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Rainbow Valley Tour Excursion – San Pedro Atacama

icon clock Departure time: 08:00 to 08:30 from the hotelicon clock Arrival time: 13:30 aprox.
icon mountain Altitude: 3,200 mts aprox.icon clock Duration: 6 hours aprox.
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Rainbow Valley – San Pedro Atacama

Departure from your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama at about 8:00 am and we go to the area of Yerbas Buenas in the Domeyko Mountain Range. Here we will have the opportunity to see one of the most important collections of petroglyphs in the region. Here we will see about various carvings and drawings on the rocks, also native animal from the area, such as llamas, camelids, birds and much more.

Then we will go to the Rainbow Valley, so called because of the different colors of its mountains, resulting from the presence of minerals. The earth tones, such as red, beige, green, white and yellow, are created by the different concentrations of salts, clay and minerals. We will take a short hike to observe this breathtaking landscape before returning to San Pedro de Atacama.


Included in the service

  • Transfer from the hotel
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
  • Entrance ticket to the petroglyphs of Yerbas Buenas.
  • Breakfast.
  • Transport, hygienic minibus.

Not included in the service

  • Travel insurance, recommended to be contracted in your country of origin.
  • Tips (optional)

What to bring for the tour?

  • Warm clothes, especially for the windy weather.
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat and lip moisturizer.
  • sunglasses
  • sun block
  • Water 1.5 litres per person
  • Snacks.

Contact Us

  • info@dreamy.tours
  • reserve@dreamy.tours


  • Pregnant women.

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This excursion presents an excellent alternative to the usual tourist activities in San Pedro de Atacama. Rainbow Valley is a truly extraordinary place that is often overlooked due to its proximity to other popular attractions. If you are looking to escape the crowds and have a unique experience, this is the perfect getaway for you.

One of the highlights of the Rainbow Valley excursion is the opportunity to explore the ancient petroglyphs of Yerbas Buenas. This site is famous for its impressive rock art, with representations of animals and people on numerous rocks. The age of these petroglyphs is difficult to determine precisely, but experts believe that some could be up to 10,000 years old. It is a fascinating insight into the rich history and cultural heritage of the region.

This tour is featured as one of the top five awesome options to explore from San Pedro de Atacama. It offers a peaceful and quiet experience all year round, away from the crowds. The Rainbow Valley is an extraordinary place that often goes unnoticed due to the abundance of other places of interest near San Pedro de Atacama. If you’re looking to get away from the typical tours that only allow limited time, this is the perfect getaway for you.

One of the highlights of the excursion to Valle del Arco Iris is the opportunity to see the petroglyphs of Yerbas Buenas, considered the most notable rock art site in the region. Here you will find a multitude of representations of animals and people.

These petroglyphs were created by eroding the stone to form the outlines, rather than using paint. Determining the age of these petroglyphs is difficult, but there is information suggesting that some of the oldest could be up to 10,000 years old.


The Rainbow Valley is located in the Rio Grande basin, about 90 km from San Pedro de Atacama, very close to the Yerbas Buenas Petroglyphs.

Why the Name of the Rainbow Valley?

It owes its name to the great variety of colors that can be seen on the hills of the valley; earth colors, reddish, beige, green, white and yellow combined with white salts and the blue sky, also combine in strange formations. The colors reflect the great wealth and different concentrations of clay, salts and minerals; as well as interesting rock formations resulting from erosion.

What to bring to the Excursion?

  • Passport and/or identity card: Do not forget to bring the necessary documentation.
  • Extra money in Chilean pesos: We recommend bringing a minimum of $10,000 CLP per person to cover additional expenses during the trip.
  • Sunglasses: The sun can affect your vision.
  • Camera and extra battery: To avoid running out of battery and to be able to capture the best photos of your life. Additional Water: The tour only provides water during sharing meals.
  • Sunscreen and hat: At more than 3,600 meters above sea level, there are high levels of ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
  • Warm clothing: Wear several layers of clothing.
  • Toilet Paper: Regular toilets are basic.
  • Snacks – The food is adequate in quantity, but you can bring something extra to eat between meals.
  • Lip balm – Sun, wind, and dry air can crack them.
  • Luggage – One small bag per person.



We have price alternatives that accommodate all budgets, prices per person, expressed in US Dollars.

Make your quotes and reservations by email info@dreamy.tours, you can also communicate with one of our sales executives at the telephones detailed below, we will be happy to assist you.

Phone – WhatsApp: +51 969 787 221
Phone – WhatsApp: +51 986 994 218


To start the reservation process, please send us the following information:

  • Name and surname:
  • Passport number:
  • Nationality:
  • Date of Birth:
  • Phone:
  • Very important – We need the address and information about the hotel that you are staying at, in the city of San Pedro de Atacama, to be able to pick you up at the time when the tour starts.

To confirm reservations it is required to pay 50% in advance and the other 50% can be paid upon arrival at your destination.



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