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Address: 5 kilometros al sur oriente de San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Archaelogical Tour to Quitor and Tulor
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Easy walk from San Pedro

Although we had rented bikes one day and discovered the ruins along the way, it is an easy walk from San Pedro to visit them. We were excited to return to walk through and tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Annette M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we had rented bikes one day and discovered the ruins along the way, it is an easy walk from San Pedro to visit them. We were excited to return to walk through and tour them, but disappointed to learn that part of them closed earlier so we had to pay to see only a small portion of the ruins.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on a great cycle ride. It's a large area, and very interesting sight. The mirador is a pretty decent hike up (mostly due to altitude) but the views are well worth it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Easy walk from the centre of San Pedro but long climb by stairs to the top of the mirador where you can see the whole valley as well as the ruins of Pukará de Quitor. When you branch off the path to see the ruins close up, the barriers prevent you from really seeing much.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

One of less touristy spots of Atacama, but doesnt really worth visiting for amazing photography opportunities

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

If you want to do something different between one tour and another during tour staying in Atacama, visiting Pukara Quitor its quite a journey. Some quilometers from San Pedro there's this ancient fort built by the old peolple who used to live there. I highly recommend go by bike...it's easier and funnier. Climb to the top its not that easy...but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

These ruins are kind of neat to check out, and something easy to do just because it's close (you can rent a bike or probably even walk). The hike to the mirador does give a very nice view of San Pedro and it's surrounds. On the other hand, it also wasn't the most interesting thing around San Pedro. Interesting to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

I visited this place on a bike tour. Its impressive to see and imagen what they built here, such a long time ago. Unfortunatly the tracks are not maintained and more than half is closed. This gives the impression they only wanna make money, but dont care about the rest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

This place is very well done and very interesting - it was settled thousands of years ago on a steep hill (the location was a great defense, the inhabitants could see any incoming invader.) There are signs with explanations of the history. However - sturdy walking shoes are a must - beyond the first 50' or so, the path gives... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

The Pukalani is very beautiful itself, but the best is small hike to the Mirador where you will see the beautiful death Valley on one side and the green Rio Valley on the other side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Pukara de Quitor is an archaeological site containing the remains of a 12th century pre-columbian fortress. I visited this with my partner in November 2015. There is an entrance fee of 3000CP paid at the small building near the entrance. GETTING HERE Pukara de Quitor is located 3km Northwest of San Pedro De Atacama. Most of the guidebooks recommend biking... More 

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