Astronomy & San Pedro de Atacama highlights



5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS under the clear starry skies of Atacama. Includes Spanish/English guide all the way. Camping gear for the 2nd night and accommodation at San Pedro de Atacama is included.


(Must be on a Saturday)

Departing from the city of  Antofagasta we’ll get into the desert and head south (120km) to Paranal, home of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) to get a professionally guided tour to the facilities while the astronomers work. If we are lucky, we might even have the chance to take a look at the astronomers hotel where interesting and award winning architecture got into international attention when 007 James Bond Quantum of Solace movie was shown.

Our journey through the plain and dry desert continues and after a long drive we’ll reach the lovely desert town of San Pedro de Atacama. By night, you’ll attend a very interesting astronomic tour where you’ll be able to use their proffessional telescopes and get all your questions answered by the local resident astronomer.

Food: Picnic lunch + dinner not included (there are several restaurants in town).

Accommodation: Takha Takha hotel or similar if not available (double rooms).


This morning we take our stuff and head to Tara saltflat; a stunning and rarely visited place that hosts a salt flat, bofedales, rock penitents, small highland lakes and distinctive flora and fauna. You’ll be able to hike around and explore this vast area and its stunning views at your pace.

By evening, you’ll set your tent and get ready for a night under the stars that you won’t forget.

Food: Breakfast + Picnic lunch + Camp dinner included.

Accommodation: Tents for 2 people (included).


A nice breakfast and let’s get ready to go back to town. After lunch time we’ll head to the Atacama Saltflat and Chaxa lagoon, where flamingoes and other birds feed under the view of the nearby volcanoes. Sunset is close! let’s rush to moon valley! we’ll get there just in time to watch the gorgeous (but short) sunset at this magnificent place.

Food: Breakfast. Lunch and dinner not included.

Accommodation: Takha Takha hotel or similar if not available (double rooms).


You’ll have to depart very early morning to join today’s trip to the Tatio geyser field; the largest in South America. When the sun rises the geothermal action begins and the columns of steam grow tall on the thin and icy morning air, giving you great views and amazing pictures. We’ll have our breakfast here.

On the way back, you are going to be transported to Guatín creek, good place for a short hike watching local flora crowned by the giant cacti Echinopsis atacamensis.

Back to San Pedro de Atacama. The rest of the afetrnoon is free for you to rest or meet town. By night we’ll visit a small local museum dedicated to the collection of meteorites, many of them are indeed certified by NASA.

Food: Breakfast. Lunch and dinner not included.

Accommodation: Takha Takha hotel or similar if not available (double rooms).


Today we’ll take you to Calama’s airport on time to catch your flight. Bye bye Atacama!

Food: Breakfast.


There is two people minimum of passengers for this excursion. There is a maximum of 4 passengers.

If you are traveling alone or more passengers are required, please contact us to design a non-binding custom proposal for you.

The Prices per person are;

  • 4 people USD 640 p/p
  • 3 people USD 774 p/p
  • 2 people USD 1,035 p/p

Payment Options

We use Paypal and Payoneer, which allows you to use your local credit or debit cards from home. We accept bank deposits as well.

Reservations for this expedition must be made with at least 30 days prior departure.

For Chilean citizens, we receive payments via online transfers or bank deposits too.

We don’t receive checks and pays with credit cards can only be done online and in advance.


Cancellation Policy

If you decide to cancel your tour reservation, for any reason, the following are our terms:

Time frame / You receive:

  • 15 days before trip departure / 70& refund of what you have paid minus a US$20 fee for operational expenses.
  • 14  to 7 days before trip departure / 30% of your payments.
  • 1 day before trip departure / 10% of your payments.

Transfer Policy

If you would like to change to a different tour or departure date after signing up, we will be happy to transfer you on a space available basis up until 10 days prior to your tour. Please provide your transfer request in writing – email is sufficient. Please note, a US$20 transfer fee will be deducted from your previous payments for each transfer, and if you later choose to cancel your tour, the cancellation deadlines will apply to the date of the originally scheduled tour.

Tour Confirmation

Místico Outdoors will confirm your trip 30 days in advance and will be done via e mail.

The reasons to cancel a booked tour will be due to bad weather conditions, government prohibitions or security reasons of any kind. If this is the case you will get 100% of your deposit refunded and will be happy to offer you another options.



Have any questions? Contact us!


Eleuterio Ramirez 1535, Iquique, Chile