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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English and 1 more


Keep your camera to hand as you journey through the startling landscapes of the Rainbow Valley on this 4-hour morning excursion from San Pedro de Atacama. Learn about the unique geology and mineral-rich rocks of the Domeyko Mountains that give the valley its name, as you weave your way though the multi-colored rock formations. Next, take a peek at the pre-Columbian ruins of Hierbas Buenas, famed for its ancient petroglyphs, then visit the handicrafts village of Rio Grande.
  • 4-hour tour from San Pedro de Atacama to the Rainbow Valley
  • See how the mineral-rich rocks of the Domeyko Mountains create different colors, giving the Rainbow Valley its name
  • Admire ancient petroglyphs at the pre-Columbian ruins in Hierbas Buenas
  • Explore the small village of Rio Grande, known for its handicrafts and interesting architectural style
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included


Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, Nov 2017

Good trip and an excellent guide. Very knowlegeable about the geological features of the Valley.
Some fantastic different colours and crystals in the rocks

, Feb 2017

great views and good guide and driver

, Jan 2017

The Rainbow Valley was spectacular. Tour includes breakfast.

, Dec 2015

Excellent Trip - We only had 5 people so it was a bit more personal. Superb scenery with stunning landscapes and color. Superb for photography. 2nd only to the Valley of The Moon Tour, but should not conflict in term of time overlap. Go early to avoid crowds andante better lighting

, Jun 2015

Really enjoyed this tour, and the colours in the valley were spectacular. Only four in the group with a mix of Spanish and English speaking. He took time to explain geology features, and did not rush us.

, Apr 2015

Both driver and tour guider are very professional

, Apr 2015

some area land were difficult to drive after snow melting, the driver did best to drive over and the guide helped us took nice photos. It was an impressed tour.

, Sep 2017

Muito bonito e interessante. O guia Ricardo faz a diferença dessa excursão.
As explicações da formação das rochas e do seu povo antigo foram muito interessantes.

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