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Atacama Desert Trek

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  • This new Hiking tour in Atacama Desert has been designed for people that love walking on the day and rest comfortable at nights in an hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. You’ll hike among astonishing landscapes surrounded by Volcanoes and secret paths in valleys, salt flats, gorges and learning about Atacama history, culture, archeology, flora and fauna.

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Trek Duration

More Than Five days

Tour Languages

English

Trek Difficulty

Medium

Company

Amity Tours

Suitable For

< 18 year olds, 18-39 year olds, 40-49 year olds, 50-59 year olds, 60+ year olds, Families

Guiding Method

Guide/Instructor

Destinations

Atacama Trek

Amity Tours

Founded in 2003, Amity Tours is a family-owned and operated company that was created in response to the immense opportunities for diverse and attractive programs that can be offered in Chile. We started up our operations in The Lake & Volcano District (Chile and Argentina) and now we also cover the Atacama Desert and Patagonia. Nowadays, Amity Tours operates tours all over Chile and in most parts of Southern Argentina. With the experience gained since 2003 and the great feedback we have received from our clients, we have now developed attractive excursions along with offering tailor-made programs to fulfill the special interests of our clients. Likewise, we continue our pledge to preserve the natural beauty of the Southern cone. Accordingly, we have programs exploring the ancestral roots of the country, led by friendly local specialized guides. In this light, we offer Hiking tours in over 30 National Parks from the Atacama Desert to Patagonia, active Bike tours in The Lake and Volcano District and the Wine Region, Conservation tours in private Land Trust and Indigenous Communities, Family Adventure tours in Patagonia, volcano-climbing across The Andes, and Skiing tours on volcanoes. And of course, we spice up all of these great trips with the best local wines and food, insights into the local flora and fauna, ethnic discoveries, and trips to natural hot springs.

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DAY 1: TRF CALAMA AIRPORT – SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA – HIKE DEATH VALLEY

Upon arrival to Calama Airport you’ll meet our friendly staff, take a private transfer to San Pedro de Atacama and check in at your hotel (1 hour).
At 4pm you’ll meet our guide to start the first day of hiking in San Pedro de Atacama surroundings. We’ll head towards the Salt Mountain Range where the Death Valley is located. This mountain range forms a natural barrier between the Pacific Ocean and the Atacama Salt Flat. We´ll drive 20 minutes from your hotel until we arrive to our starting point.
After ascending a small dune, we will hike north along one of the cornices bordering the Death Valley. The stunning panoramic view allows us to appreciate how erosion has molded the Salt Mountain Range, revealing the geological processes that shaped it. The most fun part of the excursion is a steep but enjoyable descent down a dune, from where we cross the valley on our way back to the van.
At night we will enjoy a welcome dinner at a restaurant in town.

Difficulty: Easy. The hike may prove difficult for those suffering from severe vertigo.
Altitude: 2,600 meters above sea level.
Distance: 3.7 km
Total trip duration: 2 hours
Time driving in the van: 40 minutes
Time hiking: 1 hour 20 minutes
Meals: Welcome dinner
Accommodation: La Casa de don Tomas or similar

DAY 2: HIKE RIO SALADO – CUCHABRACHE HEIGHTS & STAR GAZIN IN THE DESERT

After breakfast, we’ll departure from the hotel by van (45 min.) towards the source of the Salado River. We will start our hike were rupestrian art displays many forms of expression – man through time has tried to record experiences, common elements, symbols and signs. The description and understanding of them through the science of archaeology gives us the tools to understand. Petroglyph: an inscription or engraving on rock, fundamentally made by hand and with another hard object.
These places are now in the middle of nowhere, yet once were important stops on ancient trade routes, they lay witness to the travelers, shamans and merchants of the past who converged here and left evidence of their stories. We will follow the river’s course and along abandoned villages until we get to Cuchabrache where we will enjoy a Picnic Lunch. Afterwards we will walk uphill to the summit plateau, from where there are spectacular views of the Green valley of Catarpe and Cuchabrache contrasted by a view of the dry salt range and volcanoes in the distance. Great opportunity to experience panoramic views and enjoy the silence of this less traveled hiking route. Return to your hotel and time to rest.
We’ll eat dinner in town, followed (around 10pm) by enjoying an amazing astronomy outing. We’ll spend 2 hours that starts with an astronomy lecture in a specially equipped room, followed by a naked eye star-gazing and finally, a celestial bodies telescopic observation.

Difficulty: Easy. Altitude: 2,600 meters above sea level.
Distance: 8 km
Total trip duration: 5.5 hours + 2 hour star-gazing at night.
Time driving in the van: 2.5 hours + 20 min star-gazing at night
Time hiking: 3 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Picnic lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: La Casa de don Tomas or similar

DAY 3: HIKE PUNTA DEL INCA – GUATIN – PURITAMA HOT SPRINGS

After breakfast we’ll departure from your hotel by van (30 min.) on the road towards the North-East. The excursion starts out by ascending from Punta del Inca, following the river’s course up through the ravine/canyon until the Guatín settlement. Here we will enjoy a picnic lunch.
After the break the hike begins climbing along a 820 ft. slope towards the Puritama hot springs. The trail passes through ancient settlements and hundred year old cactus; the terrain is rocky at times.
Once we reach the hot springs we will relax in mineral hot water and enjoy snacks. Return to San Pedro.
Evening at leisure. Ask our guides about restaurant recommendations and enjoy a dinner on your own.

