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Address: Eleuterio Ramirez 1535, Iquique 1101535, Chile
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+56 9 9541 7762
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Responsible tourism agency and Atacama Desert destination expert, providers...

Responsible tourism agency and Atacama Desert destination expert, providers of meaningful off the beaten path experiences.

100% carbon emision offset. 100% no detachable plastics on our expeditions.

Responsible tourism = local people + sustainable + respect + culture + high quality adventure.

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US$73.00*
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Half-Day Sandboarding with Sunset Picnic at Hidden Dunes in Atacama
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Great experience, highly recommended!

Excellent experience! Billy was timely, professional, accommodating and exceptionally knowledgeable! His English is excellent as well! We (family of 4) had a great day with him... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kyle L
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent experience! Billy was timely, professional, accommodating and exceptionally knowledgeable! His English is excellent as well! We (family of 4) had a great day with him and would highly recommend the tour to anyone interested in seeing the area.

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Thank Kyle L
MisticoOutdoors, Director General at Mistico Outdoors, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your tight cruise time for visits with me! I am glad you all enjoyed the tour, it was great to meet you, hope you enjoy the rest of the cruise trip... and don't forget to taste the Peruvian Pisco sour too! More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic one day tour around the Iquique region. Joanna was insightful, friendly, and above all enthusiastic! We got to see all the places we wanted to visit, and Joanna always had interesting and knowledgeable explanations and relevant history to share while showing us around. Would definitely recommend a tour with Mistico!

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MisticoOutdoors, Director General at Mistico Outdoors, responded to this review

Thank you very much! we are glad that you gave us the opportunity to show you this part of the Atacama Desert; indeed we are always keen to share relevant information about the places we visit and Joanna is certainly very good at that. Have a great day! More 

Amsterdam
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Beginning of november 2016 we did an excellent tour with Billy Morales and his assistent Carolina of Mistico Outdoor / Chili responsabel trekking. We started in Iquique, together with a French/German couple and in Billy’s nice fourwheeldrive we drove east into the desert. On the way to the small village of Chusmiza we visited Humberstone mining village, which was more... More 

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MisticoOutdoors, Director General at Mistico Outdoors, responded to this review

It was certainly a great experiencie to travel with you guys and we are very grateful that you chose us to show you the desert and highlands; its inhabitants, culture and nature. Thanks! More 

Newnan, Georgia
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53 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Billy Morales comes fully equipped with knowledge, patience, flexibility, humor, and an espresso pot. “We don’t travel without it,” he says. Our second trip with Billy was an extraordinary 12-day drive around the altiplano (high Andean plateau of north Chile), the Atacama Desert, and Salta, Argentina, via two stunning Andean passes. Mr. Morales left his “guide hat" at the Chilean... More 

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MisticoOutdoors, Propietario at Mistico Outdoors, responded to this review

Hey! Thanks so much for your kind words and for choosing us again to explore the real Atacama Desert. As in the previous time, it was such a nice trip! a great experience for me and the people you've met during our trip, they all remember you and send you gretings! Coca and Marco as well. Following your comments and... More 

Boulder, Colorado
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We spent 6 days with Mistico exploring the Atacama highlands and desert with our 8 and 10 year old boys. We spent time with an Aymara family learning about llama/alpaca herding, swimming in fabulous geothermal pools, sandboarding and fat biking. The experience for our family was amazing. Billy is a biologist by training and gave us education on the ecosystem... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Our tour with Mistico included fat biking, camping, visiting Pica, experiencing local Aymara culture, birding, and cycle touring through the Altiplano. First, Billy and is crew are outstanding. They went above and beyond to accommodate our needs, including traveling with our dog and having a vegan diet. Second, the overall experience was one of my highlights in during our South... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We spent several days with Billy and Joanna of Mistico exploring the unknown Atacama. First, we headed to Alto de Pica, where we set off on a thrilling evening fat biking ride through the sand dunes before camping under the stars in the dunes. The following morning, we did the whole ride all over again, only this time in daylight.... More 

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1 Thank Jen S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We had a one day trip organized by Billy for four people. We drove 500 km from Iquique through the most interesting part of the Atacama desert and finally back at ten to Iquique. We went through passes which were 4350 m high and visited Indian villages and saw interesting rock formations and salty lakes at very high altitudes with... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2014

On the basis of previous trip advisor reviews we contacted Mistico at the last minute to see if it was possible to arrange a tour. The reviews were not wrong! Billy replied immediately, proposed some possibilities but worked with us to find out the sorts of things we wanted to do and where we'd like to go. The tour was... More 

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MisticoOutdoors, Manager at Mistico Outdoors, responded to this review

We are very happy that you had a good experience with us! many thanks for your compliments, they are most welcomed! More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2013

I recently did a weekend tour to Salar de Surire. It was an amazing place. Billy was great, giving me all the details of the tour and Iquique city by email. He met with me at the hotel and gave me many tips about what I can do in Iquique. We did a running tour in the morning and it... More 

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