Antofagasta Region National parks

Our most recommended Antofagasta Region National parks

San Pedro de Atacama: Valle de la Luna Sunset Tour

1. San Pedro de Atacama: Valle de la Luna Sunset Tour

Meet your group at the meeting point and travel to Valle de la Luna, located 13 kilometers from San Pedro de Atacama. Explore the lunar-like landscape which will mesmerize you with its colorful geology. Discover interesting rock formations composed of natural minerals, including Las Tres Marías created by wind erosion over many decades. See other sights such as the Grand Dunes, the Salt Cave, the Amphitheater, and the Coyote Stone. At the end of the day, admire the sunset from an exceptional lookout point overlooking the valley. Enjoy a panoramic view of the rugged beauty of the Atacama desert, and see the beautiful colors of the sky as the sun gradually sets.

La Paz: Uyuni Salt Flats & San Pedro de Atacama 3-Day Tour

2. La Paz: Uyuni Salt Flats & San Pedro de Atacama 3-Day Tour

Day 1 09:00 p.m. Bus La Paz to Uyuni. Day 2 07:00 a.m. Arrival to Uyuni city. 10:30 a.m. Tour Uyuni Salt Flats Day 3 Tour Uyuni Salt Flats + National Reserve Day 4 Tour Uyuni Salt Flats + National Reserve 10:30 a.m. Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. 2:00 p.m. Arrival time to San Pedro de Atacama. DAY 1 Go to the bus office at 8:30 p.m. for the check-in, then bus departures at 9:00 p.m. Inside the bus, enjoy the service of Dinner (Meat and Vegetarian Option), Breakfast, a Bottle of Water, a Hot Drink, Heating, Toilets, a Polar Blanket, Wi-Fi and First Aid Kit. DAY 2 Arrive in Uyuni City at 7:30 a.m. then go to our office 1 block near from bus station, Start your tour leaving Uyuni town at 10:30 a.m. from Perla de Bolivia's office. Visit: Train Graveyard, the small settlement of Colchani (salt miners´ workshops next to the salt flats), handicrafts made of salt, and textile art made of llama and alpaca fiber. Next, “Ojos de Agua Salada” (‘saltwater eyes’), a hotel-museum made completely of salt, Isla Incahuasi. Then, make sure you and your group pose for some fun perspective- and proportion-distorted photos, taken against the backdrop of the striking white surface of the salt flats. To end of the day, head to an open, spacious area for the unique experience of seeing a beautiful sunset, spreading its dazzling colors all over the salt flats, and finally arrive at Ajencha town to have dinner and night stay in the hotel. DAY 3 Start off at 7:00 a.m. for breakfast. Visit: Galaxy Caves, Chiguana Desert, Ollagüe, the rocky road “El Pasito Tuntun”, the famous: Cañapa, Hedionda, and Chiarcota Lagoons in which flamingoes can be seen. Finally in the day, enter “Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve”, Desert of Siloli, Rock tree, and the immense Red Lagoon to see more pink flamingos in their natural habitat. Stay the night at a hotel in Huayllajara. DAY 4 Get off to an early start around 5:00 a.m. to visit: Sol de Mañana Geyser, Hot Springs, Dali Desert, Green Lagoon, White Lagoon on the foot of Licancabur volcano. Then head back to the Bolivia-Chile border (Hito Cajon), Guide will assist with your border crossing at 10:30 am, finally arrive at San Pedro de Atacama at 2:00 p.m. The drop-off point is at San Pedro de Atacama’s main square.

