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Pukara de Quitor Ruins

Address: 5 kilometros al sur oriente de San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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São Paulo
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
49 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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Wuerzburg
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Santiago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Our 2nd day begins with a new bike trip. This time we had first to Quitor, an ancient fort and temple. While the fort does not really impress, the 30 min hike up to the viewpoint rewards us with a stunning view over the Atacama desert, San Pedro and the Death Valley. Come here early to have enough time for... More 

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