Atacama Sunrise Ballooning

Atacama Desert

Trip Length: 3 Days
Group Size: 2 - 6
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Experience the magic of the Atacama desert at sunrise as you take flight through its famous clear skies!

Atacama Program Extension

Embark on an exhilarating hot air balloon ride over the mesmerizing landscape of the Atacama Desert at sunrise. Witness the breathtaking beauty of the world's driest desert unfold beneath you as you float through the crystal-clear skies. Marvel at the surreal vistas illuminated by the golden rays of the sun, showcasing the vast expanse of arid plains, rugged mountains, and ancient salt flats. This unforgettable adventure will leave you awe-inspired, embracing the sheer magnificence and tranquility of this unique desert oasis. Allow the ethereal charm of the Atacama Desert to captivate you on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.




  • Sunrise over the driest desert in the world.
  • Incredible views over the Atacama Desert.
  • Enjoy the multi coloured and spectacular rock formations and salt plains against a backdrop of distant snow capped Volcanoes from an unique perspective.
  • Wonderful landscapes and amazing photo opportunities.
  • Experience the luxury and comfort of a stay at Hotel Kimal.


Day 1: Overnight in San Pedro.

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Today, take the opportunity to explore the charming town of San Pedro. As nightfall approaches, you'll have ample time to arrange and transfer your belongings to the exquisite Hotel Kimal, where you'll be spending the night.

If you're arriving in San Pedro on the same day, we offer convenient transfers from the airport to the hotel (or from a nearby hotel if needed and you're already in San Pedro) for an additional charge.

Please ask your Travel Experience Designer for more transfer options for this day.

Overnight in Hotel Kimal, Double Standard Room.*

* 4 star option: Hotel Desertica or similar.

Day 2: Flying over Atacama at Sunrise

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Experience the magic of the Atacama Desert as you are whisked away from your hotel in the early morning (1 hour before sunrise) and taken to the take-off location. Indulge in a cup of coffee, tea, or refreshments as you witness the mesmerizing sight of the balloon inflating.

Before boarding the balloon, you will receive a thorough safety briefing, ensuring your peace of mind as you embark on a breathtaking journey to witness one of the most magnificent sunrises over the Atacama Desert.

The flight itself lasts approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, allowing you ample time to soak in the extraordinary landscapes.

Upon landing, savor the moment with a delightful glass of sparkling wine and a tantalizing mix of local products, truly immersing yourself in the essence of this unique experience.

After your incredible hot air balloon ride, you will be chauffeured back to your hotel, where you can continue to revel in the enchantment of San Pedro de Atacama. Perhaps you'll even want to join us for another Half Day excursion in the afternoon or take the rest of the day to rest.

As the evening draws near, indulge in a delectable dinner at the renowned Hotel Kimal's restaurant. Take this opportunity to unwind, reflect, and engage in lively conversations about the unforgettable experience of today's flight.

*Dinner in Hotel Kimal is served between 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM and doesn't include beverages.

Overnight in Hotel Kimal, Double Standard Room.*

* 4 star option: Hotel Desertica or similar.

Day 3: Goodbye San Pedro!

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

On your last day in San Pedro, a private transfer will be waiting for you at the designated time (tailored to your outgoing flight) to take you on a journey to Calama's Airport.

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.


Hotel Kimal 3*, Standard Toom (2 nights)

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 Desértica, Turi Room.



  • Transportation from/to hotels in San Pedro de Atacama.
  • Hot air balloon flight (1:45 hrs. approximately).
  • 2 Nights of accommodation at Hotel Kimal, Double Standard Room or similar.*
  • Meals:
    - Day 1: None.
    - Day 2: Breakfast (at the hotel), snacks, coffee, tea or water, gourmet products (at the flight), Dinner (at the hotel). Dinner doesn't include beverages.
    - Day 3: Breakfast.
  • Private transportation from your hotel in San Pedro to Calama Airport.

* An optional upgrade to a 4 star hotel (Desertica or similar) is available at an extra cost.

Not Included

  • Flight tickets.
  • Meals, drinks, and snacks not mentioned in the program.
  • Insurance.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Voluntary tipping of guides.



Semi Private (flights are usually shared with other travellers) & On request. (Minimum 4 people but can be added to a departure with more participants).

Starting / Finishing Points

The trip starts in San Pedro*, on Day 1 you will stay at Hotel Kimal to depart to the Ballooning ride early in the morning on Day 2. The trip ends on Day 3 at the Calama airport.

*Transportation from the Calama airport can be arranged with your Travel Experience Designer for an extra cost.


Transport can be in comfortable vans, cars or 4x4 vehicles.


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, although it should be noted that between December and March, Bolivia's wet winter weather can sometimes cause unexpected rainfall in the Atacama.
  • Spring-Summer (October to March): Daytime temperatures usually range between 20°C - 24°C (68-77 F). Night time temperatures will most likely range from 5°C - 0°C (41 - 32 F)
  • Autumn-Winter (April to September): Daytime temperatures range from 15°C -20°C (59-68 F). Night time temperatures will most likely be -10°C - 0°C (14 - 32F)

Physical Demands

This trip does not demand physical activity other than walking at a normal pace over rather flat terrain. Nevertheless, you will experience a high altitude in the hot air balloon so please have this in mind at the time of booking this tour.

What you need to bring

Comfortable and warm clothing, sunglasses & sunscreen. A reusable water bottle is recommended too.


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We are a Chilean owned adventure tour operator, based in Santiago de Chile, operating adventure tours in Chile, Argentina and Bolivia. Our base prices are in Chilean Pesos (CLP), but we charge prices in USD based on the exchange rate valid on the day of payment.

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