Quebrada de Humahuaca Day Trip from Salta Including Purmamarca

Highlights

  • Incredible photo opportunities at Seven Colors Hill in Humahuaca

  • Visit four different Andean towns in one day

  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Salta hotel

Summary

After pickup at your hotel in Salta, board your comfortable coach for the scenic drive to the 95-mile-long (155-km) valley of Quebrada de Humahuaca. Through your guide's commentary, learn about how the Incas once used this gorge as a caravan road and later as a commercial route during the colonial period.  Arrive in Purmamarca to see Cerro de los Siete Colores (Seven Colors Hill,) a large natural formation looming over the town. Stroll through the streets of the small village, visiting the cacti-covered church and perusing handicrafts at the local market.  Continue toward Tilcara, where you will visit the archaeological museum and the town square. First, stop at a scenic viewpoint on the way into town to see some pre-Incan ruins. Pass through Huacalera, admire the colorful La Pollera de la Coya, and see paintings dating from the 1600s in Uquía. Stop in Humahuaca, the most densely populated city in the area, for a stroll midday. See the Monument of Independence, the local cathedral, and admire paintings from the Cuzco School. Enjoy lunch at your own expense.  Heading back toward Salta, you'll pass La Paleta del Pintor (Painter's Palette) and stop in San Salvador de Jujuy. Visit the town's cathedral and the French Baroque–style Flag's Hall before moving on to the Government House.  Continue south on winding Route 9, which provides stunning views of local vegetation, the Santa Laura Pass, Campo Alegre and Vaqueros. Arrive back in Salta after your day-long adventure for hotel drop-off.

Tour info

Duration
12 hours
Group Size
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

The dramatic mountains and multi-colored rocks of Quebrada de Humahuaca are a UNESCO World Heritage site and lie along the ancient Inca roads north of Salta. On this tour, set out on a scenic road trip through the mountains, visit traditional Andean villages including Purmamarca and Tilcara, and admire natural landmarks such as including Seven Colors Hill and Painter’s Palette in Humahuaca.

What’s included?

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Professional guide

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities

  • Entrance fee to Tilcara Ruins (U$S 7,00)

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 12h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

It is the passenger's responsibility to wear a protective mask and maintain distance. In case they don't respect the basic safety measures, they will be asked to leave the tour. The capacity of tour will be temporarily reduced to ensure social distancing.

Cancellation Policy

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

About operator:

At Tangol our motto is to help hard-working people make the most of their holidays when visiting our beloved Salta and Argentina. Whatever dreams and desires about holidaying in Salta and Argentina please talk to us to help you make them come true. We are a reputable and long standing family run travel agency. We are dedicated to provide excellent service and value for money.

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