Private tour

San Pedro de Atacama: Láscar Volcano Summit Hiking Day Trip

Activity provider: Ride Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama: Láscar Volcano Summit Hiking Day Trip

Activity provider: Ride Atacama
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From US$ 189 per person

Likely to sell out

Explore the Andes mountain range and conquer the summit of most active volcano in northern Chile with this Láscar volcano summit hiking day trip from San Pedro de Atacama.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French
Pickup included
Please be waiting in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Your driver will wait no longer than 10 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Private group


  • Topple the summit at 5590 meters above sea level, if conditions are right
  • Discover features like a deep blue altiplanic lagoon and smoking fumaroles
  • Smell the sulfur emissions of the most active volcano in northern Chile
  • Marvel at the breathtaking panoramic views of the Andes mountain range
  • Admire the majestic desert flora and fauna as you walk up the volcano
Full description

Discover the most active volcano in northern Chile with this hiking day trip from San Pedro de Atacama to the top of the Láscar volcano. Admire the views from 5590 meters above sea level and see smoking fumaroles.

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Pedro de Atacama. Sit back and relax on the air conditioned drive in an all terrain vehicle. Stop to purchase breakfast and pass through the towns of Toconao and Talabre.

Arrive at the base of the Láscar volcano. Look up at its smoking crater as you drive to an altitude of 4,600 meters. Put on your helmet and pick up your walking stick. Get a safety briefing from your guide before beginning your ascent to the 300-meter deep crater.

See endemic fauna and a blue altiplanic lagoon surrounded by salt on your tour. Marvel at sweeping views of the Andes mountain range. Look as your guide points of smoking fumaroles. Breathe in the scent of sulfur. 

Reach 5590 meters above sea, if conditions are good, before making your descent. Transfer back to your accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama at the end of your tour. 

  • Hiking tour
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Basic training and safety talk
  • Helmet and hiking stick
  • First aid kit
  • Entrance fees
  • Snack
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Children under 18 years
  • People over 65 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc). Participants under 18 may also use a school photo ID. Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements. Participants who do not comply with these requirements will be denied entry or asked to leave the theater
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present either a valid EU/Swiss Covid-19 certificate consisting of either: proof of full vaccination (only Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, Johnson&Johnson, or AstraZeneca vaccines are accepted), proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, or a negative rapid test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts. Non-EU/Swiss proofs of vaccination or Covid-19 infection must be exchanged by an official body in Switzerland. Only EU/Swiss certificates will be accepted.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Gloves
  • Trekking gear

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Baby carriages
  • Feeding animals

Know before you go

  • This tour requires a 700 meters to reach the top of volcano
  • This tour goes to 5590 meters above sea level
  • The summit might not be accessible during bad weather conditions.

Product ID: 412624