San Pedro de Atacama guided: what you need to know
San Pedro de Atacama is a town set on an arid high plateau in the Andes mountains of northeastern Chile. Its dramatic surrouding landscape incorporates desert, salt flats, volcanoes, geysers and hot springs. The Valle de la Luna in the nearby Los Flamencos National Reserve is a lunarlike depression with unusual rock formations, a huge sand dune and pink-streaked mountains.
How can I get there?
San Pedro is located 1.670 kilometers north of Santiago, the capital of Chile. To get to San Pedro, first we must get to Calama, the nearest city, joined to San Pedro by an excelent paved road with a gorgeous desertic landscape.
By bus: The trip takes up to 20 hours from Santiago. There are high quality services buses with semi-bed seats.
You can ask for rates and schedules in the following buses companies, with semi-bed and standard seats: TurBus, Pullman Bus, Géminis. By Airplane:It is the fastest way to reach Calama and then get to San Pedro de Atacama, 98kms (60 miles) away.