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 20 Jan27 Jan03 Feb10 Feb17 Feb24 Feb03 Mar10 Mar17 Mar
Day 2 Sunday 21 Jan28 Jan04 Feb11 Feb18 Feb25 Feb04 Mar11 Mar18 Mar
Day 3 Monday 22 Jan29 Jan05 Feb12 Feb19 Feb26 Feb05 Mar12 Mar19 Mar
Day 4 Tuesday 23 Jan30 Jan06 Feb13 Feb20 Feb27 Feb06 Mar13 Mar20 Mar
Day 5 Wednesday 24 Jan31 Jan07 Feb14 Feb21 Feb28 Feb07 Mar14 Mar21 Mar
Day 6 Thursday 25 Jan01 Feb08 Feb15 Feb22 Feb01 Mar08 Mar15 Mar22 Mar
Day 7 Friday 26 Jan02 Feb09 Feb16 Feb23 Feb02 Mar09 Mar16 Mar23 Mar
Day 8 Saturday 27 Jan03 Feb10 Feb17 Feb24 Feb03 Mar10 Mar17 Mar24 Mar
Day 9 Sunday 28 Jan04 Feb11 Feb18 Feb25 Feb04 Mar11 Mar18 Mar25 Mar
Day 10 Monday 29 Jan05 Feb12 Feb19 Feb26 Feb05 Mar12 Mar19 Mar26 Mar

 

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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