At Amity Tours we have designed the best hiking experience in the Atacama Desert. Our guests can expect to enjoy one of the most spectacular landscapes in Chile in the driest desert in the world. We have created a 6 days program were you will be able to hike along amazing valleys, gorges and salt flats. Our experienced guides will share with you interesting knowledge about the native flora and fauna, geology and local culture.
We will explore the salt mountain range where the famous Moon Valley and Death Valley are located. This range forms a natural barrier between the salt flat and the Pacific Ocean. Moreover, we will visit archeological sites such as the Pukara de Quitor, which was built during the last stage of San Pedro cultural development between 1,000 and 1,500 BC. It was constructed in order to protect the inhabitants and goods of the area against the constant attacks of neighboring groups. The walls of the central part of Pukara have been reconstructed so that you can imagine what the settlement was originally like. We also will visit the Archeological site named Tulor, located 10km from San Pedro de Atacama. It was constructed at the beginning of the Christian age. This settlement is a clear example of how sedentary life arose in this area, with a highly developed level of ceramics, textiles, metallic tools, agriculture and livestock. This small village, from around 2,880 B C, had a population of approximately 150 to 200 inhabitants during that period.
During our trip we will hike through the Rainbow Valley, a fantastic place surrounded by hills of amazing colors like violet, grey, calypso, red and blue, that are super rich in minerals. Furthermore, we will visit the Andean Lagoons which comprise a rich biodiversity. Here you will be able to partake in birdwatching and encounter three flamingo species, as well as different kind of finches and the beautiful Andean Avocet.
If you want to experience these activities and more, check out our website www.amity-tours.com We look forward to meeting our guests. If you need further information please don’t hesitate to contact us.