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4-Day Wonders of Atacama

4-Day Wonders of Atacama

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4-Day Wonders of Atacama
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Come explore the otherworldly landscape of the high Andes in northern Chile! Travel among turquoise and emerald lagoons, bubbling hot springs, rust-colored volcanoes and ancient geysers in the Atacama, the world’s highest desert. Here, crimson snow-capped volcanoes blend with pastel-colored desert expanses accented with orange canyons and epic dunes. Trek among the bizarre rock formations of the Valley of the Moon, mountain bike on narrow trails through mystical canyons, walk through the ruins of pre-Colombian villages, watch the daily eruption of the Tatio geysers, and photograph the ever-changing colors of the amazing scenery! As the moon rises, observe some of the clearest and most brilliant night skies in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Day 1: Arrive in Calama transfer to San Pedro de Atacama (D)

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Upon arrival in Calama, Atacama you will be met by your driver and escorted across the martian landscape of the highest desert in the world. Make yourself at home at the luxurious Explora Atacama Lodge. Seamlessly integrated into the surroundings, Explora will be your base for the next four nights. Choose from treks, horseback riding, mountain biking, geyser visits, high altitude volcano climbs and more. Gifted with some of the clearest skies in the world, Atacama boasts an incomparable view of the night skies. Enjoy Explora Atacama's private observatory to enhance your night sky gazing!

Meals included: Dinner
Elite Accommodations: Explora Atacama

Day 2: Atacama Exploration (BLD)

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With more than 40 explorations offered in the Atacama Desert -- including hiking, bike riding, horseback riding, high mountain and volcano climbs and astronomic sessions-- customize your stay to best reflect your specific adventure interests. Each day, select 2 half-day excursions or one full day excursion- choose to visit the famous Tatio Geysers, expansive salt flats, dramatic Moon Valley or any one of the countless hikes Explora offers. End the day relaxing in the Puritama hot springs, or taking advantage of one of the six pools or saunas on the Explora property.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Elite Accommodations: Explora Atacama

Day 3: Atacama Exploration (BLD)

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With more than 40 explorations offered in the Atacama Desert -- including hiking, bike riding, horseback riding, high mountain and volcano climbs and astronomic sessions-- customize your stay to best reflect your specific adventure interests. Each day, select 2 half-day excursions or one full day excursion- choose to visit the famous Tatio Geysers, expansive salt flats, dramatic Moon Valley or any one of the countless hikes Explora offers. End the day relaxing in the Puritama hot springs, or taking advantage of one of the six pools or saunas on the Explora property.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Elite Accommodations: Explora Atacama

Day 4: Depart Atacama (B)

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After a delicious breakfast, say good-bye to your desert oasis and set back off across the crimson and rust-colored landscape to Calama, where you will catch your flight home, or on to your next destination. Geysers, expansive salt flats, dramatic Moon Valley or any one of the countless hikes Explora offers. End the day relaxing in the Puritama hot springs, or taking advantage of one of the six pools or saunas on the Explora property.

Meals included: Breakfast

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4-Day Wonders of Atacama
from $1685 USD

NOTE: Prices are per person in U.S. dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your trip has already been paid for.

INCLUDES:
  • All accommodations per itinerary
  • All meals per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All tours and entrance fees per itinerary (unless listed as excluded)
  • All transportation and transfers per itinerary
EXCLUDES:
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not listed
  • Beverages and alcohol
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel staff
  • Optional tours
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)

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