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Excursions

Our own excursions with specialist guides: The hotel has its own brand-new 4-wheel drive pickup trucks we use on a wide variety of excursions operating 7 days a week on day trips to the geysers, saltpans, High Andean lagoons as well as to all of the other geological, archeological and geographic sites worth visiting in the area around the hotel. Also on offer are such novelties as Yoga in the Desert, a Gastronomic Route, Climbing the Volcanoes and Hot-air Ballooning. An experienced team of guides is on hand to lead the excursions and, as a result of a reconversion program, local indigenous guides have been added who speak fluent English. There are also bikes available so that our guests can do their own thing around the alluring landscapes near the hotel and in the town; with or without guides.

Altiplanic Lagoons

Hours: 09:00 - 15:00 hours. 
Requires prior acclimatization of at least 2 days, wear
warmclothesand use sun protection. 

You will know one of the most spectacular places in the region; two lagoons at 4200 meters above sea level. Miñiques, Miscanti, Salar de Talar and Piedras Rojas. On the tour we will have a view privileged of the Salar de Atacama and watch from near the volcanoes of the Andes. It includes lunch and tickets.

Tatio Geysers

Timetable 
05:30 - 12:00 hours summer
06:30 - 12:00 hours winter

Tour through the geothermal field where you can see geysers, fumaroles and mud baths at dawn. After breakfast it is possible to take a bath of thermal waters in a rustic pool, to continue the tour to the town of Machuca. Requires 2 days of acclimatization, wear warm clothing, use sunscreen and wearbathing suit.includes buffet breakfast and tickets.

Valley of the Moons

Hours: 
4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 
It does not require prior acclimatization. Trekking pants (short or long) comfortable shoes and sun protection. High level of demand. It is a walk of about 24km. through the interior of a canyon within the Sal mountain range in the Catarpe sector crossing the San Pedro river and reaching the San Isidro chapel.  Includes snack and energy drink.

Chaxa Lagoon

Hours: 
09:00 - 13:00 hours 
16:30 - 21:20 summer hours. 
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm winter. 

It does not require prior acclimatization, wear Trekking shoes and sun protection. We will visit the town of Toconao, its church, plaza and some craft shops. Then we will enter the center of the Salar de Atacama to see the lagoon inhabited by beautiful flamingos that fly at sunset.  Includes cocktail and tickets.

Rainbow Valley

Hours: 
09: 00-15: 30 hours. 

It does not require prior acclimatization, wear trekking shoes and sun protection. We will visit good Yerbas; an island of rocks that narrates with its petroglyphs the ancestral history of the Lican-Antay people, to then move to the Rainbow Valley, beautiful colorful mountains where we will have lunch. Then we visit the town of Rio Grande native village with an old church that reveals their religion and customs, nestled between the beautiful mountains and rivers. Includes lunch and entrances.