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Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte

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Address: En Medio de la Cordillera de la Sal | 2 kilómetros de San Pedro de Atacama., San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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We went to Valle de La Lunawith the tour company Whipala. It was a wonderful tour. You meet at the Whipala office at 3:50pm. Your 4 ½ hour tour takes you hiking up for a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Dwight, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to Valle de La Lunawith the tour company Whipala. It was a wonderful tour. You meet at the Whipala office at 3:50pm. Your 4 ½ hour tour takes you hiking up for a great view of the salt flats, to see the 3 sisters, hiking through Death Valley and an amazing sunset view of Valle de lune. Buy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I join a sun set tour with lickan-antsy, it's cheaper but our bus is not as good as others, but I still enjoy it. I pay for another day tour with lickan-antay, they forgot to pick me, and no sorry for that.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This was quite an interesting visit but not overwhelming. I would not go again, where as most of the other attractions around St Pedro and the Atacama in general, I would give my eye teeth to go back to.

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Go there late in the afternoon, before they close but take the time to see this valley when the evening and the night are arriving. It's amazing. take pictures, but also take the time to relax and look around. the walk to get there is necessary but also makes it more interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We came for the sunset and we were not disappointed. You see so many colors reflected in the grey/red mountains. It is a sight to be seen, but come early to reserve a spot it gets very crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We did this trip in the late afternoon. Followed by sipping cocktails watching the sunset on top of a rock escarpment. The rock formations are awesome. There are some great walks. Do this trip before the high altitude ones. Recommended !

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

An gentle trek through amazing scenery which we did as a tour from our hotel. It was followed by a trip to watch the sunset - fantastic!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I took a tour that left from San Pedro De Atacama at 4PM and lasted till just after sunset around 8PM. The desert here is beautiful, and is almost completely void of plants. Our first stop was to visit some caves that we had to crawl through on hands and knees. That was interesting. We then saw the 3 sisters,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Our guide at our hotel suggested that we try this excursion, but instead of doing the usual car ride and short walk, to do the full thing as a hike (about 2.5 hours) and it was worth it! Of course, if you’re scared of heights, there is about a 150meter walk that you have to go through some very high... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We hired bikes from SPDA and rode out here which was pretty tough considering the oppressive heat and very low humidity - if you're planning this remember it's hard work. Totally worth the hard work when we got there - the scenery was spectacular, an unforgettable experience.

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