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Address: 5 kilometros al sur oriente de San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Cool ruins, awesome hike and viewpoint!

I didn't really know what to expect at Pukara de Quitor, but it was great! The hike at the viewpoint might have been even better than the ruins! We were a bit pressed for time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I didn't really know what to expect at Pukara de Quitor, but it was great! The hike at the viewpoint might have been even better than the ruins! We were a bit pressed for time, so the site manager advised us not to do the walk around the ruins, but begin the hike to the viewpoint directly, as you still... More 

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Paraty, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Take a bike to visit this awesome place and go to see the Petroglifos 1 hour directly in the same road. You will find an amazing place and have fun climbing the rocks to see the signs inside the cave.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

It was a comfortable walk from town but many others rode bicycles. Walking to the top was great exercise and allowed not only great views of the site but also amazing 360 degree vistas of the high desert and mountains. I highly recommend visiting this site.

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Sao Paulo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We rode bikes to get there from downtown. It's a quick 20min ride, and you shoud walk your way up to the top (1h30min). You can then visit the Quebrada del Diablo further on the road, a 1Km route between rocks. You can't feel you're climbing, but definitely on your way back you'll feel the descent - and it feels... More 

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Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Hardly any tourists. You gain an insight into the impact of the Inca and then Spanish invasions. Fabulous views of the desert and San Pedro oasis.

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Cordoba, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It tells you about the history of this remote place. I liked whta the guide said about the people who lived there and their habits. There's much to discover.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A nice place to visit if you are in San Pedro due to it being so close by. The "mirador" is a nice and easy hike and rewards you with a splendid view of the town and its vicinity. Don't go midday since there's no place to shade you from the sun.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The pukara de Quitor is a pre-Inca village built upon a steep slope, and also served as a fortress during the conquistadors invasion. It is a 30 min walk (15 min by bike) north of San Pedro. The entrance fee is 3000 pesos/person. The lower part of the site harbors explanations in both Spanish and English about the history of... More 

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Close to town, grab a bike and be there I'm 20 minutes! Two things to see: the ruins (fortress) and the viewpoint (lookout).... Some strong winds, awesome desert views and at times there were very weird vibes (maybe considering the beheading that took place when originally conquered). Short and quick trip, get to the top! No tour needed :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is probably not worth coming to San Pedro for but if in town with some spare time this is an easy and good excursion. You can go there on foot from town, about 30 minutes and you will get a glimpse of the special salt/desert landscape from the mirador.

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