Water activity

San Pedro de Atacama: Desert Tour with Canyoning & Trekking

Activity provider: Ride Atacama
Water activity

San Pedro de Atacama: Desert Tour with Canyoning & Trekking

Activity provider: Ride Atacama

From US$ 189 per person

Explore the driest desert in the world on a tour from San Pedro de Atacama. Enjoy a day full of adventure, as you rappel through a natural canyon and hidden waterfalls.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese, German
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Get your adrenaline pumping as rappel through waterfalls and canyons
  • Explore the many types of terrain in the Atacama Desert
  • Trek and admire the majestic volcanoes of the Andes
  • Find hidden waterfalls inside the canyons and refresh
  • Adventure down in the canyons and marvel at the views
Full description

Discover unique landscapes in the world on a day trip from San Pedro de Atacama. Ascend the more than 4,000 meters of altitude of the Andean altiplano to the driest desert in the world. Get ready for adventure and rappel through waterfalls and canyon walls.

Start your adventure by walking through an archaeological trail of medium difficulty. Once at the entrance of the canyon, learn the rappel technique from your mountaineering guide. Advance through obstacles using different techniques with only the help of your body, ropes, and climbing equipment.

Begin to rappel down the waterfalls and cliffs, jumping off of rocks of different heights into pools of pure water. Explore different canyons in the middle of extreme scenery worth photographing. Finally, take a break at the beach of the waterfalls and walk back to the starting point.  

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Mountaineering guide
  • 4 rappels
  • Protection equipment (helmet, harness, and walking stick)
  • Snack
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 15 years
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with vertigo

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Hat
    • Swimwear
    • Change of clothes
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Water shoes
    • Outdoor clothing
    • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking in the vehicle
    • Alcohol and drugs
    • Feeding animals
    • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle
    • Nudity

    Know before you go

    • Schedules are subject to change due to climatic factors
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 6 reviews

    Review summary

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    February 3, 2023

    This excursion was amazing! The guides were fantastic and shared history of the land, flora, and fauna as we trekked. They made the repels fun and easy! We absolutely recommend it!

    December 30, 2022

    December 24, 2022

    Product ID: 412581