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Pucará Tours

Pucará de Tilcara was a fortification from pre-Inca times that is located outside the village of Tilcara about an hour north of San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina. Its location on a hill was strategically chosen to be easily defensible and to have good views over a big portion of the gorge called Quebrada de Humahuaca. It is the only publicly accessible archaeological site in Quebrada de Humahuaca, and it was declared a national monument in 2000. 

The town was originally built by the Omaguaca tribe who settled the area in the 12th century. The civilization thrived for several centuries. They built living quarters, corrals for animals, and sites for religious ceremonies here. However, in the late 15th century, they were conquered by the Incas. The site was rediscovered in 1908, and today visitors can see the ruins on the hill as well as artifacts in the town's archaeological museum. 

Practical Info

The Pucará ruins are located 53 miles north of San Salvador de Jujuy. To get there by car, take route 9 north. 

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Full-Day Tour to Humahuaca, Purmamarca and Tilcara, Salta, null
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Full-Day Tour to Humahuaca, Purmamarca and Tilcara

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On this full-day tour you will get to see Purmamarca, with its 7 Colors Hill, and Tilcara and its ruins and the unique church of Uquía. Humahuaca was ...  Read more

Location: Salta, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Day Trip Discover Humahuaca Valley from Salta, Salta, Full-day Tours
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Day Trip Discover Humahuaca Valley from Salta

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Known worldwide, imposing Quebrada de Humahuaca has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This heavenly landscape of colorful hills is home to a ...  Read more

Location: Salta, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Quebrada de Humahuaca Day Trip from Salta Including Purmamarca, Salta, Day Trips
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Quebrada de Humahuaca Day Trip from Salta Including Purmamarca

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Explore the sculptured mountain valley landscapes of the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a UNESCO World Heritage–listed gorge, on this full-day tour from Salta. ...  Read more

Location: Salta, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.00
Salta Super Saver: Calchaqui Valley and Cafayate Winery plus Humahuaca Valley Day Trip, Salta, Day ... 
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Salta Super Saver: Calchaqui Valley and Cafayate Winery plus Humahuaca Valley Day Trip

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Discover two of Argentina’s most spectacular natural attractions with this Salta Super Saver that combines day trips to the Humahuaca Valley and the ...  Read more

Location: Salta, Argentina
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

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Full-Day Tour to Humahuaca Gorge from Salta, Salta, Super Savers
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Full-Day Tour to Humahuaca Gorge from Salta

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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 ...  Read more

Location: Salta, Argentina
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Humahuaca Gorge and Iruya 2 Days Journey from Salta, Salta, Cultural Tours
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Humahuaca Gorge and Iruya 2 Days Journey from Salta

Go on a two days journey all along the Humahuaca Gorge up to Iruya Village, a small settlement dating back from the seventieth century, which seems to be ...  Read more

Location: Salta, Argentina
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

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