With this program you will see places that are rarely visited by tourists, such as the Capur Salt Flat, and you will be able to see a spectacular view of the Atacama Desert from the Toco or The Tatio Volcanoes. Come and enjoy the experience!

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in San Pedro de Atacama

Airport pick-up and transfer to Hotel Alto Atacama Lodge & Spa in San Pedro de Atacama.

The rest of the day will be spent enjoying the hotel amenities, surrounded by nature in the lush Catarpe Valley in the Salt Mountains and close to the Plaza of San Pedro de Atacama. You can also opt for a half-day tour to acclimatize (subject to availability).

We will have dinner and spend the night at the Hotel Alto Atacama Lodge & Spa.

Days 2 - 4: Tours of your choice

Breakfast.

Every morning, our driver and our guide will pick up customers at the hotel to take them to the previously-chosen tours.

Lunch (If it is a full-day tour, a box lunch will be provided, and if It is a half-day tour, lunch will be served at the hotel).

We will have dinner and spend the night at the Hotel Alto Atacama Lodge & Spa.

Day 5: San Pedro de Atacama

Breakfast.

Transfer to the Calama airport at the scheduled time for the return flight.

  • Transfer to and from the airport in Calama.
  • 4 nights of accommodations in Hotel Alto Atacama, Catarpe room.
  • Meals (buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with 3 course meal).
  • Open Bar (snacks, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks).
  • Exclusive selection of Chilean wines.
  • Daily choice of tours (2 half-day or 1 full-day).
  • Spa access.
  • Transfer to the town of San Pedro de Atacama from 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM.
  • Airfare.
  • Premium wines and spirits.
  • Massage and spa treatments.
  • Phone calls.
  • Laundry.
  • Tips.
  • Insurance.

Route of Llaretas

Duration: Full Day –  Difficulty: High  –  Altitude: 4,300m Acclimatization: 2 days

This is a specially-designed route to adequately acclimatize to ascend volcanoes of high altitudes. Its name “llaretas” comes from the plant that grows close to rocks in this area and is used as fuel by the local herdsmen to make fire. The route begins by going around the Cenizal hill to the east of the El Tatio Geysers at 4.000 meters (13,123.36 feet) above sea level, and then descends through rocks on a footpath, barely marked by animal tracks. This continues until reaching the bottom of a ravine, where the climb starts up a pass.

Capur

After entering the Altiplano, we will be facing the Capur Salt Flat of Capur, which means fox in Kunza, and then we will walk along the banks, soaking in a little-known place that is not frequently visited by tourists. Starting with a light descent, we will along side the salt flat to gain a greater understanding of its origin and formation, passing through ancient hunting grounds. At the halfway point, we will begin the climb to reach the pass where we will stop for lunch and then continue on with the beautiful view of the Talar Salt Flat.

Toco Volcano

This route starts out in an abandoned sulfur mine. From there, justa few kilometers from the border between Chile and Bolivia, the ascent to the volcano begins. Upon arrival, the summit offers an expansive and breathtaking view of the Bolivian lagoons and other volcanoes that make up part of the Andes. From here you can catch a marvelous glimpse of the Chajnantor Plain, where the Alma astronomical project is located.

Tatio Volcano

This volcano is located 10 km away from the Tatio geothermal field, standing there as if it were greeting us. Its western face does not have fully marked trails yet, and exhibits a steep ascent. We begin walking on an ancient trail, gaining in altitude to eventually reach up to 4,400 m. At the beginning the path is quite simple with a light incline. The last third of the hike is where the true challenge lies, and where we find a sulfur trail providing us with a beautiful challenge to reach the summit.