7-Day Bike & Hike Tour - Atacama Desert

San Pedro de Atacama, Chili

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Jul 17 - 23, 2022
Group size: 4 - 12
7-Day Bike & Hike Tour - Atacama Desert
San Pedro de Atacama, Chili


Jul 17 - 23, 2022
Group size: 4 - 12

About this trip

Hike & bike among astonishing landscapes surrounded by volcanoes and secret paths between valleys, salt flats & gorges.
You will learn more about the history of the Atacama Desert, culture, archaeology, native flora and fauna.

What’s included

  • Professional tour guide
    English-Spanish speaking (8:1 guest-to-guide ratio)
  • Private transportation
    with trailer & bicycle rack
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
    At 3* hotel
  • All activities
    Cycling and hiking (6 bike rides and 4 hikes), local culture and hot springs
  • Meals
    6 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 2 dinners. We also include the first glass of Chilean wine, beer or soft drink during our group dinners
  • 0 waste on-route snacks
    drinking water, local beer, isotonic drinks, trail-mix, fresh fruit and home-made energy bars
  • Gratuities
    At hotels & restaurants
  • Entrance fees
    To national parks, reserves, hot springs, and local attractions
  • Insurance
    Medical and accident
  • Amity goodie
    Cycling jersey
  • Basic cycle parts
    cable housing, tubes, tires and spokes
  • Accessories
    Helmets, pedals and water bottles available upon request
  • Flights
    International & Domestic
  • Travel insurance
  • Extras
    Beverages & cocktails, Spa and laundry services
  • Bike Rental
    Upon request
  • Other bicycle parts
    derailleur, crankset, fork, etc
  • 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

Bike Rental - Upon request10 left
$250
Single Supplement10 left
$325

Itinerary

Day 1
Los Ayllus ride - Hike in Moon Valley - Star-gazing at night

On our first day, you will meet our local team of professional guides at hotel. They will help you fit your bike to your satisfaction.  


Morning Ride

This morning, we will have a great introductory experience to the Likan Antay culture and its way of living. We will leave the hotel by bike and ride through different ayllus. The Ayllu is an ancient type of organization and land management, created by the Altiplano people who inhabited these desert sites.


We will pass by Solcor, Sequitor & Tulor. We'll make our first stop at the archeological site Tulor, one of the oldest sites in northern Chile. Then, we will meet Wildo and his family at the Coyo ayllu, and share with his family some daily activities and ancestral cosmovision. 

We will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Coyo tasting typical food prepared with local products. 


Distance by Bike: 30 Km

Elevation: 2.400 meters above sea level

Intensity level: Low/Easy


Afternoon Hike

During the afternoon, we’ll head toward the Moon Valley, located in the Salt Mountain Range, which forms a natural barrier between the Pacific Ocean and the Atacama Salt Flat. The hike starts at the Coyote rock, a strange rock formation and getting deep into the mountain range and it geologic forms. 


We’ll hike 2 hours by the Kari George, admiring beautiful views of Atacama. The Moon is well-known due to it statuesque and rocky formations. Salt emerges to the surface, covering the surface with a dry, whitish layer that gives the place a lunar aspect.


Distance Hiking: 8 Km

Elevation: 2.400 meters above sea level

Intensity level: Low/Easy


Evening activity

At night we will enjoy an amazing astronomy outing. We'll spend 2 hours that starts with an astronomy lecture in a specially equipped room, followed by a naked eye star-gazing and finally, a celestial bodies telescopic observation.


Meals: Breakfast, lunch and evening cocktail

Accommodation: La Casa de Don Tomas Hotel  

Your Organizer


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AMITY TOURS
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.