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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
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Fort Quitor

This is an interesting Atacama Desert ruin very close to a quaint Chilean restaurant. Both have good photo opportunities and the restaurant is worth a lunch. It is close to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is an interesting Atacama Desert ruin very close to a quaint Chilean restaurant. Both have good photo opportunities and the restaurant is worth a lunch. It is close to other interesting sites such as Valley of the Moon. By itself the fort is not spectacular but if in the area worth visiting. Be prepared to do some climbing as... More 

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São Paulo
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Go to Pukara de Quitor Ruins by bike. You can know more about history and ancient indians of this region before the spanish colonization. Very beautiful road from San Pedro to this attraction.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went to Quittor by bike and then to quebrada del diablo. It was a really nice ride. We didn't go up the ruins though... The bike ride through the desert felt more fun than going up.

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Mansfield, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My husband and I were booked into this tour with Andes Wide by our travel agents at home. The previous three days had been stunning visiting salt lakes, geysers, glacial lakes and The Valley of the Moon. We assumed this would not be as exciting but it was fascinating. Our guide explained the history of the area by telling us... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is a partly-restored (and not completely authentically) pre-Inca fortress/village. A fair amount of spanglish explanation of the history and grisly legends is given to read. Gives nice views of volcanoes, Rio San Pedro and the town, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I was surprised how interesting this site was. There is a small 'museum' with a variety of finds and displays. They have also made attempts at conservation here and are keen to keep people to official paths. Bit of a steep climb and little cover or shade, so in the heat of the day sun screen and hats are a... More 

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Well displayed and interesting. No crowds. Gave us a glimpse of how the people lived and survived back when under very much less than ideal circumstances.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

On our last day on San Pedro we walked to the ruins, which only took us half an hour from the center. The ruins are pretty good but the Mirador is even better. You walk up a serpentine trail for about half an hour and you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the valley. Really something if you... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Climbing up to the ruins gives you a view out over one of the last Inca fortresses to hole out against the conquistadors. You can see small farms down below and just relax in the sun wondering about the simple, never changing lives of the people who lived and survived in desolate seeming places like this before the conquest. While... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We had a tour with our rented bikes on the sunset, and worth a lot! You can go up the mount to see the sunset from there, worth a view, almost aerial, to san pedro

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