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San Pedro to Santiago

San Pedro to Santiago

Wicked Campervan Trip Options: Pickup San Pedro & Dropoff in Santiago only

Ok, so you wanna drive almost half Chile to enjoy a Wicked adventure? Let us tell you first, you’ve made your best desition!! Come rent your campervan and get ready to road across deserts and under the sun, with the company of the Pacific Ocean, the snowed mountains, the immensity of the northern night sky or any given landscape this country can offer.
Since this is a one way trip, we’re gonna show you some usefull info about places we think you should visit. Seriously boys, you’re gonna have the best fuckin’ time of your life!

First, enjoy everything you have in San Pedro, before going to Paranal and Pan de Azúcar.

San Pedro is located at 2430 meters over sea level, is full of amazing landscapes and places where to go like the Moon Valley (an extention 15 Kms away from San Pedro that will make you feel really out of this world), the Lascar Volcano or the Piedra del Coyote viewpoint (located inside the Moon Valley). Also, you can practice sports like sandboard or trekking at the Death Valley. You can do biking or you can just lay your body on the salar lagoon where it doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to swim; salt will give you a hand.

From San Pedro de Atacama to Pan de Azúcar it’s gonna be like 12 hours driving, unless you take a detour from route 5 and go look for some amazing shoots with your camera, near Paranal Observatory!!!

You will arrive easily to Pan de Azúcar National Park, where you can do trekking, biking, sport fishing, kayaking or photography; also you can camp and you will observe an incredibly varied flora and fauna, besides the amazing starry sky of northern Chile.

After Pan de Azúcar, you have two new objectives: Bahía Inglesa and Nevado Tres Cruces, both amazing places to go on your Wicked campervan.

When it comes to beautyfull beaches, nice weather and perfect places to stop for eating good food, Bahía Inglesa should be in the first places of your list. Bahía is located six kilómeters away from Caldera, where you will be in 12 minutes and where you can buy supplies, if needed. At Bahía you can practice diving, kitesurfing, recretional fishing, sailing and swimming. Also you can eat seafood empanadas and very cheap and big ceviches!

Now, If you are looking for a less crowded place where to go, Nevado Tres Cruces is your dreamed park! The place has a fraction of the tourists you’ll find up north in other parks and reserves. It has amazing climbing spots and a huge variety of wildlife, from vicuñas and guanacos, to beautiful flamingos and even pumas and condors!

After staying for a while at Nevado Tres Cruces, your next stop is Punta Cachos, one of the biggest natural reserves in Chile when it comes to marine biodiversity. There you can find one of the few seagrass fields in the country, and an inmense colony of green turtles.

From Punta Cachos, you can drive your Wiked campervan to Llanos del Challe National Park, where you will find camping and picnic areas, plus the chance to practice hiking in a spectacular environment. Also, depending the time of the year, you can see a mind­ blowing phenomenon: The Flowering Desert. A hard to believe show that usualy happens (when it happens) between september and october. Lots of colors and endless flowery fields right in front of your eyes in the desert!

Keep driving south and you’ll get to Punta de Choros, number two of three National Parks you’ll visit in this part of Chile. At Punta de Choros you can visit Isla Dama National Reserve and watch the Humboldt Penguin species, practice diving, recreational fishing, kayak, swimming or sailing; besides walking through the fishing villages and amazing pristine beaches.

Once you leave Punta de Choros, your next step is Elqui Valley, near La Serena.

Elqui Valley has a lot (really a lot) to offer. From (Nobel Price Winner) Gabriela Mistral’s history to pisco producing plants, or the chance to watch the stars­ even our galaxy!­ like you probably never seen it before!

At Elqui Valley it’s gonna be easy for you tou pick a camping where to stay, but if you’re looking for some really special place you can go to camping Refugio del Ángel, located at Pisco Elqui town, or camping El Retiro, at Cochiguaz. Both places are easy to access on your campervan.

You still have a lot of places to visit so let’s keep moving, now to visit Fray Jorge National Park and later the quiet and lovely Pichidangui.

First, Fray Jorge National Park. This place has a nice singularity: Because of the weather characteristics, this National Park appears like an ambassador from southern landscapes between hills and the shoreline of northern chilean sea. Now you’ve seen it and enjoyed, keep going to Pichidangui, A small beach with great spots to watch osom sunsets, and where you will find places where to eat fish and seafood empanadas, where to buy handicraft and even a supermarket to buy groceries or supplyes, if needed.

And for the last part of this long trip, we have for you Valparaíso and Santiago.

Valparaíso (Valpo) is maybe one of the cityes you will never forget. It’s architecture, the way the city was build and painted, the way you can live the culture and it’s characters it’s just great. You can spend some time there touring between centenary buildings and up in a Trolebus (Traditional public transport).

If you wanna pay a visit to the main port in Chile, you should go to Cerro Concepción and Cerro Alegre (hills), where you can visit some of the best cafes and restaurants, have panoramic landscapes (special for photographers) or just walk anywhere you want, there’s a lot to enjoy.

Even when Santiago is the end of the road, we highly recommend you to drive along it’s streets and go visit some places in your Wicked campervan, before giving it back (sorry guys, you can’t take it with you). Here at Santiago you can go visit Santa Lucía Hill, an historical and traditional place crowned by a castle, the great Barrio Bellavista with it’s bars and nightclubs, and lot’s of other destinies you can watch in detail on our trip ideas!

Cheap Campervan Hire Trips

Here at Wicked Campers we’ve developed a range of Campervan Trip Ideas for roadtrips around San Pedro de Atacama – check them out!

San Pedro to Arica

San Pedro to Arica

San Pedro Loop

San Pedro Loop

San Pedro to Santiago

San Pedro to Santiago

We have a variety range of van from a 2, 3, 4 and 5-seater campervans, minicampers and 4WD that will accommodate your travel in Chile. Enjoy the country and save your pocket money for beers and tickets to atractions and activities, instead of putting it in expensive accommodation.
Check out our campervans and see which one is the perfect option for you:

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2 Seater Deluxe Campers

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3 Seater Adventure Camper

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4 Sleepers Deluxe Campers

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Bigfoot Rooftop 4 Sleepers

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