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Small-Group Moon Valley Tour with Sunset from San Pedro de Atacama
"Begin your tour with a pick up from your San Pedro de Atacama accommodations around 4:00pm. The first stop will be a visit to Coyote or Stone Viewpoint where you can attain a panoramic view of incredible rock formations. Next continue on to where the Valley of Death is obtained. Walk approximately 30 minutes between eroded and red rock formations all the while proceeding with care. Next visit the 3 Marys a formation in reference to 3 Christian women who came to the tomb of Jesus. Afterwards head to the salt cavern
From $25.00
 
Moon Valley Tour from San Pedro de Atacama
"Your tour starts with hotel pickup by van in San Pedro de Atacama for the 8-mile (13-km) drive west of town to Moon Valley (Valle de la Luna) a protected nature sanctuary and part of Los Flamencos National Reserve (Reserva Nacional Los Flamencos).Before you reach the official entrance to Moon Valley make a stop to check out a canyon and the small dunes of the Cordillera de Sal (Salt Mountain Range). Get your first taste of the area’s otherworldly landscapes and then continue to Moon Valley where you’ll pay the entrance fee (not included in tour price). Browse the onsite exhibition to learn about Moon Valley's physical history and geological features and then visit a small cave with your guide before climbing up a tall sand dune to watch the sunset (anyone of average physical fitness should have no problem climbing the dune). As you stand on the dune you’ll have a vantage point that allows you to truly appreciate the incredible appearance of this strange piece of Earth. Watch the setting sun bathe the valley in shades of red
From $20.00
 
Valley of the Moon Afternoon Tour
"After meeting your guide in San Pedro de Atacama you will head towards the Valley of the Moon known as Valle de la Luna. It is located around 10 km away from San Pedro de Atacama and has been declared a natural sanctuary as part of the Los Flamencos National Reserve within the Salt Mountain range. On this tour you will get to see the beautiful and awe-inspiring place with multiple colors and formations creating a geological spectacle similar to the moon's surface. You will also visit the Tres Marias statues the salt cave and go up to the Gran Duna (Great Dune) where you'll get to admire a beautiful panorama as the sun sets and the colors in the sky change. You will be taken back to San Pedro de Atacama afterwards."""
From $37.00

Moon Valley Tips (21)

Valle de la Luna

Moon's valley is a fantastic place to visit, it is known with that name because of the similarity with the surface of the moon.It is a small depression of 500 m of diameter of saline soil and presents...
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patricia28
May 15, 2005

Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley)

San Pedro is a curious mixture between “Must See” and “Off The Beaten Path” things, so I’ll write here about the unmissable things around the oasis.The Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) is perhaps the...
Glospi
Jun 09, 2004

Valle de la Luna

I took one of the standard sunset tours, which left me enough time to wander around the Valle before sunset but took me home to SP easily after sunset. The Valle is spectacular shapes wherever you...
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joernme
Apr 19, 2004

Las Tres Marias in Valle de la Luna

This erosion formation is called Tres Marias, because some very religious person thought these three pillars reminded him of three Marias. I don?t know if Mary really would be happy about this...
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joernme
Apr 19, 2004

Vallee de la Luna

Some 10 km away from San Pedro, Valle de los muertos y Vallee de la Luna should not be missed.The best is to rent a bike in San Pedro to visit them, although you have to do it early in the morning...
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EagleEye
Oct 10, 2003

Valle de la Luna

Wonderful landscape ! You shouldn't miss it ! Book a tour that will take you to Death Valley and then you will have the chance to enjoy an unforgettable sunset here. On the way you will stop at Tres...
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elsadran
Oct 10, 2014

Valle de la Luna & Cordillera del Sal

The Atacama is not your typical sea of sand-dunes like the Sahara or the Namib. The sand dunes are few, so the interest here lies in the geological formations. And as in many other desert areas, there...
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SanguiniA
Dec 07, 2009

Moon Valley / Valle de la Luna

We took a combined tour which included the Death Valley, Quebrada de Kari (Salt river and caves) trek and finally the Moon Valley to see the sunset.No visit to San Pedro de Atacama is complete without...
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kiwigal_1
Jan 27, 2009

Enjoy the solitude

Everybody go to the Moon Valley when the sun sets. I have to admit that it is a great spectacle, but quite frankly I prefer to spend my time in a place like that by myself, enjoying the silence and...
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lica_bio
Aug 28, 2009

Valle de la Luna

Try to visit the nearby Valle de la Luna for an interesting Atacama desert experience. We took an afternoon/ night tour to el Valle de la Luna with Cactus Tours (cost about $5 USD), which is best...
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darthmilmo
Oct 02, 2002

Hire a bike

Dont do a tour to either the death and moon valleys nor the salt lakes.All are accessible easily enough by bike and you can spend as much time as you want there instead of being hearded back into the...
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the___gecko
Dec 10, 2007

Mirador del Coyote / Coyote viewpoint

El sitio ideal para ver una vista panorámica del Valle de la Luna que está formado por una pequeña depresión de 500 m de diámetro, con suelo salino y rodeada de impresionantes cerros, pequeños y de...
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elpariente
Mar 17, 2007
 
 
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Quitor

Pukará de Quitor (Fort of Quitor) is located 3 Kms. from San Pedro, over the hill of Quitor. This Pukará was build by the atacameño people to defend themself from other towns that inhabited...
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