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Pukara de Quitor Ruins

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Address: 5 kilometros al sur oriente de San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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US$46.00*
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Archaelogical Tour to Quitor and Tulor
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San Pedro de Atacama Archeological Tour

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Interesting place to visit

Just a couple of kilometres out of town it's easy to visit even on a bicycle. The ruins are interesting and the view spectacular if you hike to the view point.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just a couple of kilometres out of town it's easy to visit even on a bicycle. The ruins are interesting and the view spectacular if you hike to the view point.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ride is mostly town roads until the last 300M which is single track with a drop off Interesting site when reached.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There 3 kinds of tourists in San Pedro; hiker-backpacker, bicyclists and those like us who rented a car. When people write the time outside of town, it's relative. By car this site is only 12 minutes away. I thought the price to be ok, again, priorities. 3000 CP = US$4.50 per person. Info about the ruins is indeed minimal. But... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A short visit is all that is needed here. Ruins are quite small and little information is available. Nice hiking trail exists for a view.

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Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ruins themselves are ok, but the hike to the mirador is an excellent way to spend an afternoon or evening and great intro to SPA if awaiting another tour, especially when combined with mountain bike rental from the town as a way to get there.

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Good views of San Pedro de Atacama and surrounds from the mirador. Vaguely interesting ruins, but little information about them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We did it alone it is about 40-50 min. to San Pedro. Well marked. The ancient city can be done in 30 min (max 40 min round trip). It is quite representative for the Incas cities even it is written that it is representing older indian cities. The explanations in English are Google translate from the beginning of Google translate... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I walked from town out to this archaeological site, a healthy 3 to 5 kilometers or so. One must watch for the signs and keep going. At one point I thought I had reached the site, only to learn I was at a campgrounds where locals were gathering to continue their several-day celebration of the Virgin Candelaria. It was a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Although we had rented bikes one day and discovered the ruins along the way, it is an easy walk from San Pedro to visit them. We were excited to return to walk through and tour them, but disappointed to learn that part of them closed earlier so we had to pay to see only a small portion of the ruins.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on a great cycle ride. It's a large area, and very interesting sight. The mirador is a pretty decent hike up (mostly due to altitude) but the views are well worth it

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