Colorful mountains and rock art
Colorful mountains and rock art
Colorful mountains and rock art
Colorful mountains and rock art
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Rainbow Valley Atacama

Enjoy a day in the Atacama Rainbow Valley among colorful mountains and rock art

(3 reviews)
San Pedro de Atacama
1 day
Spanish and English
Starts: From your accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama between 7:00 and 7:40 a.m.
Ends: At the municipal parking lot in San Pedro de Atacama around 12:30 p.m.
Free cancellation!

Briefing

Discover the Rainbow Valley tour in San Pedro de Atacama, known for its colorful rocks. Explore the petroglyphs of Yerbas Buenas, a site with important rock engravings. You will also hike in the area of the Salado River.

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Tour details

Included

  • Private transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Breakfast

Not included

  • Entrance

Important information

❌ Not suitable for pregnant women or children under 6 years old.

❄️ Keep in mind that during the first hours of the morning the weather is very cold, so we recommend you to bring all the warm clothes you consider necessary.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! You can cancel this tour and you'll receive 100% refund of the amount paid if you cancel more than 48 hours in advance. After this time, or in case you do not show up, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Rainbow Valley Atacama

Altitude: 3,000 masl

Group max: 15 people

Pick up in San Pedro de Atacama

The San Pedro de Atacama Rainbow Valley tour starts with pick up at your accommodation between 7 and 7:40 am. Once the group is assembled, the driver will set off for the picturesque Rio Grande basin.

Colorful mountains and rock art

Yerbas Buenas

You will arrive at the Yerbas Buenas sector, a place of great historical importance, since here you will find one of the most important petroglyph groups in the region. You will find carvings and drawings on the rocks such as llamas, camelids, monkeys and dogs.

Colorful mountains and rock art

Rainbow Valley

Stretch your legs! Once you arrive at the well known Rainbow Valley, you will take a walk with the guide who will explain the history of the place. You will be amazed by the variety of colors of the rocks and geological formations.  

Return to San Pedro de Atacama

After this historical and cultural session, it will be time to put an end to the Rainbow Valley tour by returning to San Pedro de Atacama around 12:30.

Colorful mountains and rock art

What to bring to Rainbow Valley Atacama

Trekking shoes

Sunglasses

Comfortable and warm clothes

Sunscreen

Water

Where does the tour Rainbow Valley Atacama start

The tour starts in San Pedro de Atacama and most travelers arrive from 3 zones:

  • From Santiago de Chile: the most advisable option is to do it by direct plane to Calama. Upon arrival you can take a transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. We recommend the company Transfer Pampa for being the most reliable. 
  • From Peru: most probably you will arrive directly from Cusco or Arequipa. In this case we recommend you to take a bus that crosses the Arica-Tacna border and then takes you to San Pedro de Atacama, although it is a somewhat complex combination, since it is necessary to combine several buses.
  • From Salta (Argentina): there is a direct bus that takes approximately 11 hours.

Questions & Answers

  • What is the maximum altitude reached during the tour?

    The maximum altitude reached is 3500 meters above sea level. It is recommended to eat light meals and drink a lot of water the previous days for a good acclimatization. 

  • In what currency is the entrance fee paid?

    The entrance fee must be paid in cash in Chilean pesos.

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