Amity Tours has developed this new Hiking tour in the Atacama Desert for people who love walking during the day and rest comfortable at night.
You’ll hike among astonishing landscapes surrounded by volcanoes and secret paths between valleys, salt flats, gorges, in addition to learning about Atacama history, culture, archaeology, and its native flora and fauna.
On our first day, you will meet your team of local professional guides at Hotel. After an introductory briefing, we’ll head towards the Salt Mountain Range where the Mars Valley is located. This mountain range forms a natural barrier between the Pacific Ocean and the Atacama Salt Flat.
After ascending a small dune, we will hike north along one of the cornices bordering the Mars Valley. The stunning panoramic view allows us to appreciate how erosion has molded the Salt Mountain Range, revealing the geological processes that shaped it.
The most fun part of the excursion is a steep but enjoyable descent down a dune, from where we cross the valley on our way back to the van.
Altitude: 2,600 meters above sea level
Distance: 3,7 kilometers
Meals: Welcome dinner