7-Day Bike & Hike Women Tour - Atacama Desert

Atacama Desert

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Duration: 7 days
Group size: 4 - 10
7-Day Bike & Hike Women Tour - Atacama Desert
Atacama Desert

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11 reviews

Duration: 7 days
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


Before we kick off our bike and hike tour in the Atacama Desert, you should take a day or two to adjust to local time and recover from your travels, and allow for any flight or luggage delays. 

You should fly into Calama airport (CJC).

In Chile, domestic flights are operated by 3 local airline companies: Latam, Sky Airline and JetSmart.

Official Airport Transfer

The official shuttle company at Calama's Airport is called TransVip.

They are the only authorized shuttle company at the airport, and their staff wears a green and orange uniform.

By contract with the airport, they must have available transport based in the domestic flights arriving every day. They have a counter at the airport, on the ground floor next to the car rental companies.

They offer regular shuttles to San Pedro de Atacama at $12.000 pesos (USD $17 per person), and they need a minimum of 4 people. If they don't have the 4 minimum passengers, or if you want to have a private shuttle, with the same company you can do it at $75.000 (USD $100 per vehicle).

You don’t need reservations and you can pay in Credit Card or Cash. The ATM is on ground floor.

All their shuttle services will drop you off at the hotel or address you are staying in San Pedro de Atacama. 

Driving time is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.

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

What’s not included

  • 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 Packages

Trip Price
Available until 59 days before departure
Deposit: $1,495

Available options


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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11 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.


Our self-guided bike tour around Lago Llanquihue was truly the trip of a lifetime. The bike ride itself offered challenging hills, varied terrain (beaches, countryside, small towns, forests, etc), and incredible lake and volcano views the whole time. We also very much enjoyed biking up to the waterfalls and Lago Todos los Santos, where we took a boat across the river for a fun lunch. The accommodations (Casa Ayacara, Entre Volcanes Lodge, and Hotel Awa) were all great in different ways, and everyone was extremely friendly. We also enjoyed the food and restaurants in the region a lot as well. From a logistics standpoint, the RideWithGPS maps were very helpful and the luggage transport service was always on time and reliable. We arrived to each hotel after biking to find our bags had already been moved into our room, which was so nice. Caitlin with Amity Tours was SO SO helpful in making this trip as incredible as it was. She helped us by suggesting an itinerary, and then listening to what we wanted and making adjustments and customizations to the trip to make it absolutely perfect. I cannot thank her enough for helping us think through every little detail. A few of the great things she did was help us book a private hot tub experience at Cancagua Day Spa near Fruitillar (which was a highlight of our trip, for sure) as well as adjust our itinerary to allow us to lodge in a different area and have a dedicated bike day to go to the waterfalls/Lago Todos los Santos. She was patient, flexible, understanding, professional, and, above all, absolutely nailed it! Thanks Caitlin!
By Patrick K for Megan & Patrick's Milestone Birthday Adventure! on Feb 18, 2024
we had great food, met wonderful people, and learned a lot and kept safe by our enthusiastic guides.
By Gail H N for (2) 6-Day Patagonia Experience in Torres del Paine Gail on Dec 24, 2023
Even though concerned about the lack of internet, this made the experience even better! The standard dome was a bit chilly but so comfortable once in the well blanketed bed. The yoga was a great addition and the food couldn't have been better. I liked the choice of activities every day and loved the guides. Great trip!
By Betsy B for 6-Day Patagonia Experience in Torres del Paine Betsy Barrett on Dec 23, 2023
The Eco Domes are fantastic. We had a Superior Suite Dome which was large with lots of storage. It had both a wood stove and a bathroom heater. The bed was very comfortable. The food at Eco Camp is plentiful and delicious. Our guides were great--so knowledgeable about Chile and the local flora and fauna. Lots of little surprises each day. It was great having a yoga option. The logistics of getting to and from Eco Camp were perfect. Highly recommend this trip.
By Joan S for 6-Day Patagonia Experience in Torres del Paine Joan and Robert on Dec 22, 2023
Thanks for a great Chilean hiking trip. We enjoyed every minute of it. David was a wonderful guide. He was very knowledgeable about the areas we hiked, always organized, and took us through all that the volcanoes had to offer……Wind, rain, snow, sun, and some amazing views. A big thank you to Eduardo our driver for safely getting us to and from all our hikes. It was an excellent few days of hikes, delicious food, beautiful accommodations and fun with David and Eduardo.
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