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Tulor, Pukará de Quitor – Atacama Indigenous Archaeological Tour

Discover Tulor and Pukará de Quitor, ancient sites of the Likan-antai people, and and take in stunning desert and canyon views on this half day tour.

USD $57.00

Per Person


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Explore the Archaeological Sites of Tulor and Pukará de Quitor

This archaeological tour takes you to the ancient sites of the Likan-antai people, the native population of the Atacama Desert. You will be fascinated by the first and second settlements of the Likan-antai at the ancient village of Tulor and the stone fortress ruins of Pukará de Quitor. Tulor has been listed as one of the most endangered archaeological sites in the world and Pukará de Quitor is a Chilean National Monument. Your guide will tell you about the customs, ancestral mystic traditions, and cultural development of the Likan-antai people.

In addition to learning about the enthralling indigenous history and culture, you will also get to see spectacular desert landscapes. You will be stunned by the rocky, stark scenergy of the Catarpe Valley as you walk through a steep canyon called Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat!). To top it all off, admire the sunset and enjoy a snack as you listen to native stories.

Highlights

  • Visit the ancient village of Tulor
  • Marvel at the stone fortress ruins of Pukará de Quitor
  • Soak in the desert landscape in Garganta del Diablo canyon

Tour information

Duration: 5 hours (14:00 pm – 19:00 pm)
Start location: San Pedro de Atacama
Availability: Year-round

Itinerary

  • 14:00 pm – Depart
  • Visit the archaeological site of Tulor
  • Go to the ancient stone fortress ruins of Pukará de Quitor
  • Walk in the Garganta del Diablo Canyon, part of the Catarpe Valley
  • Watch the sunset from a look-out point while enjoying a snack and a pisco sour drink
  • Hear an explanation of the Likan-antai people’s culture and history
  • 19:00 pm – Return

What’s included

  • Snack

What’s not included

  • Entrance fee to the parks: 9,000 Chilean pesos (about 13 US dollars)

What to bring

  • Comfortable hiking clothes
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Windbreaker jacket
  • Non-carbonated water
  • Jacket

Important notes

  • This tour needs a minimum of 4 people to be run
  • Maximum altitude: 8,202 feet (2,500 meters) above sea level
  • This tour has a minimum of four people and a maximum of eight people. If you have fewer than four people or more than eight, please contact us at info@keteka.com and we will try to find a group for you.

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