Depart from your San Pedro de Atacama hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan to begin your journey into the heart of the desert. Relax during the scenic 8-mile (13-km) drive into the protected sanctuary of the Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley.)
Make a short stop to admire the unearthly landscape of the Crodillera de Sal (Salt Mountain Range), a rugged collection of canyons and sand dunes, before continuing to the entrance of the magnificent Moon Valley.
Pay the entrance fee (not included in the tour price) then begin browsing the enthralling exhibitions of the museum, gaining insight into the geology and ecology of this unique place. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, venture to a small cave to explore the fascinating formation then ascend to the summit of a sand dune to watch the sun set over the valley. Climbing the dune only requires average physical fitness.
Watch the sun caress the gentle curves of the landscape as it makes it descent, casting an eerie orange glow over the sands. Appreciate the distinct beauty of the desert from this unique vantage point, and then return to the van for the relaxing ride back to your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.