TOP 15 Tours in Humahuaca

From Salta: Full-Day Trip to Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca

Highlights

  • Explore the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic
  • Visit the postcard-perfect village of Purmamarca
  • Marvel at the beauty of the 7 Color Hill
  • Travel along the winding Cuesta de Lipan

Description

Embark on a remarkable full-day excursion in Argentina, immersing yourself in the country’s awe-inspiring natural wonders. Depart from your Salta hotel as you set off on a scenic journey to the neighboring province of Jujuy, passing through charming towns such as Volcán and Tumbaya.

Your first destination is the enchanting town of Purmamarca, nestled within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quebrada de Humahuaca. Marvel at its breathtaking beauty as you explore the vibrant main square and browse through the various craft stands that surround it. Don’t forget to pick up some delightful souvenirs to remember your visit by.

Prepare to be amazed as you venture to the aptly named 7 Color Hill, a sight that will leave you in awe of its vibrant and diverse hues. Take in the natural splendor and capture memorable photos of this remarkable landscape.

Next, continue your journey along the majestic Cuesta del Lipan, ascending higher into the mountains. Eventually, you will arrive at the awe-inspiring Salinas Grandes, a site recognized as one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic. Spend some time leisurely exploring this unique natural wonder, marveling at the vast salt flats and iconic pools that surround you.

As the day draws to a close, make your way back to Purmamarca, where you can indulge in a delicious lunch at one of the traditional restaurants available. Savor the flavors of regional cuisine and unwind before beginning your return journey to Salta, filled with lasting memories of Argentina’s remarkable natural beauty.

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Price

From $47 $39.95 per person

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Hornocal: Tour of the 14 Colors Mountain & Humahuaca´s Gorge

Highlights

  • Witness the hill of 14-colors
  • Take in the spectacle of the Humahuacas gorge
  • Visit the 7-colors hill in Purmamarca
  • See Pucara de Tilcara and the pre-Inca ruins
  • Get to know the natural and cultural heritage of humanity

Description

Embark on an exciting journey through breathtaking landscapes and charming villages. Your adventure begins with a visit to the picturesque village of Purmamarca, nestled at the foot of the Seven Colors Hill, a majestic mountain showcasing a stunning array of hues. Continue your exploration as you make your way to the enchanting village of Maimará, situated in the shadow of the Monolith Painter’s Palette. Marvel at the vibrant shades of red, yellow, orange, and pastels adorning the Monolith.

Continue your adventure by visiting the ancient fort of Pucará de Tilcara, constructed in the 12th century by the Omaguaca tribe, later conquered by the Incas. Take a moment to soak in the history and heritage of this remarkable site. Journey onwards to the peaceful town of Uquía, renowned for its historic church adorned with paintings featuring gun-wielding angels.

Make a stop at the Tropic of Capricornio, where you will witness the southernmost latitude where the sun can appear directly overhead at noon. This unique experience will surely leave you in awe.

As you make your way to your main destination, the breathtaking 14 colors mountain of Hornocal, you will briefly explore the charming town of Humahuaca. Here, you will switch from your van or bus to a 4×4 all-terrain vehicle, providing you with an unforgettable and adventurous journey to Hornocal. Hornocal is part of the Yacoraite calcareous formation, extending from the province of Salta, crossing the Quebrada de Humahuaca, and reaching the Bolivian Altiplano and Peru. After a memorable experience, you will regroup with the rest of your travel companions upon your return.

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Spanish/English-speaking guide

Price

From $64 per person

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From Salta: Full-Day Trip to Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca

Highlights

  • Explore the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic
  • Visit the postcard-perfect village of Purmamarca
  • Marvel at the beauty of the 7 Color Hill
  • Travel along the winding Cuesta de Lipan

Description

Experience the awe-inspiring natural wonders of Argentina on an unforgettable full-day tour. Your adventure begins with a convenient hotel pick-up in Salta, followed by a scenic drive through Volcán and Tumbaya, fascinating towns that serve as a prelude to the beauty that awaits you.

Your first destination is the enchanting village of Purmamarca, an exquisite gem nestled in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quebrada de Humahuaca. This picturesque town offers a vibrant main square and an array of charming craft stands where you can find unique souvenirs to commemorate your journey.

Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes by visiting the renowned 7 Color Hill, a natural wonder that lives up to its name with its breathtaking display of vibrant colors. Marvel at the geological formations that have captivated visitors for centuries.

