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Pukara de Quitor
Pukara de Quitor

Pukara de Quitor

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The Pukara de Quitor National Monument overlooks the fertile Río San Pedro valley from atop a strategic bluff. Its serpentine rows of thick, stone walls have defended the verdant oasis's bounty since around 1100 AD. Today, the fortress's impressive architecture and historic significance bring in another sort of wealth, visitors eager to see what are among Chile's most important ruins.

Little is known about theAyllu de Quitor people who originally constructed the fortress, which was used to defend the agricultural town from the Incas and later, Spaniards. Their handiwork is impressive, however, and makes a fine place to contemplate life in the fierce Atacama Altiplano.

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Calle Tocopilla, San Pedro de Atacama
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On the trail of the Inca messengers

On the trail of the Inca messengers

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Night hike in the Atacama desert
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.90
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Archaeological Tour in Atacama

Archaeological Tour in Atacama

Through our archaeological tour we will take you to visit not only impressive landscapes of the highlands but also places of historical importance, while we visit the most important archaeological sites in the sector to learn about the origin of the Atacameña culture.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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Archeological Tour

Archeological Tour

Depart from your Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama towards one of the most important archeological sites of the area. Visit Pukará de Quitor, a Pre-Hispanic stone fortress constructed by the indigenous that dates back to the 17th century. Today it represents an archeological monument and its great historical importance lies in the “Battle of Quitor”, where one of the first clashes between the Spanish Conquerors and the indigenous took place. Next, learn about what is known as the “Culture of San Pedro” at the village of Tulor. Despite of its age it has been well preserved thanks to the natural conditions of the place. This ancient construction is probably the first settlement of the Atacama Salt Flat. Finally, visit the Church of San Pedro, a National Monument, built from adobe clay, cactus wood, chañar and carob trees in 1745. After this last stop, return to your Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
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  • 4 hours
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4 Days Maravillas Atacama: Moon Valley, Archaeologic, Altiplanic & Tatio Geysers

4 Days Maravillas Atacama: Moon Valley, Archaeologic, Altiplanic & Tatio Geysers

unique semi-private tour in which you will have the possibility to know the most famous attractions of the region, visualizing the flora and fauna present in the most arid desert and its outstanding gastronomy
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Archaeological Tour, Quitor, Tulor, Coyo and San Pedro

Archaeological Tour, Quitor, Tulor, Coyo and San Pedro

Discover the origins and development of the Atacameño culture, with iconic sites such as Pucara de Quitor or the village of Tulor. San Pedro de Atacama is the archeological capital of Chile. Apart from its spectacular landscapes, its history is also a fundamental part of any visitor’s experience. We visit the most important archeological sites in the region and travel back in time to find out more about the origins of the Atacameño culture and the Lican Antai. Visit Pucará de Quitor, where an important part of Chilean history took place – the Battle of Quitor, which was one of the first battles between the Spanish and the indigenous people. Our stop at the Atacameña Farm will allow you to share with a tourist-friendly local family to try some local delicacies and learn about their agricultural traditions. We will then continue to the village of Tulor, the oldest settlement in the Atacama Salt Flats
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  • 5 hours
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2- day tour Quitor & Tulor + Moon & Death Valley in Atacama

2- day tour Quitor & Tulor + Moon & Death Valley in Atacama

YOU NEED TWO FULL DAYS TO ENJOY THESE PROGRAMS Discover the origins and development of the Atacameño culture, with iconic sites such as Pucara de Quitor or the village of Tulor. San Pedro de Atacama is the archeological capital of Chile. Apart from its spectacular landscapes, its history is also a fundamental part of any visitor’s experience.Visit Pucará de Quitor, where an important part of Chilean history took place – the Battle of Quitor, which was one of the first battles between the Spanish and the indigenous people. We will then continue to the village of Tulor, then, we visit to the driest desert in the world, you cannot miss the opportunity to see the geologically spectacular Moon Valley. A couple of kilometers outside of San Pedro de Atacama, between the jagged rocks and unusual shapes of the Cordillera de la Sal (Salt Mountains), we find the Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley), a geological wonder of the Los Flamencos National Reserve.
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  • 8 hours
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San Pedro de Atacama: Half day archaelogical Tour to Quitor and Tulor

San Pedro de Atacama: Half day archaelogical Tour to Quitor and Tulor

Journey back to ancient times on this 4-hour tour of the Pukara de Quitor archaeological site, including hotel pick-up and round-trip transport from San Pedro de Atacama. Learn the fascinating history of the indigenous Atacama People, as you explore the once-mighty fortress of Pukara and visit Tulor village, the Atacama’s first desert town, dating back over 2,800 years.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Pukara de Quitor hours of operation: Open daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Pukara de Quitor can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 7 Pukara de Quitor tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Pukara de Quitor costs USD 35.90. Guided Pukara de Quitor tours start around USD 35.90 per person. See all 7 Pukara de Quitor tickets and tours on Viator.