1. Chile
  2. Antofagasta Region
  3. San Pedro de Atacama
  4. Valle del Arcoiris

San Pedro de Atacama: Rainbow Valley Tour (Valle Arcoiris)

Product ID: 190832
Take a trip through time, where you will experience the traces of ancient tribes and the natural wonders of the Rainbow Valley at the Domeyko Mountain Range.
About this activity
Duration: 3.5 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickup from centrally located hotels in San Pedro de Atacama town only. If your hotel is out of the pickup zone, you will be sent a meeting point. Pickup will between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Domeyko mountains in San Pedro de Atacama and see one of the most famous natural attractions
  • Experience the Rainbow Valley with its different colors carved into the sand
  • See petroglyphs from over 6,000 years ago
  • Enjoy a breakfast while watching the amazing desert landscape
Full description
Your tour starts at 8:00AM at which point you will be picked-up from your respective hotel. After this, you will venture towards Yerbas Buenas, a place where you can observe the Cordillera de Domeyko, the Cordillera de la Sal and the Cordillera de Los Andes.

In this first stop at the Cordillera Domeyko, you will visit petroglyphs, some of them up to 6,000 years old and carved into the stones of the desert. Whilst enjoying the amazing view of this beautiful landscape, you will be able to have breakfast and prepare to venture toward your main destination, the Rainbow Valley. Located in the Domeyko Mountain Range, here you will have fantastic views of the hills with their unique colored stripes, due to the clay and minerals that are within them.
Includes
  • Breakfast (tea/coffee, juice, milk, 1 sandwich, 1 chocolate)
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from San Pedro de Atacama
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Cash
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• A moderate amount of walking is involved, please wear comfortable shoes
• For safety reasons, this tour is not recommended for pregnant women, people with back problems, people with hypertension problems, children under 7 years old and adults over 70 years old
• It is recommended that you wear a pullover, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat
• Please bring mineral water to drink
Customer reviews
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A great tour! The rainbow valley is wonderful and unique. After a walk through the valley, breakfast was served - even with freshly baked scrambled eggs and coffee! The guide was able to explain everything about the volcanism and the emergence of the valley with the many colors! We had a great time and would recommend it to everyone!

March 10, 2020

Great experience in a small group of ten people, generous breakfast with a guide and a driver more than attentive. Breathtaking landscapes with very detailed explanations from the guide. Our favorite moment was the spiritual experience where we heard the song of birds and the sound of the wind crossing the aircoiris valley. Thank you to Uriel our guide for this tour which will leave us with memories forever engraved.

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August 19, 2019

December 24, 2019

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Ruta Chile

Product ID: 190832