Continuing your ascent along the majestic Cuesta del Lipan, you will eventually arrive at the Salinas Grandes, a captivating sight that has earned its place as one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic. Take your time to admire the mesmerizing salt plains and famous pools that stretch as far as the eye can see.

As the day comes to a close, return to Purmamarca, where you can indulge in a delicious meal at one of the traditional restaurants, savoring the local flavors before heading back to Salta.

Prepare to be enthralled by the natural beauty that Argentina has to offer on this exhilarating tour.

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Price

From $47 $39.95 per person

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Hornocal: Tour of the 14 Colors Mountain & Humahuaca´s Gorge

Highlights

  • Witness the hill of 14-colors
  • Take in the spectacle of the Humahuacas gorge
  • Visit the 7-colors hill in Purmamarca
  • See Pucara de Tilcara and the pre-Inca ruins
  • Get to know the natural and cultural heritage of humanity

Description

Embark on an exciting journey through breathtaking landscapes and charming villages. The adventure begins with a trip to Purmamarca village, nestled at the foot of the magnificent Seven Colors Hill. This mountain boasts a stunning array of hues, creating a visually striking sight. From there, make your way to Maimará, a small village embraced by the enchanting Monolith Painter’s Palette. Marvel at the vibrant red, yellow, orange, and pastel tones of this remarkable monolith.

Next, visit the ancient Pucará de Tilcara, a fortress constructed by the Omaguaca tribe in the 12th century. Witness the ancient history that unfolded within these walls before the Omaguacas fell under the rule of the Incas. Take a break in the tranquil town of Uquía, renowned for its historic church adorned with paintings depicting angels armed with guns. Capture the unique blend of spirituality and weaponry portrayed in these artworks.

Pause at the Tropic of Capricornio, the southernmost latitude where the sun can shine directly overhead at noon. Take in the significance of this geographical feature as you bask in its presence.

Continue your journey with a brief stop in the charming town of Humahuaca before reaching your ultimate destination – the majestic Hornocal, also known as the 14 colors mountain. In Humahuaca, you’ll transition from your van or bus to a rugged 4×4 all-terrain vehicle, providing you with a thrilling ride to Hornocal. This remarkable mountain, formed from the calcareous Yacoraite formation, stretches from Salta province to the Quebrada de Humahuaca and beyond to the Bolivian Altiplano and Peru. After your captivating experience at Hornocal, you’ll reunite with the rest of your group for the journey back.

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Spanish/English-speaking guide

Price

From $64 per person

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Full-Day Tour to Humahuaca from Salta

Highlights

  • Visit the towns of the historic Quebrada de Humahuaca
  • Learn about a society even older than the Incas
  • Marvel at the Hill of 7 Colors, located just behind the town of Purmamarca

Description

Embark on a full-day tour from Salta city to San Salvador de Jujuy and dive into an exciting adventure through the picturesque towns of La Quebrada de Humahuaca.

The journey begins in the town of Purmamarca, home to the awe-inspiring Cerro de Siete Colores (Hill of 7 Colors) which provides a stunning backdrop. Stroll through the main square where local craftsmen exhibit and sell their exquisite work. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the significant church, deeply rooted in the history of the region.

Along the route, catch sight of the remarkable Paleta del Pintor Hill before you arrive at Humahuaca town. Take a leisurely break for lunch and take time to discover the town’s charm. Marvel at the impressive Independence Monument, a symbol of freedom.

As the journey back to Salta commences, make a stop at a chapel that was built seven centuries ago and houses a golden-covered altar. Delight in the priceless paintings from the Cusco School and observe a small monument marking the imaginary line of the Tropic of Capricorn.

Pause in Tilcara town to wander around its main square and visit the charming church. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Anthropology Museum, enriching your understanding of the local culture.

Concluding the tour is a visit to the Las Ruinas Incaicas del Pucara de Tilcara. These ancient ruins predate even the Incas, offering a glimpse into a society that existed long ago.

