San Pedro de Atacama in Chile is a popular place to start tours to the Bolivian Salt Flats. It is a small town but has a steady flow of tourists coming from and travelling to Bolivia.
From San Pedro the tours take 3 days and are the reverse of the tours starting in Uyuni , so you arrive to the Salar de Uyuni on day 3.
This has advantages and disadvantages as whilst it can mean you arrive at many of the attractions when there are less people it also means you have to deal with a fast increase in altitude on the first day which can cause some people problems.
A common option for those starting their tours in Uyuni is to take a transfer to San Pedro on the last day to continue their travels in Chile or you can also get transport across in Argentina or work your way norht towards Peru.
There are also tours out to the Moon Valley from San Pedro that are popular options and the area is popular place for star gazers with there being an observatory there.
3-day salt flats tour leaving from San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) and finishing in Uyuni. The best way to get to Bolivia from Chile taking in the amazing Salt Flats, colored lakes, geysers and more.
This 4-day salt flats tour starts in San Pedro de Atacama in Chile and after a 3-day tour includes a transfer back to San Pedro de Atacama on Day 4. With up to 6 passengers per vehicle and a Spanish-speaking guide. A popular way to get to see this amazing area from Chile taking in the amazing Uyuni Salt Flats, colored lakes (Laguna Verde and Laguna Colorada), natural thermal hot springs, high altitude geysers and much more - all the while passing through the amazing and unique desert scenery all around. A memorable and other-worldly experience that will be a highlight of your South America trip.
Explore one the driest deserts in the world in this fantastic half day trip to the Moon Valley in the Atacama desert. Have a look at the strange rock and sand formations that make of this place one of the most interesting of the area. Watch the most colorful sunset of your life as the sun disappears over the horizon. This tour departs daily at around 15.00 from San Pedro de Atacama.
An incredible adventure by motorcycle through some of the most impressive landscapes in the Atacama region. This half day tour will first take you to the typical village of Toconao, located in the middle of an impressive oasis, and then all the way to the stunning Atacama salt flats in Los Flamencos National Reserve. Suitable for semi-beginners with a motorcycle licence (at least 25 years old).
This is an incredible half day motorcycle tour through the stunning Domeyko Range located west-side from San Pedro de Atacama. The itinerary includes the Cordillera de la Sal, the Rio Grande canyon, and a visit to the petroglyphs of Hierbas Buenas. Suitable for medium-experienced riders with a motorcycle licence (at least 25 years old) and at least 2 years experience.
This half day motorcycle tour will take you through the breathtaking scenery of the Atacama pre-cordillera region to the cactus valley near Guatin and then to the pictoresque village of Machuca. Suitable for medium-experienced riders with a motorcycle licence (at least 25 years old) and at least 2 years experience.