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Ascent to Cerro Toco – San Pedro de Atacama

Ascent to Cerro Toco – San Pedro de Atacama
Ascent to Cerro Toco
Ascent to Cerro Toco
Ascent to Cerro Toco

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.



1 Day

All year


* 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 includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Departures are in semi-private gropus, minimum 2 pax, maximum 5.


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.

Meeting point


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Huayra Sanipi Hostel Purmamarca Argentina
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Hotel El Reposo del Diablo Purmamarca Argentina
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Casa de Adobe Hotel Boutique Purmamarca Argentina
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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 this trip



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.



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



The trip was great.  Christian was an excellent guide.

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