Transfer from Calama airport or Bus Terminal to the Selected Hotel
Valley of the Moon
In the afternoon we will make the Tour to the famous Valle de la Luna, located approximately 10 kms. de San Pedro de Atacama, declared a nature sanctuary, is part of the flamencos national reserve, located within the salt mountain range. Place with beautiful shapes and colors where we can walk and observe a geological show with sculptural shapes, similar to the lunar surface. Visit to the statues of salt "Las Tres Marías", the Salt Caverns. We will go up to the great dune at sunset to admire in all its splendor this beautiful panorama. Return to the town of San Pedro de Atacama. Arrival approx. 20:00
ARCHAEOLOGICAL TOUR; QUITOR - TULOR
Visit to the Pukara de Quitor dating from the 12th century, an important defensive fortress of the Atacameña culture, located 3 km from San Pedro de Atacama, with an area of 2.5 hectares and a strategic location, it is defended by an impassable ravine on the river, a quebradilla and a wall in the most accessible part facing the valley. It is an impressive construction that climbs a steep hill, in their houses and walls they used stones, joined with earth mortar. Departure to the Ayllus (social subsistence and community work system). Crossing one of the most remote Ayllus we reach the Archaeological Village of Tulor, with an age of approx. 3000 years old, miraculously preserved when buried by sand, made up of circular rooms connected to each other and with a common patio. It is an exciting visit. Back to San Pedro
SPA - TOCONAO - CHAXA - SALAR DE ATACAMA
Departure on the way to Toconao, the path goes straight across the plain with a view of the imposing Licancábur volcano, on the route we will be able to observe native tree species in the area such as the tamarugo and the chañar, at km 38 arrival at the town of Toconao, brief visit to the main square and church, its houses built in volcanic stone (Liparita), panoramic view of the quarry and the Jere Valley stand out. Then we went into the Atacama Salt Flat, located in the Los Flamencos National Reserve at an altitude of 2,305 m, saline surface with more than 400 square kilometers. It is the largest salt deposit in Chile, formed in a depression with no water outlet, which receives the San Pedro river and multiple streams through which water from the altiplano is filtered. The formation of lagoons like that of Chaxa has generated the proliferation of bird species, especially flamingos. Return to the town of San Pedro.
Departure at 04:30 from the hotel, to take a gravel road, rough by which we begin to ascend towards the Geysers del Tatio located at a distance of 97 km from San Pedro and at an altitude of 4,300 meters. The entire route is done at night, we arrive at this spectacular sector of our plateau at approximately 06:45, normally the temperature at this time is below zero. Breakfast and walk led by the geothermal field, observation of the impressive columns of steam (Geysers), fumaroles, hundreds of pools of boiling water and high peaks is a spectacular vision of nature at dawn. In this sector we can see part of the typical Andean fauna such as vizcachas and vicuñas. Then we move to the sector of the thermal pools with water with approx 40 cº where passengers can take a refreshing bath. Then we will start the return to San Pedro, through the impressive landscape of the Andes, on the route we can see the Tocorpuri volcano and Sairecabur. Arrival in San Pedro at approximately 12:00. The rest of the afternoon free to carry out any activity.
Transfer Hotel - Calama Airport or Bus Terminal
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