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Archeological Tour

Travel Type: Kultur
Duration: 1 Tag

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This half-day tour follows in the footsteps of the ancient Atacameños and Incas, and your tour guide will show you two archaeological sites: Aldea de Tulor and Pukará de Quitor.
The Aldea de Tulor is a ruined village dating from around 800 BC, where once up to 200 inhabitants lived. Next to the ruins, two domestic buildings have been reconstructed according to authentic designs, and turned into a museum.
The fortress of Pukará de Quitor is just 3km/2mi north of San Pedro. It was erected by the Atacameños in the 12th century BC, and later extended by the Incas. The Spanish took the fort in 1540. There is a beautiful view towards San Pedro and the Andean mountain chain from the fortress, including of volcanoes in the background.
In Chile, museums are closed on Mondays.
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