The Astronomical Paradise: Atacama Desert Stargazing and Wine Tasting

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  • 8 Days
  • Group : 14 people
  • Travel Insurance
  • All year

What’s Included

  • Transfer from Santiago Airport to the hotel in Santiago.
  • 3-night accommodation with breakfast at the hotel in Santiago.
  • Half-day city tour.
  • Transfer from the hotel to Santiago Airport.
  • 4-night accommodation with breakfast at the Hotel San Pedro de Atacama.
  • Transfer from Calama Airport to the hotel in San Pedro (regular transfer)
  • Half-day tour of Moon Valley with sunset at Lickanantay viewpoint (regular).
  • Full-day tour of the Tatio Geysers (regular).
  • Full-day tour of the Piedras Rojas viewpoint and Altiplanic lagoons (regular).
  • Half-day tour of Laguna Cejar, Ojos del Salar, and Laguna Tebenquiche (regular).
  • Half-day astronomical tour (regular).
  • Transfer from the hotel in San Pedro to Calama Airport (regular).
  • Park entrance tickets.

Itinerary - ATACAMA DESERT: Magical Wine tasting and stargazing 8-day stay

Day 1: ARRIVAL AND TRANSFER

Arrival at Santiago de Chile airport.

Transfer to your hotel in Santiago de Chile Capital Bellet.

Day 2: HALF-DAY CITY TOUR

Breakfast at the hotel.

Santiago, the capital of Chile, is a sprawling metropolis that seamlessly blends modern architecture with colonial heritage. Nestled amidst the majestic Andes Mountains, Santiago offers a captivating mix of urban attractions, cultural experiences, and natural wonders.

Day 3.- CONCHA DEL TORO WINE TASTING TOUR

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit one of the most the most important wineries in Chile.

Premium wine tasting, Return to the hotel in Santiago de Chile.

After breakfast day on your own to make some discoveries of this amazing city or take a Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso Tour.

Day 4.- SANTIAGO DE CHILE – SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA – HD VALLEY OF THE MOON

Transfer to the airport to take your flight.

Reception at “El Loa” Calama airport and Transfer to the selected hotel LA CASA DE DON TOMAS.

During the afternoon We will pick you up at your hotel and We will begin the tour leaving from San Pedro de Atacama towards the Salt Mountain Range in the Atacama Desert, the driest place on earth, towards one of its most picturesque points: the Valley of the Moon.

The names already give a clear clue to the landscape, where rock formations modeled by erosion, sheets of salt, the Greater Dune, and views that will make you feel like you are on another planet reign.

We will visit the Tres Marías, the Canyon, and the Amphitheater. To end the tour, we will enjoy the sunset from the Licarantay viewpoint, where you will be able to see how the desert changes color, with large volcanoes on the horizon, offering a spectacle that will leave you speechless. Return to the hotel. Accommodation.

Day 05: HD CEJAR LAGOON, TEBENQUINCHE LAGOON AND OJOS DEL SALAR

Breakfast at the hotel. We will start the tour by visiting Laguna Cejar which has a high concentration of salt so you can float as if you were in the Dead Sea, the Lagoon has a beautiful calypso color and is surrounded by salts of various shapes.

Then we go to the Ojos del Salar, two deep freshwater wells located like an oasis in the middle of the desert where we can observe its intense greenish color. We will finish with a visit to the Tebenquiche Lagoon, a nature sanctuary, and a salt mirror where We will walk through beautiful trails observing the biodiversity of the environment, highlighting the importance of wildlife conservation, which is home to foxes, flamingos, and microorganisms that live in extreme situations where there are only 3 places in the world, Chile being one of them. return in the afternoon. Accommodation.

Day 06: FD TATIO GEYSERS - ASTRONOMICAL TOUR

Breakfast at the hotel. In this incredible destination, we will visit one of the most important geothermal fields in the world “Geysers del Tatio”, located at 4200 meters above sea level. It is the largest group of geysers in the southern hemisphere and the third largest in the world.

At dawn we head towards one of the entrances to the Andean highlands, where we will go directly to one of the most important geothermal fields in the world, the “Geyser del Tatio” with 80 Geysers with their smoking fumaroles, a unique spectacle in the world, where we will stay around of approximately 1 hour and 30 min, then we will enjoy a rich buffet breakfast to continue our journey back where we will enter the hills and mountains of the Andes Mountains we will contemplate important high altitude ecosystems of rich biodiversity such as the Machuca and Vados bofedales from Putana. Return to the hotel.

On the night, around 9:00 p.m. we will go to the meeting point to begin our astronomical tour. Transportation to the Ayllu de Cucuter where the sky offers itself to contact us with the cosmos

Cosmological introduction and recognition of the celestial vault through the constellations. Astrophotography and observation of at least 7 objects through high-end telescopes including image stacking and deep space astrophotography through the Evscope.

**Personal and couples Astro Photography, as well as slow motion and deep space astrophotography at no additional cost**

23:00 Return to the hotel. Accommodation.

Day 07: FD ALTIPLANIC LAGOONS AND PIEDRAS ROJAS VIEWPOINT

Breakfast at the hotel. We will pick you up at your hotel in the morning to start the trip out of the city. The tour to the Piedras Rojas and Altiplanic Lagoons will take us through important tourist places within the Atacama desert. To get to the Piedras Rojas lagoon, or Aguas Calientes salt flat as it is also known, we will have to go up in our vehicle to 3800 meters of altitude and walk for 1 hour and 15 minutes, to see these copper-colored rocks, in addition to the lagoons and salt flats around. Later, we will move to the sector of the Miscanti and Miñiques Altiplanic lagoons, where our guide will give us some explanations regarding the flora and fauna that inhabit the place. Also, we will make a stop at the Chaxa Lagoon, where you can see flamingos. In the same way, we will pass through Socaire and the Tropic of Capricorn, where we will make a short stop to take pictures. Then, we will return to San Pedro de Atacama to finish our tour. Return to the hotel. Accommodation.

Day 8: RETURNING HOME

Breakfast at the hotel

At the agreed time, transfer from the hotel to the airport to fly back to your country.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • 24-hour front desk
  • International air ticket is not included.
  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. No hidden charges.
  • Travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.
  • We recommend you to get travel insurance for your trip.
Total $1899 USD
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