3200 m.a.s.l.
Altitude
low
Difficulty
3+
Age

We start the afternoon getting to know two culturally and geologically important sites northwest of San Pedro de Atacama. On a stroll through alleyways of the picturesque village Río Grande that seems to be from a different time we learn about the culture, traditional architecture and agriculture of the members of the area´s indigenous community. Later, the Rainbow Valley is our geological laboratory and shows us one of the oldest places in the surroundings of San Pedro de Atacama where we can observe millions of years old rocks that surface in differently colored layers – giving the Rainbow Valley its name. At the end of the day we will gather on the rim of the Salt Mountain Range, above the Mars Valley (as well known as Death Valley), where we can contemplate the capricious morphology of this range as well as the gorgeousness of the Andes in the distance.

DEPARTURE TIME14:15-14:45DEPARTURE LOCATIONHotel
RETURN TIME
19:45-20:15
SEMI-PRIVATE SERVICE: High quality standard services with a maximum of 10 passengers per group, most of them from hotels that work with us. Our bilingual guides (spanish – english) assure a personalized service.

The days and hours of the excursions may vary depending on the season, climatic conditions and the groups that we form. The final itinerary will be confirmed upon arrival in San Pedro, but even during your stay it can vary depending on the mentioned conditions, we will be informing inmediatly about any change.

INCLUDED
Admission ticketsBilingual Guide Pick-up from your hotel
Water Cocktail

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Río grande: 

Located 90 km from San Pedro with approximately 96 people. This place was a strategic and required way for the caravans to move from San Pedro and Chiu – Chiu, this can be confirmed in the archaeological sites like in the hunters petroglyphs of pre-hispanic times.

 

Rainbow Valley: 

located 90 km from San Pedro de Atacama at Rio Grande basin. This valley owes its name because of the wide variety of colour tones: brown colors, red, beige, green, white and, yellow. All of them with salt residues and the blue sky.

 

 

 

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Additional information

Duration5 hours
Experiencias Trekana en San Pedro de Atacama

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1

14:15-14:45 Pickup from your hotel

Please be ready at the stated time.     (Departure and return time depend of the time of the year and will be confirmed in the moment of the reservation. )
2

Río Grande

We walk through the village and visit the agricultural parts, getting to know the traditional cultivation methods and the typical products of the region.
3

Rainbow Valley

A visit to the Dry Cascade is followed by a short hike of about 30 minutes through the valley.
4

Sunset at Cornisas (Rim of the Salt Mountain Range)

With a delicious wine and cheese snack we see the sunset in the Salt Mountain Range, enjoying an incomparable view over the San Pedro oasis, the Andes and the Domeyko Mountain Range.
5

19:45-20:15 Hotel

English

What to bring?

  • Comfortable clothing, walking shoes. Several layers.
  • Warm clothing for the coolest hour around sunset. Please be aware that there often is very strong wind around sunset.
  • Sunblock, hat, sunglasses, lip balm.

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$61.000.-

 

  • Price includes:
    • Admission tickets
    • Bilingual Guide spanish – english
    • Pick up from your accommodation
    • Water & snack
    • Aperitif

 

The reservation must be confirmed at least 10 days in advance, paying the total value of the program.

SEMI-PRIVATE SERVICE: High quality standard services with a maximum of 10 passengers per group (except Astronomy Tour, max 13 passengers), most of them from hotels that work with us. Our bilingual guides (spanish – english) assure a personalized service.

The days and hours of the excursions may vary depending on the season and climatic conditions. The final itinerary will be confirmed upon arrival in San Pedro, but even during your stay it can vary depending on the mentioned conditions, we will be informing immediately about any changes.

Our semi private services are in base of 2 people, which means that when is only one person and there are no more reservations for the same excursion it will have to pay the minimum per two. If at the moment of the excursion more passenger book the same tour, we will make the devolution of the additional, less a percent (3,5%) of administratives cost

This excursion can be booked in Private Service

Experiencias Trekana en San Pedro de Atacama

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