Norte Grande with Uyuni & Easter Island

Chile itinerary 4

Duration: 4 weeks

Transport: rental car, domestic flights

Travel season: April to december

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

1

Arica

Flight to Arica in the Atacama Desert, city walk and visit to the Archaeological Museum in the Azapa Valley

5-6

2

Codpa

Drive to Valle de Codpa, altitude acclimatisation

7-9

3

Putre

Drive via Belén to Putre at 3500 m above sea level; hike to rock paintings, excursions to Lago Chungará and Lagunas Cotacotani in the Lauca National Park and other destinations in the area

10

1

Cariquima

At an altitude of 4000 m crossing the Altiplano: Drive to the Salar de Surire, swimming in the thermal pools of Polloquere, on to Enquelga and Isluga in the Isluga Volcano National Park, overnight stay in the Andean Village of Cariquima

11-12

2

Iquique

Drive from the Altiplano down to the Atacama desert, past the rock painting Gigante de Atacama and the salpetermine Humberstone, to the coast of Iquique; city tour and beach

13-14

2

Calama

Drive on the coastal road Ruta 1 to Tocopilla and towards Calama; trip to the church Chiu Chiu and to the Laguna Inka Coya; visit of the world' s largest copper mine, Chuquicamata

15-19

5

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...

20-22

3

Tour Uyuni (Bol.)

Guided Jeep Tour from San Pedro de Atacama to Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia) and back (4 days 3 nights)

23

1

Santiago

Return to San Pedro, flight Calama - Santiago

24-26

3

Hanga Roa

Flight to Easter Island; highlights with guided tour, rental car, bicycle or moped: Moais, ceremonial village Orongo, Moais, volcano Rano Raraku, Moais, beach Anakena, Moais, snorkel tour, Moais...

27

1

Santiago

Flight to Santiago; farewell evening

28

1

Return flight

29

Arrival at home

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