Rainbow Valley In San Pedro De Atacama

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Highlights of Rainbow Valley

This experience gave us will take you to visit one of the most beautiful places in the Atacama Desert, the Rainbow Valley, where colors mix to form unique landscapes over the mountains, a visual spectacle.


The Rainbow Valley, also known as the Valley of Mars, is located in the Cordillera de Domeyko about 90 kilometers to the north of San Pedro de Atacama. The most impressive thing about the Valley of the Rainbow is the variety of colors and shapes in their Rocky formations.


This valley receives its name due to the layers of minerals that create a spectrum of colors ranging from red and green tones to purple and blue. The unique rock formations, canyons and ridges they make this place look like an alien world.


We will also go through Yerbas Buenas, where several mountains  meet. here you can not we will only be able to admire the incredible landscape, but learn more about the history of the first inhabitants, while we admire petroglyphs up to 6000 years old


Also we will visit Río Grande, a town of artisans and farmers, where we can find interesting souvenirs to take home. We will spend a beautiful morning knowing the wonders hidden that this arid desert has.


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Price per person
USD $54
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Pick Up: Downtown hotels.
Schedule: Between 07.30 and 08.10 Hrs. Subject to reconfirmation.
Drop Off: In the center, municipal parking. Private service, in downtown hotels.
Hours: 12.00 hrs.
5 Hours
- Breakfast.
- Transfer.
- Bilingual guide.
- Tickets to Valle del Arcoíris + Yerbas Buenas ($10,000 - It can be added or passengers pay on arrival).
- Drinks or Meals not specified.
- Tips or extras not specified.
- Minimum age 6 years.
- In case of special medical conditions.
- Passengers with special health conditions, such as hypertension or heart disease, must present a medical certificate indicating that they are under control.
- Not suitable for pregnant women.
- Comfortable clothes.
- Gloves.
- Walking shoes.
- Cap.
- Sunglasses.
- Sunscreen.
- Water.
- Option of vegan, vegetarian, celiac food, informing in advance.
- Passengers with restrictions or food allergies inform in advance.
- Regular service minimum 2 passengers/maximum 14. Spanish/English.
- Modifiable hours according to the season of the year, weather conditions, park restrictions or others.
- Tickets at tourist sites NOT included in the tour.
- Breakfast (May vary).
- Kneaded bread/Cheese/Salami/Egg or avocado/Cake/Cookies/Jam/Delicacy/Juice/Coffee, Tea, Herbs.

Details of Day Tours

Today we will have a exciting experience, to one of the most impressive landscapes of the desert driest in the world. We will start leaving our hotel at 07:30 a.m. approximately (the schedule will be reconfirmed before, since it may vary according to the time of the year).


We will head towards Yerbas Buenas, place where we can get beautiful views of the Domeyko Mountain Range, the Cordillera de la Sal and the Cordillera de los Andes.


Yerbas Buenas has the largest amount of rock art in Atacama, so we can see petroglyphs of up to 6000 years old.


In a special place that our guide will choose we will set up a breakfast to enjoy these beautiful landscapes.


We will continue going deeper until we reach the Rainbow Valley, or also known as Valley of Mars, It is located about 90 km north of San Pedro, in the middle of the Cordillera de Domeyko.


This valley is characterized by the variety of colors and shapes in its rock formations, gets its name from the layers of minerals that create a spectrum of colors ranging from hues of red and green to purples and blues. The unique rock formations, canyons, and ridges make this place looks like an alien world.


We will also have the opportunity to take walks a through this amazing landscape. We will be able to explore different paths that they take us along the rock formations and offer impressive panoramic views of the valley.

He is also known for home to pre-Columbian petroglyphs, which are rock carvings that date back centuries and tell stories of the indigenous cultures that inhabited the region.


After enjoying this unique landscape, we will continue our way to  Río Grande, a small typical town of artisans and farmers, where we will have time to explore the area and visit their markets. 


We will return to San Pedro and drop you off near the municipal parking, from there you can explore the town a bit or return to your hotel on your own, if you prefer to take the private service we can Drop you off at the hotel where we picked you up.


As always, be sure to bring appropriate clothing for the weather conditions and a camera to capture unforgettable moments. Don`t miss it.

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Great experience in Atacama

If you are visiting Atacama, consider the tour . We had a really great time!

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Incredible day in Atacama

if you are traveling to Atacama you shouldn´t miss the tour . It is a unique experience!

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Rates of Rainbow Valley in San Pedro De Atacama

Valid rates for 2024 per person

Option in Regular.

- Regular Bilingual Service. - Drop Off in the Center. Most distances in San Pedro are walkable. - Does not include tickets. They can be added or paid at destination.

Starts: 07:30 Hs
Duration: 5 HS
Operates: Everyday
Offered in: Español English

From: USD $53

Private option.

- Private Bilingual Service. - Does not include entrance fees to the national park. They can be added or paid at destination.

Starts: 07:30 Hs
Duration: 5 HS
Operates: Everyday
Offered in: Español English

From: USD $157

Price for 1 adult: USD $299

Rate List of Rainbow Valley for 2024 per person

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