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“Mountain biking through the Valley of the Moon” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte

Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte
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...
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Mountain biking through the Valley of the Moon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I had the pleasure of mountain biking through the Valley of the Moon in December with Leo and Walter from Rutas Andinas, who were excellent guides. Leo rode with me and my two friends, and Walter drove the support van ahead of us and set up an amazing picnic -- table, cloth, and nice serving dishes included -- at the turn around spot. We went in the morning per Leo's suggestion to avoid the hordes that come via tour bus in the afternoon to watch the sunset. The scenery was fanastic, and I highly recommend experiencing it by bike. I also recommend Leo and Walter from Rutas Andinas very highly. Great guides, and a great visit to the Valley of the Moon!

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“Beautiful Views and Beautiful Sunset”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Our guide, Mauricio, picked us up from our hotel at 5pm for a drive and tour to end up at Valle of the Luna for a beautiful sunset overlooking a huge Mars-like valley. We also visited the salt caves, salt mines and Valle de la Muerte. We seemed to be the only ones going to visit the old salt mine and the miners' old adobe residences. This was very interesting and very unique.

Of course, the Moon Valley sunset was a great way to complete the evening as our guide, Mauricio, served us cheese and crackers and pisco sours! Mauricio is also a photographer - so it was an added bonus to have someone take photos of my husband and me throughout our outings.

No Baños - so bring toilet paper to "Pacha Mama" (give back to mother nature!)

This was a very cool day filled with walking, picture taking and beautiful views.

Visited December 2013
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“Interesting landscape”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This seems to be a trip that many tourists undertake and provides a view of an interesting landscape. I'm not sure that it's worth the wait for sunset, when it becomes cold, in order to take photos. Note that there is no barrier and people get very close to the sharp drop off the top of the cliffs to view this valley. A nightmare place for parents who choose to take small children there.

Visited December 2013
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“Excellent sunsets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Best sunset I have seen in years - eating and drinking while the sun goes down and the wonderfully dancing colours of the desert. Fabulous

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“Breathtaking sunset”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Visit Moon Valley in late afternoon, you don't need a tour for that the roads are pretty decent and enjoy all the different view points there are. The sunset over the "amphitheater" is difficult to forget

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