Enchanted Valley (Valle del Encanto), La Serena

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Survey the ancient petroglyphs at Enchanted Valley (Valle del Encanto), featuring designs carved into rocks over 2,500 years ago. These ruins represent an excellent example of Molle pre-Columbian archaeology and provide some evidence of a hunter-gatherer civilization that existed over 4,000 years ago. Take a guided tour to bring the trip alive with stories and insight into the region and its history. The trail to the ruins is easy and accessible enough; still, you should wear sturdy boots to navigate the less well-maintained gravel road. Make Enchanted Valley (Valle del Encanto) a part of your La Serena vacation plans using our La Serena tour planner.
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  • My husband and I spent the whole afternoon at Valle del Encanto, exploring independently using the provided map. This area is amazing! Full of petroglyphs, pictographs and mortars (morteros) from the ...  more »
  • We left the Pan American Highway and took a small country road to the valley which has great archaeological importance, being considered an open air museum of scientific and cultural interest. Groups ...  more »
  • It is wonderful to be able to visit a site that has ancient historical significance and accessible rock engravings. We visited mid-summer when the meeting pool was dry but I think that a visit when th...  more »