Trekking San Pedro de Atacama

Trek the landscapes of San Pedro de Atacama, camping on route. You will have the chance to hike in the moon valley, visit the salt flats and bath in the Tatio geysers. With plenty of trekking in canyons and valleys you will finish your trip with an ascension of Licancabur volcano.

9 Days

$2,136

Trekking San Pedro de Atacama - 9 - $2,136

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Trekking in the Moon Valley and visit the Atacama Salt Flats
  • Three days trekking between canyons and valleys
  • Visit to the Tatio Geysers where you can bath in hot water
  • Ascension of Licancabur in Bolivia

Start from Calama and end at Calama

Landmarks visited on Trekking San Pedro de Atacama

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1:  Transfer to San Pedro

Regular transfer from Calama airport to San Pedro (not included, to be booked directly at the airport). Arrive to the Hotel in San Pedro.

Accommodation: Hotel, San Pedro de Atacama


Day 2: Trekking in Moon Valley

Morning trekking in Salty Mountain Range & Moon Valley (3h) + afternoon excursion to Atacama Salt Lake and Chaxa lagoon at sunset.

Accommodation: Hotel, San Pedro de Atacama

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 3: Trekking in the Canyon

Visit of Quitor Fortress, which is also the starting point of a nice 3 days trekking. First day trekking in the canyon (4h).

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner


Day 4: Trekking in the Canyon

Second day trekking between canyon and valleys (6-7h) 

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner


Day 5: Trekking in the Canyon

Third day trekking up to the Altiplano (6-7h) 

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner


Day 6: Bath in natural hot water

Trek to the mirador of Machuca 4.000 - 4.450m (4h) + afternoon transfer to Tatio geysers. Bath in natural hot water. 

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner


Day 7: Observation of geysers

Option 1:

Observation of geysers in the morning + transfer to Laguna Blanca (Bolivia). Short walk close to the lagoons. 

Accommodation: Refuge

Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Option 2 (no need to enter a Bolivia - discount of approx USD $260):

Observation of geysers + Short walk around Cerro Copa Colla + transfer to Saciel base camp. 

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, Box-Lunch, Dinner


Day 8: Ascension of Licancabur Volcano

Option 1:

Approach with 4x4 vehicle then ascension of Licancabur (5920m). Back to San Pedro in the evening.

Accommodation: Hotel, San Pedro de Atacama

Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Option 2 (no need to enter a Bolivia - discount of approx USD $260):

Approach with 4x4 vehicle then ascension of Sairecabur (5970m). Back to San Pedro in the evening.

Accommodation: Hotel, San Pedro de Atacama

Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner


Day 9: Transfer to Calama 

Regular transfer from San Pedro to Calama airport (not included, to be booked at the time) 

Meals: Breakfast 

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $2,136 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.

Includes

  • Hotels mentioned in the program according to availability (double room basis) 
  • Full equipped camps (double sleeping tents, simple mattresses, kitchen equipment) 
  • Meals mentioned in the program 
  • Drinks during picnics / box-lunches 
  • Private transportation during the whole trip, fuel 
  • 1 English bilingual guide 
  • 1 Driver 
  • Guide and driver expenses 
  • Excursions, visits, entrances, park fees mentioned in the program 

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Early check in/Late check out in hotels
  • Single Room/Tent supplement
  • All kind of drinks during restaurant and/or hotel meals
  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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