Chile: Atacama Mágica
Heavenly Sunrises, Sunsets and Starry, Starry nights
Travel Vision Journeys with Ossian Lindholm and Lauren Hefferon invite you to visit, the great Treasures of the High Plateau; that surrounds the area of San Pedro de Atacama Chile and an approach to its neighbor country, Bolivia. Magnificent salt flats, lagoons, volcanoes, rock formations and boiling waters that emerge from the heart of the earth, and we will discover the mysterious rhythm of sunlight, and the appearance of the moon. An unforgettable experience, observing the world’s most precious landscape jewels through your camera.
Sandwiched between the Pacific and the Andes, the incredible landscape of Chile’s remote Atacama Desert is like no place on earth. With its jagged, rust-colored ravines, vast, rocky, white salt pan and volcano-topped horizons, you would be forgiven for drawing comparisons with places beyond our atmosphere.
Its extreme terrain and arid environment – the Atacama Desert is one of the driest places on the planet – means there is little in the way of human development, making it the perfect spot for photographers who are keen to get off the beaten track.
The small town of San Pedro de Atacama, in the heart of the desert, makes a great base for exploring this fascinating region and checking out some of the awesome adventures it has to offer.
The Atacama Desert is also one of the best places in the world to stargaze. With cloudless desert nights and an absence of light pollution, it’s clear to see why some of the most important observatories on earth are located here. With the naked eye alone you can see thousands of stars and make out the pale mist of the Milky Way.
- Unique landscape photography at sunrise and sunset of salt flats, lagoons, volcanoes and geysers.
- The El Tatio Geysers: a geothermal field of fumaroles, small geysers, multi-coloured craters with nearby hot springs inviting to take a comforting bath after walking the crater landscape.
- Daily photography coaching with accomplished photographer Ossian Lindholm
- Opportunity to photograph some of the andean wildlife: vicuñas, guanacos, rheas, flamingos and foxes.
- The oasis of San Pedro de Atacama is an absolute “must“ to visit; it was the centre of a Paleolithic culture that built impressive rock fortresses on the steep mountains encircling the green valley.
What to Expect
TerrainFlat and rocky
Start LocationSantiago de Chile
End LocationSan Pedro de Atacama (Extension to Santiago de Chile: $1,100)
MileageAverage Daily: 2-5 miles per day Total: 20 walking miles
ElevationAverage Daily: N/A Total: N/A
Once you have a trip confirmed, we will feed you a steady diet of additional pre-departure information that includes: How to train, prepare, pack and all the wonderful, inspirational and practical things you want and need to know before you go! Our Travel Advisors will be available to help plan your pre- and post-tour travel.
- Expert, bilingual guides
- Daily photography coaching from Ossian Lindholm
- All activities according to the itinerary
- 4 Star Spa accommodation and private transportation
- All breakfasts and lunches and most of the dinners
- Accident insurance and gratuities at restaurants and hotels
San Pedro de Atacama is one of Chile’s most important destinations, alongside Torres del Paine National Park and Easter Island.
A picturesque adobe settlement, San Pedro draws backpackers and nature lovers from around the world. They are drawn by its famed volcanoes, geysers, rock formations and desert landscapes, as well as its rich ethnic and agricultural history.
You will have a unique glimpse into the indigenous culture of San Pedro de Atacama