Atacama, Chile

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Easy

T1 Salar de Atacama

Type: Half day
Duration: 1 hour
Distance: 2 kms / 1,2 miles
Ascent: 2,500 meters / 8,000 feet
Intensity: Easy
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Orchards of Toconao, laguna Chaxa, Salar de Atacama, bird watching, sunset


Nights of Acclimation: 0

Easy

T2 Cuchabrache heights

Type: Half day
Duration: 2,5 to 3,0 hours
Distance: 6,5 kms / 3,9 miles
Ascent: 3,000 meters / 9,600 feet
Intensity: Easy
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Cordillera de la Sal, panoramic views, volcanoes


Nights of Acclimation: 0

Easy

T3 Yerbas Buenas – Valle del Arcoiris

Type: Half day
Duration: 2 hours
Distance: 2 kms / 1,2 miles
Ascent: 3,000 meters / 9,600 feet
Intensity: Easy
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Yerbas Buenas petroglyphs, colored rock walls


Nights of Acclimation: 1

Easy

T4 Cornisas

Type: Half day
Duration: 2 to 2,5 hours
Distance: 4,2 kms / 2,5 miles
Ascent: 3,000 meters / 9,600 feet
Intensity: Easy
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Panoramic views of the oasis, Atacama Salt Flat, Valle de la Muerte Dunes

Family recommended


Nights of Acclimation: 0

Easy

T5 Quebrada del Diablo

Type: Half day
Duration: 2,5 hours
Distance: 5 kms / 3 miles
Ascent: 3,500 meters / 11.200 feet
Intensity: Easy
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Aguas Calientes Salt Flats, Tuyayito Lagoon and buffet lunch


Nights of Acclimation: 0

Easy

T6 Salar de Tara

Type: Full day
Duration: 1,5 hours
Distance: 2,5 kms / 1,5 miles
Ascent: 4,500 meters / 14,400 feet
Intensity: Easy
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Licancabur Volcano, Cerro Toco, Quipiaco Lagoon, salt flats, panoramic views, picnic lunch


Nights of Acclimation: 2

Easy

T7 Salar del Altiplano

Type: Full day
Duration: 1 hour
Distance: 3 kms / 1,8 miles
Ascent: 4,500 meters / 14,400 feet
Intensity: Easy
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Aguas Calientes Salt Flat, Tuyayito Lagoon, buffet lunch

Family recommended


Nights of Acclimation: 2

Moderate

T8 Guatín – Punta del Inca

Type: Half day
Duration: 2 to 2,5 hours
Distance: 4,2 kms / 2,5 miles
Ascent: 3,000 meters / 9,600 feet
Intensity: Moderate
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Vilama River, local flora, waterfalls, birdwatching, panoramic views

Family recommended


Nights of Acclimation: 0

Moderate

T9 Kari

Type: Half day
Duration: 2 to 2,5 hours
Distance: 5,5 kms / 3,3 miles
Ascent: 3,000 meters / 9,600 feet
Intensity: Moderate
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Kari Ravine Canyon, salt walls

Family recommended


Nights of Acclimation: 0

Moderate

T10 Kamur

Type: Half day
Duration: 3,5 hours
Distance: 9 kms / 5,4 miles
Ascent: 3,000 meters / 9,600 feet
Intensity: Moderate
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Valle de la Luna, Cordillera de la Sal landscapes, panoramic views


Nights of Acclimation: 0

Moderate

T11 Guatín – Puritama

Type: Half day
Duration: 2 to 2,5 hours
Distance: 5 kms / 3 miles
Ascent: 3,500 meters / 11,200 feet
Intensity: Moderate
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Ancient cacti gardens, Puritama Hot Springs

Family recommended


Nights of Acclimation: 1

Moderate

T12 Machuca Río Grande

Type: Full day
Duration: 4,5 to 5,5 hours
Distance: 16 kms / 9,6 miles
Ascent: 4,000 meters / 12,800 feet
Intensity: Moderate
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Machuca, riverbed hike, picnic lunch


Nights of Acclimation: 2

Moderate

T13 Quebrada de Nacimiento

Type: Full day
Duration: 5,5 to 6,5 hours
Distance: 12 kms / 7,2 miles
Ascent: 4,500 meters / 14,400 feet
Intensity: Moderate
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Panoramic views of the volcanoes, Quebrada Nacimiento, rock walls and riverbed hike


