Tierra Atacama Excursions - San Pedro de Atacama - Vacaciones en Chile
Tierra Atacama

Atacama Desert Tours

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.

Scenic Voyages

Vallecito

On this walk we will go to the salt mountain range located to the west of the San Pedro Oasis. Once there, we will make three stops.

Level: Easy
Duration: Half Day
Vallecito
Scenic Voyages

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.

Level: Easy
Duration: Full Day
Tatio Geysers at Sunrise
Hiking
Rainbow Valley

Purilactis

Crystalline rivers, impossibly dramatic rock formations and some of the oldest petroglyphs anywhere in the region are just some of the enticing encounters which await on the Purilaktis Trek.

Level: Medium
Duration: Full Day
Purilactis
Scenic Voyages

High-Plains Lagoons and Piedras Rojas

On this tour we will visit 3 beautiful lagoons. We will head south and arrive first at the Miscanti Lagoon, located 1 hour and 30 minutes from the hotel and 4,100 meters above sea level.

Level: Easy
Duration: Full Day
High-Plains Lagoons and Piedras Rojas
Scenic Voyages

The Salar de Atacama

Uncover the bewildering sights of the Salar de Atacama on this captivating excursion to Chaxa Lagoon, where vivid colors and resident Flamingos abound.

Level: Easy
Duration: Half Day
The Salar de Atacama
Special Interests
Rainbow Valley and Petroglyphs

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.

Level: Easy
Duration: Half Day
Rainbow Valley in the Atacama Desert, Chile
Biking

Cejar Lagoon

Depart the hotel heading south by bike towards the edge of the Atacama Salt Flat. On arrival at the Cejar lagoon, the view of the thick salt crust which has formed around the water hole is amazing. Following a swim and a rest, we return to the hotel by vehicle.

Level: Medium
Duration: Half Day
Cejar Lagoon
Hiking

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.

Level: Difficult
Duration: Full Day
Cerro Toco Volcano Climb
Hiking

Guatin Gatchi Valley

Expect a confection of distinctive desert plantlife and trickling rivers, on this tour to the Valle de Guatin.

Level: Medium – Difficult
Duration: Half Day
Guatin Gatchi Valley
Hiking

Quebrada del Diablo

Discover the beguiling land formations of the Quebrada del Diablo and enjoy a dose of local heritage, here in the Cordillera de la Sal.

Level: Medium – Easy
Duration: Half Day
Quebrada del Diablo

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