Chile itinerary 3

El Norte Chico (small north) and the Atacama Desert

Duration: 3 weeks

Transport: rental car, domestic flight

Travel season: all year round

Map: Follow this travel plan on Google Maps!

Travel day

Nights

Location

Activities

1

1

Departure

2-3

2

Santiago

Arrival in Santiago,extended city tour

4-5

2

Valparaíso

Drive through the Casablanca valley (visit winery) to the port town of Valparaíso; visit town and port, beaches of Viña del Mar

6

1

Combarbalá

Los Cristales to Combarbalá in the Small North, on the way visit the Las Chinchillas National Park, evening astronomy tour in the Cruz del Sur Observatory

7-8

2

Pisco Elqui

Drive via Ovalle, through the Valle Hurtado crossing the Antakari pass to the Valle de Elqui; visit a Pisco distillery, observatory in the evening

9-10

2

Caleta Chañaral

Drive via La Serena (city walk) to Caleta Chañaral de Aceituno; boat tour at the national reserve Pingüino de Humboldt: penguins, dolphins, whales

11-12

2

Bahía Inglesa

Drive via Huasco along the coastal route to Bahía Inglesa; day at the beach

13-14

2

NP Pan de Azúcar

Drive via Caldera (city walk) to the coastal national park Pan de Azúcar; hike in the mountains

15-19

4

San Pedro de Atacama

Drive to San Pedro de Atacama in the Atacama Desert; explore the surroundings: Valle de la Luna, Valle de la Muerte, Quitor and Katarpe, Salar de Atacama, Lagunas Miscanti and Meñiques, geysers El Tatio, thermal baths Puritama...

20

1

Santiago

Flight from Calama to Santiago, farewell evening

21

1

Return flight

22

Arrival at home

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