Discover crystalline rivers, dramatic rock formations and kaliedoscopic mountains on the unforgettable Purilactis Trek. Traverse the Domeyko Range to discover ancient petroglyphs, concluding at the surreal landscapes of Rainbow Valley.

The trek commences near the life-giving shores of the Salado River, at an elevation of 3,000 metres above sea level. The hike continues, gradually meandering away from the river’s embrace, delving into the arid expanses of the surrounding gorge. Along the way, the 10,000-year-old petroglyph carvings of Yerbas Buenas come to life, revealing tales of a bygone era when this locale was a crossroads for pivotal trade and migration routes.

Purilactis Valley Left
Purilactis Valley Right

Winding through undulating pathways amidst rocky outcrops and hidden caves, the adventure culminates in the Rainbow Valley with its otherworldly charm and vibrant, multicoloured cliff sides. Descending through this kaleidoscopic wonderland, you’ll meet your driver on the opposite side, marking the end of the trek. As the day concludes, indulge in a well-deserved lunch, a culinary homage to the flavours of the Atacama, before returning to the comforts of the hotel.