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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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4-Day Atacama Desert Tour: Moon Valley, Geysers del Tatio and...

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Great scenery but very crowded

Great scenery, sunset was pretty but went with a tour group which was mediocre and had to share the area with many, many other tourists. My least favorite visit in San Pedro de... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Great scenery, sunset was pretty but went with a tour group which was mediocre and had to share the area with many, many other tourists. My least favorite visit in San Pedro de Atacama.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We took a tour with the Geologic Operator which gave us a lot of information about the creation of that landscape over millions of years. But if you just want to enjoy the views, take a bike and ride to the valle, it is only 6km.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Vale de la luna is different from anything you have already seen. The sand dunes are so Beautiful and the tunnels really seem the lunar surface.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

You simply cannot miss seeing valle de la luna. We did a bus tour, but if you able bodied id suggest hiring bikes and spening the day here. We watched the sunset oveelooking the main area of the valle and it was absolutely breathtaking! If you only have limited time in San Pedro, do this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Great tour including evening picnic to watch the moon appear over the valley. So very peaceful considering this was a busy tourist attraction. Take a good camera for 'long shots' of desert and moon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were able to have a nice tour there were we had like an hour for ourselves to walk across the duna mayor in our speed. you should protect your skin from the sun and wear solid shoes, we went there in flip flops (ok, they were old) and one got destroyed. but when you have solid sandals, you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you only have time to do one tour when in San Pedro de Atacama, I would really recommend doing the Valle de la Luna and Valle de la Muerte. We booked through our hostel (EcoExplor) so I'm not entirely sure of the tour group's name (sorry) but I think they pretty much all charge the same (it was pretty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Go to the sunset viewing at the rim's edge. Bring warm clothing! it get cold and windy. If you drive to it get good directions since entrance to sunset viewing area is not marked.Tour inside the park. Wear walking sneakers or hiking boots. You can take guide tour from town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Remarkable scenery, with a walk over something approaching a moonscape, with fascinating rock formations, leeching salts. Great photography opportunities, especially given the trek up a large rock and sand dune to watch the sun go down from the top. The warm colours streaked with white salts are wonderful to behold. Valle de la Muerte is a separate spot, which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed the moon valley tour. It was really good value for money, since it was not far from San Pedro and our guide was really entertaining as well. Don't expect to be there own your own - it's quite popular but the sights of the desert valleys are amazing none the less.

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