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  1. Chile
  2. Antofagasta Region
  3. San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama: Pukara de Quitor and Tulor Village

Product ID: 190856
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Be impressed as you visit the Pukara Quitor, an important fortress dating back to the 12th-century. Visit the archeological village of Tulor, a site miraculously preserved by the sand, and learn about the old Atacameño Culture.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickup from centrally-located hotels in San Pedro de Atacama only. If your accommodation is out of the pickup area, you will be sent a meeting point.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the famous Quitor Pukara fortress
  • See the archeological village of Tulor and be impressed by 3000 years of history
  • Learn from your expert guide about the Atacameño culture
Full description
The tour starts by visiting the Pukara Quitor, which was an important defensive fortress of the Atacameño people. It is 3 kilometers from San Pedro de Atacama and covers an area of 2.5 hectares. It is in a strategic location, defended by a ravine barrier on the river and a wall at the most accessible part of the valley. It is an impressive construction that climbs a steep hill. The homes and walls are built from stones and the mortar of the earth.

Cross one of the most distant Ayllus and arrive at the archaeological village of Tulor. With a seniority approximately 3000 years old it has been miraculously preserved by the sand. It is composed of circulars rooms that are joined by corridors and patio. Learn from your expert guide about the Atacameño people and their culture. 
Includes
  • Pick up and drop-off from San Pedro de Atacama
  • Local expert guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Food or drink
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Smoking in the vehicle
Know before you go
• Please note that a moderate amount of walking is involved and due to uneven surfaces this tour is not suitable for those with walking disabilities or those who use a wheelchair
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Ruta Chile

Product ID: 190856