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Turavion Chile DMC

Santiago , Chile

Program Example

Santiago and The Magical Atacama Desert

Day One:
Arrival in Santiago, reception at the airport and immediate transfer to the selected hotel. Chilean Welcome in the hotel with national dances, songs and a welcome drink or coffee (depending arrival time). Private check in and welcome lunch. In the afternoon begins a panoramic city tour. in the evning welcome dinner at a special venue with a theme party and local art performances.

Day Two:
Santiago ‑ Calama ‑ San Pedro de Atacama. After breakfast transfer to Santiago’s airport to board a flight to Calama. Reception in Calama’s airport and immediate transfer to the hotel. Arrival at San Pedro de Atacama, a true oasis in the Atacama Desert, known to be the world’s driest desert. Transfer to hotel, private check‑in, welcome drink including local exotic fruits. Lunch at the hotel with local dishes and the new "Atacamenian gastronomy". In the afternoon, exploration of the Cordillera de la Sal, composed of several small hills and jagged shapes. In a small trekking we reach the top of the dune, to watch the sunset and the changing colors in the mountains, accompanied by a splendid aperitif with a majestic view of the Valley of the Moon. Return to San Pedro and Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight. (B/L/D)

Day Three:
San Pedro ‑ Altiplanic Lagoons. After breakfast the group visits “The Magic of the Desert”, a full day visit surrounded of the magical Atacama landscape with the contrasts of sky, Altiplanic lakes and desert rocks. The journey starts in the Atacama Salt Flat, visiting the village of Toconao, the Chaxa lagoon where three varieties of flamingos breed, and then continues to the village of Socaire and the highland lagoons of Miscanti and Meñiques. Lunch will be specially prepared in the area of Socaire. The lakes are surrounded by impressive volcanoes which were formed when the Andes mountain chain rose from the sea in ancient geological times. Dinner in a premium local restaurant. Overnight. (B/L/D)

Day Four:
San Pedro de Atacama ‑ Tatio Geysers ‑ Puritama Hot Spring. Early departure to the geothermal field of El Tatio, to observe the huge steam columns that rise up to the sky which are best appreciated in the cold dawn air as the sun rises over the Andes. Exclusive breakfast buffet specially set for the group. Return to San Pedro, stopping on the way at the thermal pools of Puritama. After taking this rejuvenating stop, return to San Pedro de Atacama. Lunch in a local restaurant in San Pedro de Atacama. After lunch return to the hotel. Farewell dinner, a buffet dinner with grilled beef and fish accompanied with folkloric show from the North of Chile in the hotel.

Day Five:
San Pedro de Atacama ‑ Calama ‑ Santiago. Buffet breakfast, transfer to Calama’s airport to board a flight to Santiago. Arrival to Santiago and connect with return flights home. We suggest to overnight in Santiago and perform a gala dinner as a farewell party to close a magnificent program.