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Santiago and the Atacama Desert


8 days starting at $1,209/Person

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This customizable slice of adventure takes you through some of Chile’s most impressive landscapes as you explore the authentic highlights of Santiago, Valparaiso and Viña del Mar before exploring the spectacular, other-worldly landscape of the Atacama Desert.  Santiago de Chile’s history is captivating, Valparaiso and Viña del Mar are heavenly and the Atacama Desert scenery is truly exquisite.

Our trip specialists and tour guides are located in the area; they’ll take care of planning activities, meals and secret stops that any local would approve of.

What to expect from every Class Adventure Travel Tour:

  • Private and small group guides who go at your own pace
  • Private shuttle and transfers, unless otherwise noted
  • Trip specialists and guides who really know and live in the area
  • Personal recommendations for authentic, local experiences
  • Incredibly comfortable accommodations without sacrificing authenticity
  • Flexible itineraries that can be customized as much or as little as you want

What you will experience in a day of travel


Sunrise at El Tatio

Relaxing in Hot Springs

Traditional Lunch

Moon Valley

Sunset over the Andes

Stargazing

8 Day Sample Itinerary

Want more days? Fewer days? Fewer geysers? More wine? Let us know! We do the planning just to make it easy on you, but the trip is all yours – we’ll add or subtract based on what matters most to you.

Days 1-4

Santiago de Chile

  • Tour Santiago’s past and present: Plaza de Armas & Government Palace.
  • Day trip to the picturesque Pacific Coastal towns of Valparaiso & Viña del Mar.
  • Optional activities include Chilean wines tour, Colchagua Valley and more.

Your tour of Chile’s capital will take you through the history of the country from the time of Pinochet to the present day as you take in the famous Plaza de Armas, Government Palace and Metropolitan Cathedral. Explore the quaint and colorful seaside town of Valparaiso & the so-called ‘Garden City’ of Viña del Mar situated on Chile’s stunning Pacific Coast.

Days 4-8

Atacama Desert

  • Watch in awe as some 80 geysers erupt around you at El Tatio.
  • Explore the weird and wonderful lunar-landscape of Moon Valley.
  • See flamingos and walk along the crunchy surface of the Atacama Salt Flats.

From sand dunes that rise as high as skyscrapers to incredible lunar-landscapes, the Atacama Desert is one of the most unique destinations in the world. The days are filled with discovering impressive geyser fields, watching the sunset atop giant sand dunes, walking through out-of-this-world lunar landscapes and taking in the galaxies and constellations that are rolled out above you in the night sky.

Santiago and the Atacama Desert Highlights

Hotels & Pricing

Every Class Adventure Travel tour is personalized. We have relationships with a long list of hotels and lodges, restaurateurs and chefs, accompanied by our local guides and experts. Based on your interests, length of stay and budget, we’ll arrange a luxurious trip you’ll never forget.

Private Guided Tours, Hotels, & Prices
Option 1: Comfort
$1,639 /person
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Option 2: Superior
$2,009 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$4,729 /person
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Looking for a Group Experience
We have small group tours with daily departures for 8-15 people, with private guides and transfers dedicated to each group. Group tours save around 20% per person compared to individual private trips! Just tell us when you want to depart, what you want to see, and we’ll make sure you join in on the adventure!
$1,209 /person
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