We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Exhilarating

The easiest way to go high. One is dropped off at about 5,250 and the summit is 5,604m. Need a few... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
D J
,
Montreal, Canada
Legendary!!!

It's one of the cerros that you can hike. It's at 5600 meters of altitude. Some people has... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
pamelagoya
,
Sao Paulo, SP
Read all 52 reviews
60
All photos (60)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good15%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“argentina”(2 reviews)
“summit”(2 reviews)
About
Contact
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
+56 9 7686 1359
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around San Pedro de Atacama
from US$62.00
More Info
from US$99.00
More Info
Reviews (52)
Filter reviews
9 results
Traveller rating
8
1
0
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
8
1
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews area including argentina summit headache hike volcano lakes altitude
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 22 September 2018

The easiest way to go high. One is dropped off at about 5,250 and the summit is 5,604m. Need a few high hikes to acclimatize beforehand. Dress for real cold, can be very windy! Wonderful views into Bolivia, Argentina, observatories in the area including the...More

2  Thank D J
Reviewed 4 August 2018

It's one of the cerros that you can hike. It's at 5600 meters of altitude. Some people has difficulty to reach the top because of the altitude that can causes headaches and low pressure. But for me it wasn't that hard... the only thing I...More

Thank pamelagoya
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

+ easy to reach from San Pedro + 2/3day tour (I used ‘Nortrek’ which was great) + Only a couple of hundred metres to climb in altitude to gain amazing views over the area including Vulcanos, Lakes, Alma Radiotelescopes - ensure you are properly acclimatised

Thank Iliketotravelexplore
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Stunning view, be aware of the altitude. Is a beautiful hike and is short. Be sure you know the right track to the start of the hike if you go on your own because there are several offroad paths that bring you elsewhere. There are...More

Thank 803orianap
Reviewed 12 January 2016

OK, so I was totally unprepared for this hike. I had a free day in San Pedro with nothing arranged so popped by the local tour agencies to look for something that did not shuttle me around the place in a bus. Well I sure...More

2  Thank SheldyC
Reviewed 20 January 2015

I learned on Toco that I am not a mountaineer. It is a great introductory mount to hike up. No big technical challenges, just a volcano you can climb up to its peak, 5640 meters above sea level. You start in san pedro village at...More

4  Thank LeaDaluz
Reviewed 5 January 2015

it was difficult but it is not impossible. Beware of the wind and enjoy! It was my first time into thin air and it worth every step!!!

1  Thank gwidman
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Cerro Toco was the first volcano I climbed. The way to the top is not so hard, actually is easy the only problem is the height. If you have not got used to the thin air maybe is better to wait, because it makes all...More

2  Thank Brack89
Reviewed 15 July 2014

I just did the trekking at the volcano El Tatio and the experience is a real adventure in the heights. We toke a car at the hotel in San Pedro and, after one hour drive we got to the base of the volcano where the...More

Thank José Marcelo O
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 28 nearby hotels
Lodge Andino Terrantai
949 reviews
.08 miles away
Hotel La Cochera
113 reviews
.09 miles away
Portal Andino Lodge
39 reviews
.10 miles away
Hotel Diego de Almagro San Pedro De Atacama
409 reviews
.14 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 101 nearby restaurants
Pizzeria El Charrua
1,890 reviews
.06 miles away
Burger Garden Atacama
230 reviews
.06 miles away
Bumkaldi Coffee And Tea
103 reviews
.04 miles away
Roots
319 reviews
.04 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 170 nearby attractions
Church of San Pedro de Atacama
1,545 reviews
.07 miles away
Vulcano Expediciones
146 reviews
.00 miles away
Stargazing San Pedro de Atacama
77 reviews
.00 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cerro Toco staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines