On this tour we will visit the San José mine where in 2010 33 miners were rescued after having been more than 70 days underground. We will also go to one of the most beautiful points of the Atacama desert in the huge dunes of Copiapó.

Day 1: Copiapó

Transfer: Airport Hotel in Copiapó

San José Mine Tour, 33 miners Rescue

  • Departure: 12:50
  • Duration: Full day
  • Pickup / Dropoff: Copiapo Hotel

In this tour you will know in depth the history of the rescue of the 33 miners who were trapped in the San José Mine.

​On this tour we will visit the emblematic San José Mine, where in 2010 a landslide left 33 miners trapped under more than 700 meters of rocks and minerals. During the tour we will walk along mining trails, visit the dune sector and then we'll go to San José mine guided by one of the rescued miners that spent almost 70 days underground with their companions. 


  • Physical
    Very low
  • Cultural
  • Nature

Day 2: Copiapó

Sunset in the Dunes

  • Departure: 12:50
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Pickup / Dropoff: Copiapo Hotel

Meet the huge largest dune in Chile and the beautiful landscape that adorns the Atacama Desert.

On this tour we'll visit the highest dune in Chile, the Medanoso, which at its most desert end crowns the great Atacama dune field. We will observe the more than 330 km2 of dunes that traveled from the coast to the desert thanks to the winds of millions of years ago. This sector, of great interest for its nature and adventure sport, was also the place of passage of the QHAPAQ ÑAN on the caravan trip through the desert to or from the Copiapó valley.



  • Nature

Day 3: Transfer to Copiapo Airport

Transfer: Hotel Airport in Copiapó

  • Transfer to and from the hotel in Copiapo
  • Tour to the San José Mine, rescue 33 miners. (includes drink, route guide and site guide)
  • Dune Sunset (includes guide, dune picnic (fruit and drinks)
NOT Included
  • Services not mentioned


Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, water, camera


Intermediate level walks, not suitable for people with limited mobility