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Details

  • 5 hours (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

See the unearthly landscape of the Valle de la Luna — Moon Valley — on a tour from San Pedro de Atacama. One of the driest places on the planet, the valley is made up of dunes, caverns, sharp peaks and natural depressions, creating an unbelievable moon-like scene in the Salt Mountain Range. With a guide, you’ll explore the area on foot, checking out caves, canyons and climbing a dune for a sunset view that will take your breath away.

Highlights
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from Hotels on the list)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or bus
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fee to Moon Valley - 4,000 Chilean pesos (approx. USD 7)
  • Entry/Admission - Cordillera de la Sal
  • Entry/Admission - Valle De La Luna
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Ignacio Carrera Pinto 451, San Pedro de Atacama, Región de Antofagasta, Chile

Traveler pickup is offered
Remember that the Hotel pick up and drop off is included only on the following Hotels: Hosteria San Pedro de Atacama, Casa de don Tomas, Altiplánico, Kimal and Poblado Kimal, Cumbres, Iorana Tolache, NOI Casa Atacama, Don Raúl, Tulor). If your Hotel is not included on the list, please approximate directly to the meeting point located at Ignacio Carrera Pinto #451, San Pedro de Atacama, at the same time specified

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Please note:

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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Daily

What to Expect What to Expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region, Chile

Your day trip from San Pedro de Atacama begins with hotel pickup from the Hotels on the pick up list (Hotels list with pick up included: Hosteria San Pedro de Atacama, Casa de don Tomas, Altiplánico, Kimal and Poblado Kimal, Cumbres, Iorana Tolache, NOI Casa Atacama, Don Raúl, Tulor). If your Hotel is not included on the list, please approximate directly to the meeting point located at Ignacio Carrera Pinto #451, San Pedro de Atacama, at the same time specified.

Stop At: Cordillera de la Sal, San Pedro de Atacama 1410000 Chile

The best place to enjoy the much anticipated Chilean sunset is in the Salt Mountain range, the location of the Mars and Moon valleys. The valleys contain a variety of stone, sand-like formations - a result of water and wind. As the sun sinks below the horizon, experience the wonder of the area and its close resemblance to the moon.
In the evening, one of the most expected moments is the sunset and the best place to appreciate it is the mountain range of the Salt, with its Mars and Moon Valleys that are saline and sacrilegious conformations product of the mineralogical folding that has taken place for one hundred million years and that originated small mountains of capricious and sculptural forms that at sunset resemble a Lunar landscape. We will visit 3 main points, starting with a view to the Cordillera de la Sal in the Valley of death. Incredible landcapes from the desert we can find here, and amazing postals too!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Valle De La Luna, San Pedro de Atacama Chile

After the Cordillera de la Sal, we will visit the Licanantay viewpoint where you can see the mountains of salt from above. Beautiful landscapes, where the desert gives us the opportunity to see how great and incredible is it, full of colors and history behind its sand, rocks and mountains.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Valle De La Luna, San Pedro de Atacama Chile

Finally, we will visit the Valley of the Moon, where 3 sites are visited. First, a tour of the salt caves is subsequently the salt statues "Las Tres Marias", the amphitheater and the large sand dune in the central part of the Moon Valley. We wait for the sunset at the Coyote stone. After an incredible scenic sunset, we begin the trip back to your Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region, Chile

Finally, after getting marvelled by the colors and the majesty of the desert, enjoying the sunset in the Moon Valley at the Coyote stone viewpoint, we will begin our trip back to San Pedro de Atacama.

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes such as trekking pants, socks and trekking shoes, as you will be walking on sand
  • Please bring a windbreaker or jacket, gloves, and carry water, sunblock and sunglasses
  • Note: Please bring cash to pay for the entrance fees
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Remember that the Hotel pick up and drop off is included only on the following Hotels: Hosteria San Pedro de Atacama, Casa de don Tomas, Altiplánico, Kimal and Poblado Kimal, Cumbres, Iorana Tolache, NOI Casa Atacama, Don Raúl, Tulor). If your Hotel is not included on the list, please approximate directly to the meeting point located at Ignacio Carrera Pinto #451, San Pedro de Atacama, at the same time specified
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Reviews

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Kevin H

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5/5
03, July, 2019

We took the sunset tour of moon valley and it was breath taking. The light reflected off the surrounding mountains is so beautiful. This was our second tour with the same guid. I’ve forgotten her name but she was very knowledgeable about the area and spoke excellent English. I would 100% recommend.

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paulnetscher

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2/5
30, November, 2018

Sure the moon valley is a must see, but don't bother with the sunset trip, rather visit in the morning or on your own. Collected from hotel at 3pm and got back to hotel at 8.30pm - could have been done in 3 to maybe 3.5 hours. Lots of aimless wandering and waiting with little direction or explanation from the guides. I had to listen in to other guided tours to get info.Large bus which was full with nearly 50 people.Sunset wasn't really worth it. Maybe watching the colours change as the sun was setting was interesting, but we reached the view point only minutes before the sun hit the horizon. View point was packed with hundreds of people.Worst tour ever! Don't bother.

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John W

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4/5
12, November, 2017

Very good Moon Valley tour, excellent guide, fantastic formations .
Sunset a bit disappointing as we were expecting more colour changes.
Quite a steep climb up the sand dune.

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George E

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5/5
10, December, 2016

Great tour

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Dhishan K

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2/5
28, December, 2015

Tour was okay, got good pictures, but felt the tour was a little too rushed and there were just too many people in the bus to have a unique experience. The sunset was so late that we just waited for 2 hours at the end doing nothing. Also many times, a lot of time was consumed waiting for people to get on to the bus. I wish they had a smaller group. Some of the hikes were reasonably uphill, so I would not say it is a cake walk with children.

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Richard J P

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26, October, 2015

This was a fine tour, and the people contractor were great. But there was little value added beyond the transit to get to these places, and that's what you're paying for with one exception, which I'll note on that tour's review. If you have time and resources to rent a 4WD instead, you would be well advised to do so.

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Vania K

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08, September, 2015

Very beatiful!

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Helead

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2/5
26, June, 2015

A 2 star rating for the spectaculat scenery, but zero for the guide.
He had to be reminded to explain ings in English as well as Spanish, and delayed our viewing of Death Valley with a long drawn out story concerning his grandfather, while the othe spanish speaking visitos were able to look around. We then had 5 minutes to see features of the valley before getting back on the bus.On arrival in Moon Valley carpark, we were route marched to the top of the ridge, with no explaination of the geology along the way. He appeared disintersted, and mentioned he had been guiding for 10 years - perhaps it is time for new career.

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Duncan W

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5/5
03, April, 2015

fantastic and more. very good :

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Wesley S

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2/5
12, December, 2014

Having been on over a dozen tours across South America, I had found this Moon Valley Tour run by Turistour to be unsatisfactory. To begin with, I had not expected such a large group (of 16+) and such little intimacy. It didn't help that our guide, Leonardo, turned out not to be much of a guide. He lagged behind much of the way and failed to direct the majority of the group. With the itinerary I had expected drop-dropping landscapes, and the experience had fallen much short of what i had imagined. Luckily the sunset finale at Moon Valley had saved me from ripping my hairs out. The exotic crevasses in the valley gradually mutated in iridescent shades into darkness as the sun descended on to the horizon. Was it worth the USD$30 i had splashed out? Definitely not.

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