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Welcome to your

3 Nights in the Atacama Desert

Experience
Here's where you're going:
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Here's what you'll get:

All Transportation*

(*Flights Priced Separately - see below)
Superb guiding & support each step of the way from experts like
Katia Cornejo

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Customize this Itinerary below to your desired start date and travel style to begin your booking request!

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Pricing

Traveler Quantity23 - 45 - 6
Price Per Person$1,150.00$1,120.00$1,040.00
Note: Pricing based on double or triple occupancy rooms.
For pricing on traveler quantities not shown above, please contact us.

Local Flight Costs
(in addition to the costs noted above)

$250 per person*
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*Approximate cost. Flight cost only final upon issue of tickets.
Day by Day Itinerary Details
Hotel Category / Style: 4-Star Superior 
Trip ID:
CHI: ATA [4 SUP]
Day 1
Itinerary Begins in Calama
You've arrived - Welcome!
  • Upon arrival to the airport in Calama (airport code CJC) you will be greeted by your private guide and/or driver holding a sign with your name on it.
  • If you will already be in town today (either by way of another Trip Harvest itinerary which ends in San Pedro de Atacama, or on your own), we can of course meet you there as well to begin this itinerary.
Transfer Calama to San Pedro de Atacama
Shared - Driver Only
  • Shared transfer from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama (about 1.5 hours), with drop off at your selected hotel.
  • Modern, safe, air-conditioned vehicle.
Excursion to the Valley of the Moon and Death Valley (small group)
A privately guided excursion with some of the most interesting geography of the region.
  • You will be met in the morning by your private guide and will drive for about 20 minutes until you reach the Valley of the Moon. 
  • This excursion is vehicle supported, but you'll have several chance to get out and take some short trail walks to get different views of elements of the valley.
  • Capture fantastic images of rocky outcroppings and landscapes formed by the wind and rain over the years.
  • Enjoy views of the Valley of the Moon, Death Valley and the Salt Mountain Range.
  • This is a half day excursion lasting around 3-4 hours (door to door).
  • Note: This is a small group excursion with a max. size of 10.
Day 2
Excursion to the Atacama Salt Flat and Altiplanic Lagoons (small group)
Visit and learn about some of the Atacama's most iconic sites.(Lunch Included)
  • You will be met by your guide and driver in the morning and will drive around 1 hour until you reach the Salar de Atacama (the Atacama Salt Flat).
  • You will have time to walk around on the trails here and, with some luck, spot some of the pink flamigoes that inhabit this area.
  • Enjoy the views of both the lake and salt flat itself, as well as the mountains in the distance.
  • Next you will head (about another hour) into the highlands to visit the Miscanti and Niniques Lagoons.
  • You will have lunch at a local restaurant in the village of Socaire, known for its traditional cuisine.
  • You'll make a brief visit to the town of Toconao before returning to your hotel in the evening.
  • Lunch is included today.
  • Note: This is a shared excursion, with a max. size of 10.
  • This is a full day excursion lasting about 8 hours (door to door).
Day 3
Excursion to Salar de Tara (small group)
Exploration to a lesser visited and awe-inspiring site in the Atacama (Lunch Included)
  • You will be met by your guide and driver in the morning and will drive around 1 hour heading northeast toward Bolivia to reach the Salar de Tara (Tara Salt Flat)
  • Salar de Tara, belonging to the National Reserve Los Flamencos, lies in a valley dominated by large volcanoes and strange geological formations.
  • The lagoons here are of strange colors and are the habitat of wild animals and herds of llamas of Atacama families.
  • Visit the Farellón de Tara, rocks carved like sculptures, and the "Guardians of the Pakana", enormous stone pillars that rise vertically above the desert sand.
  • In the middle of the volcanic relief las vegas, rivers and lagoons develop into the sat flat.
  • Lunch is included today.
  • Note: This is a shared excursion, with a max. size of 10.
  • This is a full day excursion lasting about 8 hours (door to door).
 
