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Discover the beautiful landscapes of the Salt Mountains in the surreal Chilean Moon Valley. We'll explore this extraordinary place on our unforgettable day trip from San Pedro de Atacama.

Discover the beautiful landscapes of the Salt Mountains in the surreal Chilean Moon Valley. We'll explore this extraordinary place on our unforgettable day trip from San Pedro de Atacama.

Salt Mountains Day Trip

Between 2:30 and 3:10 pm, we'll pick you up from your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. From there, we'll travel to one of the most spectacular places in Moon Valey: The Salt Mountains (or "Cordillera de la Sal" in the local Spanish).

When we get there, we'll admire the geological wonder of the strikingly colourful Salt Mountains. You'll see how the wind erosion has left a unique landscape of sand dunes and thousand-year-old salt rivers in its wake.

As we explore this unique place, we'll also see the remains of an ancient means of transport, called the Magic Bus. We'll discuss what this bus means and why it's stranded in one of the driest deserts in the world.

To round off our experience, we'll watch a magical sunset over the Salt Mountains. We'll see how the different hues of the sunset beautifully illuminate the vastness of the desert. In addition, you'll have a snack of dried fruits, biscuits, juices, a bag of crisps and a drink, which will be your choice between beer and pisco sour.

After admiring this breathtaking Andean sunset, we'll return to San Pedro de Atacama. We'll leave you at the small square in the centre of town or at another central point, where arrival is scheduled for 7 pm.

Pickup

The tour includes pickup from hotels located within a 10-kilometre radius (6 miles) from 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$ 33.10
not permitted

Tour in English

  • Per person

    US$ 33.10
  • 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

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 15 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

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.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

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.

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

Transport by minibus

English speaking guide

Dried fruits, biscuits, juices, bag of crisps and a drink to be chosen from beer and pisco sour

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$ 33.10

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