MACHUCA - RÍO GRANDE

Considered one of the most beautiful routes in Chile, Machuca Rio Grande trekking offers a great
variety of landscapes from the Andes to the Domeyko mountain range. They follow a grazing route
that is hundreds of years old and is still used today, passing by old agricultural and livestock
settlements, finding an abandoned village halfway through. During the whole journey, you will be
able to enjoy the flora and fauna of the area. A journey through the rivers and the atypical villages
of the green Altiplano countryside.

Tour Details

  • Time:
    8h- 17h
  • Includes:
    snack, drink, and sandwich
  • Maximum height:
    4000 msnm
  • Intensity:
    low
  • Walking time:
    6h approx.
  • Distance:
    10 km approx.
  • Positive slope:
    0
  • Negative slope:
    500m
  • Option:

    private 

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

We will depart from the picturesque town of Machuca, located 45 km north of San Pedro de Atacama. 
 
There, at an altitude of 4000m, we will begin our descent to the abandoned village of Peñaliri.

Fauna y flora

We will follow the old route of the Atacamenian shepherds, a very fertile path, along a river where you will find a great variety of birds and animals. 
 
On the way you will be able to appreciate the vestiges of old settlements with the typical highland constructions and terrace crops. 
 
 



Río Grande

We will continue to the town of Rio Grande where the agricultural traditions of terrace cultivation are maintained. We will end the day with a walk through the village. 
 
You also have the possibility to start trekking from Peñaliri up to Machuca, perfect for acclimatization before climbing a volcano.

So what to bring?

  • 1-2 L of water
  • Hiking shoes
  • Windbreak/coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • 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 tours@locaventuras.com. 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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