Rio Salado half day guided hike in Atacama


Hike to Rio Salado in the Atacama region while discovering many other interesting archaeological sites. You'll depart from Pukara de Quitor in company of a guide from the Vulcano Expediciones team.

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1/2 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec




Join me on this 4-hour trek in Rio Salado, a river of north Chile located in the Atacama region. It has a length of 175 km and leads to the city of Chañaral.

During this amazing and fun adventure we’ll hike from Pukará de Quitor, a pre-Inca construction located 3 km north of San Pedro de Atacama, passing through other important archaeological sites of Licanantai. Then we’ll trek across the Catarpe Valley to finally reach Rio Salado.

To do this trek in Rio Salado, I recommend a previous acclimatization since walking in height requires an extra physical effort. You should also carry 2 liters of water, comfortable and light clothing, trekking shoes and sun screen.

Send your request and book your place for this half-day trek in Rio Salado. You won’t regret it.

I lead other interesting hikes near San Pedro de Atacama. You can check out some of them here.


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


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