Take an unusual tour in an amazing crater over 350 meters in diameter. Monturaqui Crater was formed over 100,000 years ago by a meteorite impact. A perfect road trip to wake up the adventurer that lies asleep in you.

Locaventuras guides and two clients sitting in the Monturaqui crater

Tour Details

  • Time:
    8h00 - 18h00
  • Maximum height:
    3500 m
  • Intensity:
  • Includes:
    snack and lunch
  • Option:

All our tours include: 4x4 cars, trilingual certified guides, professional safety materials (radio, oxygen, etc.). The entrance fee to the parks are not included. Get more information here.

*Timetable and itinerary details are provided for information purpose and may vary according to the season or climate conditions.

Tour itinerary

Just like an adventurer, we'll head south to the Salar de Atacama in our 4 x 4 vehicle. After a 3 hour drive, we will reach the edge of the crater, located at 3500 meters above sea level.

Once there we will pass inside the crater in search of fragments of the meteorite that created this giant hole. Our guide will tell you the history of the place and the different scientific phenomena related to the meteorites found in the region.

Locaventuras' car in the middle of the desert

natural pools

Then we will make a stop in the village of Tilomonte, the nearest town. There we will have a drink and a snack.

We will enjoy the rest of the afternoon in the natural pools of Peine, a neighboring town located on the edge of the Atacama Salt Flat. Open from September to May, the pools in Peine offer a relaxing environment with spectacular views over the salt flat.

If you like adventure, we also give you the possibility to camp in this wonderful place. More details in our section Night of the Desert.

Peine pool

So what to bring?

  • 1-2 L of water
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Swimsuit and towel in summer
  • Cash for receipts

Don't you have trekking shoes, pants, a coat, gloves or other? Don't worry, we'll provide it at no extra cost. That's also the Locaventuras experience!

Need more info?

If you need more information, or want to know our alternative options, please write to Our team is also available to answer all your questions by phone at the (+56) 9 4407 0213 (Whatsapp also). Get in touch!


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