Yerbas Buenas Petroglyphs, San Pedro de Atacama

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. Before you head to San Pedro de Atacama, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary builder app , to make sure you see all that San Pedro de Atacama has to offer, including Yerbas Buenas Petroglyphs.
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  • I'm really glad we stopped here. Easy to get to and they had nice toilet stalls (bring TP). Good resting point between sights. Lots of petroglyphs and sometimes you'll see a herd of llamas.  more »
  • Pulling into the car park here belies the fascinating history to be found on the surrounding rocks. It looks like a 'nothin' place at first but a knowledgeable guide will soon disabuse you of any such...  more »
  • This strange outcropping contains some wonderful petroglyphs, mainly of animals, but also look out for a one-man-and-his-dog which is really memorable. Don't rush, take your time on the visit. There's...  more »

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