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Coast to Desert Tour-Santiago, Vina del Mar/Valparaiso, Atacama Desert

Destination: Chile Availability*: All Year

Difficulty

= Easy

Duration/Dates

10 Days/9 Nights

From the Chilean coast to the high Andes, and one of the driest deserts in the world, this tour has it all!  This is one of our most popular tours and perfect for those of you that have just under two weeks to explore Chile. Here you will experience the cultural diversity of Santiago, the amazing mariscos (seafood) and wineries found on the coast, and one of the highest & driest deserts in the world, the Atacama Desert!

The Atacama Desert borders the high Andean peaks of Bolivia and Chile.  This is a very pristine area with high mountain lakes, hot springs, and active volcanoes, which are ideal for day hikes and extensive climbing trips. Near the village of San Pedro de Atacama where you will be based, there are unlimited opportunities for single track mountain biking, canyoneering, spelunking, para-gliding, sand boarding, and much more.

The desert abounds with petroglyphs, pictographs, and indigenous cultures.  Did we mention all the wonderful food and variety of pisco sours you can have during your stay in San Pedro?!?

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Santiago

Arrive in Santiago; transfer to hotel; afternoon winery excursion; overnight at hotel

Day 2: Santiago

Breakfast at hotel; city tour; free afternoon; overnight at hotel

Day 3: Santiago-Viña del Mar/Valparaiso

Breakfast at hotel; transfer to the coast; check-in at hotel; free afternoon; overnight at hotel

Day 4: Viña del Mar & Valparaiso

Breakfast at hotel; city tour of both cities with visit to wineries; overnight at hotel

Day 5: Viña del Mar-Santiago

Breakfast at hotel; free day (excursions available); transfer to Santiago; check-in at hotel; overnight

Day 6: Santiago-San Pedro de Atacama

Breakfast at hotel; transfer to airport; flight to Atacama Desert; transfer to hotel in San Pedro; overnight

Day 7: San Pedro & Surroundings

Breakfast at hotel; archaeological tour; afternoon Valle de La Luna excursion; overnight at hotel

Day 8: Atacama Desert

Breakfast at hotel; excursion to Altiplanic lakes, salt flats, and traditional village with lunch; overnight at hotel

Day 9: Geysers del Tatio-San Pedro

Excursion to Tatio Geysers with breakfast; free afternoon (other excursions available); evening stargazing excursion; overnight at hotel

Day 10: San Pedro-Santiago

Breakfast at hotel; free morning; transfer to airport; flight to Santiago; connecting flight home

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