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Valle del Arcoíris – Río Salado full day hiking trip

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Experience the incredible Valle del Arcoíris, Chile on this beautiful one-day hike to the Río Salado with a guide from the Vulcano Expediciones team.


1 Day

Jan - Mar, Dec




Explore the beautiful Valle del Arcoíris, Chile on a fantastic hiking day to the Río Salado. Located in the San Pedro de Atacama Dessert, this hike is ideal for those looking to discover one of Chile's most beautiful places. I can't wait to show you around.

Our hike will take approximately 4 hours. We'll start at the amazing Pukará de Quitor and visit several archeological sites of the Licanantai culture. We'll go through the Valley and Tambo de Catarpe and reach the impressive Río Salado petroglyphs.

It is important that you bring: 2 liters of water, comfortable and light clothes, windbreaker jacket and pants, hiking shoes and sunscreen. I also recommend that you get used to the altitude before this hike. You can carry out different touristic activities around San Pedro de Atacama the days before, so you are ready for our adventure!

If you are looking to spend a fun day in the beautiful Chilean Andes, look no more! Book your trip now. You'll be completely mesmerized with this place.

I offer other hikes in Chile, as well. If you are looking for more options, be sure to check out the ones I offer to Quebrada del NacimientoLas Cornisas and others.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

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Tour Operator

We are a company dedicated to the service of alternative tourism ADVENTURE AND SPORT for all those who love experiences that combine a fascinating place with different, varied activities and flavored adrenaline.

About lead guide, Christian Fernandez:

I’m originally from Argentina, but live in Chile since 1998. Now I’m settled in the north of Chile, in San Pedro de Atacama, beautiful town in the heart of the Andean section of the dry Atacama dessert.

From there I organize many expeditions to beautiful peaks on a weekly basis. I’ve done more than 300 high altitude ascents, and more than 25 peaks over 6000 metres.

I speak English, Spanish and Portuguese.


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What people are saying about Vulcano



Christian is an awesome guide! Had lots of fun!



It looks that company even do not know, that the guide yesterday canceled my trip. He said because of precast of electric storm. Sice that moment nobody from the company did not answer my phone. Weather around San Pedro was very nice. Of cause I do not know haw was on Pili. Anyway, I am horribly disappointed. Mirka


This is an easy assent! I ended up paying $200 for a two hour experience and an apple and piece of chocolate ( lunch 😳) If you plan on doing this hike which I highly recommend, don’t book it with these guys - total rip off!! You can go with a group for about $70 if you book locally from San Pedro! It’s a beautiful view from the summit! It’s not even hard to get there ( they drive you most of the way!) My guide was lovely, great chat, nice person but trust me $200 is a massive massive massive rip off for this ‘experience’



Great experience ..... thank you for the great trip. I’m coming back to Chile.



Christian guided me up Cerro toco and was an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable about the area, the mountains, you name it. If you consider going up a volcano, I can highly recommend him. Thanks Christian for an amazing experience.

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