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Price Per Person

USD 2,010
Country: Chile
City: Arica
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

ALTIPLANIC ROUTE AND ATACAMA DESERT

DAY 1:   ARICA (IN)-CODPA VALLEY 
Meeting at Arica's airport (or hotel). We visit Azapa valley and its archaeological museum. Lunch. We continue driving south towards Codpa valley. Arrival to Codpa, a nice oasis village located in a deep canyon. We visit the church. Dinner and overnight in Codpa Valley . (L,D)

DAY 2:   CODPA-PUTRE
We visit  Ofragia’s petroglyphs, continuing to the road to the prealltiplanic villages. We visit Timar, Tignamar and Saxamar. Short trekking to “Quebrada escondida”. Box lunch. We continue driving to  Belen, Chaquipiña and Zapahuira. Short excursion to Putre, an important village at the base of Tarapacá volcano, Bath in Jurasi hot springs. Hotel. (B,L,D)

DAY 3:   PUTRE--CHUNGARA LAKE-SALAR DE SURIRE-CODPA
Full day excursion on the high plateaus., We get on the “altiplano” and visit Lauca National Park and lake . Later on we cross several villages before getting astonished by the white beauty of Surire Saltflat. Lunch and thermal bath at Pollequere hot springs. We circle the salt lake and at the end of the day we drive down to Codpa Valley for a nice rest. (B,L,D)

DAY 4:   COLCHANE-LIRIMA-SALAR DE HUASCO-PICA
We take a mountain road over a pass at 5000m of altitude between Churuyo and Alto Chaviri. Then, we continue to Lirima  village and Aguas Calientes hot springs where we have lunch and a nice bath. In the afternoon, we follow the road to Huasco Salt lake and finnally to Pica Oasis where we spend the night. Relax in the natural swiming pool. Hotel. (CB,L,D)

DAY 5:   PICA-CALAMA-SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
We visit La Tirana village, Humberstone  ghost city and Cerro Pintados geoglyphs. later on we take the road to Calama, Logistical stop. Lunch on the way.Transfer to  San Pedro de Atacama. Excursion to the Moon valley at sunset. Arrival to San Pedro de Atacama. Lodging in an ecological House in San Pedro Oasis. (D)

DAY 6:   SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
Full day excursion to Salar de Atacama, laguna Cejar and Altiplanic lagoons. Back to San Pedro. Astronomical tour at night. (B,L,D)

DAY 7:   SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
Trekking to the Salty mountain range. Excursion to the Rainbow valley to have a look at its colourfull mountains. Back to San Pedro. BBQ at the Oasis. (B,L,D)

DAY 8: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA-GEYSERS DEL TATIO.CALAMA
Departure from San Pedro de Atacama at dawn to reach Tatio Geysers del Tatio. We watch  the Geysers and drive down to Calama visiting on the way, Caspana, Lasana and Chiu-Chiu villages. End at the airport or Calama ‘s Hotel.

 

Program includes:

 - Lodging as described on each itinerary
 - Meals described on each itinerary (B =Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Private bilingual guide (French/ English)(other languages according to availability)
- Excursions end entrance fees when necessary
- Communication and security equipments
- 7 Nights in STD DBL Room

 

Min 4 People

Departure every Tuesday and Friday

Available in Private service as well!!!! Ask for  prices!!!

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