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Tierra Atacama

Chile

5 days

Summary

Treat yourself to eco-tourism in Chile at one of the world’s unique destinations, the Altiplano of the Atacama Desert. Tierra Atacama is a boutique hotel on the edge of San Pedro de Atacama.The hotel provides guest experiences that combine outdoor adventure and sports with indoor comforts, hospitality and excellent service. The architecture, interiors, grounds and spa of Tierra Atacama were designed by Chilean professionals with an aim of preserving local cultural influences while also creating a place that allows guests to relax, spoil themselves and enjoy the good-life in this unusual part of the earth.

Contours Travel suggests a minimum stay of four nights to explore this area.

Highlights

  • Luxurious accommodation, featuring terraces with views of volcanoes or the Salt Mountains
  • A range of unique and exciting excursions, designed to suit every fitness level and interest
  • Choose from 4WD touring, hiking, biking and volcano climbing expeditions
  • Enjoy fabulous cuisine, prepared with fresh local ingredients, and superb Chilean wines
  • Relax in the UMA Spa with heated indoor pool, steam baths, jacuzzi and outdoor pool

Special Offer


Book 7 nights in any two Tierra properties and save more than AUD $1200 per person and a free night at Hotel Le Reve in Santiago with breakfasts and transfers included!

Valid to travel until May 31st 2019 excluding from December 20th 2018 to January 2nd 2019.

ITINERARY

Day 1 San Pedro de Atacama

On arrival into Calama you will be met by an English speaking representative of the hotel and transferred to your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.

Your all inclusive package includes:
• Return transfer airport/ hotel/ airport
• All meals
• Open Bar (includes mineral water, sodas, juices, house wine and liquors). Premium wines and vintage liquors available for an additional cost.
• Two half day excursions or one full day excursion daily in small groups with other guests.
• Use of pools, sauna and Jacuzzi (massages, treatments and therapies payable in the hotel).

Day 2 San Pedro de Atacama

Choose from a range of half day and full day excursions that cater for every fitness level and interest. Small groups ensure maximum enjoyment on your excursions! From 4WD adventures to horse-riding, biking and hiking- Tierra Atacama has something for everyone.

Suggested excursion options include:
– 4WD tour to Moon Valley: an easy three hour tour with spectacular views over Death Valley, Moon Valley and the Andes mountain range
– Quitor Fortress: a unique cultural excursion visiting the archaeological museum in San Pedro de Atacama and the Fort of Quitor

Day 3 San Pedro de Atacama

A full day to enjoy the range of excursions and activities included in your stay.

Suggested excursion options include:
– 4WD tour to the highland lagoons of Miscanti and Miñiques: enjoy extraordinary mountain scenery and have lunch in the remote Altiplanic community of Socaire
– Bike Ride through the Ayllus: an easy ride through oases villages, where local inhabitants live traditional lifestyles
– Puritama Hot Springs: a medium level hike will bring you to these natural pools, where you can bathe and relax in the thermal waters

Day 4 San Pedro de Atacama

A full day to enjoy the range of excursions and activities included in your stay.

Suggested excursion options include:
– Tatio Geysers: at over 4,000m, this excursion requires a few days acclimatisation. An early departure will bring you to the geysers in time to see the morning sun streaming through huge steam columns, which reach heights of 12m. Great wildlife viewing opportunities with vicuñas and if you are lucky, foxes, vizcachas and the Andean ostrich.
– Volcano Hiking: starting at an altitude of 4,800m, this climb is only recommended for fit walkers who are well acclimatised. Enjoy spectacular views of the Bolivian Altiplano and the Atacama Salt Flat to the west

Day 5 San Pedro de Atacama/Calama

Transfer to Calama Airport for your onwards flight.

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