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

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

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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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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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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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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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

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