Yerbas Buenas Petroglyphs, San Pedro de Atacama

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
At Yerbas Buenas Petroglyphs, drawings carved into the red rock face are evidence of a civilization from long ago. The petroglyphs served as a place for travellers to document their experiences and contribute to history and culture. The drawings are attributed to the Atacama people that date back as early as 500 CE. The images depict everything from gatherings of people to livestock, camelids, llamas, and foxes. Native and local guides provide valuable insight into the history of their people as told through the rock art. The site is relatively remote, but tour companies offer trips to and from the prehistoric site. Plan your visit to Yerbas Buenas Petroglyphs and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our San Pedro de Atacama holiday planner.
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  • I really enjoyed the rock carvings, but it is necessary to have a guide who can interpret and tell you about the history of this area to make it worthwhile. There is one large boulder which you are al...  read more »
  • The best thing is to go with a local guide that explains the features of the place and meaning of the dozens of drawings on the rocks
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  • Super fast ride of no more than half an hour, in which you still pay to see what you see on the way from the airport to san pedro de atacama. The difference are the drawings made by our ancestors. Tour made by the valle del arco iris
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