Entrance to Valle de la Luna | Tourist Attraction

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GPS: -22.934779, -68.231704
Altitude: 2451.0 masl


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This is now the only entrance to Valle de la Luna. It is accesible from bypass road going around San Pedro. Entrance 2500pp, 2000 kids and students. You can enter the Valle (with one car) until 13:00. After just turtist agency (another price).
Administrated by local indians. (very good)
magnific place.


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Beautiful landscapes and well worth visiting. We had rain 3 days in a row (yes, in the dryest desert in the world!). Because of thunderstorm and lightning we were denied the entry on the first day. On day two we could only see the duna mayor before they sent us bakc out again. Only on the third day we could visit the whole park and the viewpoint (direction Calama). Our ticket we bought on the first day was revalidated twice without discussion. Very friendly staff and worth the money.

ROBBERY! Someone broke into our van which was parked at mirador estacionamento and wipe off everything we have while we were having a walk to mirador.

If you want to visit with you car in only before 1pm for 2500pp or if you want to see the sunset too there you have to book in the morning and come back for 5.30pm for 3000pp

We can visit it in the afternoon whitout agency. We arrived at 12.30 pm and she tell me that we can visit at 17.30 pm but it's more expensive (3000 CLP) than on the morning (2500 CLP). So we had lunch in San Pedro and came back at 17 pm (the good timing to have time to visit park and then to be on time for the sunset). I guess there are limited tickets for same time visit and if you come in the afternoon, they are all already sold. So you have to buy it before.

Actually you can visit Valle de la Luna after 1pm without an agency if you bought the entrance ticket the day before (preferably in the morning).

Entry still only between 9-1pm. 2500pp or 2000 if you’re a student (but only if you have your card).

You are only allowed to go in by car between 8am and 1pm. In the afternoon there are only tour operators allowed.

For cyclist: you can leave your panniers in one of the rooms of the ticket office.
There is also a free shower (bit cold today but it was hot so we didn't mind) if you dare to enter (only for staff). Near the toilets.
Water in the toilets is awful to drink, but you can ask staff (they are not really friendly but second girl agreed to help).
We could also charge our powerbanks so 2500 peso entrance was really worth it if you wildcamp in San Pedro :)

entrance 9:00 _ 13:00 aldults 2500 pchl children 2000 pchl.
afternoon reserved to turist agency. (more expensive).
Magnific place.

In the afternoon, only tours are allowed in.

Careful: you cannot enter by own vehicle in the afternoon, only in the morning until 1 Pm. We came at 3 Pm with our motorcycle and couldn’t enter. :-S

This fuckers do not allow to go in the park for the sunset, with the own car anymore. Just allowed to enter the park between 9am and 1pm. They say it’s because of to much cars in the evening, but actually the only way now to go inside for the sunset is with booking a expensive tour. It has a hard smell of corruption there.
We went to Valle de la Muerte instead and had a cheaper and also amazing sunset.

You can enter with cars or bikes only from 9.00 till 13.00 (but can stay longer). Entrance 3000 adults. Sunset watching is from another spot - lookout Stone of Coyote (you can find it on

same price but with your own vehicule the entrance is only between 9 and 13. maybe only in summer time ?

We came here as individual traveller's to see the sunset at Valle de la Luna. But the officials at the gate told us, for sunset only tour operators and their clients would be allowed to get in. Only in the morning the park is open for individual traveller's. Unbelievable!!!

Entrance before 13:00 for private visits (bike, car or foot). Closed 13:00 to 14:00 for lunch. 14:00 onwards only accepting tour groups. However, your private morning ticket still allows you to see the sunset at one of the more northern points of the park. Maps and guidance available in Spanish, English and Portuguese (not sure about others). Morning tickets 2500CLP pp.

I’m very sceptical of more touristy places, preferring to hike off in the opposite direction, but this place is sensational. The Duna Mayor walk (~20min one way) and the Achaches Mirador ridge walk (~30min one way) are unreal. Get there early so it isn’t too hot or crowded, after 11:30 the heat was a bit much for me.

You can enter the Valle until 18:30, but you can stay until sunset.

3000 pesos each for the afternoon, 2500 pesos for the morning visit.

This is now the only entrance to Valle de la Luna. It is accesible from bypass road going around San Pedro. Entrance 3000pp, 2500 kids.