DAY DESCRIPTION LODGING MEALS
1 SANTIAGO – CALAMA – SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA (2,400m)
Flight to Calama, in the heart of the Atacama desert, from where we drive across the most arid part of the desert to the oasis San Pedro de Atacama. In the afternoon, visit of the Quitor fortress and transfer to the Moon Valley for an unforgettable sunset.
Hotel Casa de Don Tomás or similar Breakfast & Lunch
2 SAN PEDRO – TOCONAO – CHAXA LAGOON – MISCANTI – TAMBILLO
Today we enjoy a full day of traveling across the desert and the Altiplano. We drive south along the salt flat to the Aymará village of Toconao with its local cacti and stone handcrafts. After this we enter the Atacama salt flat and stop at the Chaxa Lagoon, one of the world’s best places to see flamingos nesting. From there we start driving up towards the Altiplano, where we experience a complete change of landscape. Our target destination is the protected Miscanti area, a region marked by mountain lagoons, volcanoes and a very rich local flora and fauna. In the evening we drive back to the salt flat and camp in a Tamarugo forest in the middle of the Atacama desert.
Camp at 2,400m Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3 SAN PEDRO – TATIO GEYSERS – PURITAMA – TAMBILLO
We get up very early (at around 4am) for a two-hour drive to the geysers of El Tatio. We arrive in time to enjoy the view of the steaming fumaroles and the thermal activity against the extraordinary sunrise of the Atacama Desert. Your early morning wake-up will be rewarded with a perfect crystalline clear sky and a landscape of unforgettable beautiful colors and contrasts. We enjoy a good breakfast before returning to San Pedro. On the way back we stop at Puritama thermal springs, one of the best thermal springs in the world. After a long bath we have lunch before driving back to San Pedro.
Camp at 2,400m Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4 TAMBILLO – LAGUNA VERDE – LAGUNA COLORADA
We drive to Hito Cajon and cross the border to Bolivia. Our first destination today is Laguna Verde at the foothill of the volcanoes Licancabur and Juriques. Next we pass by Dali desert, Sol de la Mañana (Rising sun) geothermal field at 4960 meters over sea level. The 4WD keeps moving towards the northeast and we reach Laguna Colorada with its flamingoes, vicuñas and the characteristic white blocks of bore which contrast harshly with the red water of the lake.
Hut at 3,900m Breakfast & Lunch
5 LAGUNA COLORADA – ÁRBOL DE PIEDRA – SAN JUAN
In the morning, we drive north through the Avaroa National Park past several magnificent multicolored lagoons; Laguna Roja, Laguna Cañapa, Laguna Hedionda, among other.  Another overland day of amazing changing landscapes that finishes in the village of San Juan, which offers us the comfort of a small hotel.
Hotel at 3,700m Breakfast, &Lunch
6 UYUNI – UYUNI SALT FLAT – ISLA PESCADO
Now we are out of the Avaroa National Park and we have left South Lipez behind us as we are just entering the Uyuni area which is famous for its huge salts flats, the biggest in the world: Salar de Uyuni (or Tunupa ), 12,000 square km, and Salar de Coipasa, 4,500 square km. The two salt lakes are separated only by a narrow range and by the red volcano Tunupa. We cross the Uyuni Salt Flat and drive to Isla Pescado, one of the many island of lava and cacti located in the middle of the slat flat. We set up our base camp.
Camp at 3,700m Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7 ISLA PESCADO – VN TUNUPA HIKE – ISLA PESCADO
Early in the morning we drive to Coquesa, small native village located at the foothill of the Tunupa volcano. We start the days visiting the Coquesa Mummies cave and then set off for a half a day hike in the volcano, with outstanding views of the surrounding mountains and the huge white salt flat.
Camp at 3,700m Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8 ISLA PESCADO – ISLUGA CAMP
We drive west along the Coipasa Salt Flat to the Chilean border and cross over to the Chilean side of the high plateaus. We arrive at the village of Colchane and then head to Isluga area where we set up our camp for a last time, in the very heart of the Andean highlands.  Farewell dinner.
Camp at 3,900m Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9 ISLUGA CAMP – IQUIQUE
In our last day of this expedition we will descend by 4×4 all the way to the Pacific Ocean, passing by the most diverse landscapes: from the highlands to the Andes foothill, and then to the driest desert and the Tamarugo forests to finally see the ocean. 
Hotel**** Breakfast, Lunch
10 IQUIQUE – SANTIAGO
Morning at leisure to walk in Iquique downtown or along the beach. In the afternoon transfer to the airport and end of our services.

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