Aldea de Tulor
Aldea de Tulor
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Berthaki
Arequipa, Peru256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This place is mandatory for those interested in history and archaeology. Unfortunately, no agency offers a group tour and the private tours are extremely expensive. The best way to go is to hire a taxi. The visit is short but very well organized by the Coyo ayllu people. Every person or group that enters is accompanied by a local guide that explains everything you need and answers all your questions. The guides are very nice and friendly, they enjoy what they are doing and are proud of their roots. There is a reconstruction of the houses and two rooms where they display the flora and fauna as well as their use and the historical context. You won't see too much of the ruins because only 5% was excavated and the members of the ayllu don't want more excavations because they had the bad experience to loose their heritage when Father Le Paige took many objects and even a mummy to Europe and they were never returned (yes, unfortunately, this happened everywhere in the world and every country is trying to recover its heritage little by little). However, what you see and what you learn from life in those times is really worthy.
Written February 24, 2023
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Bäbs
Buenos Aires, Argentina41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Aldea Tulor can be reached by car or by bike from San Pedro de Atacama. Contrary to the situation at Pukara Quitor, here we were treated to an extremely knowledgeable young Licanantay (name of the Atacameño First Americans) who explained the site's 1000 year history, kew a lot of ethnobotany, and explained the sacred nature of volcano Licancabur for her people. A truly delightful learning experience.
Written December 11, 2018
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fozwanderer
Mansfield, Australia179 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
We visited this site with a guide organised through Andes Wide. This made a huge difference to our understanding. She explained the history of this village and what had brought about its demise. When we visited the reconstruction of a hut, she explained the use of the rooms and even the connecting section. This village is unique and needs to be visited now as it is a constant battle to stop the encroaching sand. Looking at 'shrubs' nearby it was just amazing to learn that these are the tops of trees, which the sand is burying. You don't have to be a history buff to enjoy this tour but you certainly need a guide.
Written January 1, 2015
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Vartika B
Delhi52 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I had high hopes from this place as I love visiting historic ruins.

This place was a massive letdown. There is just one “exhibit” - that of half dug walls of 8-10 houses and two “replica” houses constructed to aid imagination.

Don’t waste your time and money in Atacama visiting this site.
Written March 1, 2020
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Mahipera
Lund, Sweden101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
We took an uber from the bus station in San Pedro to the nearby village of Coyo, and walked the short walk to the ruins through the desert. The silence is incredible and the view is stunning. When you arrive at the entrance of the museum you have an exhibition with information on the history and the development of the area. Very informative. The previous day we visited the Gustavo Le Paige museum in San Pedro, which contains supplementary information about local culture and history - I found that a great combination. The history of the area is amazing, even if I understand from the reviews on this website, that it is a bit difficult for some ppl to appreciate. After finishing your visit at Tulor go back to the village of Coyo and get a great local beer, made according to local traditions.
Written July 11, 2019
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JulieMSurrey
Surrey, UK180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed this far more than we expected! Once we had found it, don't follow your Sat Nav, look for the handwritten signs along the dirt road or you'll end up at a dead end! The location is stunning and it's a nice and short stroll to the ruins and re-creation of an historical house.
There are information boards back by the entrance and toilets. Price very reasonable. A must when you are in the area.
Written April 21, 2019
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PaddyKar
Brisbane, Australia117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We weren’t expecting too much from this place but it was really good and authentic. The staff are good and have basic English skills as well (the man we spoke to did). A dirt road gets you there and it is in good repair, just on the south side of the town.
Written April 13, 2019
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
After trying to go to Valle de la Luna and being told it was closed (but having rented bikes for the day and not wanting to waste them), we were recommended to visit Aldea de Tulor, not far from the entrance to Valle de la Luna.

The man working in the office was really nice and helpful, and the site was well-maintained. There were also bathrooms, and there was potable water. The information was good, but I guess the site itself was just pretty small/there wasn't all that much to it. They had a replica of what the buildings probably looked like 9,000 years ago, and then there were the ruins themselves--mostly eroded from wind and sand, which I thought was great. I like seeing nature "reclaim" its land.

If you're interested in history in general, or particularly Chilean history, I'd recommend checking out this museum/site. Otherwise, I think you'd be fine skipping it.
Written February 11, 2018
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Catherine P
Brasilia, DF195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
Artifacts in this area are as old as 9000 years BC... so... to better understand where you are spending your vacation, go to this place where you will be kindly welcomed and informed about what happened here so many years ago.
Nice display of only a small part of what is hidden under your feet...
People there should get help to better preserve and show their ancestry roots.
Written December 28, 2017
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John B
Pelham, NY569 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
A little tricky to find. Not very well marked. But we tracked it down.
Admission charge of 3000 pesos.
Interesting ancient village partially excavated as well as recently built homes to simulate the ancient structures.
Worth the trip..
Written March 21, 2016
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