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Bird Watching
San Pedro de Atacama lures visitors as much for its laid-back vibe as for its proximity to some of Chile’s most spectacular landscapes. Although the Atacama Desert is vast, you can get a good sampling of what the region has to offer without having to travel far. From watching spouting geysers to boarding sand dunes, here are the top outdoor adventures from San Pedro de Atacama.

Geysers and Hot Springs
An early-morning trip to El Tatio, one of the biggest geyser fields in the world, offers the chance to see the field at its most picturesque, just as the rising sun casts a glow over the geysers’ columns of white steam shooting out of the sizzling ground. Early-morning guided tours to El Tatio typically include breakfast; some also include time to relax in a hot spring—another natural wonder courtesy of the area’s geothermal activity. Alternatively, you can take a dedicated afternoon tour to the Puritama Hot Springs south of El Tatio.

Desert Landscapes
Among the most popular day trips from San Pedro de Atacama is to Moon Valley (Valle de la Luna), named for its lunar landscape of undulating dunes and sharp peaks. Many tours time their visits to coincide with sunset when the valley glows red, and some also include visits to Death Valley (Valle de la Muerte); the dunes of both valleys are popular with sandboarders. Another option is Rainbow Valley (Valle del Arcoiris), where mineral deposits have left the landscape colored in many different hues. On the way, some tours visit the ruins and ancient petroglyphs of Hierbas Buenas.

The Salt Flats
Guided tours can take you to see the oasis communities of Toconao and Socaire on the way to the Chaxa Lagoon (Laguna de Chaxa), a section of the Atacama Salt Flats (Salar de Atacama) known for its colorful flamingos. Tours from San Pedro de Atacama can also take you to Cejar Lagoon (Laguna Cejar) where you can float on your back in the saltwater.
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Astronomical Tour with Guide and Pick Up to San Pedro de Atacama

Astronomical Tour with Guide and Pick Up to San Pedro de Atacama

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We will make observation of the deep sky through high-end, computerized and manual telescopes with which we will make an equatorial and azumuthal sweep of the objects visible during the night in Atacama, depending on the time of the year we can observe: planets, open clusters and closed, galaxies and stars. Where we can distinguish its shape and colors with great ease. Add to the explanatory scientific talk of our astronomy guides Patricio and Nathan who seek to dynamically and didactically deliver the scientific information of the universe. We can also relate the visible constellations of the southern hemisphere with the help of a laser pointer. If you like to know about the Andean archeology-astronomy of Latin America, you should ask for an explanation from Patricio, who is the speaker in the explanatory talk about how our American ancestors related the cosmos to the geographical and cultural zone.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.00
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$29.00
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Atacama Salt Flat and Altiplanic Lagoons Day Tour

Atacama Salt Flat and Altiplanic Lagoons Day Tour

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Take a tour of the world’s driest desert, Atacama, and visit a number of natural landmarks on a full-day tour. See the resident flamingo population, explore the small desert village of Toconao, and visit the altiplanic lagoons for a well-rounded look at the flora and fauna of the region. Round-trip hotel transfers from San Pedro de Atacama and lunch are included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.00
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$98.00

Astronomy Tour in San Pedro de Atacama

Astronomy Tour in San Pedro de Atacama

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The cosmos vision and traditions from the ancient people seamlessly combined with technology, computerized telescopes, augmented reality tablets & current catalog with the best deep sky objects. We are located in the first settlement where the Atacama people emerged, with privileged clear night skies and a noise and light free experience. Magical moments that will be immortalized with Professional Astrophotography under the southern night sky.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$51.29
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$51.29
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Moon Valley & Death Valley Tour from San Pedro de Atacama

Moon Valley & Death Valley Tour from San Pedro de Atacama

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Moon Valley and Death Valley are two of the most popular day trip destinations from San Pedro de Atacama, and this day trip lets you experience them both with one easy booking. Hike through the out-of-this-world landscape in the Valley of the Moon, get the chance to sandboard in Death Valley, and then watch the sunset over the desert from a lookout point in the Salt Mountains.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.00
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$33.00

Valle de la luna

Valle de la luna

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We will leave from San Pedro towards the Valley of the Moon at 4:00 pm, we will make our first stop in the salt caverns, which are formed by the erosion of water on salt. Later we will make a trekking through the interior of the valley, visiting different places like; The three Marias, the amphitheater and the great sand dune to finally wait for the sunset at the Kari Viewpoint, after sunset we will return to the municipal parking lot located one block from the Plaza de Armas
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00

Ascent Cerro Toco

Ascent Cerro Toco

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The ascent of Cerro Toco is a very good experience both for mountain initiates and to acclimatize to make height ascents. From the top you can see in the foreground the Licancabur volcano, the Salar de Uyuni and a privileged view of the San Pedro de Atacama valley.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.44
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$97.44

