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Quebrada de Humahuaca Excursion
US$ 32.80
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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Impressive natural landscapes and fascinating history: explore Quebrada de Humahuaca and the picturesque towns of Pucará de Tilcara and Uquía on this excursion from Purmamarca.

Tropic of Capricorn
Pucará de Tilcara pre-Inca fortification
Archaeological site of Pucará de Tilcara
Church of San Francisco de Paula
Enjoying the tour of Humahuaca
Quebrada de Humahuaca
Heroes of the Independence Monument in Humahuaca

Quebrada de Humahuaca Excursion

Between 10:15 am and 10:30 am on the day of the tour, we'll pick you up from your hotel in Purmamarca and leave behind the town and its impressive views of the Hill of the Seven Colours. We'll set off to explore the Quebrada de Humahuaca, heading towards Maimará, a small village nestled in the shadow of the Paleta del Pintor, or the "Painter's Palette", another spectacular multi-coloured rock formation.

We'll make our way towards Pucará de Tilcara, the archaeological site of a pre-Inca fortification that dates back to the 12th century. Enjoying a guided tour of the historic fortress, we'll discover its history and learn fascinating facts about the Omaguaca tribe who founded it.

The next stop on our tour will be Uquía, and you'll have free time here to explore at your leisure. Don't miss a visit to the Church of San Francisco de Paula to see its famous paintings of the "Ángeles arcabuceros", angels depicted with arquebus firearms.

Meeting back up again, we'll make a stop on the Tropic of Capricorn, the southernmost latitude where the sun can be directly overhead. After taking photos next to the monuments marking the circle of latitude, we'll next travel to Humahuaca.

This small city, the largest in the valley, gives the Quebrada de Humahuaca its name. We'll explore its historic centre, admiring important monuments such as the Heroes of the Independence Monument and the Tower of Santa Barbara. You'll then have an hour of free time for lunch (not included).

After eating, we'll make the return journey to Purmamarca, where you'll be dropped back off at around 4 pm.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Price

Adults Children under 2 years old
US$ 32.80
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 32.80
  • Children under 2 years old

    Free

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Duration

8 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport by minibus.

English speaking guide.

Not included

Lunch.

When to book?

You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

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Accessibility

No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

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US$ 32.80
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.