Included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (selected hotels only)

Price

From $45 $38.25 per person

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From Salta: Cafayate, Humahuaca & Salinas Grandes 3-Day Tour

Highlights

  • Explore the breathtaking landscapes of La Quebrada de las Conchas in Cafayate
  • Visit the towns of the historic Quebrada de Humahuaca
  • Explore the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic
  • Marvel at the Hill of 7 Colors, located just behind the town of Purmamarca

Description

DAY 1: Start your journey by departing from Salta and heading south on Provincial Route 68. Take in the picturesque views of the Lerma Valley, with its farms and tobacco plantations. Admire the traditional adobe and clay tobacco chimneys, as well as the drying tobacco leaves under the sun. Pass through the town of Alemania and marvel at the stunning red mountains and rock formations, such as the famous “Devil’s Throat” and “House of the Parrots.” Upon reaching Cafayate, visit a winery to learn about the local wine industry and taste the famous Torrontes wines. After lunch, take a different route back to Salta to enjoy a completely different landscape.

Day 2: Embark on a full-day tour from Salta city to San Salvador de Jujuy. Explore the towns of La Quebrada de Humahuaca, starting with Purmamarca. Admire the breathtaking Cerro de Siete Colores (Hill of Seven Colors) and take a stroll around the main square, where local craftsmen display their work. Visit the town’s historic church before continuing your journey to Humahuaca. Enjoy a lunch break and explore the town, taking in the impressive Monumento de la Independencia (Independence Monument). On the way back to Salta, visit a 700-year-old chapel with a golden altar and view priceless paintings of the Cusco School. Stop in Tilcara to visit the main square, the church, and the Anthropology Museum.

Day 3: Immerse yourself in Argentina’s stunning natural beauty on this full-day tour. Begin by leaving Salta and passing through the charming towns of Volcán and Tumbaya. Your first stop is the picturesque town of Purmamarca, located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quebrada de Humahuaca. Explore the vibrant main square and browse the craft stands for souvenirs. Admire the breathtaking 7 Color Hill before continuing your journey along the majestic Cuesta del Lipan. Reach the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic, and take in the unique salt plains and famous pools. Return to Purmamarca for lunch at a traditional restaurant before heading back to Salta.

Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz minivan
  • Certified bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Entrance to a winery

Price

From $106.25 per person

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From Salta: Quebrada de Humahuaca, Purmamarca and Tilcara

Highlights

  • Dreamed unique landscape in all of Argentina
  • World Heritage
  • Purmamarca and the Hill of the 7 colors

Description

During our trip, we will explore a destination that is recognized as a Natural and Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. We will journey through the beautiful “Humahuaca” Gorge, experiencing breathtaking landscapes and encountering diverse towns and cultures.

Our itinerary includes visits to remarkable towns like Purmamarca, famous for its mesmerizing 7-colors Hill, and Maimará, known for its vibrant slopes called The Painter’s Palettes. Tilcara also stands out for its Pucará, a partially destroyed fortress nestled in the high mountains.

Additionally, we will stop by Uquia, where we’ll get a chance to admire the 17th century chapel adorned with laminated gold. The highlight of our destination, Humahuaca City, is the largest town in the Gorge, boasting charming cobblestone streets and ornate iron lampposts on every corner. Sitting at an impressive altitude of 2,940 meters above sea level, it offers attractions such as the Independence Monument, Cathedral Church, and the Municipal Building.

Other notable stops on our journey include San Salvador de Jujuy, the starting point of our adventure, and enchanting places like Volcano, Tumbaya, Huacalera (home of the Tropic of Capricorn), and Uquía. To make the most of our time, we will also have a two-hour free exploration in Humahuaca.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the wonders of this remarkable region, where nature, culture, and history intertwine to create an unforgettable experience.

Included

  • Humahuaca Gorge
  • Purmamarca and The 7-colors Hill
  • Tilcara and its Fortress: Pucará
  • Maimara and Painter’s Palettes
  • Huacalera, Tropic of Capricorn
  • Uquia
  • Ceramics factory
  • Humahuaca Town
  • Transportation by transit, sprinter or minibus
  • Bilingual guide in Spanish and English.
  • Pick-up from hotels or central addresses (15 blocks around the main square)

Price

From $56.46 $53.64 per person

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From Jujuy: Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca & Los Colorados Hike

Highlights

  • Explore the natural beauty of the Seven Colors Hill in Purmamarca
  • Be amazed by huge large salt flats and volcanic peaks
  • Walk along the Los Colorados trail and take in wonderful views
  • Get to know the culture, people, and unique landscapes of the area

Description

Start your journey by being picked up from the designated meeting point in Jujuy. From there, embark on a scenic drive through the charming towns of Yala, Volcán, and Tumbaya. Along the way, take a moment to stop at the Seven Colors Hill viewpoint and witness the breathtaking display of vibrant colors created by the sunlit mountains.

