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Moon Valley, volcanoes and salt flats
6 days / 5 nights
In northern Chile, at the junction of the borders with Bolivia and Argentina, there is a unique place - the Atacama Desert. There are lagoons with salt, fresh water and pink flamingos living there, nearby there is the Moon Valley, Death Valley and the ALMA Observatory, which uses the clear night sky of these places to search for extraterrestrial civilizations.
Day 1: Santiago
Arrival in Santiago. Meeting at the airport with a driver and individual transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Next, a sightseeing tour of the capital of Chile (4 hours), where you will see the brightest places of the city with guide. Free evening and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Santiago / Valparaiso / Viña del Mar / Santiago
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure for an excursion lasting 8-9 hours in a group with an English-speaking guide. To understand Valparaiso, you need to take a generous handful of Italian Sorrento, add a couple of spoons of old Lisbon there, cook it all for a long time, and at the end season San Francisco with its healthy indifference - in the end, you get Valparaiso. Valpo is a very pretty hippie city, not rich, disheveled, but extremely charming and proud of its past and present. And the more strict and "correct" impression is made by his prosperous neighbor Viña del Mar. But both of these cities complement each other very well. Lunch for an extra charge at the best fish restaurants on the coast. Return to Santiago. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Santiago / San Pedro de Atacama
Breakfast in the hotel. Individual transfer to the airport and flight to the north of the country. Meeting at the airport and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. In the afternoon, a group excursion with a professional English-speaking guide to the Valley of the Moon and Death Valley, which are located near San Pedro de Atacama (8 km). An unforgettable sunset awaits you in the Valley of the Moon. Return to San Pedro de Atacama. Here, if you wish, you can visit an astronomical night tour (group English) and observe the incredible night sky through professional telescopes (the tour is not valid on the dates of the monthly lunar eclipse). Price per person: 100 USD Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: San Pedro de Atacama / Salar de Atacama
Breakfast in the hotel. Full-day group excursion with an English-speaking guide to the Altiplane Lakes and the Salar de Atacama salt marsh with Lake Chaksa and the village of Tokonao. Departure in the morning to the altiplane lakes, located 138 km from San Pedro de Atacama at an altitude of 4300 m above sea level. At the beginning of the trip, we will head to the village of Tokonao along the road with a stunning view of the Licankabur volcano. Continuation of the way to the village of Sakayre. Here we will have a lunch of local dishes. Then we will climb to lakes Minike and Miscanti, watching flocks of flamingos. Return to San Pedro de Atacama. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: San Pedro de Atacama / Tatio Geysers / Machuca / Calama / Santiago
Full day group excursion to the Tatio geysers with a visit to the village of Machuca. English speaking guide 05:00 Early check-out from the hotel to climb the Tatio geysers, which are 97 km from San Pedro de Atacama at an altitude of 4300 m. This geyser plateau is considered the 3rd largest in the world and is amazing. Then transfer to the airport and flight to Santiago. Arrival at Santiago airport, transfer to the hotel. Accommodation and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Santiago
Breakfast in the hotel. At the appointed time, transfer to the airport and flight home.
The tour price includes:
⮚ Transfers according to the program with a driver ⮚ Accommodation in 4 * hotels based on breakfast ⮚ Group excursions with an English-speaking guide according to the program ⮚ Meals according to the program (Lunch in the Altiplanico Valley and Breakfast at the El Tatio geysers) ⮚ Entrance fees according to the program
The tour price does not include:
⮚ Domestic flights (cost depends on tour dates) ⮚ International flight ⮚ Meals not indicated in the program ⮚ Tips for guides and drivers ⮚ Medical insurance ⮚ Visa support ⮚ Optional excursions ⮚ Personal expenses
* The host party has the right to change the hotels specified in the program to other hotels of the same category. * The host party reserves the right to change the order of excursions subject to the tour program. * Prices are subject to change, the final cost of the tour will be indicated when confirming all services and checking the cost of flights on the date of booking the tour * The host is not responsible for missed breakfasts in hotels when checking out early in the morning in case of an early flight or excursion * For an extra charge, the services of an individual guide in Valparaiso and Atacama are possible (price on request)