3-Day Quebrada de Humahuaca from Salta

3-Day Quebrada de Humahuaca from Salta

A wide ranging private, tailor-made tour of the best landscape and culture the far north of Argentina has to offer.

We’ll explore the multi-colored Quebrada de Humahuaca, famous for its Seven Colored Hill and rich in history from Pre-Inca to colonial times.

The intrepid among you may also want to brave the high altitude 14 Coloured Hill of Hornocal, at 4,440m above sea level.

We will stroll around the historic town of Humahuaca, much more indigenous in feel than cosmopolitan Salta, and also visit Jujuy's capital city, San Salvador.

Then we’ll cross the outer mountain range of the Andes into the Altiplano and the wide open plains of the Salinas Grandes salt flats, with their stunning view of the mountains.

Itinerary

Day 1: Quebrada de Humahuaca

Stop At: Poncho Tours, Calle Gral Guemes 760a EVT leg no 14287, Salta 4403 Argentina
Pick up at your hotel in Salta. Then, as we head North, we get a taste of verdant sub-tropical greenery as we travel up the old mountain road linking Salta with San Salvador de Jujuy.


Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: San Salvador de Jujuy, San Salvador de Jujuy, Province of Jujuy, Northern Argentina
The Museum of the War of Independence and colonial Cathedral are two of the highlights of this unpretentious colonial city.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Posta de Hornillos, Quebrada de Humahuaca, en el kilometro 72 de la Ruta Nacional 9,, Tilcara Argentina
Spanish colonial fort now turned into museum.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pucara de Tilcara, Tilcara Argentina
We will explore this pre-Inca fort dating from 11th century, which also offers superb views of the Quebrada de Humahuaca.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a mid-range hotel in Tilcara (price included).

Day 2: Quebrada de Humahuaca

Stop At: Waterfall Garganta Del Diablo, Tilcara Argentina
a morning walk up the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) in Tilcara. You're rewarded by great views of the valley as we pause for a breather on the way up.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Iglesia San Francisco de Paula, Uquia Argentina
see the famous Spanish colonial artwork of Uquia’s 17th century church.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina
This indigenous town has an excellent and colorful local food market and local craftsmen and women market clothes and tapestries woven from lamb and llama wool. This is also an excellent spot for a typical Andean lunch featuring llama meat, quinoa, and sweetcorn.


Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Serranias Del Hornocal, 25 Kilometers From the City, Humahuaca 4630 Argentina
we head up an unmade track out of town, climbing to 4,400m altitude, our highest of the trip, to see the 14 Coloured Hill of Hornocal, a wondrous natural formation of ancient rock from the era of the dinosaurs.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a mid-range hotel in Tilcara (price included).

Day 3: Salinas Grandes

Stop At: The Hill of Seven Colors, Purmamarca Argentina
We'll climb to a vantage point away from the crowds to marvel at the Seven Coloured hill of Purmamarca in the best morning light before strolling round the artesans' market.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cuesta de Lipan, RN52, Purmamarca Argentina
drive up the winding, impressive road to Chile, the Cuesta de Lipan, reaching 4,200m altitude.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Salinas Grandes, 4600 Argentina
savour the immensity of the Salinas Grandes salt flats, before returning to Salta city through the sugar cane and tobacco fields.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Stroller accessible"
"Infant seats available"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Social distancing of 1.5m is recommended within Argentina, and use of protective handmasks is obligatory. While it is impossible to maintain this distance within the vehicle (a 4x4 pick-up), we will provide masks and sanitizer, and all visits outside the vehicle will conform to social distancing."



Start Time: Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/3/2022 - 12/23/2022
Monday:12:00 AM - 01:30 AM
Tuesday:12:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Wednesday:12:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Thursday:12:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Friday:12:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Saturday:12:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Sunday:12:00 AM - 02:00 AM

Duration: 3 Days
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Gen Belgrano Airport, Salta Argentina



Cancellations and refunds: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Included

  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Two nights' accommodation in hotel, Tilcara
  • Entry/Admission - Posta de Hornillos
  • Entry/Admission - Pucara de Tilcara
  • Entry/Admission - Waterfall Garganta Del Diablo
  • Entry/Admission - Serranias Del Hornocal

Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Dinner x 2
  • Lunch x 3 days

Facilities


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