Hike, bike, and horseback ride your way through the driest desert on Earth, home to geysers, craggy mountains, lunar valleys, and shimmering high-altitude lakes.
Located in the magic splendor of the archeologically capital, San Pedro de Atacama desert area in northern Chile, Hotel La Casa de Don Tomas offers its guests the best in comfort and ambiance. Spacious rooms with private baths are complemented by the best in service. Here the earth -colors of the world´s driest desert appear like a shimmering mosaic.
The shining green of the valley cuts through the arid landscape, leading to the mountainous terrain, the deep blue sky and an infinity of stars. The hotel is decorated with rustic furniture made of willow trees and features both rooms and cabanas. The patio and swimming pool offer an incredible view of the surrounding mountains and the imposing Licancabur volcano.
If this hotel is not available, a similar alternative will be offered.
Hotel Kimal 4* (optional upgrade)
During season 2021-2022 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 are available every Sunday on request. Minimum 2 people.
The trip starts in the morning at Calama Airport. Please book any flight arriving before midday. The trip finishes at Calama Airport.
This trip is a multi-activity sports trip and therefore requires a moderate to high level of fitness. Those used to hiking on weekends or doing regular cycling or jogging etc should have no problem. However, some warm-up hikes prior to the trip is recommended in any case. Horseback riding and mountain biking do not require advanced abilities. Participants should be 15 years of age or older. Ask to customize your multi-sport adventure for your family.
All transport is by van, jeep, and 4x4 vehicles.
In the Atacama region, there are hot days and cold nights. The Atacama Desert is considered to be the driest place on earth and rain is rare most times of the year- However, it should be noted that between December and March, Bolivia's wet winter weather can sometimes cause unexpected rainfall in the Atacama.
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.