Chile: Excursion San Pedro de Atacama & Ojos del Salado (6.893 m) the highest volcano in the world

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Chile Excursion San Pedro de Atacama and Ojos del Salado:Travel to the highlights of northern Chile, San Pedro de Atacama, Tatio Geysers, Valle de Luna, Lascar Volcano, Tocor, Ojos de Salado, Cerro Vicuña!

Tour-Overview: Chile is generally known as the country of contradictions. Especially the mountain regions couldn’t be more differently!
The green, rainy Patagonia in the south with its random rock formations really has nothing in common with the dry desert regions in the north with its unique volcanoes, where rain is almost unknown. Exactly this Atacama region, we want to visit with you during our tour.

The Tour: After spending some time in our city of arrival, the metropolis Santiago de Chile, we will head off towards the north. In the desert city San Pedro de Atacama we will do some interesting excursions into the unique volcano regions. There we will discover not only colorful lagoons, but also sparkling Geysers and spectacular volcano forms and rare animals, especially flamingos. We will carry on to Copiapo, from where on we will conquer the Ojos de Salado, the second biggest mountain of the American.

The ascent of Ojos del Salado: is mostly a hike except for the final section to the summit which is a difficult scramble that may require ropes. The first ascent was made in 1937 by Jan Alfred Szczepański and Justyn Wojsznis, members of a Polish expedition in the Andes. Its name comes from the enormous deposits of salt that, in the form of lagoons or “eyes”, appear in its glaciers.

From 29.12.2018 starting a expedition travel together with Eric Albino.

Country / Location: II & III Región of Chile
Excursion San Pedro de Atacama & Ojos del Salado (6.893 m) the highest volcano in the world
Dates: from 31.12. to 26.01.2018. ✓

Travel Program

Flight from Budapest Departure: Budapest, HU (Liszt Ferenc INTL), Terminal 2A 31 DEC 15:50 Hrs – Arrival: Paris, FR (Charles de Gaulle), Terminal 2F – 31 DEC 18:10 Hrs Aerogare 2 Terminal F / Aerogare 2 Terminal Flight Booking REF: AF/7FS3B9 Last Check in time: 15:10 Hrs Reservation Confirmed, Economy (L) – Duration: 02:20 Hrs / Flight from Germany, Austria, Switzerland , Serbia – Europe or USA.

Overnight Hotel (-/-/-)

In the evening flight to Calama -Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama (2440 m) Arrival in Santiago de Chile in the morning. During the day time for a leisurely walking tour and first exploring in Santiago. In the evening flight to Calama in northern Chile. Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama (2,440 m).

Overnight Hotel (-/-/-)

Afternoon tour to Valle de Luna (2500 m) Morning free to explore the famous desert village. Interesting are the Archaeological El Museo Arqueológico R. P. Gustavo Le Paige and the built of adobe village church. In the afternoon drive is 12 km from Valle de la Luna. After a short hike through the most spectacular part of the valley you can enjoy the sunset. Hotel in San Pedro. (Allow about 2 hours, 200 m ↑ ↓).

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

More acclimatization tour around San Pedro through the impressive landscape of the Guatin Canyon (about 3.500 m) with bizarre caves and a small stream. At the end of the tour, offer swimming in the nearby hot springs. As the day before. (Allow about 3-4 hours, 400m ↑).

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

Time off for the geyser “El Tatio”. Sunrise here can capture fantastic mood! In addition to warm clothing and the bathing suit should not be forgotten, because in addition to the geysers is a beautiful natural pool with thermal water. You can watch Vizcachas About the geysers, but the main attraction is of course the air escaping from fumaroles water vapor, which can best be photographed at dawn. In the afternoon you will drive past the Lagunas Cejar for white shiny salt desert of Salar de Atacama, where there often to see flamingos. As the day before. (Walking time 3h, 500 m ↑ ↓).

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

After about 3 hours travel with our car through magnificent landscapes up to about 5000 m climb today with the Lascar volcano (5.592 m) the first (5.000 m). From the summit there is a fantastic panoramic offers on countless volcanoes such as the (5918 m) high Licancabur and endless shiny white salt flats. As the day before. (Takes about 5 hours, walking time about 4-5 hours, about 650 m ↑ ↓).

