DAY 1 | OUTUBND
Fly from London (Heathrow or Gatwick) to Santiago. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for a three-night stay.
DAY 2 | SANTIAGO
In the morning, half day tour of Santiago.
DAY 3 | SANTIAGO
In the afternoon, half day tour of Concha Y Toro Vineyard. Wine tasting is included.
DAY 4 | SANTIAGO - ATACAMA
Check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport. Fly from Santiago to Calama. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for a three-night stay.
DAY 5 | ATACAMA
In the morning: Start at San Pedro de Atacama hotel. We will know the valuable Atcameña Culture. We visit places with great archaeological importance as Tulor Town with more than 2.800 years old. The archaeology is an important part to know the old dimension of this Atacama Oasis, since it began to be used by men. Gustavo le Paige Father identified the first remains of Aldea de Tulor. Located 6 kms southern of San Pedro de Atacama. This Unique trip will revive the beginning of the first San Pedro inhabitants. Tulor is a town built on soil of clay in the area of drainage of San Pedro River, and as time goes by it was submerged by desert. Then we will visit the Atacameña fortress known as Pukará de Quitor, it was built in XII th century. The remains of Pukara de Quitor show us the great social organization of atacameño ancestors in comparison with the Spanish conquerors. This pre-incaica defensive fortress is located 2440m high and 3 kms from San Pedro de Atacama. It has a surface of 2.5 hectares. These ruins are located in the mountainside of a little hill. This location gives it a strategic position. The builds were made of stone and adobe. In the afternoon: Start at San Pedro de Atacama hotel. Travel to Salar de Atacama: the biggest in the country. Continue to Chaxa Lake, where you can enjoy a viewing point and recognize different species of flamingos. Visit a small workshop and handicraft store. Generally recommended: Wear comfortable shoes, water bottle, sun protection and binoculars.
DAY 6 | ATACAMA
Morning: The day starts before sunrise. The destination: the famous Tatio Geysers. Surrounded by magnificent mountains, it is one of the most impressive places in the area. With dawn begins the show: while you enjoy the breakfast, fumaroles reach their maximum. After the unforgettable spectacle, you can enjoy the warm waters and take a swim. Afternoon: This journey allows participants to appreciate the surreal beauty of the landscape from many viewpoints in the Salt Mountain Range, such as the scenery of Death Valley, Moon Valley and the Andes mountain range. Includes short walks in areas with rocky outcrops, scenery formed by the wind the rain and the temperature changes of the desert. A must for photo buffs.
DAY 7 | ATACAMA - UYUNI
Check out of the hotel and transfer San Pedro de Atacama to Hito Cajón. Contact on Hito Cajon, departure to Laguna Verde. Behind the lake rises the cone of the Licancabur Volcano. Continue to Laguna Colorada where you will see the famous "James’ flamingos”. Watch the lagoon change colour and eventually reach its famous red. Along the way, see Valle de Dali (Dali’s Valley): this is a site of intense volcanic activity; the Chalviri thermal waters and the geysers Sol de Mañana (Morning Sun). Arrive at Villa Mar for a one-night stay at a hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
DAY 8 | UYUNI
Breakfast. Depart from Villa Mar to the Salt Flat. Visit Colchani, it is the best place to observe the salt extraction methods, trip to the salt flat. Continue to Incahuasi Island. Lunch served in the middle of the Salt Flat. Road trip back to Colchani for a one-night stay at a hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
DAY 9 | UYUNI
Check out of the hotel and in the afternoon transfer to the bus station. Take an overnight coach to La Paz (duration 10 hours).
DAY 10 | UYUNI - LA PAZ
Arrive in La Paz in the morning. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for a two-night stay.
DAY 11 | LA PAZ
Half day City tour of La Paz and valley of the Moon.
DAY 12 | LA PAZ
Check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport. Fly from La Paz back to the UK.
3 STARS HOTELS
International and internal flights in economy class
All airport departure taxes
Airport transfers included on shared service
Tours included on shared service
Daily breakfast and meals as specified in the itinerary
Travel insurance (medical and/or personal).
Meals not mention in the meal plan.
Personal expenses (laundry, phone, tips, etc.)