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Atacama

Desert & Altiplano, Chile

Explorations in
Atacama

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Astronomia Andina

Cielo
Astronomia Andina
Sky icon Sky
Easy icon Easy
missing duration icon Half-day

We begin with a briefing of basic concepts under the open sky. We then learn about orientation, distances, and local culture...

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Astronomia Andina
Astronomia Andina
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Sky
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Easy
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Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    It takes place almost every day at Explora. We begin with a briefing of basic concepts under the open sky. We then learn about orientation, distances, and local culture under one the world’s clearest skies. In our own observatory, we get to watch stellar objects in the solar system and deep space. Ask our guides for availability. Spaces are limited, so please book in advance.

Ckausama

Altiplano
Ckausama
Overland icon Overland
Easy icon Easy
missing duration icon Full-day

We take a van to the Tatio Geysers. Along the way, an important part of the Andean Plateau fauna –including vicuñas, flamingos, foxes...

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Ckausama
Ckausama
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Overland
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Easy
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Full-day
  • Exploration Path

    We take a van to the Tatio Geysers. Along the way, an important part of the Andean Plateau fauna –including vicuñas, flamingos, foxes, and others– can be appreciated. We walk across the reserve feeling the inner activity of the land with views to the Andes Mountain Range and the hot water springs from where steam rises. We return by van.

3 Cordilleras

Cuenca del salar
3 Cordilleras
Horseback Ride icon Horseback Ride
Advanced icon Advanced
missing duration icon Half-day

We horseback ride to the Catarpe Valley through a road immersed in the oasis, where we will be able to trot and gallop before climbing up...

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3 Cordilleras
3 Cordilleras
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Horseback Ride
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  • Exploration Path

    We horseback ride to the Catarpe Valley through a road immersed in the oasis, where we will be able to trot and gallop before climbing up a ledge in the Salt Mountain Range. On our return to Explora, we ride around the ledge with panoramic views of the three mountain ranges and descend through dunes to the Mars Valley.

    For experienced and advanced riders only. This exploration is only available for advanced riders who have mastered rising trot and canter over uneven terrain in open spaces and on all types of horses. A test in the hotel is required before going out into the desert.

    *Temporarily unavailable. Consult other exploration options with your Explora guide at the destination.

    elevation gain icon
    424 m 1391 ft
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    -424 m -1391 ft
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    2.709 m 8.886 ft
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    2.431 m 7.974 ft

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Beter

Cuenca del salar
Beter
Horseback Ride icon Horseback Ride
Advanced icon Advanced
missing duration icon Half-day

In this exploration, we visit the two ayllus, ancient Atacameño farm communities, where we can see the local lifestyle...

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Beter
Beter
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Horseback Ride
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Advanced
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Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    In this exploration, we visit the two ayllus, ancient Atacameño farm communities, where we can see the local lifestyle, vegetable gardens and archeological remains. To begin, we will go to the ayllu in Solor. Next we continue to the ayllu dunes of Beter, one of the first Atacameño settlement.

    For experienced and advanced riders only. This exploration is only available for advanced riders who have mastered rising trot and canter over uneven terrain in open spaces and on all types of horses. A test in the hotel is required before going out into the desert.

    elevation gain icon
    106 m 348 ft
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    -106 m -348 ft
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    2.431 m 7.974 ft
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    2.388 m 7.833 ft

    Elevation Profile

Cúcuter

Cuenca del salar
Cúcuter
Horseback Ride icon Horseback Ride
Advanced icon Advanced
missing duration icon Full-day

We horseback ride to the Moon Valley, explore its clay grounds, and see landscapes that seem to be from another world...

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Cúcuter
Cúcuter
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Horseback Ride
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Advanced
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Full-day
  • Exploration Path

    We horseback ride to the Moon Valley, explore its clay grounds, and see landscapes that seem to be from another world. Afterwards, we go for lunch to the ayllu in Cúcuter, an oasis whose colors contrast with the desert landscape and where the whitish colors of Atacama´s Salt Flat begin to appear.

