Southern Atacama – another face of desert (Code: 0054)
4 days/3 nights (2 - 8 participants) Season: November – March
During this preogram we travel through the southern part of Atacama Region - a place that can surprise. Crossing the vastness of the desert we find oases, fertile valleys and much life. The Marine National Reserve "Pingüino de Humboldt" offers an enormous biodiversity. We make a boat trip around Chañaral Island - habitat of a huge variety of resident and migratory marine fauna such as humboldt penguins and many other birds, sealions, sea otters, dolphins and during Summer different types of whales including the blue whale - currently the biggest mammal of our planet. The Andean foothills of the Huasco Valley are marked by agriculture. Here the most varied fruits are harvested and the widely appreciated typical products such as goat cheese, syrups and jams, the pisco and the "pajarete" (or desert wine) are elaborated in artisanal processes. Taste and experience what characterizes this peaceful rural world.