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Humahuaca & Serranía de Hornocal Day Trip
Activities in Salta

Humahuaca & Serranía de Hornocal Day Trip

  • English and Spanish
  • 14 hours

Colour and more colour! Discover the chromatic variety of the northern Argentinian mountains with this day trip to Humahuaca and Serranía de Hornocal. You’ll be lost for words!

Humahuaca & Serranía de Hornocal Day Trip

We’ll meet at 7 am on Calle Caseros in Salta. From here, we’ll take a minibus for approximately two hours, and we’ll then arrive at our first stop: the Purmamarca Hill of Seven Colours.

Once there, we’ll take a short walk around this incredible natural site, admiring the wonderful colours. Next, we’ll board the minibus once again and head to Tilcara, half an hour away.

Between 11 and 11:50 am, you’ll have free time to explore the town or, if you prefer, you can go with the guide to the Pucará de Tilcara archaeological site- it’s completely up to you!

We’ll then hit the road once again, heading to the Serranía de Hornocal mountains. We’ll go to the top of the mountain, discovering the area’s dry, rough terrain. If luck is on our side, you’ll get to see Andean camelids; you’ll feel like you’re on a safari!

After we’ve reached a height of over 14,100 feet (4,300 metres), we’ll make our way to a viewpoint to enjoy breathtaking views of the Serranía de Hornocal’s 33 colourful arches. This is simply incredible.

Next, we’ll take the minibus once again, this time to Humuhuaca, where you’ll have two hours of free time to get lunch and explore. You’re completely free to go and see whatever you want to, but we recommend checking out the Nuestra Señora de Candelaria Church and the town hall, as they are wonderful examples of the local architecture.

We’ll then hit the road again, this time stopping at Maimará, where you’ll be able to continue admiring the curious colourful mountains from the Paleta del Pintor viewpoint (meaning painter’s palette, for obvious reasons!). Finally, we’ll make our way make to Salta, arriving between 8:30 and 9 pm.

Pucará de Tilcara 

The guided tour of the Pucará de Tilcara archaeological site is optional and is therefore not included in the price of the tour. If you would like to take this option, you will have to pay 300 Argentine pesos (5.30 US dollars) on the day of the activity.


Adults Children between 2 and 12 years old Children under 2 years old
Tour in English
US$ 51.90
US$ 25.90

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 51.9
  • Children between 2 and 12 years old

    US$ 25.9
  • Children under 2 years old


More Information


14 hours.


This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.


English and Spanish speaking guide.

Minibus transport.

Water on the minibus.

Not included


When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

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No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 51.90
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Meeting point

Calle Caseros, Salta


Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
When the minimum number of participants (2) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.