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Valle del Encanto & Ovalle: Ancient History/Archaeology Tour

Discover Chile’s fascinating and mystic ancient history on this full-day archaeology tour of Ovalle and Valle del Encanto. With your expert guide, explore the Archaeological Museum of Limari and other important sites in the then head to Valle de Encanto to discover petroglyphs, pictographs, artifacts, and mysteries of the valley’s ancient inhabitants.

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Discover Chile’s Ancient Inhabitants on this Full-Day Archaeology Tour to Valle del Encanto & Ovalle

Discover Chile’s fascinating and mystic ancient history on this full-day archaeology tour of Ovalle and Valle del Encanto. With your expert guide, explore the Archaeological Museum of Limari and other important sites in the then head to Valle de Encanto to discover petroglyphs, pictographs, artifacts, and mysteries of ancient travelers who migrated here from the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

Highlights

  • Encounter petroglyphs and pictographs dating back 4,000 years at Valle del Encanto
  • Discover an outstanding, off-the-beaten-path Chilean National Historic Monument
  • Visit the Archaeological Museum of Limari for an in-depth look at Chilean archaeology
  • Make the most of your experience by traveling with an expert local guide

Itinerary

Begin the day at the Archaeological Museum of Limari, where you’ll encounter ceramics, utensils, and other artifacts of the Diaguita, Animas, and El Molle cultures. With your expert guide, explore the museum and gain important context and background for your trip to Valle de Encanto later in the day.

Enjoy lunch in Ovalle, and stop at historic and cultural sites including San Vicente Ferrer Church and the Model Fair. Then head to Valle del Encanto, a Chilean National Historic Monument, where you’ll experience over 4,000 years of Chilean History up-close.

End the day at Valle del Encanto. Valle del Encanto is a naturally occurring valley that Chilean natives have walked for thousands of years, leading from the Andes Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. The pictographs and petroglyphs detail stories, desires, and dreams of the ancient peoples and inspire spiritual energy and academic curiosity alike.

Tour Information

Duration: 8:00 am – 18:30 pm

Start/End Location: Hotel pick-up/drop-off in Valle de Elqui

Availability: Tuesdays – Sundays; March – December

Booking Requirements: Minimum 2 travelers required to book

What’s Included

  • Round trip transportation
  • Archaeological Museum of Limari entrance fee
  • Valle del Encanto National Monument entrance fee
  • Expert tour guide
  • Lunch

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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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