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.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 5 kilometros al sur oriente de San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Book ahead on Viator
$48*
and up
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 491 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 167
    Excellent
  • 217
    Very good
  • 93
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Great historical site.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
LatinR
,
Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany

Similar Things to Do in San Pedro de Atacama

Add Photo Write a Review

491 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sao Paulo
Level Contributor
36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cordoba, Argentina
Level Contributor
25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blacksburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
81 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
65 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fruit Cove, Florida, United States
Level Contributor
45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Pukara de Quitor Ruins also viewed

San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region
San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region
 
San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region
San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region
 

Been to Pukara de Quitor Ruins? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Pukara de Quitor Ruins

Address: 5 kilometros al sur oriente de San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Antofagasta Region  >  San Pedro de Atacama

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pukara de Quitor Ruins staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?