Ladies – Let's enjoy an unforgettable journey in the driest desert of the world. During this unique bike and hike tour especially designed by women for women, we will immerse ourselves into the ancestral cultural of the atacameñas. In addition, we'll explore the most beautiful spots around San Pedro de Atacama, by foot or bike.
We will enjoy tasty local food, get to know local traditions, discover the open sky, and relax in thermal hot springs.
Our very unique accommodation offers us perfect moments to relax and enjoy the yoga sessions and other well-being moments. A tour for adventure women and nature lovers!
Women Tour Highlights
On our first day, you will meet our team of local professional guides at our meeting hotel. They will go over all logistic details and help you fit your bike to your satisfaction.
Morning Bike Ride. Today 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, that’s how they got to manage to settle down and develop their culture. It’s quite a challenge to survive in the most complex conditions of this isolated place, in the middle of the driest desert in the world.
We will pass by Solcor, Sequitor & Tulor. Here we will make our first stop in order to visit the archeological site Tulor, one of the oldest archaeological sites in northern Chile that was excavated by the famous archeologist Ana Maria Baron.
Then, we will meet a friendly Likan Antay woman and her family at the ayllu of Coyo. She will share with us some of her daily activities and ancestral cosmovision. She has worked on emphasizing the ancestral caravan with llamas.
We will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Coyo, where we will be able to taste typical food prepared with local products. Finally, we will bike back to the hotel, rest from the sun and get prepared four our afternoon excursion.
Afternoon Walking Excursion. In the afternoon, we will drive from San Pedro to the town of Toconao. Upon arrival, we will visit the main Plaza, the Church and the historic bell tower. All of them are historic symbols of this town.
Afterwards, we will continue towards Chaxa Lagoon located in Los Flamencos National Reserve, where the Atacama Salt Flat is located. This National Reserve is formed by a gigantic depression of more than 3.500 km2, located 2.300 meters above sea level.
The Atacama salt flat is the biggest salt field in Chile and its large quantities of salt make the surface white and rough. The dryness and altitude of the salt field allow an excellent panoramic view of the area.
There, we will wait until sunset and then head back to our hotel in San Pedro (in summer sunset is around 9:00 pm and in winter around 6:00 pm). Dinner is on your own, ask our guides for good dining recommendations.
Accommodation: Atacama Loft
Meals: Welcome lunch
Today's ride distance: 30 kilometers / 18,6 miles
Driving time: 25 minutes