Valle Arcoiris, San Pedro de Atacama

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#3 of 53 in Wildlife in San Pedro de Atacama
Travel the valley to see eye-catching rock formations of differing, vibrant colors at Valle Arcoiris. Pathways trail through the valley, offering you views of various rock structures on and around the mountain. Due to mineral deposits in the soil, the rocks hold clearly defined color variations, so the mountainprojects a rainbow-like appearance. Take a tour or rent a car to visit this natural attraction. If you would like to have the area to yourself, visit during the afternoon when the site has the fewest tourists. There are no restrooms in the area, and you will need to take your own food and water with you. Take a look at our San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Valle Arcoiris and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This valley enchants for its colors and its shapes,it is not very well known but deserves attention. Beautiful petroglyphs.
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  • I visited the Valle de Arco Iris because it has snoated a lot in the last days that I was in the Atacama (around September 10) precluding another tour that I had programmed for that day (Lascar volcano). I had not planned to do this tour and would put it as one of the last priorities, because it reminds a little of the tour of Vale de la Luna/Vale de la muerte. Anyway the location is beautiful, really has mountains with vivid and diverse colors and the way to the place is also beautiful, with possibility to see several llamas.
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