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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  • Im not used to be rude and leaving bad comment for free! But if only i knew before i would not have done it !! Arcoiris mean rainbow they sold us the tour as mountains with many colors (as in peru) bu...  more »
  • The Valle is composed of several small mountains composed of several minerals which form colored lines in the mountains. Sunlight provides a good show. Me and my family well early, we had coffee in the middle of the cool mountains. Is a light walk remembering that we're at altitude so any attempt to walk a little faster brings a tremendous lack of air, rs. It's always good to stay close to the Guide because it passes various information. In our case the Guide Alex the 123 Andes that is Chilean, but is married to a brazilian has one portunhol pretty easy to understand. July 2016
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  • Nice place colors very beautiful, this tour also usually includes a visit to petroglyphs, if they do ask if they arrive until the end of the valley because many single tour make the principle of the petroglyphs
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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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