7-Day Bike & Hike Women Tour - Atacama Desert

Atacama Desert

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Jun 14 - 20, 2021
Group size: 4 - 10
7-Day Bike & Hike Women Tour - Atacama Desert
Atacama Desert


$2990
Deposit: $1495
Jun 14 - 20, 2021
Group size: 4 - 10

About this trip

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

  • Explore the hidden corners of the driest desert in the world
  • Ckari Gorge trail hike in Moon Valley
  • Star-gazing experience 
  • Cejar Lagoon and Ojos del Salar
  • Atacama Salt Flat and endemic fauna and flora
  • Savor Chilean cuisine and taste the best local wines 
  • Cacti Valley, Guatín ancient settlement and Puritama hot springs
  • Third largest Geothermal field in the world: Tatio Geysers
  • Cultural experience and special encounter with the Likan Antai indigenous women

What’s included

  • Professional tour guide
    English-Spanish speaking (10:1 guest-to-guide ratio during hikes, 8:1 during bike rides)
  • Private transportation
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
    At Atacama Loft – Glamp units and Superior units available
  • Meals as per itinerary
    6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners
  • On-route snacks
    Drinking water, isotonic drinks, trail-mix, fresh fruit, and home-made energy bars
  • Insurance
    Medical and accident coverage (basic plan)
  • All activities
    Hiking, biking, local culture, encounters with the indigenous community, bath at natural hot springs, guided shopping, star-gazing, yoga sessions
  • Bike rental
  • Entrance fees
    Tohot springs, archaeological sites, and national parks
  • Gratuities
    At hotels and restaurants
  • Flights
    International and Domestic
  • Insurance
    Travel and trip cancellation
  • Extras
    Beverages and cocktails, laundry service
  • 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

Single Supplement10 left
$120

Itinerary

Day 1
Los Ayllus Bike Ride - Sunset at Chaxa Lagoon

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

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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.