Be transported to Mars in the world's driest desert

The Atacama Desert in the north of Chile, the driest non-polar desert in the world, offers a cinematic landscapes which stretch as far as the snow-capped peaks of the Andes in the distance. The Atacama is the world as you have never seen it before: brightly coloured mineral lakes, thick-crusted salt flats, flocks of Andean flamingos silhouetted on the bright clue sky, wind-sculpted rock formations, and the cavernous Moon Valley. Here, stunning sunsets tinge the land rich hues of reds, pinks and browns for as far as the eye can see. The clear, unpolluted night-time skies and powerful telescopes of the Atacama offer some of the world's very best star gazing opportunities, close to San Pedro de Atacama.

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The Sereno Tour - Atacama Desert - Holidays to Chile


Sereno Tour

13 Nights from £4,465 €4,458 $4,804

A thin ribbon of land stretching between the Andes and the Pacific. We visit the Atacama desert, the green lakes and mighty volcanoes of the Lake District …

The Sereno Tour
Tours in Chile

13 Nights from £4,465 €4,458 $4,804

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Departure from the UK

    Day 2 - Arrive Santiago. Tour of the city

    Day 3-4 - Santiago at leisure

  2. Day 5 - Puerto Varas, Lake District

    Day 6 - Lago Todos Los Santos, Lake District

  3. Day 7 - Travelling to Torres del Paine

    Day 8-9 - Torres del Paine National Park

    Day 10 - Travel to Santiago with Overnight Stay

  4. Day 11 - Travelling to San Pedro de Atacama

    Day 12 - Moon Valley

    Day 13 - El Tatio Geysers

    Day 14 - Salar de Atacama & fly to Santiago 

  5. Day 15 - Return to the UK

    Day 16 - Arrive home

  6. Extend your trip

  7. Days 1-2 - Moai Statues

    Day 3 - Crater Lake

    Day 4 - Return to Santiago

The Azul Tour - Punta Arenas & Tierra del Fuego - Holidays to Chile


Azul Tour

14 Nights from £5,860 €6,132 $6,618

Fascinating contrast of the Atacama desert landscapes of salt flats, Tatio geysers and high mountains, with a cruise along the Chilean Fjords with lush for…

The Azul Tour
Tours in Chile

14 Nights from £5,860 €6,132 $6,618

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 -  Departure from the UK

    Day 2 - Afternoon tour of Santiago

    Day 3 - Santiago at leisure

  2. Day 4 - Transfer to San Pedro Atacama

    Day 5-6 - Excursions in Atacama Desert & Mountains

  3. Day 7 - Excursion in Atacama. Flight to Santiago. Transfer to Valparaiso

    Day 8 - At leisure in Valparaiso

  4. Day 9 - Transfer to the ship

    Day 10-14 - Excursions & Sightseeing on the cruise

    Day 15 - Fly to Santiago. Fly home

The Laguna Tour - Holidays to Landmark Tours

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Laguna Tour

21 Nights from £5,768 €6,021 $6,498

An expedition to the remote salt flats and flamingo-filled lagoons of the high Andes and the Atacama desert. Cross mountains and valleys to reach Machu Pic…

The Laguna Tour
Tours in Landmark Tours

21 Nights from £5,768 €6,021 $6,498

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Days 1-2 - Travel to Santiago

  2. Day 3-4 - Moon Valley & Pucara de Quitor sunset

  3. Day 5 - Laguna Colorada and Desert of Siloli

    Day 6 - San Pedro de Quemez

  4. Day 7 - Uyuni Salt Flat

  5. Day 8 - Potosí

    Day 9 - Casa de la Moneda

    Day 10-11 - Tarabuco Market

  6. Days 12-13 - La Paz city

  7. Day 14 - La Paz

    Day 15 - Sun Island, Lake Titicaca

  8. Day 16 - Andean altiplano

    Day 17 - Sacred Valley of the Incas

  9. Day 19 - Machu Picchu

    Days 20 - 21 - Cusco

  10. Days 22-23 - Lima


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Atacama Desert


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