The best way to get to the host town is:
STEP 1: Fly into the Santiago International Airport (also known as the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport or SCL) in Santiago, Chile
STEP 2: Take an internal flight to Calama Airport (also called El Loa International Airport or CJC).
STEP 3: Take a one-hour ride by bus or taxi from the airport to the town of San Pedro de Atacama.
For more details about how to get to San Pedro de Atacama, including flight routes and transfers, download this "Travel Information" document.
Competitors arrive in San Pedro (hotel provided)
Volunteer training (all day)
> Competitor Briefing
> Competitor Check-In, including administrative, medical and equipment review
8am: Start / Stage 1: Navigation by Rock
8am: Stage 2: Through the Slot Canyons
8am: Stage 3: The Atacamenos Trail
8am: Stage 4: The Infamous Salt Flats
8am: Stage 5: The Long March through the Valley of the Moon
Stage 5: The Long March through the Valley of the Moon (continued) / Rest Day
10am: Stage: The Final Footsteps into San Pedro
12pm: Finish at the Square in San Pedro de Atacama
7pm: Awards Banquet
All stay overnight at the race hotel in San Pedro
Race activities have concluded and you are ready to depart or continue your travels in Chile.