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Valle del Arcoiris Trip

This trip to the Valle del Arcoíris (Rainbow Valley) will take you to one of the most fascinating places in all of Chile. You will walk among colorful mountain rocks and discover ancient Petroglyph inscriptions.

Valle del Arcoíris

After collecting you from the center of San Pedro de Atacama, we will head south towards the foothills of the Cordillera Domeyko mountain range. During the journey, you will admire wonderful desert landscapes and the huge peaks of the Andes.

Our first stop is the archeological site of Yerbas Buenas, where you will witness the famous collection of ancient rock art from the different cultures which inhabited the region. We will walk through the pre-Colombian site and view the petroglyphs which have been carved onto the rock using sharp stone tools and which depict animals, scenes of daily life, and even constellations of the stars.

Next, we will head to the Valle del Arcoiris (Rainbow Valley), and see the wonderful colored rocks which gave the area its name. You will also encounter in close detail some of the minerals which give the rocks their distinctive colors. The Rainbow Valley also has unusual rock formations which have been eroded and shaped by the wind over millions of years.

We will finish the trip at an impressive viewpoint from which you will have spectacular views across the valley while enjoying a snack.

After learning all about the history of this remote corner of the planet and its inhabitants, we will return to the San Pedro de Atacama. We will arrive back at the initial starting point of the tour at around 1:30 pm.

Entrance fees

Please bear in mind that this trip does not include the entrance fee to Valle del Arcoíris (Rainbow Valley), which is 3,500 Chilean pesos per person (5 USD €4.50 approx.).

Price

Adults Children from 2 to 12 years old Children under 2 years old
US$ 36.90
US$ 24
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 36.90
  • Children from 2 to 12 years old

    US$ 24
  • Children under 2 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

5 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.

Included

English speaking guide.

Bus transport.

Snack.

Insurance.

Not included

Entry to Rainbow Valley (3,500 Chilean pesos, 5 USD, €4.50 approx.).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (San Pedro de Atacama local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 36.90
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

451 Calle Ignacio Carrera Pinto.

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.