Moon Valley Half Day Tour
Highlights / General details
An oasis located in the middle of the driest desert in the world, Atacama Desert. An exploration to the Cordillera de la Sal (Salt Mountain Range) takes place, with magnificent geological formations and sediments of various colors. The origin of the Cordillera de la Sal corresponds to the origin of the Atacama Salar; therefore, its rocks are mainly composed of salt and similar clay, creating an extremely special and inspiring landscape, and originating the mystic Moon Valley. Exploration trek through inner valleys, watching caverns and abandoned salt mines, winding dunes and specially, we will enjoy the dusk in the Moon Valley, which is an invitation from nature to silence and to the amazement that Creation produces.
In the evening, one of the most expected moments is the sunset, and the best place to wait for it is the “Cordillera de la Sal” with its valleys, which are called Valle de Marte (Mars Valley) and Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley), both saline and clayed shapes, product of mineralogical folds that occurred hundreds of millions years ago, originating little mountains with strange and capricious shapes, that sunset turns them into a moon landscape scene. To celebrate this natural spectacle, Rutas Andinas offers a cocktail and a wine tasting.
Points of Interst: Atacama Desert; The Cordillera de la Sal (Salt Mountain Range); The mystic Moon Valley; Exploration trek through inner valleys, watching caverns and abandoned salt mines; Enjoy the dusk in the Moon Valley.
Guided Tour; Hotel pick up from all hotels except for Diego Almagro Airport, Holiday Inn Airport, Hotel Salzburg, Elun, Hotel Petrohue, Puerto Pilar, Cliff Preserve and Borde Lago.
Hours of operation
Available: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday; Departs at 4:30pm.
Approximately 4 hours.
All cancellations must be made within 3 days to avoid penalty.
This tour must be booked for a minimum of 2 passengers.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**