The trip is not complete if you come to visit the Atacama salt flat and the millenary history that the ancestral inhabitants of its basin have left us is not closely known, rich and complex social and religious cultures permanently speak to us of a worldview that they share with other Andean cultures, by means of which they give us an example of integration with the environment and respect for both nature and its deep beliefs, but also their particular connection to the forced interculturation processes typical of colonizations and invasions of which they were subjected, processes against which there is still an inextinguishable resistance that is manifested through the rites and beliefs that the original inhabitants continue to profess to this day.
For this and for its generous, ancient and complex human footprint, San Pedro de Atacama is known as "the archaeological capital of Chile", because together with its surroundings it offers cultural tourism a unique opportunity to know the ways of life and beliefs of its ancestral inhabitants, who populated and developed their millenary culture in the different streams, ayllus and villages settled around the Atacama salt flat. This is how this tour will allow you to know classics such as the Pukará de Quitor, the Inca administrative remains (Tambo of Catarpe) and the old church of Catarpe, a landmark of the hispanic colonization, and then continue, after a break in San Pedro, towards the Tulor village whose vestiges mark the beginning of the first definitive human settlement in this part of the planet and thanks to it the consolidation of the beginning of agriculture. But we cannot finish this formidable journey through past and present history, without first knowing the testimony offered by the living ruins of the Beter Indian Village and its immeasurable historical vestige that, like an open museum, tells us about the complex coexistence that the progressive consolidation of the spanish colonization.
Value per person
Pick up and drop off at the hotel, and snack.
Ticket to parks CLP 13.000 (Quitor, Catarpe and Tulor)
9:00 to 13:30 Quitor and Catarpe - 13:30 to 15:30 Break for lunch in San Pedro - 15:30 to 18:30 hrs. Tulor and Beter - Return to San Pedro.
Because the excursion is private and therefore exclusive for each group, in order to carry out the itinerary, a minimum total value of CLP 220.000 must be considered. Except the entrance fees to the parks, all the values are without taxes, including the Value per person.
Bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, lip moisturizer, sunglasses, hat, and water.
Policy of postponement and cancellation of reservations
Our bookings materialize well in advance, which normally causes our schedule to fill up in advance and no longer admit the entry of new ones. For this reason, bookings may be postponed at no additional cost if the postponement is made at least 60 days before the start of the program. In this case, the payment made as confirmation will remain intact for the next date. Bookings that wish to be canceled will have a 100% refund of the payment as long as their cancellation is made at least 90 days in advance; If the cancellation is made between 90 and 60 days, the refund will be 50%. After that period there will be no right to refund.