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Address: 5 kilometros al sur oriente de San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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San Pedro de Atacama Archeological Tour

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Heat and climb is worth the view

You'll need a good 2 hours, maybe more, to walk around the ruins and to hike to the "mirador" (vista). I recommend biking here from any bike rental company in San Pedro (a 20... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
GGE13
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Frostburg, Maryland

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Thank Michele S
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Frostburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You'll need a good 2 hours, maybe more, to walk around the ruins and to hike to the "mirador" (vista). I recommend biking here from any bike rental company in San Pedro (a 20 minute ride). It's very hot and very sunny, so make sure you have sunscreen, water, the essentials. My only complaint is that there were not as... More 

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Thank GGE13
Honolulu, HI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I enjoyed spending a long morning hiking along the perimeter of these ruins and then to a higher viewpoint (view to San Pedro and the Cordillera de Sal, I think). I would go out of my way to visit though.

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Thank MARiner22
Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Shows how the Atacamans defended themselves against warring tribes. They left the village and scrambled up the fortified hillside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Just seeing the Ruins is fairly quick, although they are quite interesting and very pretty. If you're going to go to the "Mirador" viewing area, apply sunscreen generously before heading up. The guard says it's only about 1km away, less than half an hour to get there. Granted, I may not be in the best shape, but it took closer... More 

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Not for the faint hearted, but I would recommend trying to climb both, you will see spectacular views and appreciate just how steep it is set

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Thank Aimee S
Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

It simply to reach by bicycles. The way is on a road with cars. It takes about 30 minuets. The historical side has a short explanations in Spanish and English. It takes 10 minuets to climb on the hill. On the top you can see San Pedro river. It is a simple trip. If you plan to be some days... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

We rented a bike in San Pedro and headed to Pukara de Quitor. It's a 10 minutes bike ride. You have to pay the park entry fees (3000$cl). There is 2 differents paths. The first one is a 20 minutes walk up the hill to see some archeological ruins. The second walk is to access the Mirador. The view is... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The ruins are a good attraction of the place, but the climax of this tour is to follow the walking trail to the top of the hill, from where you have a spectacular view of the region, including the Licancabur volcano.

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