The Moon Valley in Atacama

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Nature and Wildlife, First Time Visitor, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (advanced), French (fluent), Portuguese (conversational), Spanish (fluent)

A unique experience close to San Pedro

One of the top attractions of the Atacama desert is located 15 minutes away from the village of San Pedro.
We will visit the southern area of the formation known as the Salt mountain range. Many spots could be visited inside because it's a big extension of land that borders the Atacama Salt Flat.

This half day tour has different topics of attraction. One of them is the geological formations and the other one is the recent history about the salt extraction in the area before coming to be fully protected by law, when the authorities decided to turn it into a national reserve.

This half-day tour can be done in the morning or in the afternoon. Starting it in the afternoon will allow you to see spectacular views of the sunset.


We will visit some of the most important attractions inside the Moon Valley. The first thing we will do is visit the "Death Valley", where it is possible to understand the geological events that have affected this strange geography.

The Moon Valley is located on the "Salt Mountain Range", but to better understand the phenomenon it is important to visit the Death Valley's lookout first. After this first stop, we will get inside the Moon Valley. We will start by the end of the circuit, coming back to the gateway of the park. After that we will walk trough the "Central crater" where most people take pictures of the park.

Then we will climb the "Mayor Dune" where it is possible to see an impressive panoramic view of the entire park. Depending on the time it is also possible to visit the "Salt Caverns" that take some 20 minutes to be visited. At the end of the tour we will leave the park to wait for the sunset in one of the southern oasis that belong to San Pedro.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel.

End location: I will drop you off at your hotel.

Duration: 4 hours


Rental 4x4 vehicles or vans.

What’s Included

My services as your private tour guide
Transportation by modern, air conditioned vehicle
Entrance fee
Small cocktails to wait for the sunset at the end of the tour
A bottle of water per person

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30000 CLP - Should you wish to buy snacks, drinks, or souvenirs.

What’s Extra

Any personal purchases or souvenirs.

This tour is designed for up to 8 travelers. If your group is larger, please contact me for details and a quote.


I am not a driver guide but I will provide a driver for my tours.

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