Valle Arcoiris

Valle Arcoiris, San Pedro de Atacama: Address, Valle Arcoiris Reviews: 4.5/5

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George
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Jan 2020
Another place if you love geology you must to visit. Here we can find different kind of minerals and the visible stratification and action of the faults makes this place a "geologist holy grail". Fortunatly as I did private tours, we did this visit after lunch when the area was completly empty and I spent several hours walking and taking photos of this geo wonder.
Written November 15, 2020
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ChrisElwell
United Kingdom4 contributions
Feb 2020
A magnificent place with many colors and a very rich geological and patrimonial history. Combine yes or yes with the petroglyphs of Yerbas Buenas
Written September 2, 2020
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LondonHi
London, UK54 contributions
Feb 2020
you can go with your 4X4, honestly you don't need a guide or a tour bus to go there. This place is magic, like if you just landed on red planet.
Written February 25, 2020
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Sachin K
Plainview, NY5,835 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Valle Arcoiris or Rainbow Valley is situated at a little more than an hours drive from San Pedro De Atacama. One can appreciate nature at one of it’s best over here, with the various rock formations and different shades of colors including green, red and grey. The entire experience of seeing the desert landscape while driving including some wild life was a bonus. One can easily visit the Petroglyphs attraction on the way back to San Pedro De Atacama. Surprisingly, Valle Arcoiris is an underrated attraction within the Atacama Desert, which should not be missed.
Written February 13, 2020
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Caroline T
London, UK87 contributions
Jan 2020
You will have to take a trip from wherever you're staying in or around San Pedro, but it's more than worth the effort
Written January 28, 2020
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Kippur
Stratford upon Avon, England202 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
The Rainbow Valley is not widely promoted and yet it is an area of outstanding scenery and in places feels like another magical world. It was a real discovery and one of the best things we have seen in our travels. It makes the Valley de la Luna quite plain. It is en route to Calama( a turning off route 23. It takes about 1 hour 15 mins to get there and you should allow 2 hours to take it all in and explore. On the way there don’t miss the rock carvings and it is also worth driving down to Rio Grande vis a long and steep sided but very scenic drive. Nb we had our own transport but not sure what tours are available.
Written January 7, 2020
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Nas S
Long Beach, CA2,216 contributions
Jul 2019
Valle Arcoiris was one of the least visited areas which made it even more better. There were less visits when we explored. Be amazed with seriously out of this world rock formations and colours. Our guide was very informative with the geology in this particular location. Definitely a a must when you're in San Pedro.
Written August 26, 2019
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dselvan
Warrington, UK2,498 contributions
Feb 2019
This is a little way out of the town. The journey was fine since there were 2 couples in the van with us from the Tierra resort with our guide.
The petroglyps are in a small area of rock formation but quite interesting.
They were well preserved and interesting to look at.
Written August 26, 2019
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judith g
Aberdeen, UK124 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We went with Flamingo tours and were collected from our hotel. The bus was full so we had to squeeze into two seats right at the back of the bus. It was a very tight space and not a very comfortable journey to get there. The guide was good explaining everything in Spanish English and French. First stop on a trip was to the rainbow valley. The guide walked us around the site and explained all of the geology which was very interesting. We then were given breakfast at the side of the van. We were then taken to see the petroglyphs. We had to pay an entrance fee for here. There were very basic toilets there but no running water to wash hands. There were drawings of animals like llamas, flamingoes and foxes. Headed back to San Pedro and were dropped off in town so we could walk back to our hotel around 130 pm. It’s really sandy and dusty there as is everywhere in San Pedro.
Written July 23, 2019
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Mamiya7
Sycamore, IL281 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This was a not a very long stop for us, but we did see some interesting petroglyphs that we had not seen before. They revolve around animals. The interesting thing is that you can see how they evolved from earlier crude animal shapes to more refined ones. There is an interesting fox or dog-like one and many in the llama or guanaco family. There is a welcome bathroom stop here.
Written July 2, 2019
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