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.



1/2 Day

All year




  • 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.


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!


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.

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Dinner


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