FROM THE ANCESTRAL ROOTS 2D

In this Community-based Tourism program, you have the chance to immerse on the Andean cosmovision in the Ayllu de Coyo, through the experiences of the community itself!
We start the experience at night (according to the lunar calendar), we will visit the Village of Tulor, an archeological site that shows the lifestyle of the ancient Lickantatay culture. The local guide will take us to know a little about the interpretation of the stars and the night sky, as well as their importance for the ancestral cultures of the region. After a cocktail sharing with the community, we will return to the hotel.

On the second day we will dedicate it to the Oasis and Salares, we start early in the morning to visit the Los Flamencos National Reserve. We will visit the town of Talabare and the petroglyphs of Kezala. We continue our tour of the town of Toconao to reach the Oasis of Jerez.

Lunch is not included, but we highly recommend the restaurant "Senderos de Coyo" which is owned by a local family belonging to the Ayllu (indigenous community).

After lunch we start the Water Trail, where we will visit the Cejar Lagoon, the Emerald Lagoon (exclusive of the community!), The Ojos del Salar and the Tebenquiche Lagoon. Finally we will relax in the ancestral healing center of Coyo.
Accommodation: You can choose the hotel category of your choice (prices below).
Perfect tour for: small families, groups of friends and adventurers looking for an unusual experience with a positive impact on local communities.
SEE THE FULL PROGRAM BELOW.
NOTE: This is a tour that can be done all year round, however during the rainy and winter season, some routes usually close due to bad weather. We take care of making the appropriate changes in your program.
DAY 1

Transfer in:
Meeting point to coordinate with the seller
Tour starts: 21:00
Visit: Tulor Valley - Ayllu de Coyo - Andean Cosmovision Experience
Tour ends: 00:00
Meals: Cocktel
Lodging: Category of choice.

DAY 2

Transfer in:
Pick up from the hotel of your choice
Tour starts: 07:00
Visit: Oasis and Salares - Los Flamencos National Reserve - Talabare - Kezala - Jerez Oasis - Lunch (not included) - Cejar Lagoon - Emerald Lagoon - Tebenquiche Lagoon - Ancestral Cure Center
Tour ends: 20:00
Meals: Cocktel
Lodging: Category of choice.

Despite efforts and achievements to preserve the cultural, architectural, landscape and biodiversity values ​​of the area (Los Flamencos Reserve), San Pedro de Atacama is an example of "tourist saturation" and isolation of local and ancestral communities now replaced by hotels and external operators.

However, this situation, lately the management and administration of the tourist attractions of their respective jurisdiction has been delivered to the local population or "Ayllus" (indigenous communities).

It is the case of Ayllu de Coyo, located 10 minutes southwest of San Pedro, which are also organized to offer a tourist proposal based on their visions, their ancestors, their traditions and their "rights" to participate in the benefits of tourism. It is through them that we present a different program and, as far as possible, away from the concentration of tourists.
  • USD 607-838 (HOTEL CASA DE DON TOMAS)
  • USD 552-783 (HOTEL DUNAS)
  • USD 506-736 (HOTEL CHAXA)
  • PRIVATE TOUR
  • Departures according to Lunar Calendar
  • Minimum 2 and maximum 6 passengers per car
  • First aid kit, oxygen tank and satellite phone in the car
  • Transfer in / out included
  • Driver in Spanish
  • English speaking guide USD 160 per group
  • Meals not included
  • Lunch at "Senderos de Coyo" USD 62 per person
  • Book this trip at least 1 week in advance
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