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Atacama Desert Tours

Our Atacama Desert tours offer travelers an adventurous escape to the world’s driest desert, full of diverse landscapes and beautiful nature. Enjoy stunning views of salt flats, colorful lagoons, the Licancabur volcano, and the El Tatio geyser on one of these Atacama tours. Explorers also enjoy sunsets in the Valle de la Luna, and wildlife spotting at the Meñiques and Miscanti lagoons, where a variety of ducks, llamas, vicuñas, and flamingoes frequent. On an Atacama desert tour, stay in the oasis city of San Pedro de Atacama, where sand-boarding, dune buggy riding, and exploration of old mines are catered to guests. For an extended Chile vacation, combine an Atacama desert tour with Chile’s beautiful city, Santiago, or consider continuing into Bolivia and visiting the Uyuni Salt Flats. All of our Atacama tours can be completely customized to your travel interests and preferences.

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Thinking about an Atacama Desert trip? Here’s a list of frequently asked questions we often hear from our guests.

How far is Atacama desert from Santiago?

The most popular area of the Atacama Desert is around San Pedro de Atacama. This is a two-hour flight from Santiago to Calama, then an hour by road to get to this attractive desert town and tourist hub. Once in San Pedro de Atacama, there is a wide choice of day trips into the desert.

How do you to get to the Atacama Desert?

Given the long thin nature of Chile and large distances, most travelers will take a flight to get to the Atacama Desert. Calama is the most commonly used airport and has several flights a day from Santiago as well as flights from Lima a few times a week. Other areas of the Atacama Desert can be reached from the cities of Iquique, Arica, and Antofagasta.

What region of South America is desert?

The main desert region of South America is along the Pacific Coast. This includes most of the north of Chile where the Atacama Desert is found and all of Peru’s coastline. There are other smaller desert regions in South America too, including the Tatacoa Desert and La Guajira – both in Colombia.
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