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San Pedro de Atacama Travel Guide

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Sernatur San Pedro de Atacama (Toconao at Gustavo LePaige, San Pedro de Atacama, 1410000. 55/285–1420. www.chile.travel. Daily 9–9.)

Atacama Mistica. Focusing on volcano treks, Atacama Mistica takes small groups up volcanoes to peer into craters and enjoy the sweeping views of the desert beneath. Half-day, full-day, and even two-day treks are on their agenda. They also offer trips to Uyuni in Bolivia, stopping at lagoons, hot springs, and salt flats along the way. Caracoles 238, San Pedro de Atacama, 1410000. 55/285–1966. www.atacamamistica.cl. From 90,000 pesos.

TurisTour. This reliable chain has the biggest fleet of vehicles in San Pedro. It offers classic group tours (up to 35 people) that show you to the highlights of San Pedro—the geysers, the salar, Valle de la Luna, and Laguna Cejar. The company also offers a less common half-day Archaeological Tour, which visits small settlements and a typical farm. Another option is to hire a driver to head into the desert. Caracoles, corner of Calama, San Pedro de Atacama, 1410000. 55/242–4748. www.turistour.cl. From 44,000 pesos.

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