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Pukara de Quitor

| 3 km Northwest of the Town of San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| 3 km Northwest of the Town of San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Walked from San Pedro to Pukara de Quitor and then walked up the hill to the second rest stop. It was my first time ever climbing so high (for me!) and it was amazing!!

Thank louisedavis158
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walk from the town just 3km but beware of climbing and change of temperature with heights. Worth a half day trip by foot or cycle.

Thank SheffieldKev
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked here twice from town -- great way to escape other tourists (some people ride mountain bikes). We enjoyed both visits, exploring the ruins in peace and then taking a second trail that takes you high up for a view of the entire dramatic...More

Thank GingerBeerBaltimore
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting fort and history. But probably the best plan is to take the half hour hike up to the Mirador and look at the fort on the way. Great views from the top

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 14 June 2017

It is about 3 km from the center of San Pedro and very easy to find. The ruins are ok. But there is a path going to the top of the mountain with a couple of scenic views along the way. It is perhaps another...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I visited Pukara de Quitor along with Aldea de Tulor (see separate review) on a half day tour out of San Pedro. It was well worth the time to visit these culturally and historically significant sights. You learn about the history of the Fort, the...More

Thank antwerp88
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Don't bother renting a bike - its a 30 min walk from town and you'll probably get a lift. The ruins weren't of much interest and the information on boards was flakey. But the views walking up to the top were great making it worth...More

Thank Haig B
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Pukara de Quitor is one of the few places close enough to San Pedro to be easily accesible by bike, yet very different. The view from the top is well worth the hike, as is the historical value of the site.

Thank Antonio L
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This is an old fortress going back several hundreds years. The conquistadors destroyed it. What else is new ! The site is somewhat desorganised and in need of a some major repairs. You can walk around and go on the top, but be very careful....More

Thank Michel L
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We biked here on our own and spent a good hour here looking at the Fort and how it was used for trading and defensive purposes. It also has some good views of de Atacama. Worth a look.

Thank jandaljourney
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