Continue your adventure as you arrive in the village of Purmamarca, situated at the base of the majestic Seven Colors Hill. Begin your hike by ascending the slopes of Cuesta del Lipán, Cuesta del Saladillo, and Abra de Potrerillos. Keep an eye out for local wildlife, such as vicunas and llamas, that may cross your path during the hike.

At an elevation of 4,150 meters (13,615 feet) above sea level, enjoy awe-inspiring views of the Salinas Grandes. This magnificent white salt plain creates a mesmerizing contrast against the backdrop of the clear blue sky. Take approximately 45 minutes to explore the blue-hued volcanoes and soak in the beauty of the surrounding landscape.

On the return hike, retrace your steps back to Purmamarca. Once there, take advantage of the free time provided for lunch (not included in the tour price). Meander through the enchanting narrow streets, marvel at the mountain vistas, and peruse the craft market for unique souvenirs.

After lunch, embark on a 30-40 minute hike along the striking Colorados trail, which winds its way through the desert landscapes surrounding the mountains. Finally, conclude your tour by returning to Jujuy, filled with memories of the picturesque towns, stunning viewpoints, and the natural wonders you have encountered along the way.

Included

  • Meeting point pickup and drop-off from Jujuy
  • Transportation in bus or minivan, depending on group size
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish and English-speaking)

Price

From $42 per person

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Hornocal: Full-Day Tour to the Hill of Seven Colors

Highlights

  • Admire the Hill of Seven Colors in Purmamarca
  • Admire the Hill of Fourteen Colors in Hornocal
  • Enjoy free time for lunch and exploring in Humahuaca
  • Visit the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Learn the history and culture of the region with the help of a Spanish-speaking guide

Description

Experience a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned van as you take in the picturesque landscapes along National Route 9 on your way to Jujuy province. Here, you will have the opportunity to visit the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a stunning narrow mountain valley that was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.

Your first stop will be in Purmamarca, where you can marvel at the Hill of Seven Colors and its vibrant red and orange hues. Take some time to explore the main square and browse through the local craft stands, immersing yourself in the rich culture of the region.

Continuing along Route 9, you will arrive at the charming town of Humahuaca, situated at an impressive altitude of 2,939 meters above sea level. Don’t miss the chance to visit the Church of La Candelaria and admire the Independence Monument before enjoying some leisure time to have lunch at your own pace.

After your satisfying meal, you will have 45 minutes of free time to explore Hornocal and witness the awe-inspiring Hill of Fourteen Colors. Take in the breathtaking views before heading back to Salta City, following the same Route 9.

Please note that this tour is conducted exclusively in Spanish and departure for the excursion is from the agency office located at Caseros 420 at 6.30 am. Keep in mind that this is the longest tour offered, so be prepared for a day filled with extraordinary sights and unforgettable memories.

Included

  • Guide

Price

From $70 per person

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From Salta: 4-Day Trip in Salta Province & Salinas Grandes

Highlights

  • Explore the breathtaking landscapes of La Quebrada de las Conchas in Cafayate
  • Travel across dramatic landscapes such as Cuesta del Obispo and the Parque Nacional de Cardones
  • Explore the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic
  • Marvel at the Hill of 14 Colors, located in Hornocal town

Description

Day 1: Explore the Lerma Valley and Cafayate
Embark on a tour along Provincial Route 68, where you will be treated to breathtaking views of the Lerma Valley’s farms and tobacco plantations. Pass by the charming town of Alemania and be captivated by the stunning red mountains and rock formations, including the famous “Devil’s Throat” and “House of the Parrots”. Upon arriving in Cafayate, take a visit to one of the local wineries to gain insight into the region’s wine industry and taste the renowned torrontes wines. After a delightful lunch, return to Salta via a different route to experience a completely different landscape compared to the morning drive.

Day 2: Journey to Cachi and Explore the Cuesta del Obispo
Embark on a scenic journey along Provincial Route 68 and then onto Provincial Route 33, passing through the dramatic Gorge of Escoipe and Los Laureles. Continue your adventure along the famous winding road of the Cuesta del Obispo, marveling at the magnificent rock formations along the way, until you reach the summit at 3,348 meters above sea level. Traverse through the Parque Nacional los Cardones, also known as the “National Park of the Cactus”. Arrive in the picturesque town of Cachi, where you can enjoy a delightful lunch and take a leisurely stroll through streets lined with well-preserved colonial architecture. Don’t forget to visit the town church in Central Plaza and explore the historical museum that showcases the rich history of the Aboriginal communities.

