Atacama Tour

3 days | 2 nights
Private tour
From 920USD per person
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Tour Description

There are obvious reasons why the Atacama desert is Chile's most popular destination: sand dunes, salt lakes, volcanoes, geysers, and lagoons.

The combination of these amazing landscapes and features conspires to create the mysterious and unearthly atmosphere of the place. This 3 day-2 night  Atacama private tour will take you through the desertic and lunar Moon Valley where you will step on the driest place on Earth, the Atacama salt flats.

You will also cross Los Flamencos National Reserve and get lost in the Miscanti and Meñiques lagoons where the dark blue waters contrast with the surrounding volcanoes.

On your last morning, you will experience the unique El Tatio geyser field, the largest geyser field in the Southern Hemisphere which is also the highest in the world and the third-largest in the world.

Atacama certainly is a unique place you should not miss when traveling to Chile.



Trip at a glance


ATACAMA DESERT: San Pedro de Atacama, Moon Valley, Atacama Salt Flat, Miscanti and Meniques Lagoons, Tatio Geysers

Trip details


Day 1 Flight to Calama, San Pedro de Atacama, Moon Valley


Transfer to the airport (30 min). 

Direct flight to Calama (2 hours), the world copper capital and the largest oasis in this desertic region. 

Arrival at Calama airport, pick-up and transfer to your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama with your private guide and driver (1 hour 20 min). 

Arrival and check in at your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. 


Free afternoon to explore San Pedro's rustic streets whose adobe buildings stand out in this arid environment. 

Late afternoon, your private English-speaking guide will take you to the Moon Valley (30 min). 

Discover this amazing desertic landscape and marvel at the incredible rock patterns coated in a thin layer of salt. 

These unique natural formations came out of a long-gone lake and were slowly shaped by centuries of wind and water erosion. 


The amazing sunset will bask the end of your visit in warm tones that cannot be experienced anywhere else. 

Drive back to San Pedro de Atacama (40 min). 

Overnight at the hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. 

  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 2 Atacama salt flats, Chaxa Lagoon, Los Flamencos National Reserve: Miscanti and Meñiques Lagoons


Departure to the largest salt flat in Chile, the driest place on Earth. 

Stop at the Chaxa Lagoon (1 hour). 

This area is occupied by three different species of flamingoes: the Andean flamingo, the Chilean flamingo and the James's flamingo. 

Free time to walk around the lagoon and see those magnificient pink birds in action (1 hour). 

Drive through Los Flamencos National Reserve across the altiplano to the splendid Miscanti and Meñiques lagoons at 13,780 feet (4200 metres) above sea level. 

Stop at a local restaurant for lunch before heading back towards San Pedro de Atacama. 


Enjoy some free time to walk around Toconao, a charming village where houses were built with volcanic rock and pop in one of the few craft shops to hunt for local treasures (30 min). 

Drive back to San Pedro de Atacama (30 min). 

End of the afternoon at leisure. 


Free evening in San Pedro de Atacama. 

Overnight at your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. 

  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 3 El Tatio Geysers, free afternoon in San Pedro de Atacama


Remember to wear warm clothes, it can be extremely cold in the morning! 

Early departure (approx. 5 am) to drive to El Tatio geyser field (1 hour 30 min) where the geysers' steam is only visible in the morning.

This is the largest geyser field in the Southern Hemisphere, the highest (14.170 ft - 4320m) and the third largest in the world. 

This 12-square-mile geothermic field boasts over 60 active geysers, boiling water fountains, fumaroles, hot springs, mud pools and mud volcanoes that put on an impressive show every day of the year (2 hours). 

Drive back towards San Pedro de Atacama (1 hour 30 min). 


After lunch, transfer to Calama airport (1 hour 20 min). 

Check-in and direct flight to Santiago (2 hour). 

Airport pick-up and transfer to your hotel downtown (30 min). 


Free evening. 

Overnight at your hotel in Santiago. 

  • Outdoor breakfast next to the Tatio geysers



What's included


2 nights in 3 or 4* premium hotels


Bed & Breakfast plan
3 breakfasts
Full board plan
3 breakfasts + 3 lunches (including box lunches) + 3 dinners


private car & driver for all transfers and visits


Private English-speaking guide for all mentioned visits

Entrance Fees

All entrance fees included

What's not included

  • Domestic Flights
    • From/to Calama
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra Meals
  • Drinks
  • Tips

Dates and Prices

Arrival date


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