    *Temporarily unavailable. Consult other exploration options with your Explora guide at the destination

    elevation gain icon
    444 m 1456 ft
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    -443 m -1453 ft
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    2.555 m 8.380 ft
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    2.376 m 7.793 ft

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Valle de la Luna

Cuenca del salar
Valle de la Luna
Horseback Ride icon Horseback Ride
Advanced icon Advanced
missing duration icon Half-day

We travel to the Salt Mountain Range, going through different dunes and rock formations. As we go along, among trots and gallops...

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Valle de la Luna
Valle de la Luna
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Horseback Ride
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Advanced
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Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We travel to the Salt Mountain Range, going through different dunes and rock formations. As we go along, among trots and gallops, we ride into the Moon Valley, a site whose lunar landscapes have given Atacama its worldwide fame. During this ride, we explore pristine and solitary landscapes.

    For experienced and advanced riders only. This exploration is only available for advanced riders who have mastered rising trot and canter over uneven terrain in open spaces and on all types of horses. A test in the hotel is required before going out into the desert.

    *Temporarily unavailable. Consult other exploration options with your Explora guide at the destination.

    elevation gain icon
    380 m 1246 ft
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    -379 m -1243 ft
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    2.555 m 8.380 ft
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    2.408 m 7.898 ft

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Rio Salado

Cuenca del salar
Rio Salado
Horseback Ride icon Horseback Ride
Advanced icon Advanced
missing duration icon Full-day

We gallop to the Catarpe Valley through the San Pedro de Atacama oasis, towards the Salt Mountain Range...

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Rio Salado
Rio Salado
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Horseback Ride
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  • Exploration Path

    We gallop to the Catarpe Valley through the San Pedro de Atacama oasis, towards the Salt Mountain Range. We go through an archeological site of great value and, after lunch, we go down to the Salado River following its course till its confluence with the Grande River. On our way there, we can see petroglyphs. Afterwards we return to Explora.

    For experienced and advanced riders only. This exploration is only available for advanced riders who have mastered rising trot and canter over uneven terrain in open spaces and on all types of horses. A test in the hotel is required before going out into the desert.

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    422 m 1384 ft
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    -422 m -1384 ft
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    2.686 m 8.810 ft
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    2.431 m 7.974 ft

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Guatin

Quebradas Intermedias
Guatin
Horseback Ride icon Horseback Ride
Expert icon Expert
missing duration icon Full-day

We go to the Catarpe Valley and continue to go through a place known as Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat). We horseback ride through...

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Guatin
Guatin
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Horseback Ride
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Expert
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Full-day
  • Exploration Path

    We go to the Catarpe Valley and continue to go through a place known as Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat). We horseback ride through water courses and different creeks. Finally, we ride up a hill until we reach ancient cattlemen roads. Lunch at Puritame Reserve.

    For experienced and advanced riders only. This exploration is only available for advanced riders who have mastered rising trot and canter over uneven terrain in open spaces and on all types of horses. A test in the hotel is required before going out into the desert.

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    850 m 2788 ft
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    -70 m -231 ft
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    3.211 m 10.532 ft
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    2.743 m 8.997 ft

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Ayllus

Cuenca del salar
Ayllus
Bike icon Bike
Easy icon Easy
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We bike ride to the archaeological site of Beter, one of the first Atacameño settlements. We get off the bicycle to visit the site and learn about...

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Ayllus
Ayllus
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Bike
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Easy
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Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We bike ride to the archaeological site of Beter, one of the first Atacameño settlements. We get off the bicycle to visit the site and learn about the local history. Next, we continue to the ayllu in Solor to visit the Librería del desierto, the first rural book store in Chile. We return to the hotel by bicycle.

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    119 m 390 ft
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    -119 m -390 ft
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    2.431 m 7.974 ft
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    2.385 m 7.823 ft

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Cejar

Cuenca del salar
Cejar
Bike icon Bike
Easy icon Easy
missing duration icon Half-day

We leave by bike from Explora, we will cross different ayllus (old social and agricultural communities atacamañeñas) to enter...

