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Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte

Address: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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4-Day Atacama Desert Tour: Moon Valley, Geysers...
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

It was nice, but not more then that. As a gentleman sitting next to me sad; i am slightly underwelmed. I took some nice pictures but was not as blown away as some of the other writers. And one thing; do nog do this by bike! You will burn in the hot sun and thd ride is pretty long and... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I did both valles on my own by bicicle and I was very happy I did it that way when I saw the huge tours at the Valle de la luna for the sunset. It is cheaper and you can spend as much time as you want.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The amazing geology of the area is visible from many places in the valley. Sand dunes are around every corner, caves carved by long gone rivers can be explored and marvelled over. Outstanding.

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Prague
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Best at sunset, take a bottle of wine with you to share with your fellow travellers :-). A bit surprising for the unsuspecting crowd: the sun takes quite long to set, not like at home, so you can enjoy the beauty of the pink shaded rocks longer and take even more pictures than you otherwise would.

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chia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

went in morning and were there by ourselves,.,, captured true spirit of the place... could hear the thermal expansion of the rocks and cliffs... beautiful..

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We visited Valle de la Luna on our own renting the bikes in San Pedro. This is considered an easy ride but the conditions should be right. We consider ourselves experiences bikers, did multiday bike tours around the world but this short ride almost "killed" us! The moment we reached the check point to pay our fee, the strongest wind... More 

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Salem, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Valle de la Luna proved to be an interesting side-trip with odd formations and desert wilderness. The three Marias was a fascination land formation. Worth the trip.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I wanted a bit of exercise after 4 days in a jeep on the salt flats so I cycled to Valle de la Luna. Probably not the best decision of my life! Things open late in San Pedro so by the time I had my bike and bought water etc it was nearly midday when I got to the Valley... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Fabulous rock formations that change with the light depending upon the time of the day you are viewing them. Most spectacular at sunset

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I know North Americans use the term a bit too much, but this place is truly awesome, and awe inspiring. Many like to go here for sunset, which is Novembber is around 1930. The park however stops admitting visitors at 1830. You can stay longer, but cannot enter a full hour before sunset, so don't cut it too close. This... More 

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