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

Again there is a acclimatization (5.000 m) on the program. Also, the (5.604 m) high volcano Toco allowed the driveway with the Jeep up to about (5.000 m) altitude. The climb is easy and clear trail traces facilitate the route search. In the afternoon is still some time in San Pedro de Atacama available. As the day before. (Takes about 3 hours, walking time about 4-5 hours, about 600 m ↑ ↓).

Overnight Hotel (B/L/D)

Direct from San Pedro leads us on a short hike to the fortress Pukor de Pukará of Quitor with a visit to the ruins built by the Atacameños. In addition to magnificent views of the Atacama Desert and its museum is worth a visit. In the evening, the comfortable night bus ride (Salon Cama) begins to Copiapo. The bus is equipped with sun chairs, toilets, drinks and snacks are served. The travel time for the 750 km route is about 12 hours. (Allow about 3-4 hours, about 400 m ↑ ↓).

Overnight on Bus (B/L/-)

In the morning we will reach well rested Copiapo. After breakfast and a short shopping stop in the oldest mining town in Chile it is by four-wheel drive Jeep in the direction of the mountains. Approximately 150 km leads the ride in about 3 hours through remote valleys to the Laguna Santa Rosa (3.600 m). With a little luck can go or at the Laguna spot the shy vicuñas or colorful flamingos. on the lake shore in tents or in a simple mountain huts.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

Overnight on Bus (B/L/-)

The journey to the turquoise Laguna Verde leads (4.400 m), which is picturesquely dominated over (6.000 m). At the Laguna we set up our tents, which are provided with protective walls against the ever-present wind. Subsequently, several aggregated in natural stone hot springs as well as the immediately adjacent salt lake for swimming invite – amid the spectacular scenery a very special experience! The afternoon is at leisure and further acclimatization at leisure, whether at the cozy swimming, long walks by the lake or a photo stalking the elusive flamingos – today everyone gets a great day so beautiful place for relax!, so an evening swim is not handicapped in the tent directly to the hot springs.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

With today’s acclimatization summit now climbing up over (6.000 m). Drive about 15 km to well-built gravel road to Paso San Francisco (4.750 m), crossing the border between Chile and Argentina. From the pass, drive by four wheel jeep to about (4.900 m). The remaining approximately (1,000 meters) of desnivel are taken on foot, at the end we reached our Summit San Francisco (6.018 m). We can writing our names into the register book of the Cerro San Francisco at the highest point. The views of more than a dozen volcanos over (6.000 m) are amazing, could hardly be great! After descending drive back to Laguna Verde. As the day before. (Allow about 5-7h, 1100 m ↑ ↓).

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

From the Laguna Verde it goes off-road four-wheel vehicles about (5.200 m) up to the Refugio Atacama, which consists of two metal containers. Afternoon free for individual exploration. For particularly physically strong and well-acclimatized climbers go possibly even the lying directly on the route Cerro Vicuñas (6.067 m) feasible. in the tent at Refugio Atacama.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

From the Laguna Verde it goes off-road four-wheel vehicles about (5.200 m) up to the Refugio Atacama, which consists of two metal containers. Afternoon free for individual exploration. For particularly physically strong and well-acclimatized climbers go possibly even the lying directly on the route Cerro Vicuñas (6.067 m) feasible. in the tent at Refugio Atacama.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

To prepare our summit day and carry equipment and food to Refugio Tejos (5.820 m). This pleasant tour serves the further acclimatization. as the day before. (Allow about 3-4 hours, 620 m ↑ ↓).

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

Following most of the Jeep-piste you get back comfortably on the Refugio Tejos. The night before the summit climb we spend in the two-metal (containers bivouac-hut) or tent in Camp Tejos. (Allow about 2-3 hours, 600 m ↑). Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

Even before the dawn from (containers bivouac-hut) or tent Tejos break to travel the approximately (1100 meters) to the summit. Up to the last 30 meters, which offer simple, provided with a fixed rope rock climbing, the trail is technically straightforward, but due to the large way amount while exhausting! Under normal conditions it takes about 6-9hours before the huge panorama of the (6.893 m) high peak spreading. The descent takes again about 3 hours to complete. If we are fast, we can use the jeep ride the same day in the afternoon down to Laguna Verde and camping there in the hot spring water pool with a great beer on the Summit of success! in tents or in simple mountain hut. (Allow about 10-14h, 1100 m ↑, ↓ 1720 m).

