Atacama Community, Culture & Nature Tour

4 Day Tour: Local Traditions & Landscapes of San Pedro de Atacama

Culture & Community Experience Chile / Atacama 4 Days Local Hotels All year round Small Group

From USD$ 1,070 per person

Our local Partner for this Trip

Our local partner is a Chilean Tour Operator that specializes in community based tourism and meaningful travel experiences. They have a profund commitment to generating benefits for local communities through the tourism experiences they offer. The company is certified by the Chilean sustainable tourism certification “Sello S”, is one of the Chilean tourism industry’s few B Corps and financially supports the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance.

Trip Facts: Atacama Community, Culture & Nature Tour

Atacama's Culture & Traditions

Immerse yourself into the Atacameñan (or Lickan Antay) culture, taste typical food, meet local people and learn about the Atacameñan's history and their daily life.

Atacama's Natural Highlights

Visit the stunning landscapes and natural highlights around San Pedro de Atacama and must-see attractions like Moon Valley and Tatio Geysirs as well as little-known attractions like the amazing Rainbow Valley or the petroglyphs of Yerba Buena.

Atacama Desert Stargazing

Observe the starry sky of the Atacama desert, one of the world's best for stargazing.

Llama Walk

Walk through the Atacama desert in the company of llamas, following an ancient route of the Atacameños.

TRIP ITINERARY

This unique Atacama Community Tour will show you the Atacama Desert from an unusual but very authentic perspective. Explore the Atacama Desert in a meaningful way and experience unforgettable travel moments. You will visit some of the most famous sights and natural wonders around San Pedro de Atacama but also have several encounters with the local Atacameñan (or Lickan Antay) people and get an authentic inside into their culture. A highlight is the walk with LLamas through the Atacama desert, reliving an ancestral tradition.

DAY 1: MOON VALLEY & STARGAZING
  • Reception in Calama airport and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama.
  • Visit the impressive landscapes of the Moon Valley enjoying the sunset and the changing colors of the desert.
  • Observe the stars for the sky of Atacama (one of the best in the world for stargazing) and learn about the Andean constellations during an Astronomical Tour.
DAY 2: YERBAS BUENAS PETROGLYPHS, RAINBOW VALLEY & RIO GRANDE
  • Visit the old petroglyphs of Yerbas Buenas, one of the largest collection of Rock Art in the San Pedro de Atacama area.
  • Observe millions of years old rocks that surface in differently colored layers at the magnificant Rainbow Valley.
  • Walk through the small streets of Río Grande, a local village built in a deep ravine.
  • Taste typical Atacameñan food during a lunch prepared by your local guide.
DAY 3: LOCAL CULTURE & LLAMA WALK
  • Today you will immerse yourself in the culture of the Atacameñans who have inhabited the desert for thousands of years.
  • Learn about the Atacameñan history, the locals daily life and typical activities such as alfalfa crops, animal husbandry.
  • Enjoy a “fusion” Atacamenian lunch, with preparations based on products traditionally used by the Lickan Antay, such as corn, quinoa, llama or lamb meat and fruits and vegetables produced in the community orchards.
  • Relive the beautiful experience of walking with llamas through the Atacama Desert.
  • Listen to the stories of the desert and learn about the relationship of men with llamas while you enjoy a beautiful sunset.
DAY 4: GEYSIRS DEL TATIO & MACHUCA
  • Early in the morning head to the geyser field “El Tatio”, an overwhelming spectacle of nature.
  • Visit Machuca, a little farmer´s village.
  • Transfer to the airport to continue to your next destination

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