Northern Chile Routes: Desierto y Altiplano


Chile / North  

Desert & Altiplano

8 days / 7 nights
All year round.

Day 1 Arica
(18 – 60 Km / 12 – 38 Miles)
We recommend you to use the afternoon to visit the Valle de Azapa (Azapa Valley) with its interesting archaeological museum.

Day 2 Arica – Putre
(140 Km / 87 Miles)
Head for the Pacific coast towards the village of Putre, located on the Andean altiplano. Bear in mind that you will drive up to an altitude of 3.500m.

Day 3 Putre – Parque Nacional Lauca (Lauca National Park) – Arica
(220 Km / 138 Miles)
We recommend you to use the morning to discover the beautiful Lago Chungará (Chungara Lake), at over 4,000m high, the center of a UNESCO Biospehre Reserve. In the late afternoon it is time to drive back from the Andes to the Pacific coast.

Day 4 Arica – Iquique
(316 Km / 196 Miles)
Drive through the desert marked with green canyons coming down from the Andes towards the coast.

Day 5 Iquique– San Pedro De Atacama
(510 Km / 316 Miles)
Drive along the coast to Tocopilla and from there through the desert to San Pedro de Atacama passing by Calama.

Day 6 & Day 7 San Pedro De Atacama
It is good idea to use two days to discover the magnificent surroundings. If you would like to go to the El Tatio Geysers we recommend you a guided excursion as the route is difficult to find. All the other attractions can be easily reached on your own.

Day 8 San Pedro De Atacama – Calama
(100 Km / 62 Miles)

End of tour

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