Water activity

San Pedro de Atacama: Desert Tour with Canyoning & Trekking

Activity provider: Ride Atacama
Water activity

San Pedro de Atacama: Desert Tour with Canyoning & Trekking

Activity provider: Ride Atacama

From US$ 189 per person

Explore the driest desert in the world on a tour from San Pedro de Atacama. Enjoy a day full of adventure, as you rappel through a natural canyon and hidden waterfalls.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese, German
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Get your adrenaline pumping as rappel through waterfalls and canyons
  • Explore the many types of terrain in the Atacama Desert
  • Trek and admire the majestic volcanoes of the Andes
  • Find hidden waterfalls inside the canyons and refresh
  • Adventure down in the canyons and marvel at the views
Full description

Discover unique landscapes in the world on a day trip from San Pedro de Atacama. Ascend the more than 4,000 meters of altitude of the Andean altiplano to the driest desert in the world. Get ready for adventure and rappel through waterfalls and canyon walls.

Start your adventure by walking through an archaeological trail of medium difficulty. Once at the entrance of the canyon, learn the rappel technique from your mountaineering guide. Advance through obstacles using different techniques with only the help of your body, ropes, and climbing equipment.

Begin to rappel down the waterfalls and cliffs, jumping off of rocks of different heights into pools of pure water. Explore different canyons in the middle of extreme scenery worth photographing. Finally, take a break at the beach of the waterfalls and walk back to the starting point.  

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Mountaineering guide
  • 4 rappels
  • Protection equipment (helmet, harness, and walking stick)
  • Snack
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 15 years
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with vertigo

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Hat
    • Swimwear
    • Change of clothes
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Water shoes
    • Outdoor clothing
    • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking in the vehicle
    • Alcohol and drugs
    • Feeding animals
    • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle
    • Nudity

    Know before you go

    • Schedules are subject to change due to climatic factors
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 6 reviews

    Review summary

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    Canyoning in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile was definitely the highlight of our six week trip through South America. The tour was unique and differed greatly from the other, otherwise more touristy options. Canyoning offers you the opportunity to get to know and appreciate Chile from a completely different and less well-known side. The tour starts with a short hike to the first waterfalls. On the way you can see various cacti that were up to 300 years old and very impressive. Then the canyoning starts, an adventure for big and small. Gary and Nicholas are both fluent in English, however Nicholas is also fluent in German and Spanish. They are both very personable and attentive. They can also assess the guests relatively quickly and adjust the difficulty and speed accordingly. We always felt safe and would book this tour again at any time or can only heartily recommend it to everyone!

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    November 1, 2022

    It was an amazing tour and the guides were amazing. We had so much fun and felt safe during the whole tour even though none of us had ever tried it before!

    November 14, 2022

    lo hemos pasado muy bien, guias muy simpaticos y apasionados por su tierra : hemos aprendido mucho además de la actividad segura con entorno hermoso. lo recomiendo 100%, no olvidar traje de baño y ropa para cambiarse completo debido a las cascadas

    November 5, 2022

    Product ID: 412581