El Alto El Loa is considered a green sector within the Atacama desert and can be visited from San Pedro de Atacama on a full day tour. It is characterized by its villages that keep the Aymara influence alive, its orchards on terraces, huge bofedales and important archaeological remains that remain intact until today.

Alto El Loa is located more than 160 kilometers from San Pedro de Atacama and 50 kilometers from Calama. It is a green valley where plantations of carrots, maize and betarragas that are watered by tributaries of the river Loa abound. In some towns like Caspana, you can find flowers of all colors, which are sold in Calama.

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What to do in Alto El Loa

These are some of the activities you can do in Alto El Loa.


Alto El Loa map