Visit the Atacama Salt Flat and its neighboring villages and attractions on this day trip from San Pedro de Atacama with a local guide. Start at Chaxa Lagoon in the Soncor section of the 1,200-square-mile (3,000-sq-km) salt flat; part of Los Flamencos National Reserve, Soncor is famous for its Andean flamingos and other native birds. Then explore the beautiful lagoons of Miscanti and Miñiques; have an Atacama lunch in the village of Socaire; and visit the handicraft market in the village of Toconao.
• 7 hours
Don't miss this early morning tour to El Tatio geyser field, one of San Pedro de Atacama’s most popular surrounding attractions and one of the biggest geothermal fields in the world with more than 80 geyers. With a local guide, you'll arrive at El Tatio at sunrise, when the cold, high-altitude air creates a mystical landscape of steam. Then enjoy a light breakfast before taking a soak in one of the naturally occurring hot springs. End your tour with a stop in the small adobe village of Machuca.
• 8 hours
Visit the Rainbow Valley and its surrounding attractions on this morning tour from San Pedro de Atacama. With a local guide, you’ll head to the Domeyko Mountains, where mineral-rich rocks of various colors give the striking Rainbow Valley its name. Then admire ancient petroglyphs at Hierbas Buenas, and explore the tiny village of Rio Grande, where you can browse handicraft stalls and snap photos of its unique architecture. Hotel transport is included.
• 4 hours
Enjoy one of the most popular tours in San Pedro de Atacama as you visit the famous Valley of the Moon. Enjoy a tour at this place which offers beautiful forms and colors and you can walk and observe a spectacle of geological sculptural forms, similar to the lunar surface. Your tour includes transport from San Pedro de Atacama.
• 4 hours
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.
• 5 hours
Visit some of the many lagoons in the Atacama Salt Flat on this afternoon and evening tour from San Pedro de Atacama. Start at Cejar Lagoon, famous for its high salt concentration, which allows you to float! Then stop by the Ojos del Salar, a pair of lagoons set very close together, resembling eyes, and end your tour at Tebenquiche Lagoon for one of its extraordinary sunsets. A pisco sour cocktail and snacks are included.
• 5 hours
Visit the ancient ruins that surround San Pedro de Atacama on this archeological tour with a local guide. Start at Tulor, a village settled by the Atacama people around 300 BC. Then visit Pukará de Quitor, a stone fortress and national monument. Finally, gain a deeper understanding of the Atacama people and their roots when you visit downtown San Pedro de Atacama. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
• 4 hours
Enjoy a tour to El Tatio Geysers and Machuca Village from San Pedro de Atacama. See this beautiful natural site and enjoy visiting a charming little town. Your tour includes transportation and a professional guide.
• 7 hours
Embark on an expedition in a 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser to explore the Uyuni Salt Flat, area deserts, local villages, multi-colored lakes with flamingos, geysers, thermal hot-springs, the Galaxia Caves, and more on this 3-day, one-way, guided adventure from Uyuni, Bolivia to San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. Guide, private transportation, accommodation, meals, and border crossing assistance included.
• 3 days
Enjoy a day trip to the Atacama Salt Flats. Visit Toconao and the Altiplanic Lagoons to admire the incredible landscapes and enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle. Your tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
• 12 hours