Meaningful Journeys means more than just visiting places…

…it means to connect with the environment, create profound ties with the place, its people and their culture, observe attentively and with respect, without leaving traces, in a Sustainable, Conscious way and with Local Identity.

We visit nature with respect and without leaving traces.

We work following the principles of the NOLS program “Leave no trace”.

We respect the local communities

We value their worldview and way of living. That´s why we integrate the experience of cultural and community tourism in each of our excursions.

We use local products

Where possible we use local products to support the local economy and the artisans of the region.

We avoid overburdening the places we visit

We don´t want to overburden fragile ecosystems. That´s why our excursions are designed differently and at different times, assuring the least possible impact.

Conscious and specialized guides

Our guides are professionals with many years of experience, passionate about providing the best service, with profound knowledge of the region and connected to the local communities.

Tourism professionals

Our experiences and programs are designed by tourism professionals with years of experience in the management of sustainable and community tourism.

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We would like to show you a different San Pedro

We invite you to explore this place in a more conscious and enjoyable way, because we want you to have an unforgettable experience, creating a real connection with the place, at times without congestion, and sharing valuable moments with other people and the local communities.

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Most Popular Experiences

Moon Valley, Ayllus, Atacameñan Tasting

We will experience a captivating landscape at sunrise, wander through the alleyways of two Ayllus and learn more about the village of San Pedro de Atacama and its unique way of life.
5 horas
+3

Rainbow Valley, Río Grande, Sunset in Salt Mountain Range

With its picturesque houses and alleyways, its traditional agriculture and the culture that still shapes the live of its inhabitants, Río Grande transports us back in time and leaves us with a profound impression of the Likan-Antai culture. Then, a true rainbow of stone astonishes us with its colors and its history.
4 horas y media
+3

¨Piedras Rojas¨, Highland Lagoons, Traditional Agriculture & Wool Manufacturing Process of Socaire

We visit other villages of the region where many parts of the traditional life are still preserved. We go up to the highlands where the landscape between lagoons is spectacular and vistas of volcanoes become even more stunning.
8 horas y media
+8

El Tatio Geysers, Machuca, Putana Wetlands, White Geyser

Beneath the watchful volcanoes of the altiplano (highlands), the earth brings us a stunning spectacle from its interior, where water, heat and vapor merge in an impressive demonstration of energy.
8 horas
+10

Local Cultural Experience

In a participative and authentic activity we immerse ourselves in one of the many facets of the atacameñan (or Lickan-Antai) culture, amongst others their agriculture, traditional alimentation, ancient medicine, music or the art of ceramics and textiles. According to availability we participate in one of the following activities
4 horas
+3

Atacama Salt Flat - Chaxa Lagoon (Flamingos), Kezala Canyon (petroglyphs)

During the evening we will ascend about 1.000 meters until we reach the village of Talabre. There we will walk through Kezala, one of the canyons that connect the high mountains of the Andes with the basin of the Atacama Salt Flat and which preserves an invaluable archaeological heritage in the form of rock paintings. Towards the sunset we will
5 horas
+3

Excursion Menu

Our semi-private excursions leave on specific days. If you want to take a complete 4-day program we recommend starting your experience on a Monday, Tuesday or Friday.

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
AM:Local Cultural Experience
PM: Chaxa Lagoon
AM: Moon Valley
PM: Rainbow Valley
Highland Lagoons Geysers El Tatio AM: Moon Valley
PM: Rainbow Valley
Highland Lagoons Geysers El Tatio

CHECK OUR PROGRAMS

We offer various programs adjusted to your length of stay and your special interests. All include the most distinguished experiences. Choose your program!

Trekana Experience

Enjoy 4 days with this great experience that includes San Pedro de Atacama´s most popular outings to the spectacular landscapes, all combined with our local experience cachet.
4 días
+10

Classic Experience

Enjoy 3 days in San Pedro de Atacama with the most sought-after outings and the most outstanding landscapes – all under the Trekana concept of holistic experiences.
3 días
+10

Highland Experience

Enjoy 4 days in San Pedro de Atacama with the most sought-after outings and the most outstanding landscapes – including the gorgeous highland tour to the Tara Salt Flat.
4 días
+10
We offer the following excursions in private and semi-private mode.

Other Experiences

Culinary and cultural walking tour through San Pedro

“A full tummy makes a happy heart“, goes the saying. On a dynamic and informative tour through the center of San Pedro we will taste and get to know the region´s traditional and contemporary food.
4 horas y media
+3

Traditional scientific and Andean astronomy tour

An infinite number of stars will shelter us in the desert night. We will be able to observe and understand part of our universe both in a scientific and an ancestral way like never before.
2 horas y media
+3

Tara Lagoon & Salt Flat, Monks of the Pakana, Wetland of the Andean highlands

Surrounded by the beauty of nature, endless plains and true reservations of biodiversity make us feel like being in an earthly paradise.
8 horas
+10

Recommendations and useful Information

Traditions and Customs

If you are interested in cultural events have a look at our festive calendar. At various dates you can see religious dances at the main square of San Pedro. You can also find other dates of cultural importance in the table.

Calendar of traditional & religious festivities

Date Traditional Festivity Place
Febrero 2 Fiesta de la Candelaria San Pedro, Toconao, Caspana
40 días antes de Semana Santa Carnaval Pueblos de la cuenca de Atacama
Mayo 1-9 Fiesta de las Cruzes de Mayo Rio Grande
Junio 29 San Pedro y San Pablo San Pedro de Atacama
Julio 25 San Santiago Rio Grande, Machuca
Septiembre 8 Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Ayquina
Noviembre 1° La mesa para los difuntos
Diciembre 24-25 Navidad (Adoración al Niño Díos)

General Precautions

When travelling in this region it is necessary to pay special attention to the climatic conditions. It is very important to protect yourself from the strong sun with a hat and dark sunglasses; on hikes, trekking, bike rides and horseback ridings you should use sun block (SPF above 30). Drink lots of water and always take some additional water with you. Don´t forget that water is a scarce resource in the desert and that the dryness and the elevated temperature tend to provoke dehydration. If your journey includes hours around or after sunset, or places over 3.000 masl take warm clothes with you, as the temperature changes and winds will be stronger at this time and that altitude.