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Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & SPA 6-Night Itinerary C

At the Alto Atacama Desert Lodge, you can select from an entire range of excursions, activities, and outings, thereby permitting you to design a travel itinerary that perfectly suits your particular tastes, interests, and abilities. This varied menu of excursions range from one hour to two days of activities consisting of everything from easy lower-altitude strolls to expert high-altitude climbs – it’s all up to you, as you can choose from the following:

Journeys into the Ancient Past

Lickanantai Culture Rock Art   High Andean Villages The Colorados

Exploring Living Cultures

Andean Orchards

Spectacularly Scenic Treks

High Catarpe Tambo Catarpe Moon Valley Atacama Salt Flat And Toconao Village

Wet and Wild Water Tours

Tatio Geysers The Salt Lakes Andean Lagoons, Salar Aguas Calientes and Tuyajto Wetlands And Pecan Monks

Celestial Excursions

Sunrise in the Atacama Andean Astronomy Full Moon Walk

Desert Trekking & Mountain Biking

Desert Valleys (high) Inca Pass Cardones Ravine Catarpe Valley Route of the Shepherds Devil´s Throat Llaretas Route

Volcano Tours

Toco Soquete Licancabur volcano

The following detailed itinerary is just an example of a tour that can be designed by any guest(s) at Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa after selecting from the number of excursions offered.

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Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & SPA: Highlights

Atacama Desert, Celestial Excursions, Andean Astronomy, Desert Trekking & Mountain Biking, Licancabur Volcano, Desert Trekking & Mountain Biking

Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & SPA: Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Celestial Excursions (Andean Astronomy)
Day 2: Andean Astronomy (Devil’s Throat Gorge) / Desert Trekking & Mountain Biking (Desert Valleys)
Day 3: Volcano Tours (Licancabur Volcano)
Day 4: Volcano Tours (Licancabur Volcano)
Day 5: Desert Trekking & Mountain Biking (Route of the Shepherds)
Day 6: Desert Trekking & Mountain Biking (Llaretas Route)
Day 7: Desert Trekking & Mountain Biking (Catarpe Valley)
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Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & SPA: Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Celestial Excursions (Andean Astronomy)

Andean Astronomy: To make the most of the Alto Atacama’s privileged desert location, the lodge has installed the region’s only open-air observatory. Sitting atop one of the many hills near the hotel, the observatory’s six swivel chairs and its powerful telescope will enable you to take in the intricacies of our universe with unrivaled clarity. You will also benefit from the knowledge of one of the lodge’s expert guides, who can answer questions and provide information about the long history of human astronomical discoveries. (This one-hour activity is considered easy and requires no acclimatization.)

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Lunch - Dinner
Day 2
Andean Astronomy (Devil’s Throat Gorge) / Desert Trekking & Mountain Biking (Desert Valleys)

Devil’s Throat Gorge: This mountain biking excursion begins from the Quitor “Ayllu” (settlement), where we will descend a winding path through the spectacular gorges of the Cordillera de la Sal in the Catarpe Valley. The tour continues on to the Garganta del Diablo (Devil´s Throat) gorge, which got its name from the ancient myths of local people. Finally, we will bike to the village of San Isidro to visit its perfectly situated church – an ideal conclusion to the ride. (This half-day excursion is considered to be of medium difficulty, as it consists of a18 km [11.18 mi] bicycle ride, though it requires no acclimatization.)

Desert Valleys: This extensive mountain biking tour will take us across some of the most arid and inhospitable regions of the Atacama Desert. Recreating old routes traveled by the ancient people of this area, this excursion starts in Mars Valley and proceeds with a ride to the Llano de la Paciencia (“Patience Plain”). The geology changes throughout this trek, including giant sand dunes and compacted salt mineral beds. Later, we will make our way to the western side of Moon Valley, and after a picnic lunch (included), we will explore the central crater of the valley. From there, we will cross over to the Cordillera de la Sal, and then pass the “Three Marys” (ancient rock formations sculpted largely by extreme winds).  (This half-day excursion is considered to be of high difficulty, as it entails a 38 km [23.61 mi] bicycle ride and requires two days of acclimatization.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 3
Volcano Tours (Licancabur Volcano)

Licancabur Volcano: This extended expedition begins with an ascent up the eastern slope of the Juriques Volcano, at the southwestern edge of Laguna Verde (“Green Lake,” at 4,350 m) near the Bolivian border. From there, we will hike along the path to neighboring Licancabur Volcano in Bolivia. Licancabur is thought to house the earliest remnants of human activity in the high Andean region, with traceable signs of ancient ceremonies still visible to this day. Once we reach the summit, you will be treated to unparalleled views of surrounding volcanos, the Salar de Atacama salt flat, the Andes and the wider Altiplano. All meals are provided on this 2-day excursion. (This two-day climbing excursion is considered to be of expert-level difficulty, as it consists of a climb to an altitude of 5,917 meters [requiring seven days of acclimatization], as well as a 50 km [31.06 mi] van ride and a 1 km [0.62 mi] walk)

