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San Pedro de Atacama

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Positioned amongst spectacular scenery of desert and altiplano in northern Chile, the small oasis village of San Pedro de Atacama is the tourist centre of the region with a bounty of local attractions to keep travellers busy for days. It's home to the remarkable Museo Arqueológico Gustavo Le Paige where "Miss Chile" resides, the brilliantly preserved remains of a woman seated with her knees as her chest and her black hair hanging thick and long. The museum houses a number more prehistoric mummies as well as over 380,000 different artefacts from the region including Neolithic tools, ceramics and ancient ritual masks.

The village itself is a tiny collection of traditional adobe houses lining dirt streets filling out from an attractive plaza and the picture-perfect Iglesia de San Pedro, one of the largest Andean churches in the region. Leading off from the little plaza is a narrow alley home to numerous artesanía stalls selling alpaca knitwear and interesting souvenirs.

It is perhaps the incredible lunar-like landscape of volcanos, desolate plains and brilliant lakes that primarily attracts visitors and San Pedro de Atacama. Nearby Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) is a perfect example of this dramatic scenery. South of town is Chile's largest salt flat, the Salar de Atacama. Spanning 3,000-square-kilometres, the vast salt flat contains several small lakes where flamingoes congregate and plates of salt float in the beautiful waters. North of town is the Tatio geysers, a field full of steaming blowholes that shoot thermal waters high into the air. This brilliant spectacle is complemented by a swimming pool and a nearby rock pool.

To get you started with planning your holiday to San Pedro de Atacama, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Chile

The Altiplano | Bolivia | South America
Salt Flats & Desert Dunes
14 Days FROM $2,149

Surrounded by desert or the expanse of a salt lake it's easy to feel like you've been transported to the moon! On this trip you'll experience Bolivia's utterly stunning Salar de Uyuni and Chile's bone-dry Atacama Desert as well as the contrasting capital cities of both countries.

Laguna Colorada | Bolivia | South America
Chile to Peru Express
15 days FROM $3,919

Explore the world's driest desert and the stunning salt flats of Bolivia. Continue on to Peru and the fascinating Sacred Valley and world-famous Machu Picchu before finishing up in Lima.

Surreal rock formations in desert landscape | Bolivia | South America
Lima to Santiago
26 days FROM $4,839

Experience a different adventure every day with this unique journey through Peru, Bolivia and Chile. From the high Andes to the world’s driest desert with visits to the ancient Inca Empire, the mighty Amazon, stunning Lake Titicaca and the phenomenal salt lakes of Uyuni.

View of Rio de Janeiro | Brazil | South America
South America Coast to Coast
32 days FROM $8,049

Take in the highlights of South America in just 32 days on this whistle-stop tour of the continent's most awe-inspiring landscapes and vibrant cities. Explore the Amazon and trek the Inca Trail in Peru, visit Bolivia's Uyuni salt flats and Chile's striking Atacama Desert. Then wing your way to Argentina to taste wine in Mendoza and tango in Buenos Aires, before heading to the spectacular Iguazu Falls and ending your action-packed adventure in Rio, Brazil's party capital.

Salar de Uyuni salt flats | Bolivia | South America
Highlights of Bolivia
9 days FROM $4,729

Travel from southern Peru into Bolivia, visit the Bolivian Highlands, colonial Potosi and the incredible salt flats in Uyuni where you stay in a hotel made entirely of salt! Explore the famous rock formations of the Valley of the Giants before finishing up in San Pedro de Atacama in Chile!

The Atacama Desert | Chile | South America
Atacama & the North
10 Days FROM $5,189

Get off the beaten track in Chile’s northern reaches with this unique adventure through the Atacama Desert. Kicking off in Santiago discover fascinating museums, lunar-like landscapes of geysers and rock formations, pre-Hispanic ruins and gigantic geoglyphs, mammoth copper mines and abandoned ghost towns with plenty of natural beauty to boot.

Tailormade Holidays to San Pedro de Atacama

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in Chile — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include San Pedro de Atacama.

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