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Church of San Pedro de Atacama Tours and Activities

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Visitors to San Pedro de Atacama would be hard-pressed to miss the bright white church that sits on the west side of the Plaza de Armas. The Spanish colonial-style church is one of the oldest buildings in Chile, dating back to 1744 when it was constructed with adobe (dried mud).

The whitewashed exterior provides a stark contrast against the blue skies of San Pedro de Atacama, and the attractive perimeter wall, built in the 1970s, stays true to the building's adobe construct. Perhaps not surprisingly, the church's patron saint is St Peter (San Pedro).

The interior of the church has some interesting features, namely the unique materials used to build it. Aside from adobe, two types of trees were used: algarrobo, a thorned tree with rounded brown pods, and chañar, a local tree that bears a sweet, starchy fruit. The roof slats are made of cardon cactus rather than wood, as wood is very scarce in the desert. The church's door is attached to its entryway with llama leather, in traditional altiplanic style. The church most recently underwent renovations in 2009, and as one of the only shady spots to be found in town, this area makes for a good spot to take a break from the bright sunshine.

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Marvel of Atacama

Marvel of Atacama

Live a unique experience, an extraordinary environment, through the salar de Atacama, the largest salt flat in Chile.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,000.00
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$1,000.00

From the Andes to the Pacific Ocean - 6 Days

From the Andes to the Pacific Ocean - 6 Days

Enjoy this amazing tour from the Andes to the Pacific Ocean. Discover different historical places, landmarks and natures.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$3,800.00
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$3,800.00

Honeymoon on the salar de Uyuni - 7 Days

Honeymoon on the salar de Uyuni - 7 Days

An exciting journey between Chile and Bolivia, an exclusive tour through through the Atacama Desert to discover the salar de Uyuni. You will be accompanied in private tour to the discovery of this extraordinary wild landscape by reliable drivers and guides that will make your trip pleasant, relaxing and safe. The salar de Uyuni, an immense magic mirror, unique in the world, where heaven and earth come together, where you can perceive the beauty and magic of our planet.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$3,200.00
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Uyuni Private Tour (Oneway) - 3 Days

Uyuni Private Tour (Oneway) - 3 Days

An exciting journey between Chile and Bolivia, an exclusive tour through through the Atacama Desert to discover the salar de Uyuni. You will be accompanied in private tour to the discovery of this extraordinary wild landscape by reliable drivers and guides that will make your trip pleasant, relaxing and safe. The salar de Uyuni, an immense magic mirror, unique in the world, where heaven and earth come together, where you can perceive the beauty and magic of our planet.
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  • 2 days
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$1,470.00
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Archeological Tour

Archeological Tour

Depart from your Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama towards one of the most important archeological sites of the area. Visit Pukará de Quitor, a Pre-Hispanic stone fortress constructed by the indigenous that dates back to the 17th century. Today it represents an archeological monument and its great historical importance lies in the “Battle of Quitor”, where one of the first clashes between the Spanish Conquerors and the indigenous took place. Next, learn about what is known as the “Culture of San Pedro” at the village of Tulor. Despite of its age it has been well preserved thanks to the natural conditions of the place. This ancient construction is probably the first settlement of the Atacama Salt Flat. Finally, visit the Church of San Pedro, a National Monument, built from adobe clay, cactus wood, chañar and carob trees in 1745. After this last stop, return to your Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
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  • 4 hours
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$59.00
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$59.00

Uyuni Private Tour (Roundtrip) - 4 Days

Uyuni Private Tour (Roundtrip) - 4 Days

An exciting journey between Chile and Bolivia, an exclusive tour through through the Atacama Desert to discover the salar de Uyuni. You will be accompanied in private tour to the discovery of this extraordinary wild landscape by reliable drivers and guides that will make your trip pleasant, relaxing and safe. The salar de Uyuni, an immense magic mirror, unique in the world, where heaven and earth come together, where you can perceive the beauty and magic of our planet.
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  • 4 days
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$975.00
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Church of San Pedro de Atacama costs USD 59.00. Guided Church of San Pedro de Atacama tours start around USD 59.00 per person. See all 6 Church of San Pedro de Atacama tickets and tours on Viator.
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