- 4 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
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. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Led by a local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport in air-conditioned minivan
- Local guide
- Entrance fees to Tulor - 6,800 Chilean pesos (approx. USD 12), and Quitor - 4,000 Chilean pesos (approx. USD 7)
- Food and drinks
The pick up is included from your Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama, remember that it haves to be nearby the town. If your Hotel is located outside the pick up location, we will be letting you know by email how we can arrange it.
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Returns to original departure point at approximately 12pm to 1 pm
After hotel pickup in San Pedro de Atacama, 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.
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.
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.
Your tour ends with hotel drop-off.
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.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and bring sunglasses and sunblock
- Note: Please bring cash to pay the entrance fees
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
A short, yet pleasant tour that gives a good insight into Atacama history.