San Pedro de Atacama: crossed by the Domeyko mountain range, the picturesque village of San Pedro de Atacama is located 2,500m above sea level. It is the center of the Indian Atacama culture and was built around an oasis in the desert. This mysterious territory, which extends itself between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, is one of the driest places on earth. Hence its unique ecosystem consisting of lunar landscapes, salt plains and bizarre rock formations.
Day 1 - Calama > San Pedro de Atacama
Welcome at Calama airport and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama where you will spend 3 nights at the hotel Casa de Don Tomas.
Day 2 - San Pedro de Atacama
In the morning, a half-day visit has been planned to the Arco Iris valley and Hierbas Buenas. In the late afternoon (4 pm) you vist both the Moon Valley and the Valley of Death.
Day 3 - San Pedro de Atacama
Today you visit the El Tatio geothermal field, located at 4,320 meters above sea level as well as the village of Machuca.
Day 4 - San Pedro de Atacama > Calama
Hotels & Meals
Argentines have a reputation for being the world's biggest meat consumers! And that reputation is enforced during as good as any meal you’ll see, as meat if not eaten straight, meat is bound to be of the main ingredients. The Argentine cuisine is a mix of French, Spanish, Italian and Indian influences. There is not really a specific Argentine national dish, and yet, the country is famous for its asados, Argentine barbecues. It is almost a Sunday ritual!
What also pos up regularly are empanadas and dulce de leche. Empanas are savory filled pastries which are very popular throughout Argentina and the whole of Latin America. Dulce de leche is a kind of caramel paste.
Besides the traditional Argentine wines, fernet (Italian liquor but very popular in Argentina) & mate are the people’s darlings. Mate is a green herbal drink you sip withh a special straw, often in group among family, friends or even colleagues. Sooner or later, we bet it will show its true nature during your trip!
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In case your travel itinerary is crossborder travel between two South American countries, a Yellow fever vaccination certificate is mandatory
- -4h (winter)
- -5h (summer)
- Argentinian Peso: (ARS); 100 ARS = 1,58 EUR - 1 EUR = 63,36 ARS (01/10/2019)
- Chilean Peso (CLP); 100 CLP = 0.12 EUR & 1 EUR = 798 CLP (01/10/2019)
The most convenient method of payment is by credit card but cash euros and dollars in small amount come in handy.Some ATM should be available.
Argentina is a vast country and covers most of the southern half of the South American continent. This makes it very difficult to talk about one type of climate. The northern regions around Iguazu enjoy a tropical climate while southern Patagonia has a more maritime climate which is characterized by cold and wind. generally speaking winter runs from late June to early October; summer from December to March.
The north of the country of Chile enjoys a moderate desert climate while the south bathes in a polar climate strongly wet and cool. Central Chile has a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and cold, wet winters.
Average Temperatures (°C):
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- 3 night accommodation incl breakfast based on double occupancy in Casa de don Tomas or equivalent
- Listed transfers and visits in group
- Transfers with local Spanish speaking driver
- Visits including entry fees and English speaking guide
What's not included?
Domestic flights and airport taxes, non-listed visits (entry fees and guides), non-programmed services, meals and beverages.