When visiting San Pedro de Atacama, be sure to include a visit to the Valley of the Moon. This incredible place, located in the middle of the arid and dry Cordillera de la Sal, offers a landscape like no other. Over millions of years, water and wind have shaped the salt and clay, creating unique and captivating formations.
During our walking tour, you will be amazed by the beauty and extraordinary shapes of the mountain range. It is a place that stimulates the imagination and reflection, offering a serene and tranquil experience. Don’t miss this unique destination.
|Departure time: 3:00 pm from the office.||Arrival time: 7:00 pm approx.|
|Duration: 5 hours aprox.||Altitude: 2,400mts. aprox.|
Tour To The Valley Of The Moon From San Pedro De Atacama
The tour excursion to the Moon Valley in San Pedro de Atacama will start at 3:00 pm in winter and at 4:00 pm in summer, leaving from our office there.
The Valley of the Moon, located just 10 km west of San Pedro de Atacama, is a breathtaking destination offering a variety of impressive attractions.
These include the amphitheater, the three marias, the great dune and the Piedra del Coyote viewpoint, which provides a perfect vantage point to witness the beauty of a sunset.
This area was declared a natural sanctuary in 1982 and is part of the Los Flamencos National Reserve, integrated into the Cordillera de la Sal. Valle de la Luna has remarkable geological formations, such as pointed summits, cavities, grey and ochre hills.
After enjoying the fascinating sunset, we return to San Pedro de Atacama, ending our tour in 19 hours.
TOURS NOT AVAILABLE ON SATURDAYS¨.
*Pick up is included only in the urban area of San Pedro Atacama.
Included in the service.
- Pick up in the office.
- Entrance ticket to the Moon Valley – Bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
- Transport, hygienic minibus.
Not included in the service:
- Travel insurance, recommended to be taken out in your country of origin
- Tips (optional).
What to bring for the tour?
- Comfortable shoes
- Sun hat
- Sunglasses and sun block
- Water 2 liters per person
- Lip moisturizer.
- A jacket for the return trip.
- Pregnant women.
Experience the sensation of walking on the moon and Mars with this tour that will take you to see two classics of the Atacama Desert.
Coyote Stone Viewpoint
Shortly after leaving, in just five minutes, the landscape began to surprise us. The vast mountains were painted in ocher, red and yellow tones, while the white hue of the minerals, predominantly sodium chloride or “salt”, added to the spectacle. Clear blue skies and a few scattered clouds completed the impressive sight.
As we continued our journey, our guide enlightened us about our surroundings. We were able to capture the essence of the Atacama desert, in which we were immersed. This ancient desert has a history dating back some 3 million years and was once an underwater kingdom.
In the distance, we can see the Cordillera de la Costa, a mountain range that is lower and older than the Andes. The prominent Cerro Domeyko and several volcanoes, including the Licancabur volcano, graced the landscape. The name of this majestic volcano, which reaches almost 6,000 meters above sea level with its conical shape, has great meaning in the Atacameño or Kunza language, which means “people’s mountain”.
He was highly revered by the ancient indigenous inhabitants of the area. You can expect this imposing volcano to be a constant companion during your excursions in San Pedro de Atacama.
In the Valley of Death, unlike the Valley of the Moon, which we will talk about shortly, you can practice various activities, such as sandboarding, mountain biking and horse riding.
This valley owes its name to the unfortunate history of many people who lost their lives trying to cross it, which makes the sight even more awe-inspiring.
Valley of the Moon
In the surroundings, evaporites abounded, sedimentary rocks that form when salts dissolve in lakes and coastal seas and then crystallize. The reserve had clearly marked trails for tourists, with stones and signs. Our attention was drawn to a sign warning visitors not to enter the “evaporite sector” to protect these unique formations from human interference.
We have price alternatives that accommodate all budgets, prices per person, expressed in US Dollars.
Make your quotes and reservations by email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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HOW TO BOOK THE TOUR?
To start the reservation process, please send us the following information:
- Name and surname:
- Passport number:
- Date of Birth:
- 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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