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Pukara de Quitor Ruins

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Address: 5 kilometros al sur oriente de San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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USD 33.00*
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Archaelogical Tour to Quitor and Tulor
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San Pedro de Atacama Archeological Tour

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Nice ruins, and a good hike.

This archeological site shows some ruins and a structure and some statue like faces carved in the mountain. It is small, but it is a nice walk towards it and walking around there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 December 2016
François V
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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a hill top fort made of same material as hill, so bit difficult to get good photos of it. There is a nice climb to a Mirador with great views. I went on a mountain bike but you could walk from San Pedro. It's something to do if you have nothing better.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In a very nice location, you need to do a good effort to see everything but the view on the top are gorgeous. The people in charge of the the ruin has some drinks for sale which is so good at the end. Nice place.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Close to San Pedro. An ancient Inca fortress built in the 12th century, strategically placed on the side of a hill protected by a gorge over the river. The main path is quite a steep climb up 50M or so with a cliff edge in one part so good shoes essential.

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Thank Steve H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'd missed out on the other tours because I'm lazy and didn't plan ahead. This hike/bike ride, however, is definitely worth a few hours. The views are great and the hike is a real workout. And for 3000 pesos compared to what some other trips were charging, it's worth the price and time.

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Thank Raoul G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

It's a relatively cheap and enjoyable way to spend a few hours in San Pedro. Built by the original inhabitants of these lands, we hired bikes and rode out to the fort. Gives a good 360 view of the valley and desert, but be warned, you'll need plenty of sunscreen and water on a hot summer day!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We spent nearly 3 hours here hiking to the top viewing point. It is a good trail, but is steep in a few places. The view is incredible and should be on your must see list when in San Pedro. I did not find the ruins to be that impressive, but the signage providing the history of the area is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Great hike and view of SPA. Go early to avoid strong sun. We biked there from SPA and had a great time. Kids loved it! Bring lots of water and a snack.

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Thank Marcela N
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This is a nice place for people who likes history and archeology, there's tho paths in with you can walk and have a nice ruins sight view, one of them takes almost a hour to walk

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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This archeological site shows some ruins and a structure and some statue like faces carved in the mountain. It is small, but it is a nice walk towards it and walking around there is nice too. You can walk towards the ruins and also take a right before the entrance and see a small garden with the faces. This can... More 

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Thank François V
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The bike ride here and around the surrounding area was fun but very hot and tiring. It was our first day in San Pedro so it was our first glimpse of the landscape. Make sure you get a good map as the one they gave us was awful and we spent ages looking for places.

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