Atacama Crossing 2023 Itinerary Overview

Host Town for the Race
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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. 

Race Hotel
Hotel Diego de Almagro (Address: Toconao 460, San Pedro de Atacama)
Two nights accommodation in a hotel are provided - Friday before and Saturday after the race.
Thursday, 21 September 2023
Volunteers arrive (any time) in San Pedro.
Friday, 22 September 2023

Competitors arrive in San Pedro (hotel provided)

Volunteer training (all day)

Saturday, 23 September 2023

> Competitor Briefing

> Competitor Check-In, including administrative, medical and equipment review

Sunday, 24 September 2023

8am: Start / Stage 1: Navigation by Rock

Monday, 25 September 2023

8am: Stage 2: Through the Slot Canyons

Tuesday, 26 September 2023

8am: Stage 3: The Atacamenos Trail

Wednesday, 27 September 2023

8am: Stage 4: The Infamous Salt Flats

Thursday, 28 September 2023

8am: Stage 5: The Long March through the Valley of the Moon

Friday, 29 September 2023

Stage 5: The Long March through the Valley of the Moon (continued) / Rest Day

Saturday, 30 September 2023

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

Sunday, 1 October 2023

Race activities have concluded and you are ready to depart or continue your travels in Chile.

*Note that all times are approximate and may change.