Private tour

San Pedro de Atacama: Top of Lascar Volcano Hiking Tour

San Pedro de Atacama: Top of Lascar Volcano Hiking Tour

From US$ 668 per group up to 2

Go on an adventure to the top of the Lascar Volcano. Hike with a professional instructor to the crater of the only active volcano in the north of Chile. Push your limits and be rewarded with amazing views of the Atacama desert.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Your accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama
Private group


  • Climb to the top of the volcano to see its active crater
  • Take in amazing views and snap awesome pictures from the top of the Atacama desert
  • Test your limits for an amazing feeling of accomplishment
  • Enjoy a safe climb accompanied by professionals with oxygen tanks (if needed)
Full description
Begin your day early with pickup from your hotel or accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama and start heading 43 miles towards the south, where you will find the Lascar Volcano. Known for being the only active volcano in northern Chile, it is one of the most famous and exciting challenges in the desert. On your way to the volcano, you will be provided with a nutritious breakfast and hot beverages to warm up your body and give you plenty of energy for the adventure ahead. When arriving at the base of the volcano, your guide will give you all the necessary instructions for a safe and pleasant hike. From there, start a 2.5-mile climb up the volcano for around 3-4 hours, eventually conquering the 15,000-foot ascent to the top of the crater. Your guide will make sure everyone in the group is comfortable with their own pace and that no one is left behind by way of allowing for rest times during the climb, if needed. Even though it does not seem like a long distance, the sharp rise and rarefied air can be challenging. When reaching the top, you will have an amazing sense of accomplishment as you look out over the crater, 984 feet deep with fumaroles, and feel the intense smell of sulfur, while also enjoying a spectacular view of the Andes. If the conditions of the group allow for it, you will continue on for another 40 minutes to reach the top of the volcano, located at 18,470 feet high. After enjoying the views for a bit, the descent lasts for about two hours. Reach the base of the volcano again and head back to San Pedro de Atacama for hotel drop-off.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Hiking poles and helmet
  • Insurance
  • Professional, bilingual guide
  • Oxygen tank if needed
  • Entrance fee to Láscar Volcano (CLP$ 10,000 per person)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Children under 18 years
  • People with altitude sickness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Gloves
  • Trekking gear
  • Hiking shoes

Know before you go

  •  Reaching the top is subject to the participants' physical conditions as well as the area's weather conditions
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Product ID: 384525