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Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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USD 27.00*
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Valley of the Moon Afternoon Tour
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Moon Valley Tour from San Pedro de Atacama
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“moon valley” (109 reviews)
“sand dunes” (75 reviews)
“salt mine” (22 reviews)
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We hired bikes in San Pedro (17,000 pesos for a full day) and cycled to the Valle de la Luna. It took us about 30 minutes to get to the ticket office, where they gave us a map and explanation of the main sights. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a walk along the paths to get to a peak and have great views of surrounding mountains. Also see the 3 Marys rocks. See inside a cave in the gypsum rock formation. Beyond that it’s just another barren desert in my opinion.

Thank PKH624
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Valle de la Luna with Terra tourism agency which provided a large bus due to the popularity of the site. Beautiful place to visit and Ana was a great tour guide.

Thank B Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful - I loved the caves. Our guide was amazing and was a geologist, she truely had a passion for the area. We watched the sunset, it was great, the Andies goa purple colour just after sunset. It’s worth doing.

Thank Shani231
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing place. My husband and I rented a car and it was very nice to visit the valley around midday and avoir the sunset crowd. We were litterally the only two visitors! Very easy to get there, offline google maps work perfectly, there...More

Thank Olya K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredibly interesting landscape - like the surface of the moon. volcanoes all around, salt and gypsum everywhere. Nice easy trek of an incredible (almost Mad Max-like) environment. Lots of fun, lots to learn about the indigenous people, the Incas, the Spanish.

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We take a half-day tour to Moon Valley from the hostel in San Pedro de Atacama. It was the wonderful place. It's like we were on another planet. Amazing desert landscape and very photogenic, especially when the sun making shade on the sand dunes. We...More

Thank jittyjitty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Valle de La Luna with a tour because we were too lazy to go by bike and also it was just too hot that day - I guess most days would be like that. You can easily just rent a bike and...More

Thank Lisi U
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must when in this area, like nowhere else on earth, Atacama is one of the most incredible places we have ever visited

Thank UKMary611
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see location. To see scenery carved by sand, water and the elements that has not been impacted by tourists wandering all over it is a rare experience. The sand dunes and rock faces are footprint free! Depending on the guide company,...More

Thank Nahrobson
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lea d
13 June 2017|
Response from antwerp88 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes, you can drive into both Valle de la Luna and Valle de la Muerte. I went with a tour (mini-bus), but saw lots of cars driving in. There are parking areas. You can hike for as long as you want. The hike I took in... More
Katharine C
7 June 2017|
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Response from Marcos L | Reviewed this property |
Katherine, I was driving a rental car, so I did not take any tour. Anyway I would definetly reccommend being there during the sunset. I´d plan arriving there in the afternoon around 3:00PM should be fine.
Michelle S
31 March 2017|
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Response from TravelReviewer1983 | Reviewed this property |
There are no hotels inside the Valley itself, but rather they are all based in San Pedro Atacama which is a 5 minutes drive away.