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  • 4 hours (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

Visit the ancient ruins that surround San Pedro de Atacama on this archeological tour with a local guide. Start at Tulor, a village settled by the Atacama people around 300 BC. Then visit Pukará de Quitor, a stone fortress and national monument. Finally, gain a deeper understanding of the Atacama people and their roots when you visit downtown San Pedro de Atacama.

Highlights
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from Hotels on the pick up list)
  • Transport in air-conditioned minivan or bus
  • Local guide
  • Snacks - Tasting of local "Atacameños" products
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees to Tulor - 6,800 Chilean pesos (approx. USD 12), and Quitor - 4,000 Chilean pesos (approx. USD 7)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Pukara de Quitor
  • Entry/Admission - San Pedro de Atacama
  • Entry/Admission - Aldea de Tulor
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Ignacio Carrera Pinto 451, San Pedro de Atacama, Región de Antofagasta, Chile

Traveler pickup is offered
Remember that the Hotel pick up and drop off is included only on the following Hotels: Hosteria San Pedro de Atacama, Casa de don Tomas, Altiplánico, Kimal and Poblado Kimal, Cumbres, Iorana Tolache, NOI Casa Atacama, Don Raúl, Tulor). If your Hotel is not included on the list, please approximate directly to the meeting point located at Ignacio Carrera Pinto #451, San Pedro de Atacama, at the same time specified

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Please note:

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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Daily

What to Expect What to Expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region, Chile

Your day trip from San Pedro de Atacama begins with hotel pickup from the Hotels on the pick up list (Hotels list with pick up included: Hosteria San Pedro de Atacama, Casa de don Tomas, Altiplánico, Kimal and Poblado Kimal, Cumbres, Iorana Tolache, NOI Casa Atacama, Don Raúl, Tulor). If your Hotel is not included on the list, please approximate directly to the meeting point located at Ignacio Carrera Pinto #451, San Pedro de Atacama, at the same time specified.

Stop At: Pukara de Quitor, 3 km Northwest of the Town of San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama 1410000 Chile

Next, head to Pukará de Quitor, another set of archeological ruins just north of San Pedro de Atacama. Spend 45 to 60 minutes at this site, which was a fortress built out of stone by the Atacama people to defend against potential enemies. Dating back to the 12th century, the fort was built on a summit overlooking the San Pedro river. Explore the defensive wall, watchtowers and crumbling walls, reconstructed several centuries after Spanish conquistadors took the fortress by force in 1540.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region, Chile

Then continue your tour back to San Pedro de Atacama to visit its historic downtown where you will gain a deeper insight of the Atacama culture. Listen to your guide as you visit the Church of San Pedro de Atacama, a national monument built from adobe and cactus wood.

Note: Entrance fees are not included; you may pay cash on site.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Aldea de Tulor, Avda Tulor S/N Aylllu de Coyo, San Pedro de Atacama Chile

To continue our Archaeological experience, head to the archeological site of Tulor, about 5 miles (8 km) outside of town. Spend about 45 minutes to an hour at the site with your guide, checking out the ancient village’s circular mud walls and learning about the site’s history, which dates back to 300 BC, according to carbon dating.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region, Chile

After our historical and cultural experience in the important archaeological sites we visited, we will return our trip back to San Pedro de Atacama. The drop off will be at the same point as where you were picked up (meeting point or Hotels from the list)

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes including trekking pants and shoes and a windbreaker or warm jacket
  • It is recommended that you bring water, sunblock and sunglasses
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Note: Please bring cash to pay the entrance fees
  • Remember that the Hotel pick up and drop off is included only on the following Hotels: Hosteria San Pedro de Atacama, Casa de don Tomas, Altiplánico, Kimal and Poblado Kimal, Cumbres, Iorana Tolache, NOI Casa Atacama, Don Raúl, Tulor). If your Hotel is not included on the list, please approximate directly to the meeting point located at Ignacio Carrera Pinto #451, San Pedro de Atacama, at the same time specified.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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