Explora Atacama
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Explora Atacama

4 Days / 3 Nights
From 2320
* flights not included

4 Days / 3 Nights From 2320

Atacama Exploration

Discover the driest desert in the world while staying at the elegant Explora Atacama Lodge. This lodge is known for their incredible facilities in this remote destination. Enjoy de-stress at the spa, relax in the swimming pool or spend the evening gazing at the stars from the observatory. Spend anywhere from 5 to 7 days at the Explora Atacama Lodge.

Note: The following itinerary is just an example of the activities available on at the Explora Atacama Lodge and is subject to change. This is a tour extension and must be combined with one of our full package (6 nights minimum) tours. Please contact a travel consultant about adding a custom Chile travel package to this extension.

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Tour Highlights

  • High-class accommodations at Explora Atacama

  • Spa & Swimming Pool Facilities

  • Moon Valley

  • Death Valley

  • Tatio Geyser

  • Piedra de la Coca

  • Puritama Hot Spring

  • Altiplano Salt Flats

Included

  • Transfers to/from Calama Airport and Explora Atacama Lodge
  • Accommodations
  • Use of the pools & spa
  • Full board (3 meals per day) and bar
  • Soft drinks and coffee during the meals
  • Daily explorations in groups no larger than 8 people with bilingual guides and equipment

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Day 1ARRIVAL AT EXPLORA ATACAMA

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Transfer from Calama Airport to Explora Atacama, located in Ayllu de Larache, a 5-minute drive from San Pedro de Atacama. Upon arrival, relax in your room and familiarize yourself with the high-class lodge.

In the evening, head to the living room area to meet your guide and other guests that will be joining you during your excursions. Here your guides will explain the different explorations available for the following day, ranging from horseback riding, cycling, high-mountain climbing, stargazing, and more. Your guides will help you choose what activities are best for you according to your personal interest and physical abilities. Keep in mind that acclimating is important in areas such as the Atacama desert and this can?t be taken for granted when choosing excursions.

Note: From now on, the following itinerary works as an example to give you an idea of the excursions you can take advantage of at the lodge. These are subject to change without prior notice and properly acclimating is important.

Cornisas
Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours, walking from 1.5 to 2 hours
Distance by foot: 3.5 km (2.2 mi)
Level: Easy

Go on a 20-min ride to the Llano de la Paciencia. Hike along the cornices of the Salt Mountain Range. Here you can enjoy seeing the salt flats, oasis, and mountains.

Keep walking until you arrive at the Death Valley and enjoy views of the sand dunes.

Kari Ravine
Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours, walking from 2 to 2.5 hours
Distance by foot: 5.5 km (3.4 mi)
Level: Easy, except for two 10 feet-high (3 meter) vertical descents.

Board a van and travel towards Calama until arriving at Kari Ravine. This is a small canyon with salt walls that originated from the constant erosion of water in the dunes. Do some trekking with your guide and explore the area while learning about the geological characteristics.

Return to Explora Atacama by van.

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Day 2MOON VALLEY & PIEDRA DE LA COCA

Day 3NORTH & SOUTH ALTIPANO

Day 4DEPARTURE FROM EXPLORA ATACAMA

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