Day 4
Transfer San Pedro de Atacama to Calama
Shared - Driver Only
  • Shared transfer (max. 10 passengers) from San Pedro de Atacama to Calama (about 1.5 hours), with drop off at the airport.
  • Modern, safe, air-conditioned vehicle.
Itinerary Ends / Travel Home or Add-On
  • This marks the completion of this itinerary.
  • If you aren't heading home today, you may want to add another destination to your trip (suggestions can be found in the "Add On" tab in your shopping cart). 
 

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What You Need To Know

What's Included

What's Included and What's Not

The pricing shown above includes all of the following:

  • All accommodations, transportation, guiding, activities and excursions listed in the day by day itinerary description above.
  • Any meals noted as included with booked activities and excursions, as well as breakfast every day at your hotels. 
  • Unless otherwise noted, services are provided in-private, with a driver and/or guide just for you and your traveling companion(s).

The pricing shown above does not include the following:

  • Local or international airfare* (see below), EXCEPT for Galapagos cruises, which do include local flights between mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. 
  • Tips or other gratuities.
  • Travel insurance.

*Upon requesting confirmation of your trip, we'll email you local flight options that perfectly match the trip itinerary(ies) that you've selected. During the booking process, you'll have the option to request an international flight quote as well if you would like that quoted as well. You're not required to purchase any flights through us, but it's important to be aware of the logistical notes (necessary arrival and departure times) for local flights on your trip.

For additional information, please refer to our full Terms & Conditions here.

Local Flight Information

Any local flights as well as recommended arrival/departure times related to this itinerary will be shown here.

If you're combining itineraries, the local flight tool in the shopping cart will display local flights based on the combinations you've selected.

We'll assist with your local flights, but it's good to be aware of these logistical elements as you begin making arrangements for your trip.

Day 1
Depart
SCL
Arrive
CJC before11:00
Day 4
Depart
CJC
Arrive
SCL

F.A.Q.

Are your trips group trips or private trips?

Answer: 

Any arrangements made through us are for 

you and your traveling companions only.  We do include certain excursions and activities in various destinations that are run on a group basis (like boat rides to view glaciers, or biking with wine tasting, for example) and these are noted in the itinerary details, but your trip is unique and yours alone.

Do you book my flights or do I have to do that myself?

Answer: 

We'll always send you a quote for any local fli

ghts needed for your trip (and international flights as well, upon request), but it's not a requirement that you book flights through us.

Once you've added a bundle to your trip request, you'll have the chance to see some current local flight options via our tool, but it's a good idea to wait until we email you your trip confirmation before booking local flights.

What guides do you work with?

Answer: 

We work with exceptional, top local guides in e

very country and destination that we offer.  Our guides are locals who have intimate knowledge of the areas and activities they are guiding, and a large majority have extensive experience in the industry as well as studies in the tourism field.  All guides speak excellent English.  Guides are employees of our local partner companies (read more about them here), adding to the level of support behind your trip from start to finish.

What is the transportation like?

Answer: 

Transportation to and from airports and hotels

is always private (a car, minivan or van just for you and your traveling companions, depending on the number).  Transportation during excursions or activities is generally done in private, except during excursions noted as "small group" or "shared".  You'll never find yourself on a large tour bus with us.
 

Do you have any certifications or accreditations?

Answer: 

Yes, we are a Registered Seller of Travel in th

e state of California and are an IATA/IATAN accredited company.

Do you offer travel insurance?

Answer: 

We don't sell travel insurance directly. 

We work with a company called Allianz.  Follow the link below to visit their site for a quote, or to speak with a representative.


Allianz Travel Insurance

Do I need a passport and/or visa to travel?

Answer: 

All visitors must have a valid passport to ente

r and proof of onward passage. Your passport should be valid for at least six months after your departure date.

Is your company insured?

Answer: 

Yes.

We carry a $1 million professional liability, errors and ommissions insurance policy.

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