The Valle del Arcoiris is located in a Rio Grande Basin, about 90 kms from San Pedro de Atacama, close to Yerbas Buenas Petroglyphs .
It owes its name to the variety of colors that can be seen in the hills of the valley; earth colors, red, beige, green, white, yellow, combined with white salt and blue sky. The colors show the richness and different concentrations of clay, salts and minerals.


Recommendations

We recommend you that you schedule your flight to Calama to arrive in the morning so you are able to participate in the scheduled activities without affecting the itinerary.

This place has a desertic weather and it’s also some meters above sea levels, which means that throughout the year there is a very large temperature oscillation between day and night. The average annual temperature is between 14° C and 3 ° C.

Many of the excursions and tours that are done include visiting places that are in the Chilean plateau, 3,500 above sea levels. This means that people may experience altitude sickness. It is important that people drink lots of water so they keep their body well hydrated. People shouldn’t make sudden or harsh movements, and let their body get used to the heights and the altitude.

There are few ATMs in San Pedro de Atacama. You have to consider that the demand for these ATMs is high, so they don’t always have money. We advise you to bring some cash with you.

Stores in rural areas are open all day, but they close between 13.00 and 15.00. We advise you to carry local currency (Chilean pesos), since it isn’t possible to pay with debit or credit cards in kiosks and rural stores.

Do not throw garbage on the beaches, parks or streets. To take care of our environment is everyone's responsibility. Avoid fines by following the rules.

Activities

  • Trekking
  • Culture and History

Tours in Valle del Arcoiris

These are some of the programs that we have selected that include Valle del Arcoiris in their destinations. You can see a complete list of Tours in Valle del Arcoiris.

  • Valle del Arcoiris excursion

    Valle del Arcoiris excursion5 Hours

    We will visit the petroglyphs of Yerbas Buenas and we will cross the mountains of colors of the Rainbow Valley in the middle of the…

    From:$34.000

    From:$ 52

Hotels close to Valle del Arcoiris

This is a list with some of the hotels close to Valle del Arcoiris

  • Hotel Alto Atacama

    San Pedro de Atacama, at 17 mi from Valle del Arcoiris

    Hotel Alto Atacama

    Surrounded and embraced by the Cordillera de la Sal (Salt mountain range) and close to the pre-columbian ruins of Quitor, Alto Atacama…

    From:$600.000

    From:$ 1.300

  • Hotel Altiplanico San Pedro De Atacama

    San Pedro de Atacama, at 18 mi from Valle del Arcoiris

    Hotel Altiplanico San Pedro De Atacama

    Hotel Altiplanico is a place for reflection where you can experience the immensity of the Atacama Desert. Well located on spacious…

    From:$120.000

    From:$ 240

  • Terrantai Lodge Andino

    San Pedro de Atacama, at 18 mi from Valle del Arcoiris

    Terrantai Lodge Andino

    Adex-Chile is a tour operator specialized in the Atacama desert, located in North of Chile, and other locations across the border.…

    From:$145.000

    From:$ 220

  • Hotel Kimal

    San Pedro de Atacama, at 18 mi from Valle del Arcoiris

    Hotel Kimal

    Among the diverse land formations of this desert there is a labyrinth of adobe and volcanic stone structures called the Kimal Hotel.…

    From:$131.000

    From:$ 220

  • Hotel Poblado Kimal

    San Pedro de Atacama, at 18 mi from Valle del Arcoiris

    Hotel Poblado Kimal

    Poblado Kimal is located in a shady orchard, in the historical centre of San Pedro de Atacama which is an ancient oasis town. This…

    From:$113.000

    From:$ 190

  • Cumbres San Pedro De Atacama

    San Pedro de Atacama, at 19 mi from Valle del Arcoiris

    Cumbres San Pedro De Atacama

    Cumbres Hotel & Spa in San Pedro de Atacama, has changed our perception of the desert. A large citadel has arisen under the watchful…

    From:$250.852

    From:$ 375

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