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On The Trail Of The Inca Messengers

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time-raw3.5 hours
Starting point
Cementerio de San Pedro de Atacama

Go for a guided nighttime hike through the deserts of Atacama while discovering the ancient ways of the cultures that once occupied these desolate landscapes. This is a truly unique experience that allows you to walk the paths of the ancient Inca people while spotting long long astronomical signs & symbols.

What to expect?


  • Once you meet with the tour, we'll begin a 3-hour, relaxing trek that takes us on a night journey to learn about the legendary Incan messengers (the Chasqui).

  • We will start just before sunset from the town of San Pedro de Atacama. During the walk, we will talk about the history of the different ancient cultures that inhabited the region, including the Incas and Tiwanaku. We'll also learn about the different Andean constellations, and attempt to see the starry skies through the eyes of the people of the Andes.

  • At the end of our walk, we will take a rest with some hot wine and snacks.

What is included?

  • Aperitif at the end of the hike
  • Transport to San Pedro on the way back
  • Flashlight & walking stick
  • Guide

Is this experience for me?

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Good physical condition is required.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat (dependent on season)

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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