Quebrada de Jere

Norte Grande

A patch of green among the desert landscape, this long, narrow gorge is a favorite for hikers, swimmers and rock climbers.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Norte Grande attractions

1. Laguna Chaxa

14.35 MILES

The jagged crust of the Salar de Atacama looks for all the world like God went crazy with a stippling brush. But in the midst of these rough lifeless…

2. Laguna Cejar

16.83 MILES

San Pedro has its own mini version of the Dead Sea, a mere 22km south of the village. This topaz-colored lake allows you to float effortlessly because of…

3. Reserva Nacional Los Flamencos

20.75 MILES

The big draw of San Pedro is this magnificent reserve that covers some 74,000 hectares. It's divided into seven geographically distinct sectors south,…

4. Aldea de Tulor

22.02 MILES

Circular adobe structures huddle together like muddy bubble-wrap in the ruins of Tulor, the oldest excavated village in the region. It’s an interesting…

5. Iglesia San Pedro

23.28 MILES

The recently restored Iglesia San Pedro is a delightful little colonial church built with indigenous or artisanal materials: chunky adobe walls and roof,…

6. Valle de la Luna

24.66 MILES

Watching the sun set from the exquisite Valley of the Moon is an unforgettable experience. From atop a giant sand dune, you can drink in spectacular views…

7. Pukará de Quitor

25.06 MILES

Dominating a curvaceous promontory over the Río San Pedro, this crumbling 12th-century pukará (fort) was one of the last bastions against Pedro de…

8. Valle de la Muerte

25.27 MILES

Around 3.5km west of San Pedro, this striking valley should figure high on any itinerary to the region, with jagged rocks, a towering sand dune and…