Bike through Atacama’s illusion-like, surreal beauty like a local. This specially designed tour for outdoor enthusiasts will introduce luxury travelers to the absolute, surreal landscape of Atacama through series of highlights.
First, drive towards Atacama Salt Flat with fantastic panoramic views and enter the National Flamingo Reserve to compare three types of flamingos living in the area: the English, the Andean and the Chilean. Then, take a scenic stroll around the unbelievable Socaire village, a cozy town in an utterly fascinating land with no signs of life. Only brown sand, desolate mountains, and the mysterious church of San Bartolomé.
Continue the day driving to Miscanti and Meñiques lagoons, and mesmerize at crystalline water and its intense blue color. Keep biking for 15 km downhill along flat, dirt road, while encountering wildlife and amazing vista of the Atacama Salt Flat and Volcanoes. After a hearty lunch in the town of Socaire, head to Yerbas Buenas for more than thousands of prehistoric petroglyphs and decode the cultural secrets behind the abstract figures.
Then, start biking towards the Rainbow Valley, where travelers will absorb ever-changing, unreal colorscape of violet, grey, calypso, red, and blue in rich textures.
Not a single Atacama experience can leave out the magical Cejar Lagoon. After a comfortable distance on bike to the Cejar Lagoon, travelers get to experience the “flying” sensation by floating in its water full of condensed salt. Simply contemplate for a moment of complete relaxation and admire the lagoon’s beautiful turquoise green. Conclude the exclusive biking tour in a sunset viewing over cocktails around the Tebinquinche Lagoon.