Day 3: Discover the Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca
Embark on a journey to the neighboring province of Jujuy, passing through the charming towns of Volcán and Tumbaya. Your first stop is at the beautiful town of Purmamarca, known for its picturesque charm and being a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quebrada de Humahuaca. Take a walk in the vibrant main square and browse through the craft stands for some authentic souvenirs. Don’t miss the chance to visit the breathtaking 7 Color Hill. Continue your adventure, ascending along the majestic Cuesta del Lipan, until you reach the Salinas Grandes, an extraordinary salt plain and one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic. Take some time to admire the unique landscape and famous salt pools. Afterward, return to Purmamarca for a well-deserved lunch at one of the traditional restaurants before heading back to Salta.

Day 4: Explore Hornocal and The Quebrada de Humahuaca
Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned van along National Route 9 as you soak in the stunning scenery en route to Jujuy province. Explore the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a narrow mountain valley that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Make a stop in the town of Purmamarca to marvel at the Hill of Seven Colors with its striking red and orange hues. Take some time to wander around the main square and explore the local craft stands. Continuing along Route 9, arrive in Humahuaca, located at an altitude of 2,939 meters. Visit the Church of La Candelaria and the Independence Monument before enjoying some free time for lunch. Afterward, take a 45-minute excursion to Hornocal and witness the mesmerizing Hill of Fourteen Colors. Finally, return to Salta City along Route 9, concluding your unforgettable journey.

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour guide

Price

From $183 per person

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From Salta: Iruya with Quebrada de Humahuaca and Purmamarca

Highlights

  • Dreamed unique landscape in all of Argentina.
  • Quebrada de Humahuaca
  • UNESCO World Heritage

Description

The tour of Salta starts early in the morning, heading towards the town of Gral. Güemes and taking the highway that leads to the province of Jujuy. To reach Iruya, the only access is through the Quebrada de Humahuaca. On this excursion, the capital of Jujuy is skipped to enter directly into the Quebrada de Humahuaca. Stops are made in the towns of Purmamarca, Tilcara, and Humahuaca. During this part of the tour, points of interest such as the Cerro de los Seven Colores, the Church of Purmamarca, the Pucará de Tilcara, La Paleta del Pintor, Uquía, the Monument to the Heroes of Independence, and the main squares of each town are visited. There are also designated stops for photography in Maimará and at the Tropic of Capricorn crossing. After touring Humahuaca, the route takes a detour to the East to re-enter the province of Salta. The town of Iturbe is passed through, which still survives despite the abandonment of the railroad long ago. Climbing towards the Abra del Cóndor, the highest point, a curvy and winding path through a desert landscape is traversed until reaching an altitude of 4000 meters above sea level. This is the natural border between the provinces of Jujuy and Salta, offering a breathtaking view of the vastness of the place. From this point, a descent of 1220 meters over a distance of just 19 km begins. The road, with its curves and cliffs, provides an impressive landscape until reaching the entrance to Iruya. Upon crossing the Milmahuasi River (which can sometimes prevent access to the town during the summer), the splendid town of Iruya comes into view, nestled among the mountains.

The itinerary includes stops at Jump, Apacheta del Abra del Cóndor (4,000 meters above sea level), and Iruya. The return journey passes through Uquía (known for its Cuzqueña paintings), Maimará, “Paleta del Pintor,” Volcán, Tumbaya, Yala, San Salvador de Jujuy, and finally Salta.

Please note that the route and stops described may not be in chronological order and can be coordinated and modified with the guide of the excursion.

Included

  • Humahuaca Gorge
  • Purmamarca and The 7-colors Hill
  • Tilcara and its Fortress: Pucará
  • Maimara and Painter’s Palettes
  • Huacalera, Tropic of Capricorn
  • Uquia
  • Ceramics factory
  • Humahuaca Town
  • Iturbe
  • The Hell
  • Apacheta del Abra de Cóndor (4,000 m/s/n/m)
  • Iruya Town
  • Transportation by transit, sprinter or minibus
  • Bilingual guide in Spanish and English.
  • Pick-up from hotels or central addresses (15 blocks around the main square)

Price

From $228.82 per person

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From Jujuy: Salinas Grandes with Purmamarca

Highlights

  • Dreamed unique landscape in all of Argentina.
  • Salinas Grandes, third largest salt flat in Latin America
  • Purmamarca and the hill of the 7 colors

Description

Experience a thrilling high altitude tour that will take you to the renowned salt flats of northern Argentina. Along the way, you will pass through charming towns and be treated to breathtaking landscapes. The tour lasts approximately 8 hours and includes round trip transfers from either Jujuy or Purmamarca.

