Ascent to Cerro Toco – San Pedro de Atacama

Cerro Toco, near San Pedro de Atacama, is a beautiful volcano for an ascent in Chile. Join a guide from the Vulcano Expediciones team on this 1-day adventure.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip



  • Reach the summit of Cerro Toco in the Chilean Andes.

  • Take part in an accesible ascent with a mountain guide.


Cerro Toco (5604m) is a volcano in the Chilean Andes. It is close to the border with Bolivia. Since it’s very accessible, it’s one of the most climbed peaks in the Andes.

A good acclimatization is necessary to avoid altitude problems.

The requirements are basic trekking experience and a good physical condition. In addition, it’s ideal to sleep at least 2 nights in San Pedro de Atacama to improve the acclimatization.

I propose to you the following program for the day. We leave at 7:30 am from San Pedro de Atacama. A 1.30-hour drive takes us 4500 meters high, where we have breakfast. Then we drive to 5000 meters high. From here, the trek to the summit takes between 2 and 4 hours. We will be back in San Pedro de Atacama around 3 pm.

Does this trip sound interesting? Then please contact me and we will define all the details for this amazing ascent!

We also lead an ascent to the fantastic Lascar Volcano. Check it out!

Price per person

1 Person
200 USD

Group of 2
100 USD

Group of 3
100 USD

Group of 4
100 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Half-board meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
 Departures are in semi-private gropus, minimum 2 pax, maximum 5.


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details

More info

You need to bring: bandana, balaclava, warm hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, warm hooded jacket, snow/rain/wind proof jacket, t-shirt, fleece jacket, trekking pants, base layer pants, snowproof pants, fleece pants, mittens, gloves, trekking boots, trekking socks, thick expedition socks, water bottle, rucksack (25-35 L), trekking poles.

I provide a sat phone for emergencies, VHF radio and medical oxygen.


About the Guide


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.

FROM 100 USD per person


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