We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte

Address: En Medio de la Cordillera de la Sal | 2 kilómetros de San Pedro de Atacama., San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
$659*
and up
4-Day Atacama Desert Tour: Moon Valley, Geysers...
91%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Attraction details
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Write a Review

1,978 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,219
    594
    131
    23
    11
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

There are a lot of other people there with you doing the same thing. It is well worth seeing. We went with Whipala tours (smaller groups) and spent four hours with Eric - Valle de la luna, mirador- long climb up so take water, Valle de la muerte/a and we saw a desert sunset. Stunning scenery. Take lots of water... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
76 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Mars Valley is exactly what it says on the tin. You'll visit an isolated space that looks like all pictures you've seen from Mars. If you have the luxury to do it on its own I would go for that rather then a guided tour. Just so you can take in the place a bit more. However if you want... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We decided to book a tour from our hostel to the Valley of the moon...located 13km west of san pedro is stretches all the way from chile to the antarctica!! It was am impressive array of colours in the landscape, it felt like we were on mars! The trek to the top wasnt the easiest given the altitude and uneven... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This is one of the principal places to start your trip in San Pedro. Be concious of the colours, they change every time the sun move. Enjoy the sunset at Mirador del Coyote, best place for a date ;)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We went for a night walk in the Valle of la Luna as it was full moon, finishing with a buffet and local music, terrific. Next day had a daylight trip, stunning scenery, amazing geological formations - apparently they practised for moon and mars landings here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Crete, Greece
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It is so unsual landscape, and has so much power, you admire the nature and you remain speechless. Rock formations in the middle of the desert.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

We visited in high season and booked on the tour for the afternoon of our arrival, travelling with Desert Adventure for 8000, park entrance of 2000 we were in a group of approx 25. The altitude 'fresh off the boat' left us a little breathless but with minimal walking it wasn't too bad until the final hike up to sunset... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The views and the landspace in the Valle de La Luna and the Valle de la Muerte are amazing! The cliffs, the sand dunes, the formation of the mountains, the absolute vastness of the desert and the views are extraordinary, like a landscape that could not exist on earth. I did the tour with Whipala Expeditions and I was very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampa, Florida, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We went to valley de Luna in a tour. It looks like the Death Valley in US. It's so dry, remember to take enough water.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santos, SP
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Make sure to get on a tour that will get you to the top of a dune and the. Let you run down on it. So much fun! The views where great but running down that dune was a great experience, not hard at all and both grown ups and teenagers had a fantastic time there.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte also viewed

San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region
San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region
 
San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region
San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region
 

Been to Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?