Difficulty: Moderate.
Altitude:  3,200-3,600 meters above sea level.
Distance: 9 km
Total trip duration: 7 hours
Time driving in the van: 1.5 hours
Time hiking: 4 hours
Meals: Breakfast and Picnic Lunch
Accommodation: La Casa de don Tomas or similar

DAY 4: HIKE MACHUCA VILLAGE – RIO GRANDE

In the Andean village of Machuca, situated 4,000 meters above sea level, this fantastic hike begins with a descent through a desert moor towards the gorge, passing through lands used by shepherd caravans. We can easily spot several Andean birds, such as flamingos (Phoenicoparrus andinus) and guayatas (Chloephaga melanoptera). We will be stopping for lunch mid-way through the hike at an abandoned homestead called Peñaliri.
After lunch, we continue hiking downriver until reaching the village of Río Grande, where the van will be waiting to take us back to our hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. Evening at leisure. Ask our guides about restaurant recommendations and enjoy a dinner on your own.

Difficulty: Moderate.
Altitude: 4,000m – 3,200m above sea level.
Distance: 12 km
Total trip duration: 8 hours
Time driving in the van: 1.5 hours
Time hiking: 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast and Picnic Lunch
Accommodation: La Casa de don Tomas or similar

DAY 5: HIKE QUEBRADA DE NACIMIENTO – HIKE CHAPUR – TALAR SALT FLAT – ANDEAN LAGOONS

Today in the morning, we’ll depart towards Socaire village at 3.300m and photograph the small church of San Bartolomé. Then we’ll hike 2 hours to acclimatize in the Nacimiento gorge at 3.550m. The area is used for rock climbing, and you’ll see beautiful rock formations eroded by time, due to ancient lava flows.
We continue our day driving 45min. to the entrance of the Chapur trail that leads to a fantastic salt flat called Talar. Finally on our way back to San Pedro, we’ll visit and do a short hike around two Andean Lagoons: the Miscanti and Meñiques lagoons of crystalline water and intense blue color at 4.350m. and 4.100m.
Surrounded by numerous volcanoes and mountains, they are a habitat for a variety of species, such as the Chilean flamingo, the small parina, the playero de Bird and the horned crane, among others.
Once we end the hike, we’ll jump in the van and head back to San Pedro de Atacama where you can take a hot shower at your hotel and have a rest. We’ll take you to eat dinner around 8:30pm.

Difficulty: Moderate.
Altitude: 4,350 – 3,300 meters above sea level..
Distance: 12.5 km
Total trip duration: 10.5 hours
Time driving in the van: 5 hours
Time hiking: 5.5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: La Casa de don Tomas / Hotel Noi Casa Atacama

DAY 6: TATIO GAYSERS + COPA COYA MOUNT

Today we’ll set off at 8 am and drive in the van towards Tatio Geysers. We’ll reach the 4.350 m. valley that is shaped by a series of fumaroles that erupts mud, water and steam of volcanic origin. We will start our last hike from the geothermal field walking around the Copa Coya hill.
This hike follows old “rutas Llareteras” offering a variety of sights and scenery for those who want to have another point of view of Tatio Geysers area. This is one of our favorite hikes in Chile, with a variety of views, amazing rock formations and landscapes, finishing it with a well-deserved lunch in the location of the steam columns.
Evening at leisure. At night we will enjoy a farewell dinner in a restaurant in town.

Difficulty: Hard.
Altitude: 4.300 meters above sea level.
Distance: 8 km
Total trip duration: 8 hours
Time driving in the van: 3 hours
Time hiking: 4 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Pic nic Lunch, and Farewell Dinner.
Accommodation: La Casa de don Tomas or similar

DAY 7: TRF SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA-CALAMA AIRPORT

Sadly is time to say good bye. After breakfast a private transfer will take you to Calama airport. End of the services.

Time driving in the van: 1 hour
Meals: Breakfast

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What's Included:

  • 6 nights’ accommodation at Hotel La Casa de Don Tomas 3* or similar
  • Professional tour guide (1 guide per 8 guests)
  • Private ground transportation in Mercedes Benz Sprinter (12 seats + guides)
  • Meals as per itinerary (6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 picnic lunches, 4 dinners)
  • Accidents insurance (basic plan)
  • All activities according to the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to hot springs and national parks

What's Excluded:

  • International and domestic flights
  • Gratuities at restaurants and hotels
  • Extra beverages & cocktails
  • Laundry and SPA services

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Company Information

Founded in 2003, Amity Tours is a family-owned and operated company that was created in response to the immense opportunities for diverse and attractive programs that can be offered in Chile. We started up our operations in The Lake & Volcano...

Tour Details

  • Availability
    Available Daily
  • Booking Type
    Instant Booking
  • Duration
    7 Days
  • Guiding method
    Guide/Instructor
  • Guide Language
    English
  • Meeting/Starts Point
    Calama Airport
  • Maximum Altitude
    4500 Meters
  • Trek Difficulty
    Medium

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