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Valle Arcoiris, San Pedro de Atacama

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Travel the valley to see eye-catching rock formations of differing, vibrant colors at Valle Arcoiris. Pathways trail through the valley, offering you views of various rock structures on and around the mountain. Due to mineral deposits in the soil, the rocks hold clearly defined color variations, so the mountainprojects a rainbow-like appearance. Take a tour or rent a car to visit this natural attraction. If you would like to have the area to yourself, visit during the afternoon when the site has the fewest tourists. There are no restrooms in the area, and you will need to take your own food and water with you. Our San Pedro de Atacama holiday planner makes visiting Valle Arcoiris and other San Pedro de Atacama attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Where to stay in San Pedro de Atacama

As the stepping-stone to the nearby national reserve, San Pedro de Atacama offers an impressive range of hotels and guesthouses. Despite the big selection, prices remain relatively high throughout the year due to the town's status as northern Chile's tourist hub. At the peak of the summer season (late December to late March), some budget-friendly hostels even require single travelers to share a room with another guest. If you wish to avoid that, look into one of the hotels, many of which cluster around the town's central area and line the main street.
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  • This one was not in my original plans to visit but because of weather conditions we went with this tour and let me tell you that I was not disappointed! We did this tour with Vive Atacama and our guid...  more »
  • A long time to get there. Driving on a riverbed on an improvised road. Once you get there the roch formations and the colors are fantastic. In fact, you are at the bottom of a volcano's crater going b...  more »
  • Rainbow valley was stunning. We went with turis tours who were very good. We also went to Rio Grande village - a good chat as we walked round but it would have been good to go in a house or even the c...  more »