6-Day Family Adventures - Atacama Desert

San Pedro de Atacama, Chili

5 reviews
Duration: 7 days
Group size: 2 - 12
6-Day Family Adventures - Atacama Desert
San Pedro de Atacama, Chili

5 reviews

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 2 - 12

About this trip

Amity Tours has developed this new tour in the Atacama Desert for families who love walking during the day and rest comfortable at night.

You’ll hike among astonishing landscapes surrounded by volcanoes and secret paths between valleys, salt flats, gorges, in addition to learning about Atacama history, culture, archaeology, and its native flora and fauna.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
    English-Speaking speaking (9:1 guest-to-guide ratio)
  • Private transportation
  • 5 nights’ accommodation
    At 3* hotel
  • All activities
    Walking, culture experience with the Likan Antai indigenous community, hot springs, star-gazing
  • Meals
    5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner and 1 evening cocktail. We also include the f
  • 0 waste on-route snacks
    drinking water, local beer, isotonic drinks, trail-mix, fresh fruit and home-made energy bars
  • Gratuities
    At restaurants and hotels
  • Insurance
    Medical and accident
  • Hiking poles
  • Water bottle
    Available upon request
  • Entrance fees
    To hot springs and national parks
  • Flights
    International & Domestic
  • Travel insurance
  • Extras
    Beverages & cocktails, laundry and SPA services
  • Gratuity for local team
    At the end of the trip, gratuity for the crew for a job well done is highly appreciated. We encourage you to use your discretion and tip according to the caliber of service you receive.

Available options


Day 1
Likan Antai cultural experience - Hike in Mars Valley

Welcome to Atacama – the driest desert in the World.

Morning excursion

On our first day, you will meet your team of local professional guides at Hotel.  Today we will have a great introductory experience to the Likan Antay culture as we visit the different ayllus around San Pedro de Atacama.

The Ayllu is an ancient type of organization and land management, created by the Altiplano people who inhabited these desert sites.

We will meet Wildo and his family who will share with us an introductory conversation regarding the territory and some of their tradition. We will experience different traditions of the Likan antay people.

Afternoon excursion

After a good rest, we’ll head towards the Salt Mountain Range where the Mars Valley is located. This mountain range forms a natural barrier between the Pacific Ocean and the Atacama Salt Flat.  

After ascending a small dune, we will hike north along one of the cornices bordering the Mars Valley. The stunning panoramic view allows us to appreciate how erosion has molded the Salt Mountain Range, revealing the geological processes that shaped it. 

The most fun part of the excursion is a steep but enjoyable descent down a dune, from where we cross the valley on our way back to the van. 

Altitude: 2,600 meters above sea level

Distance: 3,7 kilometers

Time hiking: 1 hour 20 minutes

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: La Casa de Don Tomas Hotel 

Your Organizer

5 reviews
Amity Tours is an Adventure Travel Company founded in 2003. We are a boutique inbound tour operator specializing in Family Adventures - Cycling – Skiing – Hiking & Conservation Tours in Chile and Argentina. Our key elements are ADVENTURE - PEOPLE - NATURE.


We had a great trip! Maria Paz, Baudio, Igor and Bernardo took care of us and made sure that everything was well taken care of. They are an expert team. We certainly wouldn’t hesitate to use Amity again.
By Scott P for 4-Day Multisport Lake and Volcano District on 21 Mar, 2023
These days either Amity Tours were fantastic! We visited Rio Pueblo, Cochamo, and Villarica. We trekked, kayaked, and had customized and authentic cultural experiences.
By June M for 4-Day Multisport Lake and Volcano District on 20 Mar, 2023
I worked with Angela from Amity organizing travel before and after my Trek cyling in the lake district. I had a fantastic time at Las Majadas which Angela recommended. The trip from pick up at airport, hotel food and excursions was seamless. The Tierra Patagonia was fantastic as well. Amazing location, excursions food and drink. Angela made herself availble to answer any questions i had and checked on me during my stay to make sure things were going well. I highly recommend working with Amity. BTW they were also logistics team on the Trek trip, they were fantastic.
By Eileen C for Trek Add-on Las Majadas + Tierra Patagonia / Eileen Crowley on 14 Mar, 2023
Great trip all around. Amity was extremely helpful with organizing and responding to questions. Thanks very much.
By David H for 5-Day Patagonia Add-on Hotel Singular / David Herrigel x2 on 12 Feb, 2023
Actually our tour was only 5 days due to COVID issues but Cristian was great in rearranging everything and super honest in giving us the difference between the cost for the 9 days and the cost for the 5 days. Cristian was the best possible organizer always available and ready to help and answer our questions. Hotels except for a hiccup the first night were great. Bicycles are amazing, the driver very professional and nice. The only downside of the trip was the guide on the bike that had evidently no experience and had no idea on what he was supposed to do. All in all I would strongly recommend Amity Tours