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Cejar
Cejar
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Bike
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Easy
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  • Exploration Path

    We leave by bike from Explora, we will cross different ayllus (old social and agricultural communities atacamañeñas) to enter the northern part of the Atacama salt flat to one of its first lagoons, Laguna Cejar. We can bathe in one of its lagoons.

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    42 m 137,1 ft
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    -126 m -413 ft
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    2.431 m 7.974 ft
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    2.339 m 7.672 ft

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Piedra de la Coca

Cuenca del salar
Piedra de la Coca
Bike icon Bike
Advanced icon Advanced
missing duration icon Half-day

We leave by bicycle to Catarpe through a road that goes up to the Salt Mountain Range. We go through an ancient tunnel...

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Piedra de la Coca
Piedra de la Coca
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Bike
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Advanced
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Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We leave by bicycle to Catarpe through a road that goes up to the Salt Mountain Range. We go through an ancient tunnel before starting a descent that will take us to the Piedra de la Coca, a site with petroglyphs. We continue our trip to the Paciencia plains through stony grounds and on our way back we pass through the Mars Valley.

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    560 m 1836,8 ft
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    -560 m -1837 ft
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    2.642 m 8.666 ft
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    2.431 m 7.974 ft

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Ckuta

Cuenca del salar
Ckuta
Bike icon Bike
Moderate icon Moderate
missing duration icon Half-day

We take a van to the Salt Mountain Range and begin bike riding in the Paciencia plains. We travel to the Moon Valley through...

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Ckuta
Ckuta
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Bike
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Moderate
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Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We take a van to the Salt Mountain Range and begin bike riding in the Paciencia plains. We travel to the Moon Valley through sandy soil and beautiful landscapes. The return trip is an uneven path that includes different ascents and descents.

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    251 m 823,3 ft
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    -240 m -787 ft
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    2.488 m 8.161 ft
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    2.366 m 7.760 ft

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Catarpe

Cuenca del salar
Catarpe
Bike icon Bike
Easy icon Easy
missing duration icon Half-day

We bike ride to the San Pedro River and follow its course to Catarpe. We go through the Quitor pukará...

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Catarpe
Catarpe
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Bike
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Easy
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Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We bike ride to the San Pedro River and follow its course to Catarpe. We go through the Quitor pukará, an old fortress, and cross the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat), a canyon inside the Salt Mountain Range with zigzagging paths between striking rock formations. We return through the same road.

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    244 m 800 ft
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    -244 m -800 ft
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    2.546 m 8.351 ft
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    2.431 m 7.974 ft

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San Isidro

Cuenca del salar
San Isidro
Bike icon Bike
Moderate icon Moderate
missing duration icon Half-day

We ride our bicycles to the Catarpe Valley in the Salt Ridge. We pedal through switch paths between canyons...

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San Isidro
San Isidro
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Bike
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Moderate
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Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We ride our bicycles to the Catarpe Valley in the Salt Ridge. We pedal through switch paths between canyons made of reddish soil in a place known as Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat). We visit the San Isidro church into a historic area.

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    325 m 1066 ft
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    -325 m -1066 ft
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    2.584 m 8.476 ft
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    2.431 m 7.974 ft

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Tambo

Cuenca del salar
Tambo
Bike icon Bike
Expert icon Expert
missing duration icon Half-day

We bike ride to the Catarpe Valley. We ride up to Cuchabrache, through an old road that crosses the Salt Mountain Range...

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Tambo
Tambo
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Bike
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Expert
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Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We bike ride to the Catarpe Valley. We ride up to Cuchabrache, through an old road that crosses the Salt Mountain Range. We ride through plaster and crystallized salt creeks. This exploration includes seeing part of the local culture and petroglyphs, as well as the San Isidro church.

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    568 m 1863 ft
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    -568 m -1863 ft
    max altitude icon
    2.690 m 8.823 ft
    min altitude icon
    2.431 m 7.974 ft

    Elevation Profile


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