FULL DAY - Trekking Machuca - Río Grande (ETMRFG)

The route that we will walk today is one of great historical significance since it has carried people, animals and goods in caravans up and down the mountains for centuries. The views of desert, mountains and volcanoes as far as the eye can reach make one feel humble towards nature and appreciate the grandness of it all. We will start the hike in the village of Machuca, a resting point on the "Inca Highway" at an altitude of 4,000 m / 13,120 ft above sea level. The descending path passes through canyons or Quebradas and reveals some of the most amazing colour pallets of sand and stones. We will pass through some ancient villages and are likely to spot animals and birds along the way. Around lunchtime we will arrive at the village of Río Grande, where  we will get an impression of the local way of life that has remained the same over the last centuries. We will visit Valle de Arcoiris and the petroglyphs before returning to San Pedro de Atacama. (FD / L)

From USD 321
(per person)

Duration: 9 hours

Conditions: Private transportation, English speaking guide, lunch, minimum 2 people

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