What to do in the Quebrada de Humahuaca

In this section you will find general recommendations and some precise indications to visit by your own some outstanding destinations of the tourist circuit of the Quebrada de Humahuaca in the province of Jujuy (Argentina), as well as some suggestions to start designing your trip through the Argentine north with some aniticipation. Our idea is to tell you something about the main tourist attractions of the Quebrada de Humahuaca and some of the activities that you can do on your own from Tilcara.

A good alternative to combine nature, culture and gastronomy in a single trip is to make base in Tilcara. Its wide range of hotels, its wide variety of restaurants and teahouses, its ten museums and its distinguished handcraft fair make many travelers to choose it to spend their nights. It is a strategic point to visit other villages of the Quebrada de Humahuaca such as Purmamarca, Uquía, Maimará, Yavi and Humahuaca and the most outstanding places of the region.

Following the RN9 at the margin of the river (Rio Grande), there is a great variety of landscapes, colors, mountains and geological formations of one of the richest regions of South America, both for its cultural heritage and for the natural wonders that the Pachamama gives us.

We recommend to our guests a minimum stay of five days because we believe that in less time you can not discover the energy that springs from the particular combination between nature and culture that caracterized the Quebrada de Humahuaca. Despite this and with the aims of you´r own independence in the design of your trip we offer you 7 full-activity days.

Day-by-day Itinerary


Highlights: Tilcara´s Pucara + Garganta del Diablo + Cuevas del Waira + Museums

Purmamarca and Salinas Grandes

Highlights: Seven Colors Valley + Cerro Morado + Salinas Grandes

Humahuaca and Uquia

Highlights: Uquia´s Church + Quebrada de las señoritas + City Tour in Humahuaca + Hornocal

La Quiaca-Villazon and Yavi

Highlights: Visit to La Quiaca + Shopping Tour in Villazon + Yavi´s Church + Trekking to Yavi Chico

Maimara and Juella

Highlights: Juella´s Pucara + Paleta del Pintor + Maimara´s Cementery + Visit to the Dupont Winery


Highlights: Nice views from the highest point of Iruya + Ascent to the cross + Trekking to San Isidro

Hornaditas: rural community

Highlights: Visit to the Lamas´s Family + Ancient Cardón in the Quebrada + Community Tourism

Some tips for adventurers

Request more accurate information and recommendations to visit the following attractions:

  • Alfarcito
  • Zanjas (Rural Tourism)
  • Laguna Colorada
  • Punta Corral
  • Tilcara-Calilegua Trekking
  • Santa Ana - Camino Inca - Yungas
  • National Park Calilegua
  • Expedition to the Pucara de La Huerta in Huacalera

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