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  • 12 hours (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

Explore the sculptured mountain valley landscapes of the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a UNESCO World Heritage–listed gorge, on this full-day tour from Salta. Traveling the same route as the Incans once did, marvel at the serrated canyons and the ever-changing array of colors rippling down unusual rock formations. Stop at indigenous villages dotting this valley, including Purmamarca, Tilcara and Humahuaca, and visit adobe churches and ancient ruins. See sights in San Salvador de Jujuy before returning to Salta via the scenic and adventurous Route 9.

Highlights
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fee to Tilcara Ruins (U$S 7,00)
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Salta, Salta, Province of Salta, Northern Argentina

Traveler pickup is offered
If your hotel is not in the list, please, add it at the time of booking.

If your hotel is outside the pick up area, we will confirm the pick up from a central meeting point.

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Operates

Daily

What to Expect What to Expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Salta, Salta, Province of Salta, Northern Argentina

After hotel pickup in Salta, travel north with your guide.

Stop At: Quebrada de Humahuaca, Rio Grande Purmamarca Village, Humahuaca Argentina

The Quebrada de Humahuaca is a 95-mile-long (155-km) mountain valley and ravine in the Jujuy province of northwestern Argentina. The Río Grande flows through the gorge during the summer.

During the ride, learn about how this UNESCO World Heritage site once served as a caravan road for the Incans, later as a pivotal commercial route during the colonial period and also saw battles during the Argentine War of Independence.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Hill of Seven Colors, Purmamarca Argentina

When you arrive in the picturesque village of Purmamarca, walk by the church and note its organ-pipe cacti-covered roof, and peruse the jewelry and wool rugs at the craft market. The unforgettable sight here, however, lies at the end of the road, looming over town: Cerro de los Siete Colores (Seven Colors Hill), with striated hues ranging from cream to green to a deep plum.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pucara de Tilcara, Tilcara Argentina

Continue north to Tilcara in the heart of the quebrada. Just outside the town, climb a hilltop to see the pre-Incan fortress ruins of Pucará, and enjoy sweeping views of the valley. Then head back to the town square to visit the archeological museum.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cerro Pollera de la Coya, Ruta 9 y Quebrada de rio Yacoraite, Purmamarca Argentina

Then head back to the town square to visit the archeological museum. Pass through Huacalera, and while crossing the Tropic of Capricorn road, admire the multicolored La Pollera de la Coya hill.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Uquia Turismo, Gral. San Martín 668, San Salvador de Jujuy, Jujuy, Argentina

In Uquía, see 17th-century paintings by indigenous students of the Cuzco School, a Roman Catholic artistic institution founded in Peru.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia, Calle Corrientes 480, Humahuaca Y4630BOF Argentina

Around midday, arrive at Humahuaca, your northernmost stop and the most densely populated town in the quebrada. Stroll past white colonial buildings lining the cobblestoned streets, climb a flight of steps to see the Monument of Independence built in 1950 and gaze out onto the Río Grande valley.Visit the local cathedral and observe more Cuzco School paintings, and then enjoy lunch in town (own expense); feel free to ask your knowledgeable guide for recommendations on where to eat.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Las Paletas Del Pintor, Maimara, Tilcara Argentina

After lunch, head back south and pass by La Paleta del Pintor (Painter’s Palette), a series of triangular jags in distinct stripes of rose, green and ocher that form a natural tableau framing the town of Maimará.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: San Salvador de Jujuy, San Salvador de Jujuy, Province of Jujuy, Northern Argentina

Stop in San Salvador de Jujuy, situated at the southern end of the gorge. Visit the French-Baroque Flag’s Hall and see the flag bestowed by General Belgrano to the city following the Battle of Salta. Inside San Salvador de Jujuy Cathedral, admire the wood-carved pulpit laminated in gold. Passing by the Government House, ponder over the allegorical statues by native Lola Mora.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy, Sarmiento esquina Belgrano, San Salvador de Jujuy Argentina

Inside San Salvador de Jujuy Cathedral, admire the wood-carved pulpit laminated in gold.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Dique La Cienaga, El Carmen Argentina

Keep heading south via the narrow and winding Route 9 for views of subtropical vegetation, the Santa Laura Pass, the dam of La Cienaga (the Swamp), Las Maderas and Campo Alegre, and travel through Vaqueros before arriving back at your hotel in Salta.

Duration: 2 hours

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a jacket/sweater and sunscreen
  • You may bring your own food and drinks
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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