In 2003, the Quebrada de Humahuaca was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the Cultural Landscape category.
This excursion will take us from Salta through the province of Jujuy to visit and visit its enchanting landscapes and villages and to travel almost 10,000 years of history. From south to north, the Quebrada de Humahuaca rises in Volcán, where the mountains abruptly abandon the green and give way to ocher and brown mountains. Without leaving the contour of the Rio Grande, you arrive at the town of Tumbaya, which shelters its beautiful church built in 1796. When you deviate along National Route No. 52, you enter Purmamarca, a town of legends and singers, which has a church dedicated to Santa Rosa de Lima dating from 1648. The town of Purmamarca has been built at the foot of the internationally known "Cerro de Siete Colores".
The tour continues through Tilcara where you visit its Pucará (old indigenous fortress), today reconstructed, it is a palpable sample of the splendor of its ancient inhabitants, the tilcaras. Towards the North, after passing through Huacalera and the Tropic of Capricorn, you arrive at Uquía, which in its Church treasures one of the most important collections of the famous "Arcabuceros Angels", emblematic examples of Cuzco painting.
The city of Humahuaca, heart of the Quebrada, awaits the visitor full of natural, historical and cultural attractions. Among the latter stand out the Monument to the Heroes of Independence and the articulated image of San Francisco Solano, who every noon makes its appearance in the central square to bless the people.
The tour ends in Salta.
ROUTE: 520 KM
DEPARTURE: 7.00 HS
DURATION: 14 HOURS