Southern Atacama – Fauna of the Land, the Ocean and the Air
Fullday (2 - 8 participants) Season: November - March
A day trip to the southern extreme of the Atacama Region – a place that surprises.
We leave early in direction to te “Pingüino de Humboldt” National Reserve crossing on our way the wide desert landscapes and Atacama’s coastal mountain range.
Arriving to the small fisherman-village Chañaral de Aceituno we start a 2 ½ hours boat-tour for the marine reserve and its impressive and fragile ecosystem which is direcytly related to the humboldt current.
The Chañaral Island and its surroundings are habitat of a great variety of resident and migratory species of marine fauna, such as dolphins, sea lions, sea otters and many different birds – among the latter the world’s biggest colony of humboldt penguins.
Further, during Summer season, it’s possible to observe diverse marine giants as for example the fin whale and the blue whale – the two largest animals son planet earth.
Back on the mainland we enjoy a lunch menu in a restaurant of the fisher-cove.
On our way back we take us the time for a brief stop in the small, picturesque oasis of Carrizalillo and with a bit of luck we’ll come across native terrestrial fauna such as foxes and guanacos.
Dep. Vallenar: 07.30 am – Caleta Chañaral de Aceituno – Pingüino de Humboldt National Reserve – Caleta Chañaral de Aceituno – Carrizalillo – Vallenar (Arr. 04.30 pm approx.)
Total distance: 266 km
Private ground transport, Spanish speaking driverguide, regular boat trip Marine Reserve Pingüino de Humboldt (2 ½ hours), coastal lunch menu, 1 snack and mineral water per person
Optional (additional cost): English or German speaking guide
Doesn’t include: insurance, other food than mentioned, sun protection
You should bring:
-sun protection (sunhat, sunglasses, sunblocker)
Values per person including tax:
2 participants: 138000 CLP (+ 7000 CLP with English or German speaking Guide)
3 or 4 participants: 105000 CLP (+ 5000 CLP with English or German speaking Guide)
5 or 6 participants: 86000 CLP (+ 4000 CLP with English or German speaking Guide)
7 or 8 participants: 72000 CLP (+ 3000 CLP with English or German speaking Guide)
Services are subject to availability in the moment of booking !!!