this stage, we will talk about the importance of the astronomy and we will see the fascinating features of the main objects at simple sight. Later, through telescope, the most remarkable celestial bodies will be seen. In this part of the tour, the passenger will enjoy a hot beverage (tea or coffee) 
During the tour, the passenger will enjoy a nice atmosphere, with space music which will lead to learning and high sense state. 

Day 03: San Pedro de Atacama – Ancient Medicine 

Breakfast in the hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. Morning at leisure.
We will pick you up at your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama to go to Tebinquinche. In this place, we will begin our “Origin circuit” with a swim in the Turquesa Lagoon, which has characteristics of flotation due to its high saline content. Then, we will go to Observatorio 3, where we will enjoy the landscape, the silence and panoramic views of the place; later we will start a 20-minute walk to the Ancestral Medicine Center; where we will do a group therapy session for approximately 20 minutes in the therapy room. We will continue with a decontracting back massage in chair with a duration of 10 minutes approximately. At the end of the tour, we will enjoy an ancestral cocktail with typical products of the area, enjoying the beautiful views of the salt flats. Finally, we will take our vehicle back to San Pedro de Atacama.

Day 04: San Pedro de Atacama – Tatio Geysers – Calama Airport

Departure at 5:30 am. Pick up at 5:00 am from the hotel (subject to confirmation). We leave at dawn from San Pedro de Atacama Hotel to go to the Tatio Geysers, a geothermal center with geysers that can only be seen very early in the morning. After seeing this spectacular sight in a magnificent natural setting, we eat breakfast. On the way back, we see the majestic Andes Mountain Range, whose peaks seem close enough to be touched. We then arrive in Machuca, a small llama herder settlement. The village is filled with adobe houses with thatched roofs. Green wetlands lend a special charm. Transfer to airport.

End of services.

Important: Ancient Caravan tour starts at 6:00 pm (pick-up at 05:30 pm) from Monday to Friday. From Saturday, Sunday and Holiday start at 08:00 am or 6:00 pm.

 

Trip Information

Departure: Daily
Start: Calama Airport

Rates include

  • Semiprivate Transfer Airport - Hotel - Airport
  • Excursions in semiprivate service (except Ancient Caravan and Ancient Medicine)
  • Excursions Ancient Caravan and Ancient Medicine in regular service
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama

Rates do not include

  • Air tickets
  • Tips
  • Additional transfers and excursions
  • Astronomic Tour
  • Meals or extras not mentioned

Actividades

  • Cultural
  • Special
  • Mystic Routes