Route of the Salares and Monk of the Pacana - Full Day - Local gastronomy

Route of the Salares and Monk of the Pacana - Full Day - Local gastronomy

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We are dedicated exclusively to this route, putting all our knowledge and experience to make your trip to San Pedro de Atacama unforgettable.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.06
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$82.06

Luna Valley

Luna Valley

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Must-see Luna Valley Tour You will be amazed by a Sunset from Another Planet 1/2 Period Tour to La Luna Valley in Atacama
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.14
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$29.14

Astronomic tour

Astronomic tour

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Los cielos de San Pedro de Atacama son únicos en el mundo debido a la baja humedad en el cielo lo que permite ver muchas estrellas de gran claridad visual
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Unique and Unforgettable Experience

Unique and Unforgettable Experience

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Our purpose is to provide our clients with responsible tourism through relaxed travel experiences that exceed their expectations based on our quality of service, professionalism and passion for the details of our staff.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.42
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$136.42

Laguna Cejar

Laguna Cejar

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Explore one of the most striking landscapes in Chile. This small-group tour takes you to Laguna Cejar, a lagoon in the middle of the desert, where, due to the high concentration of salt, you can float on the surface. Lie back and soak up the sights of the Atacama desert—the blue sky, white salt, and pink of the flamingos that come to feed.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Private Expeditions Laguna Lejía and Geyser Solitario

Private Expeditions Laguna Lejía and Geyser Solitario

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Discover the unique natural landmarks of the Atacama Desert - the driest place on the planet - during a private tour from San Pedro de Atacama. Letting someone else drive allows you to sit back and soak up the inspiring desert scenery, without having to keep your eyes on the road. Plus, taking a private tour means that you’ll be free to customize your itinerary and ask as many questions as you like.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
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$200.00

Hidden Lagoons of Baltinache - Half Day Tour - Wow Destination to Discover

Hidden Lagoons of Baltinache - Half Day Tour - Wow Destination to Discover

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A tour in the Atacama salt flat, specifically in a place that shows you not only the desert unique mineral wealth, but also its underground secrets. The waters that flood the deep wells hidden under the desert come to life in seven lagoons present in the middle of the Valley of Patience. The clear and opaque blue in each one of them makes you already think that something mystic is hidden in its depth. That something calls you to enter and immerse your body, and the surprise is not small: the quantity of salt in the water makes you float, relax, and you let yourself go. In this tour you can see how the desert hides secrets that are revealed only to the ones who dare to enter in its vastness. These secrets are the motivation to look for a closer and more direct relation with nature. Even though it is very likely that you do not know which words to use to describe this experience, your skin will perfectly know that received a gift from the hidden lagoons of Baltinache.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.00
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$174.00

Small-Group Tour to Altiplanic lagoons, Atacama saltflat & Flamingo reserve

Small-Group Tour to Altiplanic lagoons, Atacama saltflat & Flamingo reserve

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San Pedro de Atacama, a laid back oasis town on the edge of the direst desert on the earth. Little adobe houses, cozy restaurant are the base to explore one of the Chile's most spectacular sceneries. With this semi-private tour, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the highlights in a more intimate way, sharing your day with other travelers but avoiding big groups.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.00
Price varies by group size
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$79.00
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Uyuni Saltflat from San Pedro de Atacama

Uyuni Saltflat from San Pedro de Atacama

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This is the best way to see the Altiplano and the Saltflat of Uyuni. On board of 4X4 with experienced drivers that will take You around Bolivia in the best places of the country.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
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$180.00
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Classic Sorbac Atacama, check in Monday and Wednesday

Classic Sorbac Atacama, check in Monday and Wednesday

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They are four full days of adventure, perfect for short trips, where you can get to know all the main attractions of San Pedro.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$470.00
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$470.00
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Private tours in San Pedro de Atacama, enjoy the people you love

Private tours in San Pedro de Atacama, enjoy the people you love

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We believe in the energy of places and people, we want people to have an encounter with themselves that they learn from local guides and that they enjoy a place of great magic in Chile, that they can learn and deal only with feeling nature, Learn from the history of the place and keep a good memory.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,005.13
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$1,005.13
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El Tatio Geysers Tour - Half Day Tour - Typical Tour

