Best season:

Year-round. February could bring some rain.

Difficulty:

Suitable for over 14 years old.

Easy to medium difficulty trekking, depending on the tour. Moon Valley lookout points require some walking uphill. Not mandatory.

Low difficulty horseback ride. Demands a minimum ability to ride a horse.

Acute Mountain Sickness (puna) could affect passengers due to high altitude of some locations to be visited:

San Pedro de Atacama is located 2440m, El Tatio geysers at 4300m and high plateau lagoons at 4160m.

We recommend drinking plenty of bottled water during the trip and have a light and early dinner the night before travelling to high altitude sites.

Clothing and protection:

Summer: Windbreaker, hat or cap, hiking boots or comfortable sneakers, sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip balm. Bathing suit. Trekking poles are optional.

Winter: Windbreaker, warm clothing for the nights (coat, parka, or down jacket), gloves, hat or cap, hiking boots or comfortable sneakers, sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip balm. Trekking poles are optional.

The roads:

Most roads are paved, with some exceptions of gravel roads to attractions or dirt streets in some towns.

We will drive in a comfortable vehicle for all tours and transfers.

Altitude information:

Santiago (downtown):                572 m

Calama (downtown):                  2.267 m

Ayllu de Coyo:                           2.402 m

San Pedro de Atacama:              2.440 m

El Tatio geysers:                        4.300 m

Machuca:                                   4.015 m

Toconao:                                    2.482 m

Chaxa lagoon:                            2.309 m

Socaire:                                      3.276 m

High plateau lagoons:                4.160 m

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