Atacama + Easter Island Round Trip (12 days + flights)

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This is a round trip to some of the wonders of Chile – Start from the capital Santiago and the Andean peaks, to go further north and visit the Atacama Desert, one of the most impressive destinations in the country, finally fly to the mysterious Easter Island in the middle of the Pacific.

Best travel time: This trip to Chile is a great experience all year round!

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  • 1
    Day

    Arrival in Santiago de Chile

    Overnight: Santiago de Chile
    Today you will arrive in Santiago de Chile - your adventure at the end of the world can begin!
    At the airport, your guide will welcome you and take you directly to your hotel. The rest of the day will be at leisure to get to know the capital. Your guide will advise you on things to do for this day in Santiago!
    El palacio de La Moneda
  • 2
    Day

    Private City Tour in Santiago

    Overnight: Santiago de Chile
    After breakfast at the hotel, our representative will pick you up to guide you in a very interesting city tour. You will visit, among others, "La Moneda" (the government palace) the Cathedral, as well as other historical and modern sights of Santiago, ending up with a visit to the Cerro San Cristobal (San Cristobal Hill), climbing up with an historic cable car. From there you will have a wonderful view of the city with the Andes in the background. Accompanied by your guide, you may have lunch (not included) in one of the restaurants at the Mercado Central (Central Market), where you will find, among other typical Chilean products like fresh fish and seafood. If you wish, you can visit the famous “La Piojera” bar, where you should taste the most famous drink of the city - the "Terremoto" (earthquake). Since it is a private tour, we can arrange the tour according to your wishes, and your guide will be happy to provide you with further tips on your trip.
  • 3
    Day

    Flight to Calama - Excursion to the Moon Valley and Death Valley

    Overnight: San Pedro de Atacama
    After breakfast, a private transfer will take you to the airport to check in for your flight to Calama.
    At the airport, you will be received and will continue into the desert to reach your hotel in the oasis of San Pedro de Atacama. You will have time to get to know the hotel for lunch, just before visiting the Moon valley and the Death Valley in the afternoon, two magical places where you will also enjoy a spectacular sunset over the dunes with the huge volcanoes in the background.
    El volcán Licancabur
  • 4
    Day

    Altiplano Lagoons and Salar de Atacama

    Overnight: San Pedro de Atacama
    In the morning, you will start an excursion to the Altiplano Lagunas (highlands lagoons), Minique and Miscanti, which are part of the national park Los Flamencos, name derived from the multitude of flamingos that live here. These lagoons have their origin from the melting water of the volcanoes slopes. The water is of an intense blue and has white contours. Here we offer you a picnic lunch, which you can enjoy in the midst of this unique landscape. Afterwards we will continue through the desert to the Salar de Atacama, a huge and bright radiant desert and one of the largest salt reserves in the world. After returning to the hotel the rest of the day is at leisure.
    altiplano-chileno-lagunas-altiplanicas
  • 5
    Day

    Geysirs El Tatio - Machuca - Astronomical Tour

    Overnight: San Pedro de Atacama
    Early in the morning, we start our journey towards Geyser del Tátio to reach this geothermal area in time for sunrise. At this time, the geysers are the most active and show the high volcanic activity of the region, with up to 30 meters high ascending steam jets. You can enjoy this true natural spectacle having a small breakfast right in front of it, and then you will have time to explore the surrounding area.
    The adventure continues on the paths of the high plateau, between birds, other animals and impressive landscapes to the village of Machuca.
    In the early afternoon, you will return to San Pedro, the rest of the day is at leisure to relax in the hotel or to explore the cute village.

    In the evening we offer an optional astronomical tour, an unforgettable experience where you will have the time to observe the stars and planets of one of the clearest skies of the world, in the Atacama desert.

    The possibility of carrying out the astronomical tour depends on the respective moon phase and on the weather conditions.
    Geiser del Tatio
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What is included in this trip?

Day 1: Santiago de Chile
  • Private transfer from the airport to the accommodation in Santiago
  • Local guide in Santiago for transfer IN/OUT (English)
  • Accommodation in Santiago + Breakfast
Day 2: Santiago de Chile
  • Local guide in Santiago for city tour (English)
  • Transport for city tour in Santiago
  • Accommodation in Santiago + Breakfast
Day 3: San Pedro de Atacama
  • Private transfer from the accommodation to the airport in Santiago
  • Flight from Santiago to Calama
  • Shared transfer TRANSVIP from Calama apt - accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama
  • Accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama + Breakfast
Day 4: San Pedro de Atacama
  • Regular excursion in Pedra Rojas + Highland Lagoons + Breakfast (Inclusive of entry fees)
  • Accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama + Breakfast
Day 5: San Pedro de Atacama
  • Regular excursion to the Geyser El Tatio + Town of Machuca - inc. entry fees
  • Accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama + Breakfast
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