Rainbow Valley

Rainbow Valley is located some 90 kilometres northwest of San Pedro de Atacama and at an altitude of 3200 metres above the sea level (m.a.s.l.). The place is known as rainbow valley due to the different minerals we can find in the area, which give its different hills some beautiful reds, greens, oranges and silver colours.

The excursion departs from the different hotels and heads north following the road that takes us to Calama, then at the 75th km we take a detour north and arrive shortly after an area named “Yerbas Buenas”?, it is posible visit this place and to see many petroglyphs, after this, we will take a road that goes to the hamlet of “Matancilla”, reaching an area of valleys surrounded by hills with grey, green, red and orange colors. We can cross these valleys by car or on foot and have an aperitif in there.

  • Departure: 8:00AM

  • Distance by van: 180 km. (Round Trip)

  • Duration: Around 5 hours

  • Difficulty Level: Easy

  • Entrance Fee: 2500CLP in “Yerbas Buenas”

  • RECOMMENDATIONS: warm jacket, sun block, sun glasses, hat, hiking shoes because there are some places for walking. At 75 km,