Tilcara, Argentina
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clock-o12 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 2 more


Explore the extraordinary landscapes and historic gems of Argentina’s wild northwest on this full-day tour from Salta. Marvel at the UNESCO-listed Humahuaca gorge and the ‘Hill of Seven Colors; shop for handicrafts at Purmamarca market; visit the ancient ruins of Tilcara; and admire the legendary Arcabuceros Angels at Uquía Church.
  • Full-day tour of Purmamarca, Tilcara, and Humahuaca from Salta
  • Marvel at natural wonders like the Humahuaca gorge and the Hill of Seven Colors
  • Browse for colorful handicrafts at the Purmamarca market
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Tilcara and the 17th-century Uquía Church
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up and round-trip transport
Your full-day adventure begins with an early morning pick-up from your central Salta hotel. Admire the scenery as you drive north, winding along the Rio Grande, and climbing through the foothills of the Andes Mountains. Get a glimpse of local life as you pass through the sleepy villages of Yala, Volcan, and Tumbaya, and enjoy plenty of stops to take in the views and snap photos.
Arrive in the lively village of Purmamarca, famous for its daily handicrafts market and its spectacular backdrop, in the shadows of the Cerro de los Siete Colores (Hill of Seven Colors). Stand in awe before the multi-hued peaks, then continue to nearby Tilcara, where you’ll have time to explore the restored ruins of Pucará, a pre-Inca fortification.
After making a stop in Uquía to visit its 17th-century church, famously home to a series of nine ‘Arcabuceros Angels’ paintings, arrive in Humahuaca in time for lunch (own expense). After lunch, spend some time admiring Humahuaca’s landmarks, including the historic church and Soto Avendaño’s Independence Monument, then return to Salta along the scenic La Paleta del Pintor (The Paintor's Palette) route.
Back in Salta, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.


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, Mar 2017

Great tour. I also did the Cachi tour the day before, so had the same guide. He spoke good English and I sat at the front so he could provide the commentary to me in English after he had done it in Spanish. It would have been better if the admission to Picard de Tilcara was included in the price of the tour. The lunch spot where we stopped in Humahuaca was not great, but the guide did make a point of saying it was optional to eat there. The scenery is fantastic and the towns really provide the essential sense of history and culture.

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