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Quebrada de Humahuaca Day Trip
Activities in Salta

Quebrada de Humahuaca Day Trip

  • English and Spanish
  • 14.5 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Discover the province of Jujuy on this tour which will take you to Quebrada de Humahuaca, a mountain pass which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Quebrada de Humahuaca Day Trip Itinerary

After picking you up from your hotel, we'll begin our trip to the province of Jujuy, where you will encounter its main natural and cultural attractions.

Our first stop is at the Hill of Seven Colours. At the foot of its steep rocks, you will see the colourful tones that characterize the geology of the magical area of Quebrada de Humahuaca: pink, white, brown, red, green, earthy, and mustard. We will continue the route until arriving at the picturesque indigenous town of Purmamarca, which means ‘city of the desert’ in the native Aymara language. During this visit, you will have the opportunity to visit the town’s beautiful church and its traditional artisan market.

Around midday, we will reach Humahuaca, the largest town along the mountain pass. We will do a walking tour around its historic centre and see the majestic symbol of the people’s struggle, the Heroes of the Independence Monument. In Humahuaca, you will have your own free time to take lunch, the perfect opportunity to try the local cuisine of Jujuy.

Having eaten, we will head to the church of San Francisco de Paula in Uquía. Here, you can admire the extraordinary paintings of the arquebusier angels, which were done during the era of the Spanish Viceroyalties. Next, we'll make our way to the Pucará de Tilcara, an archaeological Indian site that is home to the remains of an ancient fort. We will visit the local Archaeological Museum to learn about the Indian culture in more detail. In Tilcara you will learn about how this place has cursed the Argentine Football team forever. 

Following a full day of adventure through the Argentinian countryside, we will make the return journey to hotels in Salta.

Price

Adults Children under 2 years old
US$ 43
US$ 35
  • Adults

    US$ 43
  • Children under 2 years old

    US$ 35

More Information

Duration

14.5 hours.

Language

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

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport by air conditioned vehicle.

English and Spanish speaking guide.

Not included

Food and drinks.

Entry to the ruins of Tilcara (around 7 USD per person).

When to book?

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

You can book up until the previous day (19:00 local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and 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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 43
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 7 days before

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 7 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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