November 19, 2009
Private touring in the Atacama Desert, Chile
Touring the Atacama Desert with your own private local guide is the best way to experience this spectacular region in northern Chile and its many attractions.
Private touring allows travelers to visit Atacama highlights such as the Valley of the Moon without the crowds. We arrange exclusive activities such as a private breakfast while watching geysers erupt in a geothermal field high in the Andes,
visiting pre-Columbian ruins and petroglyphs with an archaeologist, taking photography expeditions to capture dramatic landscapes such as colorful salt lakes and snow-capped volcanoes at the best times of day, seeing pink flamingoes feeding in lagoons, hiking through desert gorges and across vast sand dunes, mountain biking through high-desert valleys, relaxing in natural hot springs, viewing the dazzling night sky with an astronomer, and taking pottery classes with local artisans.
Our travelers stay at a luxurious resort in the historic village of San Pedro de Atacama, where they can enjoy blue skies, dry desert air and a slow-paced atmosphere.
Our luxury Chile tours combine the Atacama Desert with many other wonderful touring options in the region, such as visiting historic cities and renowned wine estates in central Chile; hiking among glaciers, lakes and mountains in wild Patagonia; and exploring the beauty and mystery of remote Easter Island. The Atacama Desert also combines naturally with Salta and Jujuy provinces in northwest Argentina, as well as many other destinations in Argentina, Peru and Ecuador.