We leave the agency at 1:30 p.m., the tour starts with a 45-minute drive from San Pedro de Atacama to the Puritama Hot Springs, 30 km north of the city. When you arrive, pay the entrance fee (not included in the price) and head to the locker room to put on the swimsuit. Then, simply enjoy the pools at your own pace; It has approximately two hours before returning to the city.
At an altitude of 3500 meters (11 483 feet), Puritama is composed of eight thermal pools with a temperature of 33.5 ° C (92 ° F); the pools are joined by a wooden walkway, so you can easily walk between them. Spend a little time in all of them, or find the one you prefer and settle down and enjoy a long soak.
Emerging in one of the driest places on the planet, Puritama waters contain all kinds of minerals that are said to calm various diseases. Its mesothermal sodium sulphate waters are full of potassium, lithium, calcium, magnesium, chlorine, sulphates and boron, and when submerged in water, it is believed that these elements will help stimulate the circulatory system and the digestive system and revitalize the skin .
Once the time is finished, you will be transferred to San Pedro de Atacama for the return to the hotel.