Our new adventure tours in the Atacama Desert really are coming thick and fast. Our latest offering is possibly the one we are most excited about here at Cascada Expediciones - Capture Atacama - Photo Tour:
This tour combines both a local guide experienced in hiking through this remote wilderness, with a professional photographer to ensure you are in the optimum positions for taking your shots.
Capture Atacama - Desert Photo Adventure Highlights:
- Local guide + pro photographer;
- Salt flats, volcano, geological sites;
- Wildlife: vicuñas, flamingos, many other birds;
- Incredible sunrises & sunsets;
- Photoshop workshops
We can offer you a full range of adventure activities in the far north. Whether that is hiking for a full week on our Atacama 7 Day Trek or experiencing more of the culture of the place on our Cultural Adventure, we now have all our bases covered - and all the while staying in gorgeous hotels in San Pedro de Atacama.
The addition of this trip to the Atacama Desert complements our Patagonia Puma Tracking - Wildlife Photo Adventure.
In the Atacama you will have the unique chance to see Vicuñas, a relative of the Guanaco, who only lives above 4,000 meters. Clearly the hustle and bustle of the rest of the world is too much for these secluded creatures. The Tara Salt flats are inhabited by 3 species of flamingo, llamas and a host of other bird-life.
Tatio Geysers at Sunrise
On this 4 day trip you will travel to some of the most beautiful spots in the Atacama, if not the entire world. In Moon Valley you can photograph the windswept sand dunes and vast rock formations. On your third day you will witness the sunrise at the Tatio Geysers, where the combination of the early morning glow and the steamy spray of the geysers creates a really serious photograph. You will also get views of the iconic Licancabur Volcano and various other wildlife, including hopefully a flock of llamas! A sunset on the flats of the Salar de Atacama provides another timeless moment to capture, with the Andes as the background. Finally you will of course also get to see the Atacama’s famous cacti (cardones) and the confluence of the Puritama and Purifica Rivers. The light and structures in the Atacama are incredibly unique - how the angular, reddish rock formations cut through the perfect blue sky, with the bright white of the salt flats as the foreground.
Cacti at the Salt Flats
As you can see by the photos, supplied to us by your local guide, you are in good hands! Just the opportunity to stand in these landscapes, able to take a photo, is something very special indeed.
If you need any more inspiration for a trip to the Atacama Desert, then check out our other related posts:
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We also have a whole new range of extensions to your Atacama adventure: