Chile is home to the beautiful desert of San Pedro de Atacama, one of the driest places in the world and must-see travel destination in South America. From salt-flats to lagoons to incredible stargazing opportunities, Atacama is home to a number of wondrous and unique sights that you will not be able to find anywhere else in the world.
For an ideal day in Atacama, start off with our sandboarding experience during which you can plunge down 120 meter dunes at top speeds in Death Valley. Continue with a half-day tour of the Salt Mountain Range and gaze at the diverse landscapes of Moon Valley. Be sure to save a night of your trip for stargazing; Atacama has clear skies year round. Our Atacama desert stargazing tour is lead by a knowledgeable astronomer who will tell you the history of the cosmos and the relationship of the stars with local culture.
Even though it’s one of the driest deserts in the world, Atacama is home to beautiful lagoons and geysers that you will not want to miss. Take the Altiplano Lagoons and Red Rocks tour to get a taste of the scenery this area has to offer with everything from shimmering blue lakes to salt and snow covered mountains to impressive geological formations. After a long day of walking through the desert, be sure to relax at the Puritama hot springs and experience the healing powers of nature.
If you love horseback riding, Atacama is the place for you. We offer a number of horseback tours that allow you to experience this incredible landscape from a different point of view. See some of the desert’s most stunning panoramas and avoid crowded tour buses by taking our half-day riding tour. For those looking to truly experience life in the desert, you can spend three days riding and camping among salt flats, high altitude lakes, and incredible rock formations.
To make the most of your trip to this region, be sure to join one of our San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni tours, on which you’ll spend three to four days exploring the salt flats and lagoons in Chile and the southern part of Bolivia.
San Pedro de Atacama features some of the most unique landscapes on the planet, you won’t want to miss it!