Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte, San Pedro de Atacama

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#1 of 159 in Nature in Chile
With bizarre, spectacular rock formations created by erosion--and not a tree in sight--the twin valleys of Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte feel like another world. Their names translate respectively as "Valley of the Moon" and "Valley of Death," fitting labels for such distinctive places. Let your imagination run wild as you traverse the moonscape terrain, but remember that the laws of gravity still apply. You can access the valleys by taking a tour from nearby San Pedro de Atacama. Put Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte and other San Pedro de Atacama attractions into our San Pedro de Atacama online trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • undecided whether to visit it yourself, perhaps by bicycle from San Pedro, we decided to opt for a more comfortable trip by bus (there are several that leave all 16 o'clock). never regretted it: any other option would have exposed to the blazing sun for several hours: the Valley is a wildlife park for fee paying, closed from sunset at 9:00. We made three stops at strategic locations, with the possibility to take a walk. sure, it's a very/too touristy, but you enjoy it the same.
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  • Ayllu Atacama, despite the apparent disorganization, provided excellent moments in this tour. The cocktail at dusk was exceptional! We couldn't have a better guide than Jaime!
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  • The Valley of the Moon is an amazing site and well worth the climb, because the view from the top is amazing.
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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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