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Hikes Atacama

Hiking (Atacama)

Easy

Salar de Atacama

  • Nights of acclimatization needed: 0
  • Type: Half day Duration: 1 hour
  • Distance: 2 kms / 1,2 miles
  • Max. altitude: 2,500 meters / 8,000 feet
  • Highlights: Orchards of Toconao, laguna Chaxa, Salar de Atacama, bird watching, sunset

Cuchabrache heights

  • Nights of acclimatization needed: 0
  • Type: Half day
  • Duration: 2,5 to 3,0 hours
  • Distance: 6,5 kms / 3,9 miles
  • Max. altitude: 3,000 meters / 9,600 feet
  • Highlights: Cordillera de la Sal, panoramic views, volcanoes

Yerbas Buenas –Valle del Arcoiris

  • Nights of acclimatization needed: 1
  • Type: Half day
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Distance: 2 kms / 1,2 miles
  • Max. altitude: 3,000 meters / 9,600 feet
  • Highlights: Yerbas Buenas petroglyphs, colored rock walls

Cornisas

  • Nights of acclimatization needed: 0
  • Type: Half day
  • Duration: 2 to 2,5 hours
  • Distance: 4,2 kms / 2,5 miles
  • Max. altitude: 3,000 meters / 9,600 feet
  • Highlights: Panoramic views of the oasis, Atacama Salt Flat, Valle de la Muerte Dunes
  • Family recommended

Quebrada del Diablo

  • Nights of acclimatization needed: 0
  • Type: Half day
  • Duration: 2,5 hours
  • Distance: 5 kms / 3 miles
  • Max. altitude: 3,500 meters / 11.200 feet
  • Highlights: Aguas Calientes Salt Flats, Tuyayito Lagoon and buffet lunch

Salar de Tara

  • Nights of acclimatization needed: 2
  • Type: Full day
  • Duration: 1,5 hours
  • Distance: 2,5 kms / 1,5 miles
  • Max. altitude: 4,500 meters / 14,400 feet
  • Highlights: Licancabur Volcano, Cerro Toco, Quipiaco Lagoon, salt flats, panoramic views, picnic lunch

Salar del Altiplano

  • Nights of acclimatization needed: 2
  • Type: Full day
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Distance: 3 kms / 1,8 miles
  • Max. altitude: 4,500 meters / 14,400 feet
  • Highlights: Aguas Calientes Salt Flat, Tuyayito Lagoon, buffet lunch
  • Family recommended

Moderate

Guatín – Punta del Inca

  • Nights of acclimatization needed: 0
  • Type: Half day
  • Duration: 2 to 2,5 hours
  • Distance: 4,2 kms / 2,5 miles
  • Max. altitude: 3,000 meters / 9,600 feet
  • Highlights: Vilama River, local flora, waterfalls, birdwatching, panoramic views
  • Family recommended

Kari

  • Nights of acclimatization needed: 0
  • Type: Half day
  • Duration: 2 to 2,5 hours
  • Distance: 5,5 kms / 3,3 miles
  • Max. altitude: 3,000 meters / 9,600 feet
  • Highlights: Kari Ravine Canyon, salt walls
  • Family recommended

Kamur

  • Nights of acclimatization needed: 0
  • Type: Half day
  • Duration: 3,5 hours
  • Distance: 9 kms / 5,4 miles
  • Max. altitude: 3,000 meters / 9,600 feet
  • Highlights: Valle de la Luna, Cordillera de la Sal landscapes, panoramic views

Guatín – Puritama

  • Nights of acclimatization needed: 1
  • Type: Half day
  • Duration: 2 to 2,5 hours
  • Distance: 5 kms / 3 miles
  • Max. altitude: 3,500 meters / 11,200 feet
  • Highlights: Ancient cacti gardens, Puritama Hot Springs
  • Family recommended

Machuca Río Grande

  • Nights of acclimatization needed: 2
  • Type: Full day
  • Duration: 4,5 to 5,5 hours
  • Distance: 16 kms / 9,6 miles
  • Max. altitude: 4,000 meters / 12,800 feet
  • Highlights: Machuca, riverbed hike, picnic lunch

Quebrada de Nacimiento

  • Nights of acclimatization needed: 2
  • Type: Full day
  • Duration: 5,5 to 6,5 hours
  • Distance: 12 kms / 7,2 miles
  • Max. altitude: 4,500 meters / 14,400 feet
  • Highlights: Panoramic views of the volcanoes, Quebrada Nacimiento, rock walls and riverbed hike

Easy

Salar de Atacama

  • Nights of acclimatization needed: 0
  • Type: Half day Duration: 1 hour
  • Distance: 2 kms / 1,2 miles
  • Max. altitude: 2,500 meters / 8,000 feet
  • Highlights: Orchards of Toconao, laguna Chaxa, Salar de Atacama, bird watching, sunset

Cuchabrache heights

  • Nights of acclimatization needed: 0
  • Type: Half day
  • Duration: 2,5 to 3,0 hours
  • Distance: 6,5 kms / 3,9 miles
  • Max. altitude: 3,000 meters / 9,600 feet
  • Highlights: Cordillera de la Sal, panoramic views, volcanoes

Yerbas Buenas –Valle del Arcoiris

  • Nights of acclimatization needed: 1
  • Type: Half day
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Distance: 2 kms / 1,2 miles
  • Max. altitude: 3,000 meters / 9,600 feet
  • Highlights: Yerbas Buenas petroglyphs, colored rock walls

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