Multisport Adventure in the Atacama

For those seeking adventure this challenging multi-sport trip allows you to explore San Pedro de Atacama combining Trekking, Cycling and Horse Riding. With all 5 nights in a comfortable hotel, this is a great way to enjoy the wonders of the desert.

6 Days

$2,496

Multisport Adventure in the Atacama - 6 - $2,496

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Death Valley, Kai Gorge and Moon Valley (Horseback Riding and Hiking)
  • Hiking and Mountain Biking Gatchi Gorge - Puritama River
  • Cejas-Chaxa Mountain Biking
  • Tatio-Soquete Hiking

Start from Calama and end at Calama

Landmarks visited on Multisport Adventure in the Atacama

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1:

We arrive at Calama Airport and are driven straight to San Pedro de Atacama, past the impressive rock formations of the Cordillera de la Sal (Salt Mountains). Once in San Pedro we receive a briefing over lunch about the upcoming days of adventure. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure.

Accommodation: Terrantai Hotel


Day 2: 

We will depart from San Pedro early in the morning by foot, until we reach and mount our horses! We wind our way along the trails towards Death Valley, part of Cordillera de la Sal (Salt Mountain Range) with astounding views of the ancient rock formations. We dismount the horses, and after lunch we begin to hike through the range and into the Kari Gorge - which offers more strange and beautiful rock formations. Continuing on to the Moon Valley, we experience the reflective and surreal experience of being so small in such a vast space. To finish off the day, we will watch the sunset from "Duna Grande", the Big Dune, before returning by car to our hotel in San Pedro. 

Accommodation: Terrantai Hotel


Day 3:

This is another day full of geographical and sensory contrasts. We start by hiking through the relative silence of the Gatchi Gorge until we reach the rough and roaring Puritama river. We are also lucky enough to observe some more Atacamenian cultural artefacts before ascending to the 3,500 m.a.s.l. source of the Puritama. Here nature once again provides us with tranquility and a chance to dip in the soothing and calmer waters of the river. We ascend again by car to 4,000 m.a.s.l. and the Cuesta del Diablo (Devil's Hill), before hitching an easy ride back down to San Pedro de Atacama on mountain bikes! 30kms downhill is a good rush with which to finish the day!

Accommodation: Terrantai Hotel


Day 4:

This day involves approx. 45km of cycling. We will leave the village in the early morning and pedal our way to the Atacama Salt Flats. 18km into the ride we will stop to have a dip in the salt water at the pristine Cejas Lagoon. From here we will be drive to Tambillo and the National Flamingo reserve, which also happens to be full of Tamarugo trees, whose seeds are a good source for the Atacame?o people. After lunch in Toconao we will ride to a village in the Talabre Gorge, located at 3,500m.a.s.l. and from here everything starts going downhill (in the best sense) to the edge of the Salar de Atacama. Here we will witness a spectacular sunset amongst pink flamingoes before heading back to San Pedro. Rest! 

Accommodation: Terrantai Hotel


Day 5: 

Today is well worth the early start - and to leave the hotel at 4am really means an early start! We drive to the world's highest geothermal field, the El Tatio Geysers - at 4,300 m.a.s.l. The sunrise here is awe inspiring, hence the anti-social hour. The combination of the spouting geysers and morning sun is very special indeed. We eat breakfast before hiking up to the summit of Soquete Mountain, from which we have another outrageous view of the geysers from above. The day includes approximately 4-5 hours of hiking before we head back to the comfort of the hotel for a farewell meal.

Accommodation: Terrantai Hotel


Day 6:

We take the final day of the trip to relax and wander around the village, visiting its handicraft shops, church and museum. In the afternoon we go to Calama's Airport to take our flight back to Santiago...Adios Atacama!


OPTIONAL EXTRAS:

  • Opportunity to dine under the stars in the Atacama Desert. (Approx $640)
  • Opportunity to camp overnight in the Desert. (Approx $286)

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $2,496 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.

Please note:

This trip is available all year round. 


Includes

  • 5 nights accommodation at the Terrantai Hotel - Standard Hotel
  • Transportation and activities as detailed in itinerary
  • Bilingual English/Spanish guide
  • Meals: Day 2: B, Day 3: B & L, Day 4: B & L, Day 5: B & L & D, Day 6: B

Excludes

  • Flight tickets
  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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