We delve into the diverse world of geysers, valleys, and lagoons to learn about the worldview of the original altiplano people and explore their culture through unique food tastings.
Located in the the historical center and magic splendor of the archaeological capital, San Pedro de Atacama desert area in northern Chile, Hotel Kimal invites you to enjoy its warm hospitality with the full range of services in a setting of traditional local architecture. Offering pool and outdoor hot-tub, bar and restaurant open all day, wellness therapies, different room capacities they have one of the very best location to roam around town, just a few steps from the emblematic Caracoles Street.
If this hotel is not available, a similar alternative will be offered.
Optional: Upgrade to Hotel Altiplanico, Superior Room (Nights 1-3) (4 star hotel).
Tucked away on a gentle strip of land on the outskirts of San Pedro de Atacama, surrounded by the calm presence of the Andes, the Altiplánico de San Pedro hotel sits directly in front of the Licancabur volcano.
Its design is inspired by the style of the altiplano towns. Here you can enjoy the famous Atacama sunsets, enjoy the pool and relax on your private terrace after a day full of excursions. The hotel was developed under the concept of "Visual Silence".
Excursions are subject to availability and the opening of the indigenous communities to carry them out. Alternatives will be informed in case the activities described in the itinerary are not available.
Regular Departures with 3* accommodation.
Every day on request.
Flights in and out of Calama must be between 8AM and 8PM, transfers for flights outside these time frame must be booked in private, with an additional cost.
This trip starts and ends at the Calama Airport.
This trip does not demand physical activity other than walking at a normal pace over rather flat terrain. Nevertheless, as you will be touring in high altitudes (the highest point reached on the fourth day at Miñiques Lagoon is 4,300 meters / 14,108 feet) oxygen deprivation - altitude sickness - will affect everyone to some extent. Guides will have oxygen tanks every day at disposition if someone feels sick during the tour.
Maximum altitudes reached each tour day:
Minimum 2 passengers.
Maximum 10 passengers per group.
We use 4x4 vehicles that sit up to 4 people.
For larger group sizes we use an H1 Hyundai van or a Sprinter.
In the Atacama region, the weather follows a typical desert pattern of hot days and cold nights. The Atacama Desert is considered to be the driest place on earth and rain is rare at any time of year!
Once you book the trip we will send you a pre-trip Information booklet with useful and detailed information about your trip with us.
We reserve the right to change the order of the days in any itinerary at the discretion of the trip guide and based on operational considerations. The trip guide can modify, change or eliminate part of the itinerary based on safety/weather considerations.