Our adventure begins with a pick up from San Salvador de Jujuy at 9am or Purmamarca at 10:30am. As we make our way towards the Salinas Grandes, a vast salt flat shared between Salta and Jujuy, you will have the opportunity to capture incredible postcard-worthy photos of the stunning surroundings.

The journey from San Salvador will take us along National Road 34, providing glimpses of the beautiful Humahuaca Gorge. We will also make stops in picturesque towns such as Yala, Volcán, and Purmamarca, where you can marvel at the majestic Hill of the 7 Colors. Our ascent to the remarkable Cuesta de Lipán will take us to a maximum altitude of 4170 meters above sea level, offering breathtaking views of the region’s diverse flora and fauna.

Arriving at the Salinas Grandes, prepare to be awed by its vastness as you take in the awe-inspiring landscape and capture memorable selfies. On our way back, we will return to Purmamarca, allowing you to indulge in a delicious regional meal featuring llama meat and explore the charming and rustic streets of this acclaimed town. Be sure to join the guide for a walk to see the famous Los Colorados.

Please note that if you choose to depart from Purmamarca, we will not visit the stops between Jujuy and Purmamarca.

Included

  • Humahuaca Gorge
  • Purmamarca and Hill of the 7 Colors
  • Lipan Slope
  • Salinas Grandes
  • Trekking of the Colorados
  • Transportation by transit, sprinter or minibus
  • Bilingual guide in Spanish and English.
  • Pick up from hotels or central addresses (10 blocks away from Route 9)

Price

From $63.68 $60.50 per person

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From Salta: Cafayate, Humahuaca & Salinas Grandes 3-Day Tour

Highlights

  • Explore the breathtaking landscapes of La Quebrada de las Conchas in Cafayate
  • Visit the towns of the historic Quebrada de Humahuaca
  • Explore the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic
  • Marvel at the Hill of 7 Colors, located just behind the town of Purmamarca

Description

DAY 1: Begin your journey in Salta and travel south on Provincial Route 68, where you will be treated to scenic views of the Lerma Valley’s farms and tobacco plantations. Take in the sight of the adobe and clay chimneys used for drying tobacco leaves, and witness the tobacco leaves being dried in the sun.

While passing through the town of Alemania, marvel at the stunning red mountains and rock formations, including attractions such as the “Devil’s Throat” and “House of the Parrots.”

Arrive in Cafayate and visit a local winery to learn about the wine industry and taste the famous Torrontes wines. After a delicious lunch, return to Salta via a different route, allowing you to experience a completely different landscape from the morning drive.

Day 2: Embark on a full-day tour from Salta to San Salvador de Jujuy. Your adventure begins with a visit to the towns of La Quebrada de Humahuaca.

The first stop is Purmamarca, known for the breathtaking Cerro de Siete Colores (Hill of 7 Colors). Explore the main square, where local craftsmen display and sell their work, and visit the historic church.

Continue on the road and catch a glimpse of the Paleta del Pintor Hill before reaching Humahuaca. Enjoy a lunch break and take time to explore the town, including the impressive Monumento de la Independencia (Independence Monument).

On the way back to Salta, visit a chapel that was built 700 years ago with a golden-covered altar. Admire the priceless paintings of the Cusco School and see a small monument marking the Tropic of Capricorn.

Make a stop in Tilcara to visit the main square, the church, and the Anthropology Museum.

Day 3: Immerse yourself in Argentina’s stunning natural beauty on a full-day tour. After being picked up from your hotel in Salta, head towards the neighboring province of Jujuy, passing through the towns of Volcán and Tumbaya.

First, visit the charming town of Purmamarca, renowned for its picturesque beauty as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quebrada de Humahuaca. Explore the vibrant main square and browse the craft stands for souvenirs. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the breathtaking 7 Color Hill.

Continue your journey along the majestic Cuesta del Lipan and arrive at the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic. Take some free time to marvel at the unique salt flats and famous pools. Return to Purmamarca for a leisurely lunch at one of the traditional restaurants before returning to Salta.

Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz minivan
  • Certified bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Entrance to a winery

Price

From $106.25 per person

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From Jujuy: Quebrada de Humahuaca, Purmamarca and Tilcara

Highlights

  • Dreamed unique landscape in all of Argentina.
  • World Heritage
  • Purmamarca and the Hill of the 7 colors
  • Tilcara and its Pucará

Description

Embark on an unforgettable journey through a magnificent gorge, where vibrant hills adorned with a myriad of colors await you. These stunning hues are a testament to the thousands of years of mineral oxidation that have taken place within the hills. However, the real stars of this tour are the charming towns, rich in culture, and the warm-hearted people who call them home. The duration of this expedition is approximately 8 hours, including round trip transfers to and from designated meeting points.

Our adventure begins with a pick up from San Salvador de Jujuy at 09:00 a.m. From there, we will make our way to Humahuaca City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on the outskirts of the Jujuy province. This enchanting city will expose us to the most breathtaking colors of northern Argentina, as well as introduce us to the region’s unique culture, towns, and people.

Our first stop along the way is Purmamarca, where we will encounter the awe-inspiring 7-colors Hill. This majestic marvel is sure to leave you in awe. Continuing our journey, we will visit Tilcara, another picturesque town that showcases the beauty and charm of the region.

As we arrive in Humahuaca, the largest town in the gorge, we will have ample time to explore its streets, immerse ourselves in its culture, and learn about its rich history. A visit to Uquía is also on the agenda, where we will marvel at the ancient paintings of the Arcabuceros Angels within the 17th-century church of San Francisco de Paula. Stepping into Huacalera, we will have the unique opportunity to stand upon the imaginary line of the Tropic of Capricorn. And last, but certainly not least, we will make a stop in Maimará, where we can admire the renowned Painter’s Palette.

During our longest stop in Humahuaca City, you will have the chance to indulge in the best regional dishes, including the tantalizing llama meat. As you satisfy your taste buds, you can also take the time to fully appreciate the atmosphere of this fascinating town, where culture and history fill the air. Don’t forget to witness the vibrant Carnival celebrations, as Humahuaca City serves as the epicenter for this lively event.

After a delectable lunch, we will begin our journey back, making stops at various points of interest along the way, if necessary. Please note that if you choose to depart from Purmamarca or Tilcara, we will omit the stops between Jujuy and your selected departure point.

Join us for this remarkable excursion through an impressive gorge, where nature, culture, and history come together in perfect harmony.

Included

  • Humahuaca Gorge
  • Purmamarca and Hill of the 7 Colors
  • Tilcara and its Pucará
  • Maimara and Painter’s Palettes
  • Huacalera, Tropic of Capricorn
  • Uquia
  • Ceramic factory
  • Transportation by transit, sprinter or minibus
  • Bilingual guide in Spanish and English.
  • Pick up from hotels or central addresses (10 blocks away from Route 9)

Price

From $58.38 $54.29 per person

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Full-Day Tour to Humahuaca from Salta

Highlights

  • Visit the towns of the historic Quebrada de Humahuaca
  • Learn about a society even older than the Incas
  • Marvel at the Hill of 7 Colors, located just behind the town of Purmamarca

Description

Embark on a full-day adventure starting from Salta city and heading towards San Salvador de Jujuy. Get ready to explore the charming towns of La Quebrada de Humahuaca.

The first stop of the tour is Purmamarca, known for its remarkable Cerro de Siete Colores (Hill of 7 Colors). Take a leisurely stroll to the main square where local craftsmen display and sell their beautiful work. Don’t miss the chance to visit the historic church that holds great significance in the local history.

En route to Humahuaca, catch a glimpse of the Paleta del Pintor Hill from the road. Once in Humahuaca, savor a delicious lunch and take some time to explore the town. Marvel at the grandeur of the Monumento de la Independencia (Independence Monument).

On your way back to Salta, you’ll have the opportunity to visit a chapel that was constructed 700 years ago and boasts a gold-covered altar. Additionally, you’ll witness priceless paintings from the Cusco School and come across a small monument marking the imaginary line of the Tropic of Capricorn.

Make a stop in Tilcara town to wander around its main square and visit the local church. Take advantage of the time here to explore the Anthropology Museum.

The final highlight of the tour is Las Ruinas Incaicas del Pucara de Tilcara. These ancient ruins date back to a civilization even older than the Incas.

Included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (selected hotels only)

Price

From $45 $38.25 per person

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