The town of San Pedro the Atacama is set in an oasis inside the San Pedro de Atacama desert at 2440 m.a.s.l. and 1.670 kilometers away from Santiago de Chile. It is the gateway to the biggest salt flat in the world: the Uyuni Salt Flat in Bolivia.

Town of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile
Town of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile
Town of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile

San Pedro de Atacama

Set in an oasis inside the San Pedro de Atacama desert at 2440 m.a.s.l. and 1.670 kilometers away from Santiago de Chile, San Pedro de Atacama town is a very crowded village. It is full of tourists due its proximity to the Hito Cajones/Abaroa border crossing, gateway to the biggest salt flat in the world: the Uyuni Salt Flat in Bolivia. San Pedro de Atacama town is also close to the Paso Jama border crossing with Argentina.

The town of San Pedro the Atacama is small, with no buildings over two floors, no paved roads and offers varied tourist services. The town is surrounded by mountains and feature an eternal blue sky.

From San Pedro de Atacama it is possible to hire services to take you to unique places to see pink flamingos in the salt flat basin, experience geysers in the geothermal fields and enjoy the spectacle that the unique Bolivian highlands have to offer.

San Pedro de Atacama Tourist Atractions

4 to 5 days are required to really get to know the main tourist attractions in and around San Pedro de Atacama, due to the long distances between each point of interest. The most visited tourist attractions of the area are:

  • San Pedro de Atacama town
  • Moon Valley
  • Toconao and Atacama Salt Flat
  • Del Tatio Gayser
  • Puritama Hotsprings
  • Pukara de Quitor
  • Dead Valley
  • High Plateau Lagoons
  • Tulor Ruins
  • Sand dunes

San Pedro de Atacama Festivals

In San Pedro de Atacama the main festivals take place in June. The festivals include typical dances, masses in the street, pilgrimages and a little parade along the main street of San Pedro de Atacama.

June 28: Saint Peter and Saint Paul, anniversary of the patron saint of San Pedro de Atacama.

Recommended Tours:

San Pedro de Atacama - Eduardo Avaroa National Park - San Pedro de Atacama Day Tour, Full Day

230 - 978

 

Private tour San Pedro de Atacama - Eduardo Avaroa National Park - Uyuni Salt Flat, 2 Days, 1 Night

275 - 1075

 

Uyuni Salt Flat and Thunupa Volcano Private Tour, Full Day

70 - 299

 

Private Tour from Calama to the Salar de Uyuni, 3 Days, 2 Nights

297 - 1525

 

Private Tour Majestic Uyuni Salt Flat, 1 Full Day

65 - 255

 

Uyuni Salt Flat - Eduardo Avaroa National Park - San Pedro de Atacama Private Tour , 2 Days, 1 Night

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Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flat and Colored Lagoons, 3 Days, 2 Nights

225 - 1195

 

San Pedro de Atacama - Uyuni - Calama Private Tour, 3 Days, 2 Nights

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Private Tour Salar de Uyuni - Sunset , Stargazing and Sunrise, 1 Full Day, 1 Night

135 - 599

 

San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni Shared Tour, 3 Days, 2 Nights

185 - 285

 

Salar de Uyuni - Calama Private Tour, 3 Days, 2 Nights

265 - 1435

 

Private Tour from San Pedro de Atacama to the Salar de Uyuni, 3 Days, 2 Nights

275 - 1300

 

Private Tour San Pedro de Atacama - Salar de Uyuni - San Pedro de Atacama, 3 Days, 2 Nights

315 - 1498

 

Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flat and Minor Lagoons, 2 Days, 1 Night

155 - 750

 

Twighlight reflections and Tunupa Vulcano - 2 Days / 1 Night, 2 Days, 1 Night

165 - 775

 

Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flat and Lagoons - San Pedro de Atacama, 3 Days, 2 Nights

260 - 1315

 

Majestic Uyuni Salt Flat Shared Tour, 1 Full Day

33 - 33

 

Uyuni Salt Flat and Lagoons Shared Tour, 3 Days, 2 Nights

134 - 134

 

La Paz - Uyuni Salt Flat Full day - La Paz Shared Tour by Bus, 1 Full Day, 2 Nights

95 - 125

 

Uyuni Salt Flats - Biking - Sunset and Stargazing, 1 Full Day

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Private Tour La Paz - Uyuni - La Paz, 3 Days, 4 Nights

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La Paz - Uyuni Salt Flat - La Paz Shared Tour by Bus, 3 Days, 4 Nights

185 - 215

 

La Paz - Uyuni Salt Flat - La Paz Shared Tour by Train, 5 Days, 4 Nights

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La Paz - Uyuni Salt Flat - La Paz Shared Tour by Plane, 3 Days, 4 Nights

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Uyuni Salt Flat - Lagoons and San Pedro de Atacama (Chile), 3 Days, 2 Nights

149 - 149

 

Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flat and Lagoons - Calama, 3 Days, 2 Nights

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Private Tour Sucre - Uyuni Salt Flat and Lagoons , 5 Days, 4 Nights

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Andinism on Volcanoes in Uyuni, 6 Días

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Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flat and Lagoons - Potosi or Sucre, 3 Days, 3 Nights

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