Destinations: Santiago | Casablanca Valley | San Pedro de Atacama
Hotels: Lastarria Boutique Hotel, Awasi Atacama
Atacama is nestled along the coast of Chile and is one of the greatest deserts on Earth. Isolated and beautiful, it offers extreme shifts in terrain—from lunar landscapes to lush river canyons. Here you will find parched regions that have not been touched by rain for three centuries, and hidden arroyos that flood from brilliant summer rainstorms. Beauty resides in the texture of the land, the starkness of the sky and in the ways of life that have managed to thrive in the harsh desert environment. The Atacama Desert chronicles this struggle for survival, and travelers here can witness the miracle of adaptation amid striking landscapes.
Journey Pace: Active & Challenging
- Admire the colonial architecture of Santiago
- Sample classic Chilean vintages at a winery in the Casablanca Valley, renowned for its rich terroir
- Explore the stark landscape of the Atacama Desert by foot, bicycle or vehicle
- Marvel at the southern constellations in the clear night skies above the desert