San Pedro de Atacama: 3-Day Special Activity Combo

3. San Pedro de Atacama: 3-Day Special Activity Combo

Delight in 3 days of activities and discover the must-sees in the Atacama Desert, from San Pedro de Atacama. The natural attractions of Atacama, the driest and highest desert in the world, are scattered around San Pedro. Get ready to find conical volcanoes, blueish lagoons, steaming geysers, and rock formations that appear to be from another planet. Llamas, vicuñas, guanacos, foxes, and graceful flamingos can also be experienced in this unique wildlife environment. The 3-day pack will be a combination of the 4 tours below. The local partner will contact you before to coordinate the days on which you will attend each one. El Tatio Geysers Tour: Visit El Tatio Geysers to be mesmerized by the largest geothermal field in the southern hemisphere and the third-largest in the world. Ride through the Putana Valley, observe flora and fauna, and stop at a lagoon to see flamingos. Salt Flats Route Tour: Explore northeastern Chile’s natural wonders of the Atacama Salt Flats and a few lagoons, with breakfast included. End the day at the Tara Salt Flat and the volcano lookout. Vallecito Sunset Tour: Explore the Atacama Desert with a visit to Vallecito and stop by the famous magic bus to later on end your day watching an amazing sunset. Hidden Lagoons of Baltinache Tour: Visit the hidden lagoons of Baltinache or Seven Lagoons, one of the secret places of the Atacama Desert. This is a wonderful landscape, of which only the first and the last one can be used for bathing. Due to the high salt concentration they contain, you will experience the flotation effect like the Dead Sea.

Uyuni: Uyuni Salt Flats and San Pedro de Atacama 3-Day Tour

4. Uyuni: Uyuni Salt Flats and San Pedro de Atacama 3-Day Tour

Day 1 10:30 a.m. Tour Uyuni Salt Flats Day 2 Tour Uyuni Salt Flats + National Reserve Day 3 Tour Uyuni Salt Flats + National Reserve 10:30 a.m. Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. 1:30 p.m. Arrival time to Spa. Explore the area around Uyuni on a 3-day tour. See handicrafts made of salt, stop at the Flags of the World, and visit the Chiguana Desert. Day 1 Meet your guide in Uyuni and begin your 3-day adventure. Head to the Train Graveyard, a cemetery full of abandoned trains. Stop at the small settlement of Colchani, which housed salt miners, and shop for handicrafts made of salt and textile art made of llama and alpaca fiber. Next, visit a hotel and museum made entirely out of salt. Bring your country's flag and place it at the Flags of the World, and stop at the Monument to Dakar racing. For an added fee, visit Incahuasi Island, a former island in the middle of the salt flats. Then, pose for some fun perspective- and proportion-distorted photos taken against the backdrop of the striking white surface of the salt flats. Finish the day with a view of a beautiful sunrise over the salt flats before heading to Ajencha town for dinner and to spend the night. Day 2 Begin with an early breakfast before heading to Chiguana Desert. Stand surrounded by volcanoes and marvel at the still-active Ollagüe Volcano. Then, continue along the rocky road El Pasito Tuntun to reach the beautiful lagoons of Cañapa, Hedionda, and Chiarcota. Keep an eye out for the brilliantly colored flamingoes standing in the lagoons. Stop to enjoy lunch before heading to Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve (entry not included). Visit Siloli Desert and see the Rock Tree lava rock formation. Continue to Huayllajara, stopping at the Red Lagoon overlook point to see flamingos relaxing in the intense red colors of the lake. Spend the night at a hostel in Huayllajara. Day 3 Start the day bright and early with a visit to the Sol de Mañana Geyser. Walk next to fumaroles and steaming craters filled with boiling mud pots before enjoying a relaxing bath in an open-air hot spring (ticket not included). Continue to the famous Dali Desert, where Salvador Dali found his inspiration from the boulders sprinkled around. Marvel at the vivid colors of the Green and White Lagoons, created from the toxic copper water at the foot of the Licancabur Volcano. Then, head back to San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. Cross the border with the help of your tour guide and finish your adventure at San Pedro de Atacama’s main square.

Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) from San Pedro de Atacama

5. Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) from San Pedro de Atacama

Meet your guide in San Pedro de Atacama and head towards the Moon Valley, locally known as Valle de la Luna. It is around 10 kilometers away from San Pedro de Atacama and has been declared a natural sanctuary as part of the Los Flamencos National Reserve within the Salt Mountain range.  On this tour, see the beautiful and awe-inspiring place, which has multiple colorful formations creating a geological spectacle similar to the surface of the moon. You will also visit the Tres Marias statues, explore the salt cave, and climb the Gran Duna (Great Dune) to admire a beautiful panorama as the sun sets and the colors in the sky change. Return to San Pedro de Atacama after seeing this nature spectacle and creating unforgettable memories.

