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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 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views. Worth going up. Interesting history of how the Atacama was defended by Ataqueños and Incas from the Spanish invasion. Nice views. Went there by bicycle from San Pedro, on way to Quebrada del Diablo - a very nice outing.

Thank BrunoRio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A climb to the top of this historic fort shows how the pre Inca population lived and defended themselves. Views are far reaching and enemies could be seen fifty kms away. Unfortunately it was no defence against the military might of the Spanish who beheaded...More

Thank Eddie O
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This Incan? fort at the entrance to San Pedro de Atacama, and is where the Spanish were defeated several times, before there was a massacre of the locals and the Spanish took control. It is an intensely important, sad and beautiful site when you learn...More

Thank brushtailp0ssum
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed very much this place. Beautiful view, good trekking. Very interesting, 100% recommend!!!!!

Thank sarigc
Reviewed 16 September 2017

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 23 August 2017 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 22 August 2017

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
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