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 4
Volcano Tours (Licancabur Volcano)

Licancabur Volcano: This extended expedition begins with an ascent up the eastern slope of the Juriques Volcano, at the southwestern edge of Laguna Verde (“Green Lake,” at 4,350 m) near the Bolivian border. From there, we will hike along the path to neighboring Licancabur Volcano in Bolivia. Licancabur is thought to house the earliest remnants of human activity in the high Andean region, with traceable signs of ancient ceremonies still visible to this day. Once we reach the summit, you will be treated to unparalleled views of surrounding volcanos, the Salar de Atacama salt flat, the Andes and the wider Altiplano. All meals are provided on this 2-day excursion. (This two-day climbing excursion is considered to be of expert-level difficulty, as it consists of a climb to an altitude of 5,917 meters [requiring seven days of acclimatization], as well as a 50 km [31.06 mi] van ride and a 1 km [0.62 mi] walk)

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 5
Desert Trekking & Mountain Biking (Route of the Shepherds)

Route of the Shepherds: Recreating an ancient route taken by migrating local shepherds and their flocks, we will begin this full-day hike in the wetlands of Vado Machuca. Following the course of a nearby river, the tour will take us past the ruins of old stone structures formerly used by the shepherds, though some are still inhabited to this day. The trek continues to Peñaliri, a now deserted village though noteworthy for its well-maintained agricultural terraces. Finally, the last few kilometers of this trek will take you on a scenic journey to the Rio Grande, where you will stop for some well-earned local food (lunch included). (This full-day excursion is considered to be of high difficulty, as it consists of a 108 km [67.10 mi] van ride and a 15 km [9.32 mi] walk at an altitude of 4,015 meters and requires two days of acclimatization.)

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 6
Desert Trekking & Mountain Biking (Llaretas Route)

Llaretas Route: The name of this excursion comes from the name of the locally grown plant that is found attached to rocks in this area. These Llaretas plants were used by ancient herdsmen of the region as fuel for fire, both for cooking and for heating. This excursion is a specially designed route selected to prepare guests for the acclimatization and skills necessary for enjoying high-altitude volcano climbing. The route starts in the hills to the east of the geysers, where the pathway is marked only with the vague tracks of local animals – as your guide will point out. At an altitude of 4,000 m., the route descends between rocks and cliffs until we reach the bottom of the ravine before beginning an ascent back up to the mountain pass. The excursion includes a picnic lunch. (This full-day climbing preparation excursion is considered to be of high difficulty, as it consists of an 8 km walk [4.97 mi], a 98 km (60.89 mi) van ride, and requires two days of acclimatization)

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 7
Desert Trekking & Mountain Biking (Catarpe Valley)

Catarpe Valley: This treks will take us exclusively through the Catarpe Valley itself as we hike along the famous San Pedro River before crossing into Tambo, the former administrative center of the Incan Empire. After exploring Tambo, the hike continues through the vast landscapes of the valley, passing smaller villages along the way. (This half-day excursion is considered to be of high difficulty, as it consists of a 14 km [8.69 mi] bicycle ride, though it requires no acclimatization.)

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Breakfast

Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & SPA: Prices

2019 - Price per person
Days
Catarpe RoomQuitor RoomSuite Tilo
DoubleTripleDoubleDouble
7US$ 4,620US$ 3,600US$ 3,900US$ 5,280
Price per person based upon double occupancy.
Included in the price:
  • Reception inside the “Arrivals Hall” at Calama airport
  • Arrival and departure transfers between Calama Airport (CJC) and the lodge
  • Accommodations
  • American Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the lodge (includes soft drinks and coffee)
  • Daily excursions from a menu, bilingual guides
  • Free use of mountain bikes
  • Free access to the spa (sauna, Jacuzzi, etc.) & swimming pools, outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Complimentary transfer service between the lodge and the village of San Pedro (8:30am to 11:30pm)
Not included in the price:
  • Spa treatments (massages, reflexology, Reiki, etc.)
  • Laundry
  • Telephone calls
  • Premium wines and spirits
  • Tips & gratuities
  • International & domestic flights
  • Insurance (prior to your journey please ensure your travel insurance is valid in your country of origin)
  • Tips & gratuities
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