Reception at airport in Santiago, and transfer to hotel. Free day for personal activities. Accommodation in hotel.
Breakfast at Hotel City Tour around Santiago, starting at the Cerro Santa Lucía (Santa Lucia Hill), where the city was founded in 1541.
Afterwards visit to the Government Palace “La Moneda”, and Plaza de Armas, where we will see important national
monuments such as the Catedral (Cathedral), Correo Central (Main Post Office), and the Municipalidad de Santiago (City
Hall). Finally, after crossing the Mapocho River, and passing through different residential districts with an overview of the
city, return to the hotel in Santiago. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight.
Reception at the airport in Calama, and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. On route it is possible to see the
Cordillera de la Sal (Salt Mountain Range) and the Licancabur Volcano in the background. Arrival to the hotel in
San Pedro de Atacama. Overnight.
Visit to Pukará de Quitor and the citadel of Tulor, then visit to the Padre Le Paige Archaeological Museum, with
studies of Atacameña Culture and its history of 11.000 years. Afterwards visits to the town church, the Main
Square, the house of Pedro de Valdivia (conqueror and founder of Santiago), and will be made. In the afternoon,
many excursions will be carried out to Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley), famous world wide for its "lunar"
appearance, salt caves, the Tres Marías (Three Marys) rock formations, and dunes that will grant the chance of
witnessing a spectacular sunset. Return to the hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. Overnight.
Full day excursion visiting the village of Toconao with its interesting liparita stone buildings, and then on to the
Atacama Salt Flat where the Los Flamencos National Reserve is located, and three of the most beautiful flamingo
species live. Then, trip to the Altiplanic lagoons of Miscanti and Miñiques located over 4.000 meters (over 13.000
feet) above sea level. Return to the hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. Overnight.
Early morning departure to the Tatio Geysers to experience this spectacular demonstration of volcanic activity.
Continue to the small town of Machuca where the Church and solar panels. The travel return to San Pedro. Transfer to the Calama airport to take the departure flight.