From Calama: 4-Day Atacama Desert Trip

6. From Calama: 4-Day Atacama Desert Trip

Dsicover the surreal panoramas of the Atacama Desert on a 4-day trip from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama. Explore the desert and the unique attractions in the Andean Mountain range. Visit Moon Valley, Geysers del Tatio, Miscanti and Menique lagoons, Salt Mountain, and more. Atacama Desert is an area abundant in energy, thanks to its welcoming ancestral cultures and the oasis that is the source of life in the driest desert in the world. Its unique landscape and clear skies make it a perfect enclave for astronomic observation and rich gastronomy. Day 1 Transfer from Calama Airport to the hotel. See the lunar landscape of Moon Valley. Be amazed by the changing colors in Death Valley. Day 2 Visit the Altiplanic lagoons Meñique & Miscanti, surrounded by impressive volcanoes. Explore Mirador Piedras Rojas and Atacama Salt Flat. See the historical village of Toconao. Admire views overlooking the Salar de Atacama from Socaire. Day 3 Tour around the geothermal fields of Tatio Geyser and witness molten spurts of water shoot from the ground. Visit the Cejar Lagoon, an oasis of water in the middle of a salt desert. Day 4 Transfer from the hotel to Calama Airport.

San Pedro de Atacama: 4-Day Magic Desert Tour

7. San Pedro de Atacama: 4-Day Magic Desert Tour

Day 1: Transfer from Calama Airport to your San Pedro de Atacama Hotel Day 2: RED STONES, HIGH PLANE LAGOONS AND SALT FLAT OF ATACAMA We will visit the Laguna Chaxa, with its flamingos in the Salar de Atacama. We can also enjoy the wonderful Altiplanic, Miscanti and little fingers We will be able to get closer to the local culture in the highland town of Socaire. We will observe the Salar de Atacama from above, and we will enjoy beautiful landscapes and broken. In turn, we will hallucinate with the impressive Red Stones. Day 3 AM: Tour Geiser del Tatio (altitude of 4,300 meters) After driving through the night, you will arrive at this spectacular sector of the Altiplano at approximately 6:45AM, normally the temperature at this time is below zero. You will begin your day by enjoying breakfast before a guided hike by the geothermal field. There you will be able to observe the impressive columns of steam (geisers), fumaroles, hundreds of pools of boiling water, and high peaks. In this sector you can see parts of the typical Andean fauna such as Vizcachas and Vicuñas. You will then move to the sector of the thermal pools with 40º water, where guests can take a rejuvenating swim. You will then begin the return to San Pedro, through the impressive landscape of the Andes mountain range. During this route you will also be able to see the Tocorpuri and Licancacabur volcanos. You will eventually arrive in San Pedro at approximately 12:00PM, where you will have free time before meeting in the office at 3:50PM. From here you will travel directly to the Salar de Atacama, where your first stop will be Laguna Cejar, a turquoise lagoon in which you can bathe. Due to this lake's great salinity, you will even be able to float on the water. Later, you will visit the eyes of the Salar, before your tour ends at the Tebinquiche Lagoon, where you will enjoy a beautiful sunset with an aperitif. You will eventually return to San Pedro de Atacama. Day 3: Pm. Moon Valley After beginning your tour, you will travel to the famous Valley of the Moon, located approximately 10 kilometers away from San Pedro de Atacama and declared a sanctuary of nature. Here you will discover a place with beautiful shapes and colors where you can walk and observe a geological show with sculptural forms, similar to the lunar surface. You can visit the salt statues "Las Tres Marías", as well as the salt caverns. You will then go up to the great dune at sunset to admire this beautiful panorama in all its splendor. Day 4: Transfer Hotel San Pedro de Atacama to Calama Airport On the final day of your tour you will be transferred to Calama Airport, or another centrally located part of Calama. The itinerary of the excursions can be modified, to be able to carry out all the excursions based on your stay in San Pedro

