Yerbas Buenas Petroglyphs
Yerbas Buenas Petroglyphs
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reise-tanta-di
Lafayette, CA2,399 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
This is the second time I have visited the spectacular site. One of the petroglyphs depicts a monkey. Since there are no monkeys in the area it is clear that this was part of a trade route, in the distant past, and an area for groups to stop on their walk from the Amazon region, over the Andes and across the Atacama Desert towards the ocean. This site must not be missed.
Written 11 February 2020
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada4,655 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This Inca petroglyph site sits under the most bluest of skies in the northern Atacama Desert. The sketches on 8-million-year-old volcanic rock faces were done about 10,000 years ago and are mostly of animals of the day. We saw many etchings and only 1 coloured one. This site is not well developed but there are visible trails around those massive rock formations. Be careful as the trails are rough and rocky. Supervised by a park ranger and accessible by paved and dirt roads. Be prepared to pay a nominal fee. Next, visit close by Rainbow Valley. Both sites well worth it…
Written 7 June 2024
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Giuli-NYC
New York City, NY100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
We ended up going to this site last minute on our way back to Calama. It was one of my favorite sites. Not many people go so we had the site almost to ourselves. The petroglyphs are numerous and well preserved. There is some scrambling over and up rocks and you can get very close. Truly amazing.
Written 1 January 2020
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QuakesNewYork
New York252 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Not quite one of the highlights of our trip nor should it be a must-visit site. That said, it fit well into our schedule and there are no regrets spending 1-2 hours here. It's different than just looking at sites around Acatama and there's enough history and petroglyphs to make it worthwhile. The drive from the main highway is also quite scenic. If you can fit the place into your schedule, it's certainly worth visiting.
Written 16 January 2024
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mmellyme
Cotia, SP61 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
It is interesting, but if you don't have too much time, there are better options. It is close to Rio Grande ( a small village) and Valle del Arco Iris.
Written 1 May 2018
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RickandTatiana
Port Phillip, Australia210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
We visited in February just after the rain - nearly couldn't get there! Great guide and lots of time to look at really fascinating petroglyphs. Amazing they are so well preserved. A great drive to get there. definitely
Written 19 June 2019
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David_in_Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia289 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
We did a day-trip here from our resort in San Pedro and found the Petroglyphs to be fascinating. The pre-Spanish tribes had created these as markers to travelers so that they could be advised (or warned) of potential local food (or danger).

The images are fading and some of them have had segments broken off due to weathering (they are more than 600 years old) ... so its worthwhile visiting this as it may not be around for too much longer.
Written 18 June 2018
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Jacqueline S
Stanley, Falkland Islands37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
If you are interested in Geology or just into stunning landscape, this tour is a must. We did this tour in the afternoon and were stunned at the beautiful rock colours as the sun set. The tour finished off with a sunset picnic which was excellent. Take a warm coat as the temperature drops late afternoon to very cold.
Written 9 October 2019
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swingingsilver1
San Francisco, CA59 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
This location had some decent and interesting petroglyphs but we had a horrible tour guide. We booked this tour on Viator and they put us with Turis Tours. This tour company is very big and it is not very personable. Our experience with them was not that positive. The site itself was interesting and we probably would have had a better time if we had a more interactive tour guide. It is a cool site and if you go there on your own you probably only need a good hour there. Just note that there is an entrance fee and we were not told that before hand.
Written 21 July 2019
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here2daygonetomorrow
Singapore, Singapore72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
We stopped here along our way to the Rainbow Valley. Very nicely laid out site with beautiful ancient sketches in the rocks. Worth the ride.
Written 25 January 2019
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