A fun route, with a lot of history and different panoramic points is that of the Catarpe valley, 5 km from San Pedro de Atacama, passing the ruins of Pukara de Quitor, you will find this magical place, it has a beautiful landscape to appreciate, with infinite creeks and dunes, a suitable river is crossed several times along the route, making it easy to cool off, but it is not recommended to drink these waters.

Catarpe is located 5km from San Pedro de Atacama, passing the ruins of Pukhara de Quitor, on this route is the chapel of San Isidro, built in 1913, this point is perfect to take a break and enjoy the beauty of the place, There is also an extensive tunnel that crosses the mountain, it is said that it used to connect the town with Calama.

The route ends with a visit to a cave with ancient petroglyphs, used by the natives to shelter.

It is also possible to tour the site by bicycle, enjoying an extreme route of cornices and ravines.


  • Bike route to Catarpe

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