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Atacama Desert (Awasi – All Inclusive)

$ 2,590.00

La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa All inclusive Package – High-End Accommodation & Service – Deep Amazon Experience

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Product Description

ARRIVING

You will be met by Awasi representative in the Calama Airport and assisted with your luggage and then transfer to your Awasi Atacama Lodge.

PACKAGE
ALL OUR RATES INCLUDE:

TRANSFERS: Private transfers from and to Calama airport.

LODGING: Excellence in lodging in exclusive rooms of your choice.

MEALS: As part of Relais & Chateaux, our Restaurant offers a culinary experience featuring the best local ingredients.

BEVERAGES: Open bar of Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic beverages. We have an exquisite selection of Chilean house wines.

PRIVATE EXCURSIONS: A 4×4 vehicle and a private guide to design the excursions that best suit your preferences and interests. Attached, you will find our excursions listing.

TAILOR-MADE SERVICE: At the moment of the reservation, a Personal Reservations Assistant will be assigned to you in order to coordinate your trip to Atacama and define your personal preferences and requirements.

SAMPLE OF ACTIVITIES

Car Trip – Atacama History Duration: Half Day

This excursion is a fascinating trip through time. We leave Awasi and drive to the quitor pukara, an Atacama fortress dating back to 1.000 AD, located in the Ayllu of Quitor, about 2 miles from San Pedro.
We ascend the ruins and from their height, we enjoy a privileged view of THE ANDES, the San Pedro River and the zone’s cultivation. Then we continue on to the town of Tulor, located some 6 miles from San Pedro and one of the first and most important Atacamenian settlements, dating back to 800
BC. Here we will visit the excavation site of the ruins and the reconstruction of original homes, created according to the criterion of archaeologists.

Finally, you have the option to visit the Father LePaige Archeological Museum, where Atacamenian history is revealed in rich detail. For those who wish to immerse themselves in our history and in Atacamenian or “Lickanantai” culture, as well as understand why San Pedro is Chile’s archaeological capital,this is an absolute must.

Car Trip – Moon Valley Duration: Half Day

We leave Awasi and head west towards the Salt Range, where we will find Moon Valley, located some 15 minutes away. Its name speaks of the landscape’s magic we are about to visit. As the tour progresses, we stop at various lookouts and observe the geological formations which, added to the action of wind and water, have created a geographical relief reminiscent of the inhospitable beauty of the lunar surface. In the morning,
you can relish the silence and solitude of this magnificent landscape; in the evening, enjoy the sunset as it subtly changes colors over the mountains.

Car Trip – Highland Salt Flats Duration: Full Day

We leave Awasi heading south and visit the towns of Toconao and Socaire (10.600 FASL). Along the way, we will see different types of landscapes, including dry desserts, small oases, high altitude vegetation and a mountain Landscape in all its magnitude.

Intertwined with the scenery, we will be able to see vicunas, among other wild species. We will be surprised by the immensity and inhospitable beauty of the Tuyajtu and Aguas Calientes salt flats – where we will eat lunch – with their turquoise colored ponds inhabited by wild ducks and flamingoes.

Hiking – Kari Canyon Duration: 2 hours

We set out west by car from Awasi towards Calama. Nearly fifteen minutes later, we arrive at a spectacular lookout point from which we can admire the majesty of the Salt Range.
Our hike here begins on a narrow trail with a ravine on one side, so it is not recommended for people with vertigo. We descend down the dunes and keep walking into the Kari Canyon, an old dry river bed where we explore caves, caverns and various small dips in the rocks.
In every season of the year and every moment of the day, the special attraction of this place surprises us. It is always possible to stop in silence and hear how the crystallized salt contracts and expands with temperature changes.

Hiking – Guatin – Puritama Duration: 2.5 hours

This trek follows the Puritama River. Leaving Awasi headed north, we pass Guatin Valley and take a road towards Machuca. We stop at the shores of Puritama river and commence our hike towards Machuca, which is surrounded by cacti and pampa grass.

We begin by climbing a slope which, given its height (11,00 FASL), will appear much more difficult than it is. Once we reach the top, we will follow a trail that leads us to the river, crossing old ranches, farming terraces and a great variety of flora and fauna.
At the end of our hike, we reach the Puritama Hot Springs (See Puritama Hot Springs), an ideal spot to rest and relax after this marvelous adventure and enjoy an Awasi-style appetizer.

Bicycle trails – Piedra de la Coca Duration: 5 hours

We leave Awasi on bike in the direction of the Quitor oasis. We visit the fortress with the same name and continue on to Catarpe ayllu.
We pedal through the middle of a landscape marked by the San Pedro River, the Pampa grass that surround it and the Salt Range, which frames the panorama. Next, we follow an old road that joins San Pedro to the city of Calama. This rise consists of a steep slope, leading to a tunnel built in 1930, which we cross to enjoy an extensive view of pure desert on the other side.

After pedaling for a few more miles, we stop at Coco Rock: a place where shepherds of the past also stopped to rest and where we can observe the rock art they created over thousands of years ago. Here we enjoy an Awasi-style picnic to regain our strength and move on. We pedal on a dirt road that takes us to the highway leading to San Pedro, and from there we return to Awasi.



4 Days / 3 Nights
$2590
Land only per person based on sharing

  • RECTANGULAR SUITE
    DOUBLE $ 2590 | SINGLE $ 3885
  • ROUND ROOM
    DOUBLE $ 2590 | SINGLE $ 3885
  • SUPERIOR ROUND SUITE
    DOUBLE $ 3100 | SINGLE $ 4650

    Christmas & New Year supplement applies

5 Days / 4 Nights
$3300
Land only per person based on sharing
  • RECTANGULAR SUITE
    DOUBLE $ 3300 | SINGLE $ 4950
  • ROUND ROOM
    DOUBLE $ 3300 | SINGLE $ 4950
  • SUPERIOR ROUND SUITE
    DOUBLE $ 3890 | SINGLE $ 5835

    Christmas & New Year supplement applies

6 Days / 5 Nights
$4100
Land only per person based on sharing

  • RECTANGULAR SUITE
    DOUBLE $ 4100 | SINGLE $ 6150
  • ROUND ROOM
    DOUBLE $ 4100 | SINGLE $ 6150
  • SUPERIOR ROUND SUITE
    DOUBLE $ 4880 | SINGLE $ 7320

    Christmas & New Year supplement applies

Additional Information

OVERVIEW

La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa, High-End Accommodation & Service, Bilingual Naturalist Guide, Kayaks & Trails, Deep Amazon Experience

DEPARTURE

Scheduled departures are Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

LODGE

La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa ALL INCLUSIVE ECOLODGE
Suites with Private Balconies & Panoramic Windows

INCLUSIONS

• Airport Assistance: Quito and Coca
• Transfers + Transportation in the Amazon
• Accommodation + All Meals
• Guided Excursions
• Bilingual Naturalist Guide + Native Guide
• Rain Ponchos and Rubber Boots will be provided during your stay at the Lodge

EXCLUSIONS

◾International Airfare/train ticket, Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
◾Travel insurance. visa fees, gratuities, drinks, personal spending and optional activities.
Alcoholic Beverages & Sodas Airfare Quito-Coca-Quito

QUESTIONS

Should you have any further questions, please call 1888-887-1688 for assistance.

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