Milodon
(56 - 2) 2367 1422

PROGRAM / SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA


Trekking in Atacama, 6 days under the stars

TREKKING CIRCUIT IN ATACAMA

This expedition includes 6 days of trekking in Atacama desert and 1 night accommodations in Santiago.

Day 1 Santiago
Upon your arrival to Santiago’s international airport, a OneSeed staff member will be there to greet you and take you to a our partner bed and breakfast. Catch up on some much needed sleep and settle into Chile’s capital city.
Inclusions: Private transfer from airport; accommodations

Day 2 Santiago - Calama - San Pedro Atacama
The adventure begins! Depart Santiago by flight to Calama. Travel by private transfer to the desert town of San Pedro de Atacama. At nearly 2500m, this high desert environment feels like another planet. Drop your gear at the lodge in town and head out to explore Valle de la Luna and its unique rock formations. Return to the lodge for dinner and a private star gazing trip with one of San Pedro’s astronomical experts.
Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks. Other options available for guest purchase); airport transfer; domestic flight; accommodations
Approximately 3-4 hours of trekking

Day 3 San Pedro Atacama - San Bartolo
Depart San Pedro by foot, traveling through the desert river valleys towards the villages of San Bartolo and Rio Grande (3200m). Visit the archaeological ruins of Quitor and Katarpe. Camp under the stars in the walled courtyard of a centuries-old Catholic church.
Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations
Approximately 6-7 hours of trekking

Day 4 Rio Grande - Machuca village
Continue your trek from Rio Grande toward the village of Machuca at 4000m above sea level. Pass through desert valleys and red rock formations of this lunar landscape. Enjoy dinner and camping in the village of Machuca.
Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations
Approximately 6-7 hours of trekking

Day 5 Machuca - Geysers del Tatio
Wake up early and begin the trek from Machuca to the geysers of El Tatio. Ascend to the 4200m and visit the hot springs created by the region’s unique geothermic activity. Take a dip and settle into your tent for the night.
Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations
Approximately 6-7 hours of trekking

Day 6 Geysers del Tatio - Cerro Soquete
Rise before the sun and begin the ascent of Cerro Soquete. At 5500m, this impressive summit is higher than Everest Base Camp! Take in the views of the Cordillera that marks the Chilean-Bolivian border. Return to camp and celebrate with a hearty dinner and a warm sleeping bag.
Not up for the big climb? No problem–enjoy a rest day dipping yourself in the hot springs!
Approximately 7-8 hours of optional trekking
Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 7 Tatio - San Pedro de Atacama
Catch the sunrise on the boiling flats of El Tatio. Feel the heat from the geysers as the sun rises over the Andean horizon. Return by private transfer to San Pedro and enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow expedition members.
Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations
Approximately 6-7 hours of trekking

Day 8 San Pedro de Atacama - Santiago
Depart San Pedro for the salt flats of Reserva Nacional Los Flamencos. Discover the hidden world of this desert environment full of flamingos, sea monkeys (yes!), and all varieties of flying creatures.
Catch a flight back to Santiago International Airport . End of our services

Inclusions: Breakfast (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); domestic flights; airport transfers

PRICE PER PERSON from USD 2,200.-    ($200 single supplement)

Departure dates 

  • October 04, 2014
  • October 18, 2014
  • November 01, 2014
  • November 15, 2014

  

Included:
-1 night accommodation in Santiago
-domestic flight (RT) to Calama
-all accommodations on trek (camping + bed and breakfast)
-breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the trek
-trekking permits and entry fees
-farewell banquet
-guide services
-all ground transportation in Chile

Not Included:
-personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
-trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
-international airfare and meals during travel
-snacks during trek



TURISMO MILODON
Av. Vespucio Sur 700 of. 804
Las Condes pos hommmm - Santiago - Chile
Tel.: (56 - 2) 2367 1422
Fax: (56 - 2) 2657 2420
Email: tours@milodon.cl
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