Tulor Tours

Though it may seem counterintuitive, considering the harsh climate of this impossibly dry, high-altitude region, the Atacama Desert has hosted human settlement for thousands of years. The Tulor Village, as it is known, is one of the most tantalizing archaeological clues these mysterious early settlers left behind. 

Only about 10% of the village, a human-sized honeycomb of square and circular adobe structures, has been excavated. The city was occupied by 800BC, and at its peak had several hundred inhabitants. There are few artifacts on hand at the site, but photographers will find the enigmatic earthworks a tempting subject, particularly in the morning or late afternoon. 

Practical Info

The Village of Tulor lies about 10 km (6 mi) south of San Pedro de Atacama, itself inhabited some 10,000 years. It is considered the archaeological capital of Chile, and boasts an important historical museum named for Father Gustavo el Paige, the discoverer of Tulor.

The popular destination also caters to travelers with trips to several other top destinations, including Moon Valley, Atacama Salt Lake, Licancabur Volcano, El Tatio geysers, and many other natural wonders.

The city's small airport has regular flights to Santiago and elsewhere in the region, while buses connect the town to Calama, Antofagasta, San Salvador de Jujuy (Argentina), and Uyuni (Bolivia). Many multiple-day tours offer transport between Uyuni as well. You can rent cars in town. 

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Address: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Archaelogical Tour to Quitor and Tulor

Journey back to ancient times on this 4-hour tour of the Pukara de Quitor archaeological site, including hotel pick-up and round-trip transport from San Pedro de Atacama. Learn the fascinating history of the indigenous Atacama People, as you explore the once-mighty fortress of Pukara and visit Tulor village, the Atacama’s first desert town, dating back over 2,800 years.
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San Pedro de Atacama Archeological Tour

Travel back to ancient times on this 4-hour tour of San Pedro de Atacama and discover the fascinating history of the Atacama people, who have inhabited the desert town since 300BC. Get an insight into the region’s rich heritage as you visit Tulor, explore the archeological site of Pukará de Quitor and view the national monument of Church of San Pedro. This morning tour includes hotel pick-up.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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