An escorted tour to some of the Atacama’s most historic sites.
San Pedro de Atacama is a mystical and historically important site. This tour takes you to its very origins, visiting archaeological footprints that are still evident in the area. The first stop is at the village of Tulor, one of northern Chile’s oldest settlement sites (approx. 3,000 years old). It was inhabited by a community that raised cattle, grew maize and had trading relationships with other settlements, paving the way for the later development of sedentary groups. Next comes a visit to the indigenous Pukara de Quitor (Quitor fortress), built by Atacama settlers more than 700 years ago to defend themselves from other communities in South America and which was declared a National Monument in 1982. Lastly, a visit to San Pedro’s square offers the possibility of getting to know its famous and recently remodelled adobe church. Built in the 16th century, its construction was the focal point around which the village of San Pedro gradually established itself.
Notes: Museum closed on Mondays and Holidays.
Duration: 3-4 hours approx.
Operates: Daily, year round
Prices from approximately: £100pp (private), £61pp (standard)
Private excursion prices are per person, but based on a party of 2
Standard excursion prices are per person, but require a minimum of 2 total passengers
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