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. Take a look at our San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Valle Arcoiris and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We went with On Safari. Our fabulous guide Gonzalo let us know this is a less popular tour than the others, but for us this was the highlight of our trip to Atacama. Rainbow Valley is just so beautifu...  more »
  • The long journey from San Pedro is worth anyway. Not everything's colorful but nevertheless we were surprised by the offers coloured rock formations. The last kilometre of the arrival makes perfect the Outdooractivities. Nice place to escape the crowds of San Pedro. Picnic is recommended.
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  • Geysers being banned access road that was washed away by heavy rains, our guide took us to walk a very nice walk in the Rainbow Valley. lUn very well marked trail, runs through this Valley and bypasses wonderful blocks. The colors of the rocks are just incredible, mixtures of red, green, yellow and gray, blancss all in a very serene. A very nice getaway not to be missed.
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