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Enchanted Valley (Valle del Encanto)

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Amazing and Fantastic Site!

My husband and I spent the whole afternoon at Valle del Encanto, exploring independently using the... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2017
worldseeker2014
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San Francisco, California
Mysterious Petroglyphs & Pictographs

We left the Pan American Highway and took a small country road to the valley which has great... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2017
Eddiemack
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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Apr 25, 2017
“Amazing and Fantastic Site!”
Apr 5, 2017
“Mysterious Petroglyphs & Pictographs”
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Discovered in 1946, this National Historic Monument is filled with petroglyphs and fossils.
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Ovalle, La Serena, Chile
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(53) 620 068
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Reviewed April 25, 2017

My husband and I spent the whole afternoon at Valle del Encanto, exploring independently using the provided map. This area is amazing! Full of petroglyphs, pictographs and mortars (morteros) from the Molle culture around AD 700; including a so-called Inca Bath, a large stone with...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed April 5, 2017

We left the Pan American Highway and took a small country road to the valley which has great archaeological importance, being considered an open air museum of scientific and cultural interest. Groups of hunters inhabited the valley from around circa 2000 B.C. to A.D. 600....More

Date of experience: March 2017
4  Thank Eddiemack
Reviewed February 4, 2017

It is wonderful to be able to visit a site that has ancient historical significance and accessible rock engravings. We visited mid-summer when the meeting pool was dry but I think that a visit when the springs are operating and the meeting pool was filled...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Lovely small desert park that's beautiful for hiking in the winter. Lots of great examples of pre-Columbian petroglyphs roped off along the trails. Off the beaten path so we went with Tembeta Tours, and our guide was able to take our small group to a...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank GingerBeerBaltimore
Reviewed August 2, 2016

This small park in the Limari Valley is a great place to hike by a small stream and visit the signs of the past. On the rocks of the area are carved old petroglyphs by the indigenous people of the region. Here they once gathered....More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Ben B
Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

This was a really lovely place to visit- a very relaxing and peaceful place. Our guide was very informative and it was really lovely to see all the mysterious carvings in the rocks! It's nice to do on the same day as a vineyard tour...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank AngelaCheyne
Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

Very nice to see this art from way back, on the rocks in the valley. The visit last about 1h30 and should be very interesting for Kids. We sa chinchillas and rabbins also. Nice picknick area on the site.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Marielisediane
Reviewed January 18, 2016

Surprisingly for me, I ended up going with a private guide, Cristobal from Tembeta Tours. The reviews I had read suggested that it was a small valley and not as interesting as people had expected. I probably would have said the same except that Cristobal...More

Date of experience: January 2016
4  Thank struttingaround
Reviewed December 11, 2015

The site provides an interesting insight into the Molle PreColumbian Culture. The site was a well used way point and many of the petroglyphs are the ancient equivalent of ancient "We were here" graffiti. There are a number of places where grains were ground and...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank DRL705
Reviewed June 29, 2015

We didn't plan to go there at first but because of bad weather at the sea we decided to go there. I went there with a tour and a guide explained everything to us and taught us about the history of that place. We went...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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