San Pedro de Atacama: Guided Buggy Tour Through the Desert

San Pedro de Atacama: Guided Buggy Tour Through the Desert

From US$ 105 per person

Explore the Atacama Desert riding a buggy through a variety of terrains such as riverbed crossings, steep mountain climbs, and beautiful sand dunes. Escape the hordes of tourists and learn about geology, wildlife, and the surroundings with a local guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Small group
Limited to 15 participants
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3.5 hours
Starting time 4:15 PM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup will be done at your accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama


  • Experience real 4x4 action in sand dunes, mountains, and river crossings
  • Go to areas no GPS can take you and avoid the crowds
  • Explore the open desert, an oasis, 2 archeological sites, the salt mountain range, and more
  • Find out more about the local area and its wildlife with an expert guide
  • Enjoy included hotel pickup and drop-off
Full description
Feel the wind on your face while going to places no other tourists go on this 3.5-guided buggy tour in the Atacama Desert. Drive up thrilling trails with your expert local guide, and be entertained and informed by their extensive knowledge of the area. Begin your tour in the afternoon with pickup at your accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama. From there, drive to the local partner's headquarters with your guide. Once there, listen to a safety lecture and suit up in a helmet, gloves, and glasses. Have a look at a map to understand where the activity will place and find out the itinerary through the desert, the salt mountain range, the Flamencos National Reserve, and 2 archeological sites. Then, let the fun begin: Set off on your approximately 50-kilometer (31-mile) buggy adventure through the Atacama Desert. Tackle a variety of terrains like riverbed crossings, steep mountain climbs, and beautiful sand dunes. Make the most of the opportunity to take pictures of pristine Atacama with no other tourists in tow. During the tour, there will be 3 different main stops along the way to share information and take pictures. At the end of the buggy tour, you'll return to the headquarters before being dropped off at your accommodation.
  • Ride along the Atacama desert, the salt mountain range, and the Flamencos National Reserve
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Safety equipment
  • Water and trail mix
  • Entrance fee to Aldea de Tulor Archeological site
  • Passionate bilingual guide (English and Spanish-speaking)
  • Fuel
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People under 3 ft 9 in (120 cm)

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Camera
    • Long pants
    • Closed-toe shoes
    • Comfortable clothes

    Know before you go

    • You will be exposed to weather and wind
    • This tour is not suitable for people under 120 centimeters (47 inches) in height
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 / 5

    based on 3 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5.0 / 5
    • Transportation
      5.0 / 5
    • Value for money
      4.5 / 5
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    it was spectacular. taking a 4x4 buggy into the heart of the desert, away from all the other people and cars was really cool and the views were simply stunning. the guides were knowledgeable and gave good info on what we were seeing and answered any questions we had. top trip!!

    23 February 2020

    Muy interesante el paseo, lindo el paisaje y muy cool el bugui

    9 February 2021

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    Product ID: 367635