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Quitor Pucara

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National Monument and pre-inca architecture patrimony, the Quitor Pukara was a fortress made of rock. It was built in the 12th century by an agricultural population known as “Ayllu de Quitor”, before the conquest period.

Attractions

Colorful architecture. Anchaeological and anthropological interest zone.

Activities

Photography.

Location

Second region. Located 3 kilometers northwest of San Pedro de Atacama and 321 kilometers northeast of Antofagasta.

How to get there?

Anywhere-Calama: Airway.

Anywhere-Santiago: Airway.

Santiago-Antofagasta: Airway and land route, by Panamericana 5 North.

Antofagasta-Calama: Land route, by Route 25 CH. Airway.

Calama-San Pedro de Atacama: Land route, by Route CH-23. Public and private transportation.

San Pedro de Atacama-Quitor Pukara: Land route (by private transportation like jeeps, bicycles or horses)

When to go?

All year long.

Climate

Desert weather. The temperature oscillates between day and night time, and the summer rain is more frequent with a high media of 3 milimeters. The high media temperature is 24,5ºC and the lowest is 17,1ºC.

Services

Housing, food, transportation, outdoor activities, handmade crafts, camping.

Surroundings

Tulor town, Puritana springs, Cordillera of the Salt, Chaxa Lagoon, Tara Lagoon, Miscanti and Miñiques, Peine, Quitor Pukara, Jere Stream, Los Flamencos National Reserve, Atacama Salar, San Pedro de Atacama, Socaire, Toconao, Moon Valley, Licancabur Volcano.

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