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Handpicked by a Chile Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Things to see and do in San Pedro de Atacama'.

San Pedro de Atacama, an oasis in the middle of the desert, is a perfect place to listen to the sound of silence. From its land underground waters sprout that together with the lagoons inserted in the altiplano give you breathtaking landscapes that you must see at least once in your life.

Adventure sports become one of the most attractive challenges for visitors, as there are bicycle and trekking routes that host a series of entertaining archaeological attractions. A town that meets all the needs of those who visit it, and offers a wide range of accommodation from hostels to 5-star hotel.

At the same time the cuisine here is suitable for all budgets. San Pedro lives on tourism and tourism lives in San Pedro. We invite you to love yourself with this amazing corner of the Chilean highlands.

Atacama Desert

Best activities in Chile Chile's Atacama Desert, the driest nonpolar desert on Earth, stretches across a roughly 600-mile (1,000 kilometers) tract of land wedged between the coastal Cordillera de la Costa mountain range and the Andes Mountains. The region boasts stunning geologic formations and has provided scientists with a wealth of research opportunities.   Old, hot, and dry The...

Atacama Stargazing

Best activities in Chile Discover the magical tonalities of the desert, visiting the town of Toconao, the great Salar de Atacama with its Chaxa Lagoon, the imposing Miscanti and Miniques mountain ranges in the Los Flamencos National Reserve. The journey will begin with a visit to Laguna Chaxa, a scene of spectacular beauty that is divided into several water mirrors where a large number of fl...

Red Rocks

Best activities in Chile - All San Pedro de Atacama offers an amazing tour! Very close to the Altiplanic Lagoons is this landscape that leaves no one indifferent. The erosion caused by the water, added to the oxidation of the iron that is present in the place, makes the rocks acquire a tone and shape that is difficult to find in another part of the planet.   The best time to vi...

Tatio Geysers

Best activities in Chile Tatio Geysers is a geothermal field located in the Andes mountain range. The fumaroles of these geysers, the highest of the world (4,300 mts), are produced by the high temperatures of their watery craters and offer a unique spectacle of the Chilean desert. They begin our very early excursion to arrive at the heights of the Andes mountain range surrounded by great mou...

Altiplanic Lagoons

Best activities in Chile  Located at 90 kilometers from San Pedro. Miscanti and Minique are located more than 4,000 meters above sea level. Both are fed by water sources that come from the surface of the land, attract a great variety of animals, like the abundance of flamingoes, a severe contrast surrounded by snowed mountains and shiningly reflected in its waters. The trip from San Pedro ...

Licancabur Volcano

Best activities in Chile  THE SPIRIT OF LICANCABUR VOLCANO At the time that the Incas had extended their empire by the north and center of Chile, the Spirit of Licancabur Volcano, now extinguished, let feel his fits of rage to the natives who inhabited their neighborhoods.   To calm God, the natives prepared a trimmed stone load and other presents. With it, to their back, they clim...

Atacama Large Millimeter Array

Best activities in Chile - European Southern Observatory (ESO) provides detailed information on the ALMA in San Pedro Atacama. What is the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)? High on the Chajnantor plateau in the Chilean Andes, the European Southern Observatory (ESO), together with its international partners, is operating the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Ar...

Puritama Hot Springs

Best activities in Chile In the middle of the Chilean high plateau and less than an hour from San Pedro de Atacama, is Puritama Hot Springs private reserve. The Puritama River crosses the reserve along the middle of a canyon, forming hot spring pools 3,500 meters above sea level. Located in the middle of a canyon, these hot springs have been used for hundreds of years. Water temperature ...

Town of San Pedro Atacama

Best activities in Chile At approximately 100 kilometers from Calama, the driest desert in the world jealously hides a small oasis called San Pedro de Atacama. A village of dirt streets and adobe housing that have stolen the heart of thousands tourists with the charms of the Atacama and Spanish culture evidenced in each one of its buildings. It is recomended to start walking on Caracole...

Rainbow Valley

Best activities in Chile Rainbow Valley is a unique landscape just 90 km from San Pedro de Atacama that attracts attention for its extravagant rock formations and the wide variety of colors. This is a sector quite unknown and little explored for many. The Rainbow Valley is located in the Rio Grande basin, in the Antofagasta region, more than 3,000 meters above sea level and owe...

Death Valley

Best activities in Chile Also known as the Mars Valley, the Death Valley is in the middle of the Cordillera de la Sal, just 2 kilometers from San Pedro de Atacama.   Its name is because formerly, who dared to cross this valley died in the attempt. Proof of this is the remains of bones of animals or people that can be found in the place, in addition to pieces of natural plaster that are o...

Cejar Lagoon Tour

Best tours in Chile Tour to Laguna Cejar, Laguna Piedra, Ojos del Salar and Laguna Tebinquinche, experience where you can see turquoise waters in a breathtaking landscape. On this tour you will visit a series of lagoons inside the Salar de Atacama, the largest salt flat in Chile. You will first visit the Ojos del Salar, two deep freshwater wells in the middle of the desert, where you can...

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