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5-Hour Cactus Valley & Puritama Hot Springs Hiking Tour
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Trekking, Driver, Hot Spring

  • Duration

    5 Hours

  • Activity Level


  • Language

    English, Spanish


Take this 5-hour trek to ascend to the Prepuna, where we will visit the Puritama River stream with its abundance of the cactus species Echinopsis Atacamensis. This lends the place the name of Cactus Valley. Next, hike to the Puritama Hot Springs, whose waters are heated underground by the Putana Volcano and emerge from the interior of the ravine.

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    • Meet your guide at the agreed-upon location for pick-up and transfer to the starting point of the trek. 

    • Begin with hiking in the Cactus Valley. Many of the cactus species here are more than 150 years old.

    • Ascend to around 3500 metres to spend time in the Puritama Hot Springs (Puri = Water, Tama = Hot), 8 pools of water with temperatures that fluctuate between 28ºC and 32ºC.

    • Descend and transfer back.

What's Included
  • Water and cocktail

  • Toyota Land Cruiser Prado or similar transportation

  • English-speaking Chilean tour guide

What's Excluded
  • Entrance Ticket (morning and holidays $19.500 p/p , after 14:00 hrs $11.700 p/p , children $9.100, and over 60, $6.500)

Meeting Point

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
The group size and price
3 To 6CLP 162500.00 Per Group

This is a private tour

Tour Reviews
  • Sam

    Jorge did an excellent job.Good knoledge good English. High recommand.

  • Robert

    Jorge did an excellent job managing our day trip from San Pedro to the Paranal Observatory, through the salt flats, and back to San Pedro. He was timely, knowledgeable, and kind. Thank you again Jorge.

  • Ritu

    Jorge Jerez was our tour guide for a 2-day stay in San Pedro de Atacama, which was part of our 10-day visit to Chile in January-February 2019. I can honestly say that the two days that Jorge spent taking us around the San Pedro area were the highlight of our Chile trip. We rented our own car, and Jorge accompanied us everywhere during the two days we spent there. His attention to detail, his professionalism, his deep knowledge of the area, and his overall friendliness and care all contributed to make our experience a wonderful one. He started by visiting us the night we arrived in order to brief us on the details of the next two days, to ensure that we were prepared with the appropriate gear (hats, sunscreen, swimming costumes, etc.) and knew what to expect for each day. He suggested an itinerary that incorporated all the places we wished to visit (including places such as Moon Valley, Mars Valley, Piedras Rojas, Laguna Chaxa, Lagunas Miscanti and Miñiques, etc.), as well as some places that we would never have seen on our own (including a private lagoon where we could float in the salty water in complete privacy!). He was very flexible and was more than willing to adjust the itinerary as needed on the fly to accommodate our wishes. He took care of everything, including recommending places to eat meals, places to buy hats and sunscreen, etc. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area and made our trip so much more enjoyable thanks to his detailed commentary about all the places of interest. I cannot praise him enough and will recommend him to everyone I know who is going to visit the area!

  • Olga

    George is a knoladgeble, reliable guide.  His English is good. We spend the whole day with him. He was attentive to our needs. Highly recommended. 

Starting From


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CLP 162500 / group

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