Atacama Desert Archaeological Excursion

REGION: Northern Chile
ACTIVITY LEVEL: 2 (Easy to Medium)
SUMMARY: Visit Padre Le Paige Museum in San Pedro de Atacama; see the fortress Pukara de Quitor, the site of one of the first conflicts between Spaniards and Indians; visit the 2,000 year old village of Tulor; and see the Church of San Pedro, a National Monument since 1951. Optional lunch.
DURATION: 4-5 hrs.

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Tatio Geysers –— Machuca Village –— Archaelogical Tour

REGION: Northern Chile
ACTIVITY LEVEL: 4 (Medium – High)
SUMMARY: Visit Geysers del Tatio with breakfast; take a swim in the thermal waters of Pozon Rustico; stop at the village of Machuca, an ancient settlement of llama herders. After lunch, visit archaeological sites, including Pukara de Quitor and the village of Tulor.
DURATION: 10 hrs.

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Atacama Salt Flat – Altiplano Lagoons – Toconao Village

REGION: Northern Chile
ACTIVITY LEVEL: 3 (Medium)
SUMMARY: See the flamingos of the great Salar de Atacama in Los Flamencos National Reserve in the Chaxa lagoon; visit the highland lagoons of Miscanti and Miñiques at the base of volcanoes; enjoy lunch in the pre-Inca village of Socaire; and visit the town of Toconao.
DURATION: 10 hrs.

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