VC106 Program visiting the best in San Pedro de Atacama Tulor
04 Nights / 05 Days Season: Until
December, 2013 Departures: Daily
Visit the historic town of Toconao. Here, all the houses
are constructed out of the local liparite stone. On your
way here, you'll pass the breathtaking Atacama Salt Lake,
which is over 1,000 kilometers long. Complete your tour
with a visit to the Jeri Valley and the Chaxa Lagoon to
see the flamingoes. Spend the day in a geothermal wonderland!
The way to the Tatio Geysers
San Pedro de Atacama
Transfer from the airport to the Hotel
04 nights at the Hotel of your choice with breakfast
Half day tour to the Moon Valley
Half day tour to the Atacama Salt Lake and Toconao Town
Geisers and Typical Towns Tours, with breakfast and visiting
Half day tour to Cejar Lagoon
Transfer from the Hotel to the airport
01 Calama - San Pedro de Atacama
Reception and transfer from the Calama's airport to San
Pedro de Atacama.
PM Departure from the hotel to The Moon Valley, Only 19
km from San Pedro de Atacama is the Moon Valley, which
has been designated Nature Sanctuary and is formed by
a depression surrounded by small hills with impressive
sharp ridges. The tour starts at the Lookout, which provides
a spectacular panoramic view of the surroundings. We continue
on route towards Valle de la Muerte, where we will see
Tres Marías,Las Cavernas de Sal and Duna Mayor.
Tres Marías are geological formations caused by
successive foldings of the earth's crust. In the Canernas
de Sal we can see pieces of salt gem precious crystal
of transparent, produced under high pressure in the dry
environment. Going east we reach to Duna Mayor, where
we can admire the sunset.
Lodging at the hotel of your choice in San Pedro de Atacama.
Day 02 San Pedro de Atacama
Breakfast. AM Tour Located 10 km from San Pedro de Atacama,
the village of Tuloris the oldest vestige of an inhabited
place in the Atacama Salt Flat (it dates back to between
800 BC and 500 AC), incredibly well preserved, with an
architecture of circular mud structures. At present 10%
of the village has been uncovered by excavations made
in 1982. There is a walkway, a lookout and a museum. On
the way back to San Pedro de atacama we go through theAyllu
(community) of Coyo, surrounded by plantations and hedges
of brea, a thomy bush that grows in the salt flat. The
tour ends in the Pukara of Quitor, an impressive structure
of the twelfth century formed by volumes built with large
rocks alternating with smaller ones. In the center there
is a semicircular building like a tower.
During the evening departure to Atacama salt. Excursion
to the Atacama Salt Lake. Toconao is a small picturesque
village, part of the Andean culture, where you will appreciate
beautiful handicrafts made of volcanic stone, cactus wood
and llama wool. Then, accompanied by our skilled guides,
travel through the vast Atacama Salt Lake, one of the
world's largest. Discover how life survives in the salty
environment. Observe the beautiful and surprising flamingos,
one of the best-adapted birds to the typically harsh environment
and climate. Discover the micro-organic life that thrives
in salt concentrations even higher than that found in
seawater, life that allows many insects, reptiles and
birds to subsist, which make this harsh plateau an extraordinary
habitat full of surprises.
Back to the Hotel. Lodging
at the hotel of your choice in San Pedro de Atacama.
Day 03 San Pedro de Atacama Breakfast at the Hotel. Time for your personal activities.
In the afternoon we start the tour to this beautiful Lagoon
which is located 20 km. from San Pedro de Atacama, at
2300 m of height approximately. Among Atacama Salt Flat
is surrounded by salt crystals in a wonderful environment.
It is characterized for having turquoise waters and also,
has got a level of flotation higher to Mar Muerto because
of its great concentration of salt and lithium. We
continue our way to the south of the salt flat where we'll
find the impressive Ojos del Salar, pools of fresh water.
After enjoying this impressive natural landscapes, we'll
see the most beautiful sunset with a very typical drink
of our country. Return to your hotel. Lodging
at the hotel of your choice in San Pedro de Atacama.
Day 04 San Pedro de Atacama AM Departure to the Tatio Geysers are the world highest
geothermic field. They are located in the Andes Mountain
Range at an altitude of 4.321 m.a.s.l., and the greatest
activity takes place between 06:30 and 09:00 a.m., when
atmospheric pressure generates huge steam columns that
spring from the ground, producing a contrast between the
mountains and the deep blue sky. On the way back we will
pass along Machuca, an Atacama village which main activities
are shepherding and will show its marsh, ducks and andean
sea gulls.The tour includes breakfast.
Lodging at the hotel of your choice in
San Pedro de Atacama.
Day 05 San Pedro de Atacama-Calama
Desayuno. Transfer to the Calama airport. End of our services
PROGRAM VISITING THE BEST OF SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
(04 Nights/ 05 Days)
person) in US dollars
Tulor - San Pedro de Atacama (Standard)
Tulor - San Pedro de Atacama (Superior)
Kimal - San Pedro de Atacama
Altiplanico- San Pedro de Atacama
San Pedro - San Pedro de Atacama
Casa don Tomas - San Pedro de Atacama
Iorana Tolache - San Pedro de Atacama
Katarpe - San Pedro de Atacama
With entrance to the National Parks