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Tara half day guided trek in San Pedro de Atacama

Tara half day guided trek in San Pedro de Atacama

Discover Tara at 4000 meters in height, with its amazing lagoon and saltworks. A Vulcano Expediciones' guide will show you the most interesting corners in San Pedro de Atacama.

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1/2 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec




Today I’d like to invite you to a magnificent and very interesting trekking adventure in Tara. On this tour we will visit Monjes de Pakana with its impressive rock formations, as well as Tara’s lagoon and saltworks.

Tara is situated at more than 4000 meters high in Los Flamencos National Reserve, Atacama. This place has a rich ecosystem that hosts numerous flora and fauna, being a good destination for walking and taking pictures.

In the Salar de Tara (Tara Saltworks) it is possible to find a large number of flamingos, vicuñas and foxes among many other native species. Its main geographical attractions are the Monjes de Pakana (Monks of Pakana). They’re giant vertical stones that, shaped by the erosion of the wind, have imitated the silhouette of monks.

It will be a super fun hike that won’t take more than 5 hours. Although it is not a technical trek, it will be necessary a prior hiking acclimatization at high altitude. Also keep in mind that we won’t be able to stop until we reach our final point. There will be a vehicle waiting for us there.

Finally I’d like to recommend you to bring at least 2 liters of water per person, comfortable clothes, trekking shoes, a small backpack, sunglasses, hut and a windbreaker jacket. The trip includes breakfast and lunch box.

So, if you’re planning to visit San Pedro de Atacama book this tour in one of the highlights in the area. I’ll be happy to guide you there!

Prices per person

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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.


Portuguese | English


San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

What people are saying about Vulcano Expediciones

Torrey Hata


October, 2022

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Kenny Nova


April, 2022

I canceled this trip but you are forcing me to review with your constant email prompts. STOP EMAILING ME!

Peter Krysta


January, 2020

Lautaro did a truely amazing job!!!!

Lorna Mc Breen


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


November, 2019

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November, 2019

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Suzanne Foster


May, 2019

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

Guy Wilson


April, 2019

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Kathrin Falk


April, 2019

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

John Desmond


March, 2019

The trip was great.  Christian was an excellent guide.



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.



January, 2019

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J.T. Mc Grath


November, 2018

Awesome climb!!



April, 2018

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

Erik Tschudi Madsen


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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