Antofagasta Region Safaris & wildlife activities

Our most recommended Antofagasta Region Safaris & wildlife activities

Piedras Rojas, Altiplanics Lagoons & Salar Full-Day Tour

1. Piedras Rojas, Altiplanics Lagoons & Salar Full-Day Tour

Be collected from your accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama around 6:30 AM. Your first stop, after an hour, will be at the Miscanti and Miñiques highland lagoons, located at 4,200 meters above sea level. In these lagoons, enjoy breakfast and admire the fauna and flora here.  The next visit is to the Salar de Talar, known as Piedras Rojas or purple stones. The beauty of this place will leave you speechless. Continue to your next stop at the Atacameño village of Socaire, where you can observe the terraces of cultivation and the village church. Then visit the Salar de Atacama, Chile's largest salt lake. Here are the national flamingo reserve and the Chaxa lagoon, which is home to three types of flamingos as well as other species. Return to San Pedro de Atacama around 5:00 PM. 

San Pedro de Atacama: 3-Day Special Activity Combo

2. San Pedro de Atacama: 3-Day Special Activity Combo

Delight in 3 days of activities and discover the must-sees in the Atacama Desert, from San Pedro de Atacama. The natural attractions of Atacama, the driest and highest desert in the world, are scattered around San Pedro. Get ready to find conical volcanoes, blueish lagoons, steaming geysers, and rock formations that appear to be from another planet. Llamas, vicuñas, guanacos, foxes, and graceful flamingos can also be experienced in this unique wildlife environment. The 3-day pack will be a combination of the 4 tours below. The local partner will contact you before to coordinate the days on which you will attend each one. El Tatio Geysers Tour: Visit El Tatio Geysers to be mesmerized by the largest geothermal field in the southern hemisphere and the third-largest in the world. Ride through the Putana Valley, observe flora and fauna, and stop at a lagoon to see flamingos. Salt Flats Route Tour: Explore northeastern Chile’s natural wonders of the Atacama Salt Flats and a few lagoons, with breakfast included. End the day at the Tara Salt Flat and the volcano lookout. Vallecito Sunset Tour: Explore the Atacama Desert with a visit to Vallecito and stop by the famous magic bus to later on end your day watching an amazing sunset. Hidden Lagoons of Baltinache Tour: Visit the hidden lagoons of Baltinache or Seven Lagoons, one of the secret places of the Atacama Desert. This is a wonderful landscape, of which only the first and the last one can be used for bathing. Due to the high salt concentration they contain, you will experience the flotation effect like the Dead Sea.

San Pedro de Atacama: Láscar Volcano Summit Hiking Day Trip

3. San Pedro de Atacama: Láscar Volcano Summit Hiking Day Trip

Discover the most active volcano in northern Chile with this hiking day trip from San Pedro de Atacama to the top of the Láscar volcano. Admire the views from 5590 meters above sea level and see smoking fumaroles. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Pedro de Atacama. Sit back and relax on the air conditioned drive in an all terrain vehicle. Stop to purchase breakfast and pass through the towns of Toconao and Talabre. Arrive at the base of the Láscar volcano. Look up at its smoking crater as you drive to an altitude of 4,600 meters. Put on your helmet and pick up your walking stick. Get a safety briefing from your guide before beginning your ascent to the 300-meter deep crater. See endemic fauna and a blue altiplanic lagoon surrounded by salt on your tour. Marvel at sweeping views of the Andes mountain range. Look as your guide points of smoking fumaroles. Breathe in the scent of sulfur.  Reach 5590 meters above sea, if conditions are good, before making your descent. Transfer back to your accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama at the end of your tour. 

San Pedro de Atacama: Wildlife Safari and Photography Tour

4. San Pedro de Atacama: Wildlife Safari and Photography Tour

You would be pickup from your hotel and driving 45min up to the mouintans we arrive to the rocky Quirquincho Pass looking for Guanacos and Vizcachas, then continue to the wetlands of Machuca Village for a short hike with plenty of birdlife including flamingos. After crossing the beautiful village of Machuca would drive up to the Highland of Putana Vade lookout to relax with a 360° view of the largest wetland of the region, surraunded by high volcanoes.

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What people are saying about Antofagasta Region

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Great tour combo with great guides. Each tour was unique and you could experience the versatility of the Atacama. The Vallecito Tour was awesome. A mega impressive and varied landscape. The tour of the lagoon was also an experience in itself. The water is cold, but with the bright sun from above it is a refreshing experience. And nice to see how all the salt settles on the skin like a small crust. The tour to the highlands was great. The fact that it is a little over 4,000 m can make you dizzy. But the view of the volcano, the many lakes and rock formations are unforgettable. We also saw a lot of flamingos and guanacas/llamas. The tour to the geyser field started very early, but it is an experience to see the steaming geysers at sunrise. Be careful, it's below 0 degrees up there. Don't forget a scarf, hat and gloves. All tours included breakfast/lunch :)

This was a great combination of activities. Although not all the guides spoke English, all the tours were fantastic. Loved my time in San Pedro de Atacama. Highly recommend!

The tour itself was great, I got to see a lot of great landscapes. The food was amazing (especially the breakfast). They did pick me up a little late but it wasn’t too bad.

Guides and tours were excellent. Enjoyed the breakfasts and appreciated the expert driving on rough roads.

All guides and drivers very cordial and informed. The wonderful experiences. Some unique landscapes.