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May 18, 2019
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Adult 7 - 99 years

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Details

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

From San Pedro de Atacama we will go to the Domeyko mountains, where you can enjoy the desert landscape and a stunning view of the Andes, until reaching the Rainbow Valley sector, which owes its name to its colorful hills, that give the impression of a rainbow. This phenomenon is attributed to the composition of the minerals.
After walking around this area, we will proceed to Hierbas Buenas, where you will find volcanic rock formations that tell the history of peoples who have inhabited the place through their petroglyphs. After this visit we will go back to San Pedro de Atacama.

Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Entrance fee to Rainbow Valley: 4,000 Chilean pesos (approx USD 8)
  • Food and drinks (you may bring your own)
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

The pick up is included from your Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama, remember that it haves to be nearby the town. If your Hotel is located outside the pick up location, we will be letting you know by email how we can arrange it.

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Please note:

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Operates

Daily

What to Expect What to Expect

Begin your journey to Rainbow Valley by going up the Andes and reach the highest point at 4,800 meters above sea level. There, make your first stop for breakfast at a traditional place called Bofedal of Quepiaco. Here, you can spot and observe a variety of birds that inhabit this place all year round. 
Continue your journey to visit the Pacana Monks, who live at a height of 4,500 meters. Enjoy the views of columns of rocks with very particular shapes and in the background, you can see the Salar de Aguas Calientes. 
Finally, continue to the Salar de Tara but along the way, you will see rock formations that look like stone cathedrals. At the Salar de Tara, see some spectacular wildlife while having a light lunch and preparing for your return trip 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
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes including trekking pants, shoes and a windbreaker or warm jacket
  • It is recommended that you bring water, sunblock and sunglasses
  • Note: Please bring cash to pay for the entrance fees and any additional expenses
  • Meals or drinks not specified aren't included
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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John W

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12, November, 2017

Good trip and an excellent guide. Very knowlegeable about the geological features of the Valley.
Some fantastic different colours and crystals in the rocks

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Piero S

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15, February, 2017

great views and good guide and driver

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liney

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31, January, 2017

The Rainbow Valley was spectacular. Tour includes breakfast.

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Shivesh R

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13, December, 2015

Excellent Trip - We only had 5 people so it was a bit more personal. Superb scenery with stunning landscapes and color. Superb for photography. 2nd only to the Valley of The Moon Tour, but should not conflict in term of time overlap. Go early to avoid crowds andante better lighting

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Helead

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24, June, 2015

Really enjoyed this tour, and the colours in the valley were spectacular. Only four in the group with a mix of Spanish and English speaking. He took time to explain geology features, and did not rush us.

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Yimin C

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22, April, 2015

Both driver and tour guider are very professional

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Zhenmin P

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03, April, 2015

some area land were difficult to drive after snow melting, the driver did best to drive over and the guide helped us took nice photos. It was an impressed tour.

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