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Address: 5 kilometros al sur oriente de San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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$48*
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
DaConejeros
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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The ruins are interesting but I missed a little more informatio on the way up. Far more amazing is the Mirador next to the ruins. The man in the entrance is kind of grumpy, but the one in the entrance to the mirador is friendly and informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We caught a taxi out to the ruins. Would allow two hours minimum. climb the lookout first then come back and explore the fortress ruins. Well worth the visit.

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Fruit Cove, Florida, United States
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28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Must walk up a steep path to view ruins. View from top is pretty. Careful when coming down on gravel/dirt foot path.

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buenos aires
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

very good infrastructure and info letters to understand what happened there. amazing view of Valle de la Muerte. I suggest bringing water so to go quietly to the very top, where there are some seats to enjoy an amazing landscape.

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Austin, Texas
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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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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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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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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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