Enjoy half & full-day guided Tours around the Atacama Desert
Adventures in the Atacama Desert are plentiful, and at Tierra Atacama you will find a wonderful variety of excursions and tours of the Atacama Desert as well as San Pedro de Atacama tours. Whether you prefer to explore on foot, horseback, bike or vehicle, we’ve got an all-encompassing portfolio of activities that delve into every corner of Atacama. Here you’ll find everything from world-class hiking tours to desert bike rides, horseback adventures to stargazing experiences, and much more
At Tierra Hotels, our small group excursions are included in all-inclusive programs. We also offer private guides and transfers if you are looking for a tailored experience just for you. When you arrive at Tierra Atacama our expert guides will personally walk you through our portfolio of Atacama Desert excursions. The guides will get to know your interests and physical activity level, helping to create a bespoke journey for you to explore the Atacama Desert your way.
* We recommend that children under 10, pregnant women and people with blood pressure problems or other health conditions avoid tours above 4,000 m above sea level.
** All of our excursions are subject to weather conditions, availability depending on local regulations regarding sanitary conditions due to the pandemic, and the entrance policies established by the indigenous communities in charge of the protected areas.
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We generally recommend that you stay at least 4 nights with us in order to o get the most out of your Atacama Desert vacation. This should give you enough time to include the most exhilerating of our San Pedro de Atacama Tours, however, if you would like to climb one or more of the Atacama volanoes, then you should plan on spending a minimum of 5 nights in order to properly aclimatise to the altitudes. Our sample Atacama Desert itinerary may be useful as you plan your trip.
Known as the “Coyote Rock,” this lookout, seen on one of San Pedro de Atacama’s most famous postcards, offers a panoramic view of the Salt Mountain Range.
Tatio Geysers at Sunrise
Feast your eyes on the Tatio Geysers, one of the world’s most impressive geothermal sites and certainly an icon of the Atacama Desert.
High up in the Altiplano lie the glistening lagoons of Aguas Calientes and Tuyajito, whose mystical, tranquil aura can be grasped during this tour.
Rainbow Valley in the Atacama Desert, Chile
Unearth ancient petroglyphs and admire a kaleidoscope of color at Rainbow Valley on this excursion; a geological and archaeological treat.
Atacama Desert Stargazing
Armed with the largest public telescope in the region as well as the help of our expert guides, we’ll enjoy a fascinating evening of astronomy together, something not easily forgotten.
Full Moon Hike in the Atacama Desert
When the moon is full, the Atacama Desert is exquisitely illuminated; and in this light, we will experience its natural splendor from a whole new perspective.
Horseback Riding in the Atacama
Soak up the stunning scenery as you walk, trot, or canter along, feeling closer than ever to nature on whichever route you opt for at Tierra Atacama.
Climb the Lascar Volcano, Chile
Conquering the elements, altitude and weary legs to reach the rim of the Lascar crater is a mission that promises all the thrills of a strenuous mountain climb with effortlessly grandiose scenery along the way.
Biking in Death Valley
This challenging, invigorating bike ride is the perfect choice for thrill-seekers looking to venture into Death Valley on two wheels.
Biking Quebrada del Diablo
Feel the exhilaration of pedaling through spellbinding landscapes towards the Quebrada del Diablo (‘Devil’s Canyon’), witnessing scenic sights across the Atacama as you go.
Cerro Toco Volcano Climb
Located just 6km from the border between Chile and Bolivia, Cerro Toco is as awe-inspiring to look at from the ground, as the expansive panoramas are to be enjoyed from its summit.
Exploring Machuca & the Río Grande
Llamas, Alpacas, Giant Cacti and desert flora abound on this immersive exploration of Machuca and the Río Grande.