Full-Day Tour to Humahuaca Gorge from Salta
Fill your day with distinct landscapes, small towns, Incan culture, and regional foods as you explore the best of the Humahuaca Gorge region which was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Highlights of this 13-hour trip include Seven Colors Hill, the town of Purmamarca, Incan archaeological sites, the elaborate Uquia Chapel and more. Hotel pickup and drop-off, guide, and transportation included.
After pickup at your hotel in Salta, travel in a minivan along scenic National Road Nº 34 and National Road Nº 9 toward the town of Jujuy through the Humahuaca Gorge region. Along the way, pause in the town of Purmamarca to visit the naturally striated Seven Colors Hill before exploring the town on foot with your guide to take in the history and architecture of the church and main square where local craftsmen are available with their work. Then continue in the minivan to the town of Humahuaca for lunch and time to explore the buildings and Independence Monument in town.
In the town of Jujuy, visit the Uquia Chapel which was built more than 700 years ago and features an elaborate gold altar and acclaimed religious paintings. From there, cross the Tropic of Capricorn, which is marked by a small monument, to get to the town of Tilcara for a guided tour of the square and church before visiting the Anthropology Museum. Use what you learn in the museum learning during a visit to an Incan archaeological site before returning to your hotel in Salta.