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!


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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- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Dinner


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