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Moon Valley Tour from San Pedro de Atacama

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Overview
See the unearthly landscape of the Valle de la Luna — Moon Valley — on a tour from San Pedro de Atacama. One of the driest places on the planet, the valley is made up of dunes, caverns, sharp peaks and natural depressions, creating an unbelievable moon-like scene in the Salt Mountain Range. With a guide, you’ll explore the area on foot, checking out caves, canyons and climbing a dune for a sunset view that will take your breath away.
Itinerary
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You'll start at
Ignacio Carrera Pinto 451
Or, you can also get picked up
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  • Pass by San Pedro de Atacama
  • 1
    Cordillera de la Sal
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Valle De La Luna
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Valle De La Luna
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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    Pass by San Pedro de Atacama
You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Half-day tour of Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) from San Pedro de Atacama
  • Get insight into the geology and ecology of the area
  • Make an additional stop to see the Salt Mountain Range
  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation to the Valley of the Moon
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your San Pedro de Atacama hotel. Meet your guide and settle into the air-conditioned minivan for the journey into the heart of the Atacama desert. Make a short stop along the way to see the Cordillera de Sal (Salt Mountain Range), a rugged landscape of canyons and dunes. Upon arrival at the Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon), pay the entrance fee (own expense) and get insight into the area's geology and ecology through the museum's exhibits. Then, with your guide, venture into a small cave to explore its formations, then hike up a sand dune to view the spectacle of the setting sun lighting up the desert with an orange glow. Afterward, return to the van for the return journey. Your tour concludes with a drop-off back at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Ignacio Carrera Pinto 451, San Pedro de Atacama, Región de Antofagasta, Chile

Traveler pickup is offered
Remember that the Hotel pick up and drop off is included only on the following Hotels: Hosteria San Pedro de Atacama, Casa de don Tomas, Altiplánico, Kimal and Poblado Kimal, Cumbres, Iorana Tolache, NOI Casa Atacama, Don Raúl, Tulor). If your Hotel is not included on the list, please approximate directly to the meeting point located at Ignacio Carrera Pinto #451, San Pedro de Atacama, at the same time specified
Departure Time
3:00 PM
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from Hotels on the list)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or bus
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fee to Moon Valley - 4,000 Chilean pesos (approx. USD 7)
  • Entry/Admission - Cordillera de la Sal
  • Entry/Admission - Valle De La Luna
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes such as trekking pants, socks and trekking shoes, as you will be walking on sand
  • Please bring a windbreaker or jacket, gloves, and carry water, sunblock and sunglasses
  • Note: Please bring cash to pay for the entrance fees
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Remember that the Hotel pick up and drop off is included only on the following Hotels: Hosteria San Pedro de Atacama, Casa de don Tomas, Altiplánico, Kimal and Poblado Kimal, Cumbres, Iorana Tolache, NOI Casa Atacama, Don Raúl, Tulor). If your Hotel is not included on the list, please approximate directly to the meeting point located at Ignacio Carrera Pinto #451, San Pedro de Atacama, at the same time specified
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Pick-up and drop off for tour was supposed to be from Hotel. Guide met us at hotel and walked us to pick-up spot 2 blocks away. After waiting for 15 minutes, tour bus did not arrive and we ended up walking close to 1 Km to depot to meet tour bus. Guide was friendly, but did
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Friendly guide but really didn't seem to know much about the geology of the area. Problem with pick up - was supposed to be at hotel and we had to walk a long way instead. Had to wait when one couple in the bus was allowed to get out to take photos while everyone else on the bus
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For the price it didn't expect much but in the end, it was great. We visited 4 different places and besides the 3 Maria's, which was a Foto-stop only, had time to explore a bit of the area. Ending with a great sunset, the satisfaction was complete. In addition to that, the
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It was the first time I got to feel the desert sun and to see the sand dunes. Moon Valley is absolutely impressive and we liked the ride and walk across it very much. The view from above and the sunset over the Valley is definitely something worth seeing!
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Gray Lines organised for us to be on a large coach with maybe 20 other people, operated by another company. The places we visited were pretty mind-boggling, but the number of people - and the guide not being strict on when the bus would leave each place - meant we spent a lot of
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  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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