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Guatin hike by normal route in Atacama, Chile

Guatin hike by normal route in Atacama, Chile

Come visit Guatin and all its surrounding Andean wonders on this half day hiking tour near San Pedro de Atacama, led by a guide from the Vulcano Expediciones team.

Private

Andes

1/2 Day

All year

Fit

Beginner


Highlights

  • Spend half-day exploring the Guatin Canyon.
  • Discover the natural wonders of this section of the Andes.
  • Follow exciting hiking trails in the company of an expert.

Description

Popularly known as the Cactus Valley, Guatin is located in a territory where the Purifica and Puritana rivers meet, giving birth to the fantastic Cajón del Vilama. In these fields near San Pedro de Atacama, there is also a large variety of Cactus. Many of them are centenarians, with heights that reach 8 meters!

Among the most interesting places to visit in Guatin, we will find the Guatin Canyon, an area where the waters run down strongly and further facilitate the growth of more and more variants of cactus.

From the town of Guatin, where the canyon begins, we will take the normal route along stunning hiking trails, waterfalls and rocks. Without a doubt, this tour will show us the wonders of Andean nature.

To do this trek in Atacama I always recommend a previous acclimatization, since walking in height requires an additional effort and you must be physically prepared. Do not forget to bring at least 2 liters of water, comfortable clothes and trekking shoes.

If you find this hike in Guatin interesting, please click on the button and send your request to book. It’ll be my pleasure to be your guide on such an exciting adventure!

Another option could be this 1-day hike in the impressive Tatio Geysers. Check it out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Dinner


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.

Languages

Portuguese | English

Residence

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile


What people are saying about Vulcano Expediciones

Torrey Hata

5.00

October, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Peter Krysta

5.00

January, 2020

Lautaro did a truely amazing job!!!!

Lorna Mc Breen

4.00

January, 2020

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’

Peter Seibt

5.00

November, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Chris

5.00

November, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Suzanne Foster

5.00

May, 2019

Christian was an amazing guide and made sure everyone was safe and looked after. It was an awesome experience.

Guy Wilson

5.00

April, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Kathrin Falk

5.00

April, 2019

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

John Desmond

5.00

March, 2019

The trip was great.  Christian was an excellent guide.

Mel

2.00

March, 2019

The trip was a great experience with a wonderful view! However, unfortunately the tour description does not fit with the actual tour. There was no breakfast with acclimatisation and the duration was shorter. Most important the tour was not guided by Christian, but by some of his employes which did not speak English so we didn't get much explanations except some fragments that we understood in Spanish. Therefore we were a litlle disappointed concerning the guide of this tour.

Tomasz

4.00

January, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

J.T. Mc Grath

5.00

November, 2018

Awesome climb!!

Anonymous

5.00

April, 2018

A+++ fantastic guide, very professional, knowledgeable and entertaining. Thank you Cristian for a memorable day!

Erik Tschudi Madsen

5.00

November, 2017

Are you up for a rewarding adventure - go for the Lascar Volcano. Our very experienced guide Christian Fernandez made sure everything was in place for a great experience, from safe driving to making breakfast to setting a good pace for reaching the top without being too affected by the altitude. Stunning views and a great sense of accomplishment, our thanks to Christian and explore-share.com for a truly memorable hike. Best regards, Erik (37) and Christopher (30), Norway


 

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