There is something so magical about the rare and pure air of the world’s driest and highest desert plateaus. To those who are drawn to the austerity of the barren, moon-like vistas of the Atacama Desert and the Salar de Uyuni, this is the perfect touring adventure by four-wheeling. The desert light brings amazing colors at sunrise and we’ve made sure to add special highlights like Chile’s beautiful coast with a stop in the wine region, a star-viewing excursion for astronomy buffs in the Atacama (optional), a cooking class in the desert and an overnight stay in an incredible hotel made out of salt.
Just make sure you are ready and prepared for Bolivia’s basic but clean guest houses in the desert. They are what’s considered the “best available” in such a remote setting.
Notes: Minimum of 4 guests required for these tour packages. Dry season: May to November. Wet season: December to April.
Based on 4-6 People
(excluding international air)
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ITINERARY at a Glance
Arrive Santiago, city tour
Full day exploring Viña del Mar & Valparaiso
Wine-tasting, return to Santiago
Morning at leisure, fly to Calama , transfer to San Pedro de Atamaca
Cooking class, afternoon Moon Valley tour; star-gazing at night
Sunrise at Tatio Geysers & hot springs, return to San Pedro
Cross into Bolivia – start exploration of Salar de Uyuni (Laguna Verde, Laguna Blanca, Dali Desert, Laguna Colorado)
Siloli Desert, desert lagoons, Chiguana salt flats, San Juan town, overnight stay in salt hotel
Uyuni Salt Flats exploration and return to border
Drive back to Chilean border and return to San Pedro
Transfer to airport for flight to Santiago, transfer to hotel
Transfer to airport for flight to USA