One of the most fantastic activities in the area

Train to the Clouds

Excursion to Humahuaca Canyon - Full Day

After pickup at your hotel in Salta, we will start a wonderful excursion to the Humahuaca Canyon, when culture and colorful landscapes are the vedette. We start with a 2-hour drive to valley called 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.

We arrive to Purmamarca where we can enjoy watching the incredible Cerro de los Siete Colores (Seven-Color Hill,) a large natural formation looming over the town. It´s a great chance to take a wonderful and unforgettable picture. Stroll through the streets of the small village, visiting the small church and handicrafts at the local market.

After a stop, we continue to 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. We continue through Huacalera,to admire the colorful formation called La Pollera de la Coya, and see paintings dating from the 17th century in Uquía.

Stop in Humahuaca, the most densely populated city in the area, for a lunch (not included). We will visit the Monument of Independence, the local cathedral, and admire paintings from the Cuzco School.

After that, we start return to Salta, but we will watch some incredible ladscapes on the way, like La Paleta del Pintor or the 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. Arrival to Salta, and transfer to your hotel

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