Machuca is a small Andean village with a village of 20 houses, it remains of the Andean plateau and is located a few kilometers from San Pedro de Atacama.
Very close to Rio Grande and Tatio Geysers, this small town of no more than 20 houses and a church, is located about 4,000 meters above sea level.
Although its main activity are the llamas, currently the few inhabitants of Machuca are beginning to participate in tourism, already having a hostel and offering some crafts.
Wildlife includes llamas, alpacas, ducks, Andean gulls and flamingos. Many of these animals live under the wing of a lush green bog near the village.