Humahuaca Ravine in Salta

Argentina Excursions - Salta and Jujuy

This tour offers you histories, places, experiences and people you won't forget, crossing a very extensive region of enormous mountains and deep valleys, with communities which are only possible to be acceded by foot. The route begins in the very same Quebrada of Humahuaca.

ITINERARY

Day 1 SALTA - Airport Salta

We welcome you at the Salta Airport and transfer to our accommodation. The rest of the day will be free for us to discover this particular city. 
Lodging at Hosteria double or single.
Meals we provide: none.

Day 2 SAN ANTONIO DE LOS COBRES y SALINAS GRANDES

We depart early on our way to Campo Quijano, going thru the Quebrada Del Toro, and the finally arriving to the pre Hispanic city of Rosa de Tastil with its legendary ruins. Our trip continues to San Antonio de los Cobres, a typical town located at 4000 meters high. Later, we will be able to appreciate the “Salinas Grandes”; then descending over the path of the Lipan, we’ll make a stop at the town of Pumamarca and its famous Mount of the ‘Los Siete Colores’. Later we arrive to our lodge at the painteresque town of Tilcara.
Lodging at Hosteria double or single.
Meals we provide: Breakfast

Day 3 Trek to the devil’s throat - TILCARA

We’ll have the morning free to discover the town and its unique things such us: la plaza grande, la plaza chica, the town church - and the Pucará de Tilcara. In the afternoon we’ll do a small trek to the devil’s throat, walking along the old Kollas paths and watching the amazing view. After 3 or 4 hours we finally go back to Tilcara.
Lodging at Hosteria double or single.
Meals we provide: Breakfast

Day 4 TILCARA - IRUYA - HUMAHUACA

Early in the morning we take a local bus and go to a small town located right in between the mountains, Iruya. From it we can have a special view since its right on the end of the valley. After enjoying the town we spend the night at Humahuaca
Lodging at Hosteria double or single.
Meals we provide: Breakfast & box lunch.

Day 5 UQUIA - Quebrada de las Señoritas

Alter breakfast by bus we leave Humahuaca and alter 10 km we arrive to the small town of Uquía. Once there we visit the church of “San Francisco de Paula” with its altar laminated in gold by the Jesuits in 1691 - year in which it was built - and adorned with the pictures of the brought arcabuceros angels brought from Cuzco. Then we do a small trek to the la Quebrada de las Señoritas o Yacoraite. The intense red colour makes of it a shocking place; also because it’s known for its paleontological deposit where have been rest fossil of the last great mammals that inhabited the Earth, like milodontes and gigantic perezosos. Back in Uquía we visit a place where vicuñas are raised and an old hydraulic mill. At the end of the day we go back to Humahuaca.
Lodging at Hosteria double or single.
Meals we provide: Breakfast & box lunch.

Day 6 COLOURFUL TOWNS and QUEBRADAS

We leave Humahuaca and we cross “Peña Blanca”, east border of the Quebrada of Humahuaca. Here we begin our adventure of “colorful towns and quebradas”. After a few kilometers we meet the first towns. The overwhelming plains of the Cocataca Valley remind us of one of the main Inca agricultural sites. During the morning we walk this valley and take our lunch once in town. During the afternoon we go hiking for 2 and a half hours to watch the ancient paintings on rocks on Cerro Negro. From here we enjoy spectaculars view over the valley. After getting back in our vehicle we cross by different towns such as Valiaso and Pucará to climb the Serrania of Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara Hills) reaching 4200 mts. above sea level. We end up the day at the viewpoint in Cerro Horconal, with beautiful views over the Abra (huge prairie) de Zenta. We take a typical northwest tea time and get back to our hotel by 7 pm.
Lodging at Hosteria double or single.
Meals we provide: Breakfast & box lunch.

Day 7 QUEBRADA DE SAPAGUA - HORNADITAS COMMUNITY

We depart in our mini bus for Humahuaca to the Quebrada de Sapagua, where we’ll take a walk around the area. For there we continue to the small community of the Hornaditas, where we will be able to share the life experience of the natural inhabitant of the area, which open the door of their homes. Finally we go back to the city of Salta.
Lodging at Hosteria double or single.
Meals we provide: Breakfast & box lunch.

Day 8 SALTA - Airport

After breakfast we are transferred to the airport where our tour ends. 
Meals we provide: Breakfast

included

  • Incoming Services 
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish - English) during the excursions. 
  • 7 nights in Hostería it bases double or single with private bath and breakfast (2 nights in Salta, 2 in Tilcara y 3 in Humahuaca) 
  • Included meals: 7 breakfast, 4 box lunch. 
  • Transfer Hotel Salta - Salta Airport. 
  • All transportation as shown in the itinerary combining private and regular buses

Not includes
  • Medical and life insurance. 
  • Tips. 
  • Drinks and beverages (all foods are without alcoholic or non alcoholic drinks). 
  • Flights or airport taxes. 
  • Optional excursions. 
  • Services not shown or detailed in the program

Notes

The travel agency holds the right of changing the itinerary or cancel any of the activities when any natural cause (or any other cause of any type) justifies it in order to look after the group safety.

prices

Prices in US American Dollas per person

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Argentina Salta City Argentina Cathedral of Salta Argentina Campo Quijano Station Argentina Salinas Grandes Argentina Pumamarca Siete Colores Mountain Argentina Pucara de Tilcara Argentina - Humahuaca Argentina Jujuy Yacoraite Ravine Argentina Sapagua Hieroglyphs Argentina Jujuy Valiaso Town

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