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Atacama Desert

You have to see it to believe it!
A unique journey that will take you under
an infinite sky of stars and through the driest desert in the world.

Atacama Desert Highlights

Be amazed in this vast and ancient land, a pearl of South America

Atacama Desert is an extensive territory nestled in the north of Chile.
An ideal land for those who want to live different, unique and unforgettable experiences.
If nature, hiking and adventure are on your list of pending activities, this is a destination that will allow you to meet all.

When you start planning a trip to these latitudes, you understand the magnitude of this region.

Referred to by as one of the driest places on Earth, the Atacama Desert occupies the northern third of Chile.
Is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Andes Mountains to the east.
The Atacama region’s fluctuating temperatures and unique biology make it a fascinating destination worthy of exploration.
Due to its elevation and cloudlessness it’s also a place for astronomical observation.

The Atacama altitude averages about 2,438 meters (8000 feet) above sea level. Some parts at about 3,900 meters (13000 feet),
and the extreme high reaches push to over 5,700 meters (19000 feet).

That is why it is the highest and driest desert in the world!

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Level will fly to Santiago de Chile from Barcelona,  the company Norwegian Air  from Gatwick, UK and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and LATAM will start the route Calama (Chile) – Lima (Peru)

Best time to go

The best season for visiting Atacama Desert are from September to November and March to May.
The warmest months are January, February, March, October, November and December.
During February there are more chances to have some rainy days.

High season
(oct-march)

Best time for excursions.
Best time for excursions. Busy season.
High temperatures during day.

Low Season
(apr-sep)

Ideal for visits without crowds.
Snow falls are usual.

Useful travel tips to Atacama Desert

So you may enjoy Chile and make you a seamless and stress-free travel, here are some tips on visiting Chile

Documentation

A valid Passport.
Most countries in America and
Western Europe do not require a visa.
Insurance information.

Currency

Peso Chileno.
Major credit cards are widely accepted.

Packing

Chilean flights allow, as their restrictions are limited to 50 pounds (23 kg) per person.

Clothing

It’s best to dress in layers.
Hat & Sunscreen (factor 35 or higher).
Waterproof coat / jacket or rain poncho.
Comfortable pants.
Insect repellent & personal medications.

Altitude Sickness

It is not unusual in the Andes.
Take it easy when you land in Atacama and try not to do anything too strenuous.
Check with your doctor before coming if in doubt.

Electricity

Chile: 220 V – 50 Hz.
Plugs Type C / L

Tours by type

Cultural immersions, adventure tours, honeymoon, sustainable tourism…

South America can offer different themes for each trip – and even on the same package!Here you will see all our packages arranged by the main themes they cover, so that you can select those that can meet your interests.

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Chile Full Experience

16 Days / 15 Nights
Chile
Nature | Adventure | Wildlife
Cultural Immersion | Classic Tour
From USD 4222

Chile Stars

13 Days / 12 Nights
Chile
Nature | Classic tour
Cultural Immersion
From USD 3490

Honeymoon in Chile

From USD 3772

08 Days / 07 Nights
Destination: Chile
Locations: Santiago de Chile / Casablanca Valley / San Pedro de Atacama

Millenarian Cultures

From USD 1520

10 Days / 09 Nights
Destination: Chile
Location: Santiago de Chile, Eastern Island, San Pedro de Atacama

Atacama, Desert Discovery

04 Days / 03 Nights
Chile
Cultural Immersion | Nature
Archaeology | Short Stay
From USD 630

Chile Highlights – Group Tour

10 Days / 09 Nights
Chile
Nature & Adventure | Cultural Immersion | Group Tours
From USD 1400

Andean Triangle

From USD 4767

16 Days / 15 Nights
Destination: Chile, Bolivia & Argentina
Locations: Santiago de Chile / San Pedro de Atacama / Villa Mar / Uyuni Salt Flats / Tupiza / Purmamarca / Salta / Buenos Aires

Sustainable Tourism Atacama

From USD 1530

04 Days / 03 Nights
Destination: Chile
Location: San Pedro de Atacama

Traveling along the Andes

From USD 1925

12 Days / 11 Nights
Destinations: Chile & Perú
Locations: Santiago de Chile / San Pedro de Atacama / Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley

Tours by duration

So by now you have selected South America as the next destination, great! Now the next step may be defining the length of the trip…

We have different packages that go from a short trip in a specific destination to multi-destination and cross-border itineraries lasting for more than 2 weeks.

Here you can filter our itineraries according to the length of travel:

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  • More than 12 Days

Chile Full Experience

16 Days / 15 Nights
Chile
Nature | Adventure | Wildlife
Cultural Immersion | Classic Tour
From USD 4222

Chile Stars

13 Days / 12 Nights
Chile
Nature | Classic tour
Cultural Immersion
From USD 3490

Honeymoon in Chile

From USD 3772

08 Days / 07 Nights
Destination: Chile
Locations: Santiago de Chile / Casablanca Valley / San Pedro de Atacama

Millenarian Cultures

From USD 1520

10 Days / 09 Nights
Destination: Chile
Location: Santiago de Chile, Eastern Island, San Pedro de Atacama

Atacama, Desert Discovery

04 Days / 03 Nights
Chile
Cultural Immersion | Nature
Archaeology | Short Stay
From USD 630

Chile Highlights – Group Tour

10 Days / 09 Nights
Chile
Nature & Adventure | Cultural Immersion | Group Tours
From USD 1400

Andean Triangle

From USD 4767

16 Days / 15 Nights
Destination: Chile, Bolivia & Argentina
Locations: Santiago de Chile / San Pedro de Atacama / Villa Mar / Uyuni Salt Flats / Tupiza / Purmamarca / Salta / Buenos Aires

Sustainable Tourism Atacama

From USD 1530

04 Days / 03 Nights
Destination: Chile
Location: San Pedro de Atacama

Traveling along the Andes

From USD 1925

12 Days / 11 Nights
Destinations: Chile & Perú
Locations: Santiago de Chile / San Pedro de Atacama / Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley

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