Jagged red rock formations covered in frost underneath a dark sky in the Atacama Desert.

San Pedro de Atacama Tours

Tailor-made Itineraries by Local Experts
Jagged red rock formations covered in frost underneath a dark sky in the Atacama Desert.

San Pedro de Atacama Tours

Tailor-made Itineraries by Local Experts

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Marvel at some of Chile’s most otherworldly scenery with our private and small group San Pedro de Atacama tours. Spewing geysers, green lagoons, impressive landscapes, and Chile's largest salt flat are all within easy access of this remote desert outpost. Highlights include the Tatio Geysers, an amazing geothermal field located at 14,764ft (4,500m) above sea level and surrounded by volcanoes, as well as the spectacular Valle de la Luna, which boasts astonishing lunar landscapes with various stone and sand formations in a beautiful range of colors and textures. Contact us to start planning your trip to this breathtaking Chile destination.

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What to Do in San Pedro de Atacama

Explore the otherworldly landscapes of the Atacama, the world’s driest desert. Your Latin America For Less travel advisor can help you create the perfect itinerary tailored to your interests and preferences.

An aerial view of the otherworldly Green Lagoon and the surrounding Atacama desert.

Laguna Verde


Like an immense green mirror, the Green Lagoon displays a reflection of the nearby Licancabur Volcano, creating a magical setting that may be why the area was considered sacred by the pre-Columbian inhabitants of the territory.

Vapor rising up from the geysers at El Tatio, surrounded by gorgeous mountain landscapes.

Tatio Geysers


The geysers at El Tatio are one of the desert’s most awe-inspiring spectacles. At dawn, the vapor from dozens of fumaroles spring up from the heart of the desert, then disperse into thousands of colors spread across the sky.

Rocky hills in the Valley of the Moon, named for its resemblance to the lunar surface.

Valley of the Moon


For thousands of years the wind has carved strange, desolate, stone shapes into the Valley of the Moon and, in the thin atmosphere of the altiplano, these stand out sharply against the startlingly blue sky.

An aerial view of visitors relaxing at the Puritama Hot Springs in the Atacama Desert.

Thermal Pools


Heated by underground geothermal activity, the thermal baths of Puritama maintain a pleasant temperature throughout the year, making them the perfect place for some relaxation after a long day of hiking or sightseeing.

Pink flamingos grazing in the water at one of the many salt lakes found in the Atacama Desert.

Salt Lakes


The abundant salt lakes of the Atacama desert attract a wide array of wildlife and offer some of South America’s most otherworldly scenery. Here you can also visit the Salar de San Pedro de Atacama, the largest salt flat in Chile.

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The Catarpe Tunnel, part of the old road that connected San Pedro de Atacama with Calama.

Adventure Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add some extra adventure to your personalized itinerary. Get your adrenaline pumping with hikes and multi-day treks, jungle expeditions, white water rafting trips, mountain biking tours and more. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors today to start planning your adventure.

Visitors on a road in San Pedro de Atacama, with a large snow-capped volcano visible overhead.

Cultural Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about adding cultural tours and experiences to your personalized itinerary. Discover the rich cultures of Latin America and learn about the unique customs and traditions maintained by its people. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors today to start planning your cultural tour.

Beach chairs around a large pool at the Tierra Atacama Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.

Spa & Wellness Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add spa & wellness tours to your personalized itinerary. Take advantage of a free day to enjoy some rest and relaxation at a resort, or visit a spa to unwind after a long day of exploring. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors to start planning your spa & wellness tour.

A bowl of Beef Cazuela, a traditional Chilean stew, at a restaurant in San Pedro de Atacama.

Food Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add food tours and culinary experiences to your personalized itinerary. Discover the unique cuisines of Latin America and enjoy exclusive visits to some of the world’s top restaurants. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our travel advisors today to start planning your food tour.

A visitor wearing a headlamp admiring the brilliant night sky over the Atacama desert.

Family & Friend Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add family-friendly tours to your itinerary. Our team can help you build the perfect trip for your family, whether your group has small children, teenagers, senior citizens, or all of the above. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our travel advisors today to start planning your family tour.

Explore Chile

With a fascinating culture and some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes, Chile offers countless wonderful destinations for travelers. Discover some of the best places to visit in Chile below.

Arica


Arica, the “city of eternal spring” and gateway to Lauca National Park, is the capital of the north country and famous for long, lazy beaches and a rich cultural history.

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Chillan


Hit the slopes in Chillan, one of Chile's top ski and snowboard resorts and home to the longest run in South America at eight miles. At night, soak in the natural thermal baths.

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Easter Island


One of the most isolated islands in the world, Easter Island is a majestic getaway destination combining the natural beauty of a volcanic island with the captivating history of the famous Easter Island statues.

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Punta Arenas


The southernmost city on mainland South America, Punta Arenas overlooks the historic Strait of Magellan and the beautiful jagged peaks and white landscapes of Patagonia.

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Puerto Montt


With its absolutely stunning location on the Gulf of Ancud, Puerto Montt will lead you directly to the Lake District and the arresting landscapes of verdant valleys, striking mountains and beautiful lakes.

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Puerto Natales


Puerto Natales is the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park, and arguably Patagonia’s most spectacular place to visit with immense sweeping landscapes that leave long-lasting impressions.

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Santiago


The metropolitan Chilean capital, Santiago is a vibrant cultural hub with fascinating history and lively nightlife, surrounded by world-class skiing and wine valleys.

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Iquique


The bustling port city of Iquique is the ideal base to explore the massive geoglyphs, nitrate ghost towns, and thermal baths of the Chilean desert.

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Valparaiso


Valparaiso is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and coastal, bohemian city with a peculiar charm that has made it a favorite of writers, artists, and poets for centuries.

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La Serena


La Serena is located in the Elqui Valley and one of the most beautiful cities in Chile with picturesque churches, sandy beaches, and some of the clearest skies in the world.

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Patagonia


Shared by Chile and Argentina, Patagonia is a wild land of cleaving glaciers, deep forests, and piercingly blue waters that offers countless opportunities for sightseeing, nature watching, trekking and more.

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San Pedro de Atacama Hotels

Discover the best places to stay in San Pedro de Atacama with our top pick San Pedro de Atacama hotels.

A luxurious room with a terrace area and sun chairs at the Tierra Atacama boutique hotel.

Tierra Atacama

Calle Séquitor S/n, San Pedro de Atacama

This boutique hotel and spa offers guests unparalleled comfort and tranquility within the striking beauty of the Atacama Desert. Enjoy your private terrace with views of the Licancabur Volcano before taking a dip in the pool and relaxing with a massage in the hotel’s spa.

An elegant hotel room at the Casa Atacama, with glass doors leading to a second room.

Casa Atacama

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Tocopilla E-8, San Pedro de Atacama

Casa Atacama is tastefully decorated with Andean designs and offers a comfortable and relaxing base for exploring the fascinating Atacama Desert. Each room features an inside garden as well as a terrace to create a private desert oasis for each guest.

A simple but cozy room with a stone wall at the Altiplanico Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.

Altiplanico Hotel

Domingo Atienza 282, San Pedro de Atacama

The architecture of the Altiplanico Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama blends harmoniously with the landscape and the simple décor complements the natural surroundings with warm earth colors and natural materials. The hotel’s grounds offer respite from the sun in the form of private terraces and an inviting swimming pool.

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