Wild Landscapes of Atacama

8 Days
Santiago to Santiago
From (EUR)
4,595
Dates & Pricing

2022/2023 Santiago > Santiago

Journey to the driest place on Earth

Explore the delightful paradoxes of vibrant Chile, from its bustling, cosmopolitan capital city, to the driest non-polar place on the planet. As you journey along, take a moment to relish Chile’s irresistible laidback vibe, delicious cuisine, and famous hospitality.
Santiago is an art lover’s paradise with its streets lined with architectural styles ranging from art deco to neo-gothic, and its museums replete with artworks that address everything from human rights to modern art. At Atacama Desert, be pleasantly surprised by the wealth of wildlife that thrives on these arid lands, from scaly lizards to resilient shrubs. Enjoy a range of daily excursions to explore its Mars like landscape that has served as the backdrop of many a Hollywood sci-fi movie, and be amazed at the diversity of landscape the region offers.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OSCA
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Santiago
Return City:
Santiago

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Santiago

    Welcome to the quirky Chilean capital of Santiago. Enjoy a two-night, located in the cultural and historical hub of Santiago.

  2. Day 2 - Santiago

    A land of surprises, worldly sophistication and excitement, uncover the cosmopolitan city of Santiago on a guided tour. Every neighbourhood is unique and there is plenty to discover. Experience the spectacular sights and colourful culture of Chile’s capital city on your tour this morning and see the city’s legendary landmarks as you stroll through Santiago’s streets, visiting the picturesque Moneda Palace and the neoclassical Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral. Board the funicular to San Cristobal Hill and enjoy a panoramic view of the city below. Join your Tour Director for a delicious welcome dinner this evening.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Santiago > Atacama

    Welcome to the Atacama region, the perfect base from which to explore the many wonders of the Atacama Desert, the driest desert on Earth. Reach your luxurious retreat, set in the heart of the desert, the perfect base for a four night Special Stay. Explore the facilities of this boutique lodge and take a dip in the hot spring pools. Tonight sample delicious Chilean food and wine and discuss the activities available for the following days with the expedition team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Atacama

    Soak up the majesty of the desert and choose from a variety of activities each day to enjoy at your own pace. You will discover the ancient culture of Atacama, its wildlife, and the amazing natural landscapes of this vast terrain, from the brown of the Andean mountains and volcanoes, to the white of the salt flats and the green of the oases. Each evening the expedition team will share with you the excursions available for the following day during pre-dinner drinks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Atacama

    Continue to explore Atacama. Soak up the majesty of the desert and choose from a variety of activities each day to enjoy at your own pace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Atacama

    Continue to explore Atacama. Soak up the majesty of the desert and choose from a variety of activities each day to enjoy at your own pace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Atacama > Santiago

    Savour the last excursions before flying to the Chilean capital of Santiago for an overnight stay. Join your Tour Director on your final evening for a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Santiago

    Say farewell as you transfer to the airport, taking away a lifetime of wonderful memories with you.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your luxury escorted journey includes
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Memorable Scenic Special Stay
  • Fully escorted land journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Porterage throughout, plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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