Nights of Acclimation: 2

Advanced

T14 Kulamar

Type: Full day
Duration: 4,5 hours
Distance: 10 kms / 6 miles
Ascent: 4,200 meters / 13,440 feet
Intensity: Advanced
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Salt flats, salar de Aguas Calientes, panoramic views, picnic lunch


Nights of Acclimation: 2

Advanced

T15 Copacoya

Type: Full day
Duration: 4,5 to 5 hours
Distance: 7 kms / 4,3 miles
Ascent: 4,500 meters / 14,400 feet
Intensity: Advanced
Expedition Type: hikings
Highlights:

Panoramic views of the volcanoes, wind eroded rocks, El Tatio Geothermal Fields, geysers, picnic lunch

*This is one of the acclimatization hikes required for high mountain ascents.


Nights of Acclimation: 2

Easy

B1 Laguna Céjar

Type: Half day
Duration: 1,5 to 2,5 hours
Distance: 18 kms / 11 miles
Ascent: 2,400 meters / 7,680 feet
Intensity: Easy
Expedition Type: bike-rides
Highlights:

Atacama salt flat, Céjar Lagoon

Family recommended


Nights of Acclimation: 0

Easy

B2 Catarpe

Type: Half day
Duration: 2 hours
Distance: 20 kms / 12 miles
Ascent: 2,450 meters / 7,840 feet
Intensity: Easy
Expedition Type: bike-rides
Highlights:

Gypsum and salt ravines, local culture, San Isidro Chapel

Family recommended


Nights of Acclimation: 0

Moderate

B3 Circuito de los Valles

Type: Half day
Duration: 3,5 to 4 hours
Distance: 45 kms / 27 miles
Ascent: 2,600 meters / 8,320 feet
Intensity: Moderate
Expedition Type: bike-rides
Highlights:

Lunar landscapes, panoramic desert views


Nights of Acclimation: 0

Advanced

B4 Piedra de la Coca

Type: Half day
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 18 kms / 11 miles
Ascent: 2,700 meters / 8,640 feet
Intensity: Advanced
Expedition Type: bike-rides
Highlights:

Cordillera de la Sal, Piedra de la Coca petroglyphs, dry river beds


Nights of Acclimation: 1

Expert

B5 Quebrada del Diablo

Type: Half day
Duration: 2,5 hours
Distance: 22 kms / 13,2 miles
Ascent: 2,600 meters / 8,320 feet
Intensity: Expert
Expedition Type: bike-rides
Highlights:

Gypsum and salt ravines, local culture, San Isidro Chapel


Nights of Acclimation: 1

Easy

H1 Sequitor

Type: Half day
Duration: 2 hours
Distance: 8 kms / 4,8 miles
Ascent: 2,400 meters / 7,680 feet
Intensity: Easy
Expedition Type: horseback-rides
Highlights:

Local ayllus, San Pedro Oasis


Nights of Acclimation: 0

Easy

H2 Valle de Quitor

Type: Half day
Duration: 1,5 to 2 hours
Distance: 9 kms / 5,4 miles
Ascent: 2,400 meters / 7,680 feet
Intensity: Easy
Expedition Type: horseback-rides
Highlights:

Pucará de Quitor, San Pedro River, Cordillera de la Sal


Nights of Acclimation: 0

Moderate

H3 Dunas de la Chula

Type: Half day
Duration: 2 hours
Distance: 20 kms / 12 miles
Ascent: 2,500 meters / 8,000 feet
Intensity: Moderate
Expedition Type: horseback-rides
Highlights:

Cordillera de la Sal, panoramic views, rock formations


Nights of Acclimation: 0

Moderate

H4 Solor / Beter

Type: Half day
Duration: 3,5 hours
Distance: 18 kms / 11 miles
Ascent: 2,400 meters / 7,680 feet
Intensity: Moderate
Expedition Type: horseback-rides
Highlights:

Tulor and Beter Ayllus, San Pedro Oasis, dunes, ruins


Nights of Acclimation: 0

Moderate

H5 Las Cornisas

Type: Half day
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 20 kms / 12 miles
Ascent: 2,700 meters / 8,640 feet
Intensity: Moderate
Expedition Type: horseback-rides
Highlights:

