San Pedro de Atacama and its surroundings are a suitable place to be traveled on horseback, Adventures at a pure gallop. The possibilities are numerous, from discrete walks of one hour (horses are rented in the village), to complex crossings of up to 6 days, where dunes and desert scenarios cross, in the persistent search for the mountain range and The interdependent depressions.
Among the most interesting routes are the horseback riding through the Quitor, Death and Rio Grande valleys, through the ayllu of Sequitor, Solor and Coyo next to the village of Tulor, the salt mountain range, the tunnel and the devil’s gorge, among others.
It is recommended to visit the routes described in the company of specialized guides who know the roads and offer the necessary logistics.
When doing this activity you should take into consideration the following recommendations:
Wear long pants.
Wear polera or long sleeve shirt.
Cap for the sun.
Large bottle of water
For tours of 4 hours or more
Bring some kind of snack or fruit.
We recommend you to do the routes that are detailed below with specialized agencies or guides, who know very well the roads and will give you all the implements necessary to make these circuits.
Tunnel: With a duration of 5 hours this walk takes you through the ayllu of Quitor, to the Catarpe Valley, then ascends the old road to Calama until you reach the tunnel. Once you cross it, you ascend to the cornice of the salt mountain range that goes down to the huge dunes of the Death Valley.
Death Valley: In two hours you will travel the Ayllu de Conde Duque to the San Pedro River, to cross the desert to the valley of death located in the middle of the salt mountain range, where you will ride on its enormous dunes.
Return to the Ayllus: It goes through the agricultural communities of San Pedro de Atacama in 3 hours passing by Yaye, Séquitor, Checar and Solor. A great way to see the current situation of the Atacameño people.
Tulor Village: In about 4 hours you can see the Ayllu of Coyo and the village of Tulor, returning to San Pedro in the desert.