Small-Group Tour to Moon Valley from San Pedro de Atacama

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Venture into one of the most hostile places in the world: the Atacama Desert. You will have the opportunity to visit this amazing place more intimately, sharing your day with other travellers but avoiding big groups: Within the Flamencos National Reserve, you will get to the world-famous Moon Valley. Find yourself astonished as you take in the views of a geological phenomenon known as Salt Mountain Range. You will understand the delicacy of the clay when visiting 'Las Tres Marias'; sculptures carved by nature. And, for a perfect closure admire the landscape from Kari Lookout point!

Itinerary

Duration: from 4 hours to 5 hours

  • In the afternoon, begin your journey to discover one of the world’s driest and most hostile zones of the world: the Atacama Desert. There, you will visit geological formations created by the unique combination of clay and salt.

    Duration: 20 mins

  • Located inside the Flamencos National Reserve, the worldwide known Valle de la Luna is a natural Sanctuary, set of landscapes of incomparable beauty and that resemble a fragment of the lunar landscape, to which it owes its name.

    Pass by without stopping.

  • Once inside the reserve, you will visit a geological phenomenon known as Salt Mountain Range and will admire the landscape from different spots. You will pass by the ‘Amphitheatre’, a structure that evokes Roman civilization, sculpted by nature and made of rock and salt. It is more than 40 metres high and can be seen from miles away!

    Duration: 3 hours

    Admission fee is NOT included.

  • Mysterious forms of salt and mud will begin to emerge as we approach the area of "Las Tres Marías". You will understand the delicacy of the clay while visiting those natural formations, sculptures craved by nature: These statues are the female guardians of this cosmic landscape.

    Duration: 10 mins

  • Next up, walk on the Great Dune, from where we'll be able to see the Andes, Domeyko mountain range and the Salt mountain range.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • On your way back to San Pedro de Atacama, you’ll make a stop at Kari lookout point "Piedra del Coyote". For the perfect closure on 'Small-Group' tour, you will admire the dusk; get ready to see how all the colours change in the desert! Located at 2,550 masl., this viewpoint is one of the most famous postcards of San Pedro de Atacama, with a great panoramic view of the Salt Mountain Range, where water, wind and temperature combined their forces to produce this interesting canyon.

    Duration: 20 mins

  • At the end of the trip, you will be driven back to San Pedro de Atacama.**Schedules are estimated.** Attractions may be visited in a different order

    Duration: 40 mins

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bilingual driver-guide assistance

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fee (included on Private Tour)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (included on Private tour)
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Description

Venture into one of the most hostile places in the world: the Atacama Desert. You will have the opportunity to visit this amazing place more intimately, sharing your day with other travellers but avoiding big groups: Within the Flamencos National Reserve, you will get to the world-famous Moon Valley. Find yourself astonished as you take in the views of a geological phenomenon known as Salt Mountain Range. You will understand the delicacy of the clay when visiting 'Las Tres Marias'; sculptures carved by nature. And, for a perfect closure admire the landscape from Kari Lookout point!

Duration

from 4 hours to 5 hours

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • IMPORTANT: Passport name, number & nationality are required at the time of booking for all participants.
  • IMPORTANT: please advise your hotel name in the Special Requirements box! we do need this info to compleate our passengers' form
  • Please bring: Closed or trekking shoes, jacket, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and water. You can also bring snacks.
  • Easy difficulty tour, some slope on the 'Great Dune'.
  • Please include your accommodation at the time of booking on "special requeirements" box. This information is necessary in order to complete the information required to enter the park
  • We don't recommend taking flights on the same day of the tour.
  • Meeting point and schedule could have slight modifications for operational reasons.
  • IMPORTANT: this excursion is not allowed for pregnant women
  • People with Hypertension, Edema or Embolism must have medical authorization
  • Please keep in mind that we will reach a height of 2550 masl so some people may suffer from altitude sickness
  • Minimum age for this tour is 7 years old

Operated by Say Hueque Travel

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