From Arica to San Pedro de Atacama: The Altiplanic Route

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The Altiplanic Route The Altiplanic Route From Arica to San Pedro de Atacama: The Altiplanic Route From Arica to San Pedro de Atacama: The Altiplanic Route



Package that will lead you through the Altiplanic Route of the Northern part of Chile, from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama, in just 5 days. A complete vision to discover the secrets of the north of our country.


Departures: Every Tuesday and Friday on regular services and upon request in private services.

Day 01: Arica – Codpa Valley Lodge.

Reception at the Arica Airport or the hotel. After that we will visit the Azapa Valley, and its Archaeological Museum. Enjoy a luch by the sea. We will continue heading south towards Codpa Valley. Arrival in the beautiful town of Codpa, hidden oasis located in a deep ravine. Here we will visit the church.

Dinner and lodging at Codpa Valley Lodge. (L,D)


Day 02: Codpa Valley - Putre

During the second day, we will visit the Ofragía Petroglyphs. Then we will take the path to get to the Altiplanic villages of Timar, Tignamar and Saxamar. Short trekking to the hidden creek. Picnic. The tour continues through the towns of Belen and Chaquipiña before reaching Zapahuira. Then, we will take a trip to the viewpoint of Putre, dominated by the Tarapaca Volcano. After a day full of tours, we will take a relax in the Jurasi Hot Springs. Return to the Hotel in Putre. (B,L,D)


Day 03: Putre - Chungara Lake - Surire Salar – Colchane.

Early we go out to visit the National Park Lauca, the people of Parinacota and the famous Lake Chungará. Then, we go in the southern part towards the Surire Salt Flat. We will have lunch and then we will take a  bath in the thermal waters. Then we will cross the Isluga National Park. Finally we will arrive in the frontier town of Colchane (3.800 m.o.s.l.) where we will lodge at a hotel. (B,L,D)


Day 04: Colchane – Lirima – Huasco Salar – Pica.

We will travel through a mountain road that will lead us through a crossing, which it is more than 5,000 meters high, between Churu and Alto Chaviri. Then we will visit the town of Lirima and we will have lunch at the Baths of Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, we will hike the Huayco Salt Flat before reaching the oasis of Pica to stay. Here we will be able to enjoy the natural pool of the oasis. Hotel. (B,L,D)


Day 05: Pica – Calama – San Pedro de Atacama.

In the last day of excursion, on route we will have a view of Tirana, the ghost town of Humberstone and geoglyphs of Cerro Pintado. After that, we will get the road to Calama and San Pedro de Atacama. Lunch on the road. At sunset, visit to the worldwide famous Moon Valley. (B,L)

End of services.

Rates include

  • All transfers and transportation.
  • Meals indicated on the itinerary (B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner).
  • Excursions listed in itinerary.
  • 4 nights of lodging.

Rates do not include

  • Air tickets.
  • Tips.
  • Extras not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Personal trip insurance.


  • Excursion
  • Hotsprings
  • Trekking