La Paz: 4-Day Death Road & Salt Flat Bike Tour

8. La Paz: 4-Day Death Road & Salt Flat Bike Tour

Explore the beautiful nature, history, and culture of La Paz on this thrilling multi-day tour of some of the most famous and breathtaking points of interest. First Day - Start mountain biking early in the morning at 7:30 a.m. After preparing the full-suspension bike and bike equipment (helmet, gloves, jacket, trousers) you are ready to start the adventure. Leg 1: Develop confidence and become familiar with the bike on this 22 km downhill asphalt road. At the police checkpoint (after 45 min.) all visitors pay Bs. 50 for the entrance fee. Bike with an easy mind as the safety van is always behind the group and enjoy the stops for water, photos, and bike checks. Leg 2: Dive into the trip on “Death Road” about 10 Km., which is always in a compact group and followed by a break for snacks. Leg 3: Begin your final stretch of the day with viewing a beautiful waterfall and about 32 Km. before arriving in Yolosa. Finally, relax in a hotel with showers, a swimming pool, and lunch. Enjoy new stunning sights at around 4:00 p.m. as you go back to La Paz driving along a new road. Get dropped off at the Bus Office (La Paz to Uyuni), and make sure to bring your bags as the bus departs at 9:00 p.m. Second Day - Arrive in Uyuni City at 7:30 a.m. then have free time to visit the stunning city. Then start your tour at 10:30 a.m. where you will visit the Train Graveyard, Colchani (salt miners' workshops next to the salt flats), handicrafts made of salt, and textile art made of llama and alpaca fiber. Next, Ojos de Agua Salada, a hotel museum made completely of salt, Flags of the World, Dakar Monument, and Isla Incahuasi. Then, pose for some fun perspective and proportion-distorted photos, taken against the backdrop of the striking white surface of the salt flats. Head to a spacious area at the end of the day for the unique experience of seeing a beautiful sunset, spreading its dazzling colors all over the salt flats, and finally, arrive at Ajencha town to have dinner where you will stay the night in the hostel. Third Day - Start at 7:00 a.m. with a filling breakfast, then visit Ollagüe, the rocky road “El Pasito Tuntun”, the famous Cañapa, Hedionda, and Chiarcota Lagoons in which flamingoes can be seen. Finally, enter “Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve”, where you can see Desert of Siloli, Rock tree, and the immense Red Lagoon to see more pink flamingos in their natural habitat. Stay the night at a hostel in Huayllajara. Fourth Day - Get off to an early start around 5:00 a.m. to visit: Sol de Mañana Geyser, a bath in Hot Springs Polques, Dali Desert, Green Lagoon, and White Lagoon on the foot of Licancabur volcano. Then head back to the Bolivia-Chile border (Hito Cajon), where your guide will assist with your border crossing at 10:30 am, and finally arrive at San Pedro de Atacama at 2:00 p.m.

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What people are saying about Antofagasta Region

Overall rating

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based on 30 reviews

Great tour combo with great guides. Each tour was unique and you could experience the versatility of the Atacama. The Vallecito Tour was awesome. A mega impressive and varied landscape. The tour of the lagoon was also an experience in itself. The water is cold, but with the bright sun from above it is a refreshing experience. And nice to see how all the salt settles on the skin like a small crust. The tour to the highlands was great. The fact that it is a little over 4,000 m can make you dizzy. But the view of the volcano, the many lakes and rock formations are unforgettable. We also saw a lot of flamingos and guanacas/llamas. The tour to the geyser field started very early, but it is an experience to see the steaming geysers at sunrise. Be careful, it's below 0 degrees up there. Don't forget a scarf, hat and gloves. All tours included breakfast/lunch :)

amazing trip. Saw so many beautiful sights, had a lovely mixed group in the car and stayed in some really cool places! It gets real cold so be prepared!! Saul was a great guide who was very informative and clear. Being transferred straight across the border into Chile was also really convenient. Thank you!!!

This was a fantastic tour! I felt like we got to see all the highlights of the salt flats without it being too long or too short. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly! Be prepared for accommodations that are not the fanciest. A great value for your money!

Guides and tours were excellent. Enjoyed the breakfasts and appreciated the expert driving on rough roads.

Good tour with a fantastic guide. We saw many landscapes during the afternoon