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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tourist trap, do not fall into it. Not a valley in the middle of the desert where you can wander among beautiful landscapes. It is a small road with 4 main stops with parkings full of buses of tourists. If you are looking for tranquility...More

Thank sylvain20
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this place during the afternoon. We took a tour, and part of it was going to the valley of the moon, the salt cavern, and the great dune. We waited for the sunset and it was magical to see how the colors in...More

Thank Karla G
Reviewed 5 days ago

So, this week we were in San Pedro de Atacama. We had a rental car (great way to explore the desert with as much time as you want!) and wanted to see the sunrise at Valle de la Luna to avoid the crowds. We got...More

Thank Leona S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was fantastic, as we had a dinner-camp here to see the sun going down and the moon going up. As soon as it's dark, this place is lightened by the moon, you feel like being on the moon itself. The camp here was perfect,...More

Thank hannnahmorgan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park is called moon valley for a reason. Upon entering you really do feel that you are on the moon. When visiting be aware of temperature differences between day and night.

Thank Saskia T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Normally it´s the first place you visit because there´s no altitud, which it´s good to start felling confortable in Atacama. The guide told us the name Valle de la muerte, it´s because the people used to die triyng to cross the Valle without water and...More

Thank Anna Alexandre G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As other reviewers have said, Moon Valley (Valle de la Luna) is simply stunning at sunset. Mars Valley (Valle de la Muerte) was also incredible for the rock formations and steep sand dunes. You can cycle to it but it’s a little far out of...More

Thank POC-CW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is fantastic and fits in with the general theme of San Pedro de Atacama that every thirty minutes drive there is a substantially different landscape that is out of this world. Lovely rock formations - a geologists dream. We did a tour with...More

Thank Thprest02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to these two valleys. From walking around the stone canyons to running down the giant sand dunes, I will always remember this place.

Thank Guilherme R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is beautiful, but all the tours arrive at the same time, so it’s really busy. Also, the tour does not give you long enough to hike the ridges at the top, could have spent at least another hour there. Try and make your...More

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7 January 2018|
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Response from anaabreut | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I think it is possible to visit some of the places such as lagunas escondidas and valle de la luna on your own, but the furthest ones might be more difficult, like Salar de Tara and Lagunas Escondidas. I would strongly... More
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13 June 2017|
Response from antwerp88 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes, you can drive into both Valle de la Luna and Valle de la Muerte. I went with a tour (mini-bus), but saw lots of cars driving in. There are parking areas. You can hike for as long as you want. The hike I took in... More
Katharine C
7 June 2017|
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Response from Marcos L | Reviewed this property |
Katherine, I was driving a rental car, so I did not take any tour. Anyway I would definetly reccommend being there during the sunset. I´d plan arriving there in the afternoon around 3:00PM should be fine.