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Travel Guide of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile by Influencers and Travelers


San Pedro de Atacama is a Chilean town and commune in El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region. It is located east of Antofagasta, some 106 km southeast of Calama and the Chuquicamata copper mine, overlooking the Licancabur volcano.


The Best Things to Do and Visit in San Pedro de Atacama


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1 - Mirador de Kari - Piedra del Coyote

   6 km away
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2 - The three Marias Valley of the Moon

   12 km away
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3 - Safaris in San Pedro de Atacama

In an exclusive safari-style bus, with reclining seats and an unparalleled panoramic view, we will take you to the most spectacular places in the Atacama Desert. Traveling routes with us you can become part of nature and also enjoy great comfort, security and an excellent service. On the Cejar Lagoon tour you will see incredible places from the heights of our overland bus. You can bathe in a salt lagoon where the bodies float, you will see the reflection of the mountains in the Tebenquinche lagoon and finally enjoy a cocktail watching the sunset in the middle of the desert with an exquisite cocktail prepared by our staff all this in our safari bus Recommendations: Bring a jacket, bathing suit, towel, sunscreen and 1 liter of mineral water per person. Note: Use of sunscreen and sandals is not permitted in the lagoon.

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4 - Valle de la Luna

   13 km away

El Valle de la Luna is located 13 kilometres west of San Pedro de Atacama, to the north of Chile in the Cordillera de la Sal, in the Atacama desert. It has various stone and sand formations which have been carved by wind and water. It has an impressive range of color and texture, looking somewhat similar to the surface of the moon. There are also dry lakes where the composition of salt makes a white covering layer of the area. It presents diverse saline outcrops which appear like man-made sculptures. There are also a great variety of caverns.

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5 - Ruta 23

   24 km away
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6 - Wildlife Watching in San Pedro de Atacama

Visit the hidden lagoons of Baltinache or Sete Lagoas, one of the secrets of the Atacama desert. Includes shared transport.

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7 - Laguna Tebinquiche

   26 km away
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8 - Valle del Arcoiris

   30 km away
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9 - Archaeology Tours in San Pedro de Atacama

A complete program that includes transfer from Calama to Hotel in San Pedro, Valley of the Moon Tour,  Red Stone tour with Salar de Atacama and Toconao, Geiser del Tatio Tour, and a Lagoon Cejar visit and Transfer back to the Airport

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10 - Laguna Chaxa

   47 km away
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11 - Mountain Bike Tours in San Pedro de Atacama

The adventure on two wheels begins from Casa Sorbac, where we will take the necessary sports equipment. We will enter the Catarpe Valley, home to incredible postcards that mix vegetation and a geography of great contrasts. Then we will enter the famous Devil's Throat, which will transport us to another planet during its 7 km journey. Finishing the route, we will go through the San Isidro chapel and depending on your capacity, we can make the ascent to the cornice through the old tunnel that connected San Pedro with the city of Calama.

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Why should you visit San Pedro de Atacama ?


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San Pedro de Atacama


The Chilean village of San Pedro de Atacama is located in the heart of one of the driest deserts in the world - Atacama.



Tourists from all over the world are attracted by the archaeological area of Tulor, in whose territory many unique artifacts have been discovered. And San Pedro de Atacama is one of the few places in the country where you can try real peppers. It grows here in arid conditions, which makes it incredibly sharp. The architecture of the village has its flavor - all the buildings are built in the same style. As a rule, they are adobe clay houses. To explore the area, it is best to rent a bicycle. The main attraction of the village is the church of San Pedro, built in the 17th century. You can find many souvenir stores and handmade objects on the main street of Caracol. You should pay special attention to the picturesque environment. For example, the geysers of El Tatio, the lagoons of the Altiplano, the Valley of the Moon, and the Atacama Salt Flat.

Discover the Atacama Desert



Considered as the aridest of the planet, because of its location in altitude in the Andes Cordillera, where the thermal amplitude is important (25 to 30 degrees during the day against 0 degrees at night), it hides, in reality, other particularities. The natural border between Chile and its neighbors Bolivia, Argentina, and Peru, this desert is spectacular. The journey begins most often at the doors of the village of San Pedro de Atacama, at 2500 meters of altitude. This village shelters in a maze of dirt streets, a magnificent church of the XVIIth century.
On foot, on horseback, or by mountain bike, the adventure continues to the salt lakes, with their changing colors. The famous Salar de Atacama is the largest salt desert in the country and the third-largest in the world. The silhouette of the pink flamingos in the only shadow that can be seen on these expanses of salt and water.
Among the other natural landscapes, the Miscanti and Miniques lagoons with their emerald green colors, the geysers of El Tatio but also the volcanoes still inactivity. A desert that reserves many surprises and which has nothing monotonous. It is not for nothing that it is qualified as one of the most beautiful and surprising in the world.

Discover the Giant of Atacama




This immense anthropomorphic geoglyph is located on the side of the Sierra Unida, 15 km in the northeast of the Chilean city of Huara in a full desert of Atacama.
Contrary to the immense images of Nazca in Peru, this sympathetic giant of a length of 90m, is visible on the ground if one posts in a few hundred meters of the foot of the hill.
To whom do we owe this human representation, to what was used it? Many questions and hypotheses have been raised. The most convincing leads us to believe that it would be about an indigenous authority, topped by an ornament and hidden behind a mask of feline.

His real name is the "Giant of Tarapacá" and he represents a civilizing god that came from the Titicaca Lake, civilizing the populations that he met until the Pacific coast.
Perhaps these drawings served as landmarks for the caravans on their way through the desert.
Being part of a set of 21 geoglyphs on the hillside, the giant of Atacama is endangered by tourists. Other geoglyphs are found in the province of Iquique, in Santa Rosa, and on the Cerro Pintados, some 390 drawings grouped in 60 series

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What to do in San Pedro de Atacama ?

Here is our list of the best things to do in San Pedro de Atacama :

  • Los Flamencos National Reserve.
  • Photographic tour in the Salar de Tara.
  • Atacama Salt Flat: 
  • Cejar Lagoon and Hidden Lagoons of Baltinache.
  • Andean villages: Toconao, Socaire and Machuca.
  • Mars Valley,


The best months to have good weather in San Pedro de Atacama (Atacama Desert) are January, February, March, April, September, October, November, and December.













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