ATACAMA DESERT DISCOVERY
7 DAYS | 6 NIGHTS
MARCH TO MAY & SEPT-NOV
Chile - Remarkable desert experience
A daily dip into the desert surrounding the charming thatch and Adobe village oasis of San Pedro De Atacama. The
very best of both worlds: desert exploration by day returning to unwind around the pool at a comfortable hotel at night. The little known 105,000 square kilometres (41,000 miles) of Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world, is awash with other-worldly geological formations and awaits your discovery.
7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS
Nights at a comfortable lodge with swimming pool and rooms with private bathrooms, located in one of the ‘ayllus’ that make up the charming red sand village of San Pedro, the gateway to the Atacama Desert.
ITINERARY IN BRIEF
DAY 1 : Arrival & Introductory Ride
DAY 2 : Colonial and Pre-Colonial Settlements
DAY 3 : Salt Flats, Salt Lake Float
DAY 4 : Valley of The Moon
Day 5 : The Ride!
Day 6: Geysers
Day 7: Departure
DAY 1 | ARRIVAL & INTRODUCTORY RIDE
You will be met at Calama International Airport, then driven to San Pedro de Atacama to a comfortable hotel. After settling in, riders can meet the horses and, once everyone is settled, we head out for a quick ride along the shady tracks of the oasis to get to know the horses and the tack.
Dinner & Overnight at Lodge
D (approx. 1 hour ride, approx. 1 hour vehicle transfer)
FROM US$ 3,530
All accommodation (twin/double rooms with private bathrooms); all meals and water (from day 1 dinner to day 7 breakfast); English speaking guide & 2nd local guide; 5 riding days; horses; saddlebags; all necessary transfers/transport as per itinerary including day 6 excur-sion; all necessary local taxes, private reserve & national park entrance fees.
Appropriate medical insurance (mandatory), visa (as necessary), international or national airport taxes, soft and alcoholic drinks (inexpensive), personal expenditure, tips, and all services not mentioned in the detailed description.
“…Nothing was going to prepare me for what I was going to see and live and experience in the Atacama. That big sense of adventure, the immense other-worldly landscape, the staggering beauty and the extreme colours of this ever-changing desert will never stop flashing in your memory…15 rides behind me, this one remains the best.”
Veronica S, Extreme Desert Itinerary, October 2018.