Hiking Atacama Desert 5 Day Tour Chile

Logoamityorange

Duration

5 days

Difficulty

Moderate/Intermediate

Location

Atacama

Date

May

From $1.805
to $3.520

5-Day Hiking Tour in the Atacama Desert

During 5 days, you will hike among astonishing landscapes surrounded by volcanoes and secret paths between valleys, salt flats & gorges.
You will learn more about the history of the Atacama Desert, culture, archaeology, native flora and fauna.

  • From $1.805 to $3.520

For groups over 10 people, please contact us for private group rates

  • 4 nights’ accommodation at Hotel La Casa de Don Tomas 3* or similar
  • Professional tour guide (1 guide per 8 guests)
  • Private ground transportation
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Accidents insurance (basic plan)
  • All activities according to the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to hot springs and national parks
  • International and domestic flights
  • Gratuities at restaurants and hotels
  • Extra beverages & cocktails
  • Laundry and SPA services

We operate this tour upon request and according to availability.

ITINERARY

Upon arrival to Calama Airport you’ll meet our friendly staff, take a private transfer to San Pedro de Atacama and check in at your hotel (1 hour). At 4pm you’ll meet our guide to start the first day of hiking in San Pedro de Atacama surroundings. We’ll head towards the Salt Mountain Range where the Death Valley is located. This mountain range forms a natural barrier between the Pacific Ocean and the Atacama Salt Flat. We´ll drive 20 minutes from your hotel until we arrive to our starting point. After ascending a small dune, we will hike north along one of the cornices bordering the Death Valley. The stunning panoramic view allows us to appreciate how erosion has molded the Salt Mountain Range, revealing the geological processes that shaped it. The most fun part of the excursion is a steep but enjoyable descent down a dune, from where we cross the valley on our way back to the van. At night we will enjoy a welcome dinner at a restaurant in town.

 

Difficulty: Easy. The hike may prove difficult for those suffering from severe vertigo.

Altitude: 2,600 meters above sea level.

Distance: 3.7 km

Total trip duration: 2 hours

Time driving in the van: 40 minutes

Time hiking: 1 hour 20 minutes

Meals: Welcome dinner

Accommodation: La Casa de don Tomas / Hotel Noi Casa Atacama

TOUR GALLERY

Adventure. People. Nature