Duration/Dates8 Days/7 Nights
Looking for a Santiago adventure? From the Chilean coast to the high Andes and to one of the driest deserts in the world, the Atacama, this tour has it all! This is the shorter version of our Coast to Desert Tour, which is for 10 days and 9 nights. 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! This trip is packed with tours and active excursions, so you can take in as much of the culture and breathtaking sights as possible during your Santiago adventure.
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?!? Whether you are hiking through the Atacama Desert or touring Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, you are sure to love every second of our Santiago tours and excursions.
Day 1: Santiago
Arrive in Santiago; transfer to hotel; city tour; overnight at hotel
Day 2: Valparaiso & Viña del Mar
Breakfast at hotel; excursion to Viña del Mar and Valparaiso; overnight at hotel
Day 3: Santiago-San Pedro de Atacama
Breakfast at hotel; transfer to airport; flight to Atacama Desert; transfer to hotel in San Pedro; overnight at hotel
Day 4: San Pedro de Atacama
Breakfast at hotel; archaeological tour; Valley of the Moon excursion; overnight at hotel
Day 5: San Pedro de Atacama
Breakfast at hotel; excursion to salt flats, high Altiplanic lakes, and traditional village; overnight at hotel
Day 6: San Pedro
Breakfast at hotel; free day or another excursion; overnight at hotel
Day 7: San Pedro-Santiago
Excursion to Tatio Geysers with breakfast; transfer to airport; flight to Santiago; transfer to hotel; overnight
Day 8: Santiago
Breakfast at hotel; morning is free; winery tour; transfer to airport; flight home