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 15 Jul22 Jul29 Jul05 Aug12 Aug19 Aug26 Aug02 Sep09 Sep
Day 2 Sunday 16 Jul23 Jul30 Jul06 Aug13 Aug20 Aug27 Aug03 Sep10 Sep
Day 3 Monday 17 Jul24 Jul31 Jul07 Aug14 Aug21 Aug28 Aug04 Sep11 Sep
Day 4 Tuesday 18 Jul25 Jul01 Aug08 Aug15 Aug22 Aug29 Aug05 Sep12 Sep
Day 5 Wednesday 19 Jul26 Jul02 Aug09 Aug16 Aug23 Aug30 Aug06 Sep13 Sep
Day 6 Thursday 20 Jul27 Jul03 Aug10 Aug17 Aug24 Aug31 Aug07 Sep14 Sep
Day 7 Friday 21 Jul28 Jul04 Aug11 Aug18 Aug25 Aug01 Sep08 Sep15 Sep
Day 8 Saturday 22 Jul29 Jul05 Aug12 Aug19 Aug26 Aug02 Sep09 Sep16 Sep
Day 9 Sunday 23 Jul30 Jul06 Aug13 Aug20 Aug27 Aug03 Sep10 Sep17 Sep
Day 10 Monday 24 Jul31 Jul07 Aug14 Aug21 Aug28 Aug04 Sep11 Sep18 Sep

 

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

 

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