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| 3 km Northwest of the Town of San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama 1410000, Chile
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Reviewed 3 January 2019

This is the site of an ancient fortress that is just amazing. It is quite a hike to the top, so make sure you wear hiking shoes. The story of the indigenous people and the reason they built the fort at this site is fascinating...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank barbf59
Reviewed 11 December 2018

It is worth the while driving out to Pukara de Quitor, and its history is certainly interesting, but with the museum non-existent, and information on hand really scarce, there is little to be gleaned from the partially re-constructed pre-Inkan ruin.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

We hired bikes from town to get to this site (about 3km ride). Worth a visit. Best to go early as it can get quite hot being out in the sun.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank travelbugs2000
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We had a nice, relaxing walk of about 4 km from our Hostal in the centre of SP. We took off about 9am so it was a nice temperature & we just made sure we had water. The walk up the hill wasn't too hard,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank STELLA08Auckland
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We visited this place on our own as we couldn't go to Salar de Tara or Piedras Rojas since the roads were closed due to snow. We walked from our cabin to the Pukara and the road is flat, so it's an easy walk. There...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank KarlaDGO
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Close to atacama, this place is very interesting, An archeological treasure and mangnificent views of the mountains and the valley.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank BuenosAiresElena
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This could have been a really uninteresting use of an afternoon, but we were not expecting the tremendous atmosphere of this place: not just the walk up to the very top of the site which affords the most wonderful views over the entire valley -...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank franwilliams10
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

This was a great alternative for us. We were up until 1:30 am the previous night with a star gazing tour and knew before we would not want to wake up at 4 am to see the geysers. It was a 45 minute walk from...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank JDF1334
Reviewed 19 April 2018

If you enjoy a nice 5km walk [uphill], this is for you. Leave straight from your hotel in San Pedro and walk north, follow signs for Pukara de Quito. The restored ruins are an interesting site, but the true must-see is the hike up the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Morgan2010
Reviewed 16 April 2018

There are a few different things here; some caves, the ruins of a town, and a c.1hr trek (each way) to a viewpoint overlooking the town and desert. It's really cheap, was very quiet when we visited and we really enjoyed the walk up to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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