Cordillera de la Sal Cornices, panoramic views, dunes

Family recommended


Nights of Acclimation: 0

Advanced

H6 Valle de la Luna

Type: Half day
Duration: 4 hours
Distance: 26 kms / 15,6 miles
Ascent: 2,600 meters / 8,320 feet
Intensity: Advanced
Expedition Type: horseback-rides
Highlights:

Sand dunes, salt flats, panoramic desert views


Nights of Acclimation: 0

Expert

H7 Quebrada del Diablo

Type: Half day
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 30 kms / 18 miles
Ascent: 2,600 meters / 8,320 feet
Intensity: Expert
Expedition Type: horseback-rides
Highlights:

Quebrada del Diablo, panoramic views of the mountains, salt flat and oasis


Nights of Acclimation: 0

Easy

HM1 Jurinquinca (short version)

Type: Half day
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 4 kms / 2,4 miles
Ascent: 4.900 meters / 15.680 feet
Intensity: Easy
Expedition Type: high-mountain-ascents
Highlights:

Panoramic views of the mountains, volcanoes and the Atacama Salt Flat


Nights of Acclimation: 3

Advanced

HM2 Cerro Toco

Type: Half day
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 3 kms / 1,8 miles
Ascent: 5,604 meters / 17,933 feet
Intensity: Advanced
Expedition Type: high-mountain-ascents
Highlights:

Panoramic views of Chile and Bolivia. Surrounding volcanoes


Nights of Acclimation: 3

Advanced

HM3 Volcán Lascar

Type: Full day
Duration: 4 to 6 hours
Distance: 4 kms / 2,4 miles
Ascent: 5,591 meters / 17,891 feet
Intensity: Advanced
Expedition Type: high-mountain-ascents
Highlights:

Laguna Lejia, active volcanic crater


Nights of Acclimation: 3

Advanced

HM4 Jurinquinca

Type: Full day
Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 12 kms / 7,2 miles
Ascent: 4,990 meters / 15,968 feet
Intensity: Advanced
Expedition Type: high-mountain-ascents
Highlights:

Panoramic views, bird watching, flora and fauna


Nights of Acclimation: 3

Advanced

HM5 Volcán Saciel

Type: Full day
Duration: 2,5 to 3 hours
Distance: 3 kms / 1,8 miles
Ascent: 5,674 meters / 18,157 feet
Intensity: Advanced
Expedition Type: high-mountain-ascents
Highlights:

Sairecabur Volcano, Saciel Crater, panoramic views


Nights of Acclimation: 3

Advanced

HM6 Volcán Corona

Type: Full day
Duration: 9 to 10 hours
Distance: 4 kms / 2,4 miles
Ascent: 5,291 meters / 16,931 feet
Intensity: Advanced
Expedition Type: high-mountain-ascents
Highlights:

Panoramic views of the volcanic arc of the Andes, lunch in the Altiplano


Nights of Acclimation: 4

Expert

HM7 Volcán Sairecabur

Type: Full day
Duration: 2,5 to 3 hours
Distance: 3 kms / 1,8 miles
Ascent: 6,010 meters / 19,232 feet
Intensity: Expert
Expedition Type: high-mountain-ascents
Highlights:

Old sulfur mine, highest dome of the Sairecabur


Nights of Acclimation: 4

Expert

HM8 Volcán Colorado

Type: Full day
Duration: 8 to 10 hours
Distance: 6 kms / 3,6 miles
Ascent: 5,748 meters / 18,394 feet
Intensity: Expert
Expedition Type: high-mountain-ascents
Highlights:

El Tatio Geothermal Field, summit with panoramic views, picnic lunch


Nights of Acclimation: 4

Expert

HM9 Volcán Licancabur

Type: Full day
Duration: 2 days
Distance: 6 kms / 3,6 miles
Ascent: 5,916 meters / 18,931 feet
Intensity: Expert
Expedition Type: high-mountain-ascents
Highlights:

Border crossing, sunrise, world’s highest lagoon, Inca ruins

*This exploration requires confirmation 60 days prior to arrival at explora. Visa to enter Bolivia is requested.


Nights of Acclimation: 6 (5 nights explora, 6th night Bolivia, 7th day climbing, 7th night explora)

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