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

Reserve day for the Summit on Ojos del Salado. Yesterday everything went smoothly, then drive today towards the Pacific. In this case, time remains for a trip to the National Park Pan de Azúcar. in the tent at Refugio Atacama or on the beach in Pan de Azucar National Park on the Pacific.

Overnight Camp (B/L/-)

From City Copiapo (CPO) flight to: Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez (SCL) Operated by Lane Xpress LA 319 S 16JAN Departure 18:40 Hrs – Arrival 20:00 Hrs – Transfer to Hotel. If you have arrived at the sea yesterday, you can enjoy the beautiful sandy beach and the waves of the Pacific in Bahia Inglesa and sample freshly caught seafood in one of the many seafood restaurants today. If you are required to reserve day on Ojos, you drive today on the Altiplano directly to the sea. In the evening drive to the airport and flight to Santiago.

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

Reserve day – stay in Santiago de Chile.
09:00 am: Pick up from Hotel and transfer towards the coast (Vina del Mar and Valparaiso)
10:30 am: Visit Fonk archaeological museum in Vina del Mar
12:00 Hrs: Transfer to playa de Reñaca contiguo to Viña del ma, watching sea lions
13:00 Hrs: Tour of casino de Viña and costanera
14:00 Hrs: Lunch in Valparaiso, patrimonio de la humanidad (World Heritage)
15:30 Hrs: Visit the main elevator of the city and walk between the hills
18:00 Hrs: Return to the Hotel and free afternoon..
Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

The whole morning is in Chile’s capital at leisure. From Santiago de Chile – Flight to Paris / Departure: CL (A Merino BeniteZz) 18 JAN 17:05 Hrs / Arrival: Paris, FR (Charles de Gaulle), Termial 2E – 19 JAN 11:00 Hrs Aerogare 2 Terminal E Flight Booking REF: AF/7FS3B9 Last Check in time: 16:05 Hrs – Go back home.

Overnight on fligth (B/-/-)

Arrival in Germany, Austria, Switzerland , Serbia – Europe or USA.

Overnight homel (B/-/-)

Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner

What's Included

Services included in the prices:

  • Mountain guide (Spanish / English / German) – Eric Albino Lliuya
  • Private transportation to climbing areas (4WD)
  • Transfer airport – Hotel and Hotel – Airport in Santiago, Calama and Copiapó
  • 6 backpacker Hostel nights in San Pedro
  • 1 Hostel (3*) night in Santiago
  • 1 Ticket bus “Salón Cama” from San Pedro to Copiapó (overnight)
  • 1 Lunch in local restaurant as described in the itinerary
  • 1 Breakfast at restaurant in Copiapó as described in the itinerary
  • Mountain tents (each one is for 2 persons)
  • Dinner tent (with table and chairs)
  • Cooking kit (equipment in cuisine)
  • All meals within the expedition (Breakfast, box lunch, diner) and described in the itinerary
  • All group equipment; rope, high altitude tent, stove, etc.

Not included:

  • International and national flights and boarding fees.
  • Transfer from the airport for individual flight bookings different times of arrival / departure
  • Traveling and rescue insurances. We strongly recommend you to get them.
  • Any other service which wasn’t mentioned above. (Restaurant meals, beverages, etc.)
  • Climbing permit USD 200 “from the last two years this payment are not required”
  • Professional first aids kit – Take your personal medicine
  • Personal mountain equipment (Ice axe, grampons, gaiters, harness, snow glasses, appropriate clothes, personal medicines, etc.)
  • Luggage and travel cancellation insurance
  • Tour to Viña del Mar & Valparaiso
  • Tips

Prices & Dates

From / To

31.12. – 18.01.2018🟢

» Additional dates available upon request

Prices (per person): 3.050,00USD 🟢 / Contact us!

Deposit for reservations: * 1,605.00 USD (1,433 .00 EUR) ✓ Full payment 40 days before. No refund if you cancel less than 30 days!

Places: 🟢 *Available
Trip-code: Number ►CH-100
Duration: 20 days
Participants: Minimal: 4 Maximal: 12
Members: We don’t have an open group to join – We can open a new group – Contact us!
Country / Location: II & III Región of Chile
Mountain Guide: Eric Albino Lliuya
Other dates / additional info: Contact us!

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