Day 1: Calama –San Pedro de Atacama – Moon Valley.
Transfer from Calama’s airport to San Pedro de Atacama, according to flight of arrival. 3.00 p.m., departure. We start visiting one high point over the Salt Mountain range, from where we can appreciate the big salt lake of Atacama, the active Lascar volcano in the Andes, and down there the different villages “Ayllos” or oasis that are part of San Pedro de Atacama. Then we will visit The Death or Mars Valley from where we can see the impressive and conic “Licancabur” volcano (5916 msnm). Always present in the area. Afterwards, in the Valley of the Moon, we will visit the Salt Caverns, the amazing formations of salt, named “Tres Marías”, and we will wait the sunset over the giant dune. We come back to San Pedro around 7.30 p.m.
Day 2: Geysers of the Tatio tour and Machuca Hamlet.
04.30 a.m. Pick up from the hotel, after around 1.5 hours of travel, we arrive at the Geysers of the Tatio. The guide will show us the geothermic field, and following the delimited trails is possible to see the columns of steam, geysers and pools of boiling water. The “magma” close to the surface warms the undersurface stone what in touch with the undersurface water produces this singular phenomenon.The best time to see them is at sunrise when each geyser is surmounted by a column of steam that condenses in the bitterly cold morning air. The steam plumes disappear as the air warms up. There is wreckage at the site from an old project of 1920, for harnessing geothermal power.You will have breakfast with the view to the geysers, after it is possible to take a bath in the thermal pool. On the road back to San Pedro we will make some stops to see and to take photograph of the landscape, volcanoes, Vicuñas (Vicugna vicugna ), cactus and typical endemic flora and fauna of the desert. Then we will continue to the Machuca hamlet to see its handicraft market and the church. Arrival to San Pedro at 12.30 hrs.
- San Pedro de Atacama Moon Valley 2 Days
- Adventure and Flavors of Central Chile 3 Days
- Basic San Pedro de Atacama 4 Days
- The Best of San Pedro de Atacama 5 Days
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