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“Amazing day birding around San Pedro de Atacama”
Review of On Safari Atacama

On Safari Atacama
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Owner description: On Safari Atacama offers guided motorbike and 4x4 tours. Prices are all inclusive.
Reviewed June 3, 2018

We started the day at 8am driving out to a small oasis town and taking a hike to observe the birds that live along the watershed. After a tasty breakfast we headed to the salt flats and lakes full of flamingos and waders.

In the afternoon we headed for higher altitudes, including the altiplano wetlands where giant and horned coots live.

In total we found 38 different species of birds, as well as guanacos and vizcachas.

Juan and Juan were excellent and knowledgable hosts. They know so much about the ecosystems of this beautiful region, and are fun people to spend a day with. Highly recommended!

Thank Amanda S
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Juan M, Owner at On Safari Atacama, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Dear Amanda,

Thank you so much for your comment! We loved it! The Birdwatching for us is very important as we are the only ones offering this kind of activities in the Atacama area, as we are truly committed with the birds observation! We had a great day, and for the people who is into birding this place is amazing as we have a small, but unique species on the area. Thanks again and we hope you are doing great!

All the best
On Safari TEAM

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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

We took three 4x4 private tours in 3 days from them ( moon valley, Altiplano lagoons and el Tatio) . We had two guides ( Gonzalo and lau terra) and they were very good. Their English was good and they took time to explain details. They were patient and were happy to pause and detour if required .

Thank Tapojoy C
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Juan M, Propietario at On Safari Atacama, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

Dear Tapojoy,

Thank you very much for your (literally) awesome review! Oriented to details, patient and happy to stop for more pictures! ;) Oh yeah!

Thanks again, and happy to have you back guys!

All the best,
On Safari Team

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

I wholeheartedly recommend this company. My husband and I spent 4 nights in San Pedro de Atacama in March and wanted to do 6 tours in 3 days. I contacted On Safari a few weeks beforehand and Juan arranged an itinerary for us that was realistic to do all 6 - ATV to salt lake Cejar, Moon Valley, stargazing, altiplanic lagoons, El Tatio Geysers, and Rainbow Valley. He answered all my questions promptly and fully. Although this was an expensive way to explore Atacama - there are cheaper tours - every tour was fantastic, and as it was after the end of high season we were the only ones on 5 of the tours, so we had completely personalised service. Gonzalo, who was our guide for 5 of the tours, was wonderful! He was friendly and helpful, and so informative about the desert, the mountains and Chilean and indigenous culture. He looked after us so well, providing water, and breakfast at El Tatio, allowing plenty of time for photographs at each place and taking photographs of us too. I must also mention Juan's really informative stargazing talk and experience, which we thoroughly enjoyed and was so informative.

Thank Sharon C
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Juan M, Propietario at On Safari Atacama, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

Dear Sharon,

Thank you very much for your great comment! Your review is a great way to describe On Safari in every sense, thank you so much! We will pass the information to our guides, they will be super happy, I´m 100% sure. Please let us know for more great adventures!

Sincerely,

On Safari TEAM

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

This was an absolute highlight of our three week trip in Chile, and one of the best things we have done on any holiday. We did the Lakes Quad Biking tour, it was the perfect way to explore the desert at your own pace, on a fun and exhilarating ride. We did some other traditional mini bus tours in San Pedro during our trip and they were all disappointing (get on the bus, drive for an hour, get off the bus to take a photo, get back on the bus...). If we could plan our time again, we would have just booked a second tour with On Safari Atacama. Our guide Juan was extremely easy to get on with, very interesting and keen to ensure that we got the most out of our tour. It is more expensive than other group tours in the area, but better to have one amazing, memorable experience than 2 or 3 mediocre ones.

Thank Jules T
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Juan M, Propietario at On Safari Atacama, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2018

Dear Jules,

We are so glad to read your excellent review!
"Explore the desert at your own pace" this should be our next slogan! ;) Thank you!
And please come visit us again, we will be happy to do more quad biking or buggy or some new crazy idea!

All the best,
On Safari Team

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

This was my first tour in SPdA and I'm so glad it was with Juan at Atacama! He was great at making me feel confident on the quad, and most importantly he has so, so much knowledge to share and was very patient with my many questions. Laguna Cejar was a kick as I'd never had the "Dead Sea" type floating experience, and it was great to be there earlier in the day with On Safari rather than the afternoon when it gets much busier with other tours. Finally, unlike some other tour companies, the booking communications were timely and the payment process (PayPal) was easy. Gracias Juan!

Thank howdybonjour
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Juan M, Gerente at On Safari Atacama, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2018

Dear Howdybonjour,

You are very welcome my friend! It was a great tour and you guys were super attentive to everything. It was my honor to take you out. Hope you can come over again and do more quads! or our new Buggy!

All the best,
On Safari Team

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