San Pedro de Atacama: Guided Buggy Tour Through the Desert

Activity provider: On Safari Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama: Guided Buggy Tour Through the Desert

Activity provider: On Safari Atacama

From US$ 118 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.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup will be done at your accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama
Small group
Limited to 5 participants


  • 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 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 with pickup from 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, and two 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 and the salt mountain range
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Safety equipment
  • Water and trail mix
  • 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 14 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
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    AMAZING - best thing I did in San Pedro, better than my hot air balloon risen

    March 25, 2023

    A very good tour with Juan Pablo ! Nice views, and good step with explanation.. I recommend it !!

    March 25, 2023

    The tour was a really special experience. The guide JP who is a really friendly guy and speaks very good english takes you places with his buggy you would never visit with any other agency. You learn a lot about the animal wildlife and the nature but also about history. We visited some places with historic stuff all over it like stone tools and old clay pots. The tour is much more personal then any other tour you can book here and it’s totally worth it. I would hardly recommend it.

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    December 3, 2022


    Product ID: 367635