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Explore one of the most breathtaking places in Chile on our Rainbow Valley Day Trip from San Pedro de Atacama. We'll admire the strikingly colourful mountains and see prehistoric engravings on the rocks.

Explore one of the most breathtaking places in Chile on our Rainbow Valley Day Trip from San Pedro de Atacama. We'll admire the strikingly colourful mountains and see prehistoric engravings on the rocks.

Rainbow Valley Day Trip

After picking you up from your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama between 8 and 8:40 am, we'll head south towards the foothills of the Cordillera Domeyko mountain range. During the journey, you'll admire wonderful desert landscapes and the huge peaks of the Andes.

Our first stop will be the archaeological site of Yerbas Buenas, where you'll see the famous collection of ancient rock art from the different cultures that once inhabited this region. We'll walk through the pre-Colombian site and view the petroglyphs that have been carved onto the rocks using sharp stone tools. These fascinating carvings depict animals, scenes of daily life and even constellations of the stars.

Next, we'll head to Rainbow Valley and pass through the town of Matancilla on the way. When we arrive, you'll be struck by the colourful rocks that gave this place its name. You'll also discover why the minerals are lined up in colourful strips, creating an environment so incredible that it almost appears man-made. Rainbow Valley also has unusual rock formations which have been eroded and shaped by the wind over millions of years.

Finally, we'll make our way back to San Pedro de Atacama. We'll be back in the small square in the centre of the town or in a central point of the town at 1:30 pm.

Pickup

This trip includes pickup from hotels located within a 6 mile (10 km) radius of the centre of San Pedro de Atacama. If your hotel is outside this area, we'll pick you up at Calle Ignacio Carrera Pinto, 451.

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Price

Per person Children under 1
Tour in English
US$ 41.80
not permitted

Tour in English

  • Per person

    US$ 41.80
  • Children under 1

    not permitted

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

4 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Included

Hotel pickup

Bus transport

English speaking guide

Breakfast

Not included

Entry to Rainbow Valley: CL$ 5,000 (US$ 6)

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

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 have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 41.80