Explore the natural landscapes, historic ruins and picturesque towns of northern Argentina on this tour of the Quebrada de Humahuaca valley from Tilcara.
Quebrada de Humahuaca Tour
At 11:30 am on the day of the excursion, we'll pick you up from your hotel in Tilcara and board a bus, ready to explore the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a narrow valley known for its colourful rock formations and ancient ruins.
Our first stop will be at one of the most important places in Tilcara itself, the Pucará. This archaeological site is home to a pre-Inca fortification built by the Omaguaca tribe in the 12th century to defend themselves from invaders. After exploring the historic fortress, we'll hit the road again for the 40 minute drive to Uquía, where we'll stop to see the famous paintings of angels for which the quiet town is known.
We'll then continue onwards to Humahuaca, the biggest city in the valley that shares its name. There, we'll enjoy a guided walking tour of the historic centre, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Heroes of the Independence Monument and the Cathedral are particular highlights!
Afterwards, you'll have an hour of free time to get your own lunch, before we head back to Tilcara, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel at 3:30 pm.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
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Children under 3 years oldFree
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by minibus or bus.
English speaking guide.
Entry to Pucará de Tilcara: US$ 5 per person approximately.
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 (8:30 PM local time) if there are still places available.
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.
Yes (you must attend with a carer).