Pachamama By Bus , Atacama Desert Route is the only Hop On-Hop Off transport system available in Chile that can take you to see the best that the Atacama Desert has to offer. In 10 days we stop at deserted beaches, national parks, we cross the Atacama Salt Flat and the driest desert in the world. We stop frequently to take pictures, admire the vastness of this strange land, get to know locals and the scarce but amazing flora and fauna that manage to survive in the hardest possible conditions. We also take some time to go to the Elqui Valley admire the clearest skies in the world, taste some of the locally produced Pisco. We also visit 3 National Parks: a Rain Forest in the middle of the desert that survives thanks to the costal fog, a salty lagoon which is home to pink flamingos, and a sea life paradise.

Check the Route Day by Day

Calendar by destination

FARES (one way fares available)

 

 

ATACAMA DESERT ROUTE DAY BY DAY
DAY 1: Santiago - Pichidangui - La Serena
DAY 2: La Serena - Punta Choros - Boat Ride to Isla Damas (Penguins and Dolphins) - Bahía Inglesa Beach
DAY 3: Free Day in Bahía Inglesa Beach - Visit to Caldera
DAY 4: Bahía Inglesa - Hand of the Desert - Cementery - Antofagasta
DAY 5: Antofagasta - Baquedano - Atacama Salt Flat - Peine Oasis - Laguna Chaxa (Flamingos) - San Pedro de Atacama
DAY 6: Free Day in San Pedro de Atacama - Visit to Salt Caves, Salty Lagoon Swim and Sunset at the Moon Valley,
DAY 7: San Pedro de Atacama - Calama - Pan de Azucar Desert National Park
DAY 8: Pan de Azucar Desert National Park - La Serena - Vicuña
DAY 9: Free Day in Pisco Elqui - Visit to a Pisco Destillery - Horseback riding - Night Visit to Mamalluca Observatory - Vicuña
DAY 10: Vicuña - Valle del Encanto (petrogliphs) National Park - Santiago

CALENDAR Atacama Desert Route

Departures are guaranteed all year round !!!

-We leave North from Santiago every Saturday (day 1) , getting to San Pedro every Wednesday (day 5).

-Every Friday (day 7) a bus leaves South form San Pedro getting back to Santiago every Monday (day 10).

This calendar shows the location of the buses for the weeks to come, to help the passengers that jumped off the bus to rejoin it at any location

Day 1 Saturday 09 Dec16 Dec23 Dec30 Dec06 Jan13 Jan20 Jan27 Jan03 Feb
Day 2 Sunday 10 Dec17 Dec24 Dec31 Dec07 Jan14 Jan21 Jan28 Jan04 Feb
Day 3 Monday 11 Dec18 Dec25 Dec01 Jan08 Jan15 Jan22 Jan29 Jan05 Feb
Day 4 Tuesday 12 Dec19 Dec26 Dec02 Jan09 Jan16 Jan23 Jan30 Jan06 Feb
Day 5 Wednesday 13 Dec20 Dec27 Dec03 Jan10 Jan17 Jan24 Jan31 Jan07 Feb
Day 6 Thursday 14 Dec21 Dec28 Dec04 Jan11 Jan18 Jan25 Jan01 Feb08 Feb
Day 7 Friday 15 Dec22 Dec29 Dec05 Jan12 Jan19 Jan26 Jan02 Feb09 Feb
Day 8 Saturday 16 Dec23 Dec30 Dec06 Jan13 Jan20 Jan27 Jan03 Feb10 Feb
Day 9 Sunday 17 Dec24 Dec31 Dec07 Jan14 Jan21 Jan28 Jan04 Feb11 Feb
Day 10 Monday 18 Dec25 Dec01 Jan08 Jan15 Jan22 Jan29 Jan05 Feb12 Feb

 

FARES (THE MORE DAYS YOU BUY THE CHEAPER THEY GET)

Chilean $
US $
Examples of Trips
10 Days
204.000
286
Round trip starting anywhere
9 Days
190.000
266
 
8 Days
176.000
246
 
7 Days
162.000
227
 
6 Days
148.000
207
One-Way Northbound + Loop around San Pedro
5 Days
134.000
187
One-Way Northbound, from Santiago to San Pedro
4 Days
120.000
168
One-Way Southbound, from San Pedro to Santiago
3 Days
104.000
145
 
2 Days
82.000
114
 
1 Day
52.000
73
 

 

Price is fix only in Chilean$. Rate 714 Ch$ per 1 US $. Rates change every day, for updated exchange rates check www.xe.com

 

Agustinas 2113 , Santiago, Chile. Phone (56-2)26888018
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