El Tatio Geysers Tour - Half Day Tour - Typical Tour

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Waking up early in the morning for an almost two hours travel is only justified if you experience the dawn surrounded by El Tatio Geysers, exhaling the steam that contrasts with the cold invading your body, but which feels nice because you are sharing a unique effect with nature and the sunrise at 4500 meters high. After a few minutes walking in this phenomenon, you admire it while you warm up your hands and body with a breakfast in the heights of San Pedro de Atacama hills, to then relax in the warm natural river pools that are located a little further downhill. When going down through the same paths that a few hours ago were completely dark, you can appreciate the fantastic view from the edge of the trails. Later on you can make a stop in the Putana wetland to rest, but also to admire the place’s fauna: flamencos and different type of birds in an exceptional lagoon surrounded by the path that leads to the town of Machuca.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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$70.00

Devil's Throat Bike

Devil's Throat Bike

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The adventure on two wheels begins from Casa Sorbac, where we will take the necessary sports equipment. We will enter the Catarpe Valley, home to incredible postcards that mix vegetation and a geography of great contrasts. Then we will enter the famous Devil's Throat, which will transport us to another planet during its 7 km journey. Finishing the route, we will go through the San Isidro chapel and depending on your capacity, we can make the ascent to the cornice through the old tunnel that connected San Pedro with the city of Calama.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.00
Price varies by group size
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$141.00
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Private Program 4 Days / San Pedro De Atacama

Private Program 4 Days / San Pedro De Atacama

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This is a 4 day program, ideal minimum stay to enjoy the region. The emblematic Valley of the Moon receives them the first day; the Rainbow Valley shows us another color of the desert; and from the second day we enter the vast Andean Altiplano that gives us some of the innumerable postcards that this territory offers. All the tours have their "particular touch": avoid the schedules of greater flow of tourists; tour other sectors less visited and of great value; share a picnic surrounded by nature; or simply share moments of conversation and silence while touring San Pedro de Atacama and its surroundings. I see tourism as an art that requires dedication in details and elegance in its execution; each program is special and each excursion an opportunity to meet with the enjoyment of life and its beauty. That's why I enjoy organizing and guiding private programs, fostering an intimate and authentic encounter with the environment.
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  • 4 days
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$1,989.75
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$1,989.75
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Atacama Salt Flat and Toconao Town Tour

Atacama Salt Flat and Toconao Town Tour

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Knowing the best spots to appreciate Chile’s natural landscape can be tricky. Discover the country’s largest salt flat on a day tour to Salar de Atacama, and visit one of the elevated region’s villages along the way for insight into traditional Chilean culture. Explore the rural terrain with ease, with round-trip transfer from San Pedro, and benefit from insights provided by your local guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
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$54.00

4 Tours in the Atacama Desert

4 Tours in the Atacama Desert

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Book the 4 captive tours of San Pedro de Atacama. We are the best local suppliers in the region to make sure your next trip is a safe, personalized and exceptional experience. Our prices are not higher than what you will find at destination. We do not charge management fees. We accompany you before, during and after your trip to immediately address all your doubts and requirements, in your language and through the service channel you prefer.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$215.00
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$215.00
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Puna Salt Flats - Full Day Tour - San Pedro de Atacama - Must Visit

Puna Salt Flats - Full Day Tour - San Pedro de Atacama - Must Visit

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A tour for the Atacama Desert heights, the antithesis of the region. Escaping from the ambient temperature to border the low temperatures, to feel the wind in the face and to fight against the hills’ heights and the volcanos slopes alongside the road that leads to Paso de Jama, frontier mountain pass with Argentina. Nonetheless, this tour invites you to know a more exclusive part of San Pedro: unique places with low traffic, where the sun touches the neck and the back, but the heat is unnoticed when the altiplanic cold goes through your arms and wraps you in its soft breeze to take you to cross the hills’ slopes over 4000 meters high. In this tour you visit unique lagoons, salt flats at the foot of hills, volcanoes and its erosions, and viewpoints with incredible sights that will take you to know the other side of the Atacama Desert.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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$120.00

Altiplanic Lagoons and Piedras Rojas Tour - Full Day Tour - Private Option

Altiplanic Lagoons and Piedras Rojas Tour - Full Day Tour - Private Option

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Driving for a couple of hours during some days in the area. A tour in the morning, another in the afternoon. Many days scaping from the city to get to another routine: traveling and seeing the desert, its valleys and lagoons. Stop. Breathe. Give yourself some time to know the place, but to do it for real. Rest your mind and your body in front of the altiplanic lagoons. Know Toconao and Socaire: the hospitality, its history and its people. Walk through the Inca Trail, the point where the Tropic of Capricorn crosses, see the reflection of the hills and the sun in the lagoons water, and say hi to the flamencos that inhabit the Atacama salt flat. A diverse but rewarding tour through the San Pedro de Atacama heights and places that will appeal your emotions and the will to stay there. We invite you to make this tour because the Chilean desert has a minute for you and will give you the opportunity to simply slow down.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.00
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$157.00

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