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Full-Day Tour to Humahuaca, Purmamarca and Tilcara provided by Nordic Travel

Full-Day Tour to Humahuaca, Purmamarca and Tilcara

Full-Day Tour to Humahuaca, Purmamarca and Tilcara
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
12h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
27
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Entry/Admission - Pucara de Tilcara
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Iglesia Humahuaca
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up from central hotels in Salta. If you choose meeting point, you must go to 45° Buenos Aires St.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Entry/Admission - Pucara de Tilcara
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Iglesia Humahuaca
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up from central hotels in Salta. If you choose meeting point, you must go to 45° Buenos Aires St.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Pucara de Tilcara
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Iglesia San Francisco de Paula
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 4
    The Hill of Seven Colors
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 5
    Las Paletas Del Pintor
    Stop: 20 minutes
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    Pass by
    Nordic Travel
    Salta
    San Salvador de Jujuy
    Province of Jujuy
    Province of Salta
    Huacalera
    Maimara
    Cementerio Nuestra Senora del Carmen
  • 6
    Humahuaca
    Stop: 2 hours
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    Pass by
    Quebrada de Humahuaca
  • 7
    Iglesia Humahuaca
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Tilcara
  • 8
    Purmamarca
    Stop: 50 minutes
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    Pass by
    Cabildo de Purmamarca
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
99 reviews
Excellent
68
Very good
14
Average
4
Poor
5
Terrible
8

Robyn H
1 contribution
Jan 2020
This was meant to be an English speaking tour ... the translator did her best but the Spanish speaking guide was a bully and intimidated everyone. She was not helpful ... did not point out toilets or that it was a requirement to pay for some facilities... she completely ignored the English speaking guests....and insulted them by calling them children .... we were required to pay for 350 per person for Tilcara when our paperwork states the entrance fee is included. Where did this money go ? She talked non stop and and was overwhelming ... very disappointing trip .... not to mention the condition of the bus .... it was so uncomfortable, swayed and bounced heavily all over the road ...First driver was very poor ... 2nd driver was much better but the bus was very poor... air conditioning was freezing with guests very cold ... mentioned to guide but she did not care. She could speak English but preferred not to understand ... as I said Bus trip from hell... BEWARE
Written 29 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Regina A
San Francisco, California, United States14 contributions
Our guide, Jeremy, was very personable and made a point of explaining everything to us in English. The scenery is spectacular, and we had interesting stops along the way, with time to do things on our own.
One word of caution: Bring water with you. We were told when we booked that there was no need because there would be water on the bus. There was only one big bottle for refills for the whole bus of 20-some people. So be prepared.
Written 15 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mari Ponti
4 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
We took this trip with the guide Guillermo, who gave us an infinite amount of information about the villages we were visiting and the nature around us.
We stopped in many interesting places along the way, to take pictures or to get in touch with natives selling souvenirs.
Anyway, not all of the places were worthy visiting ( for example the Pukarà of Tilcara). At the same time, the tour does not include the astonishing mountain Hornocal, which I really advice to visit.
After this tour, we decided not to go back to Salta and to spend the night in Purmamarca, and Nordic Travel was so kind to pick us up in Purmamarca and continue the tour to the Salinas Grandes the day after (in this way we avoided approximately 8 hours in the bus)
Written 12 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Estimado cliente, Le damos las gracias por haber confiado sus vacaciones a Nordic Travel y compartir con la comunidad de Tripadvisor su experiencia. El bienestar de nuestros clientes es nuestra meta principal, y con sus palabras podemos comprobar que lo hemos logrado. Quedamos a su disposición. Vuelva pronto. Cordialmente, Equipo de Relaciones Públicas Nordic Travel
Written 20 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DDS-Kioi
California37 contributions
Truth be told, I am not a person who enjoys organized tours. So if you ARE, ignore my review. Here’s the deal for anyone else who doesn’t want to spend 12 hours mostly in a vehicle, eating a mediocre lunch, and being shown at every stop Andean themed gifts probably made in Bolivia.

If you’re in Salta, definitely go to Purmamarca to check out the Hill of 7 Colors (Cerro de los 7 Colores). On your way back, check out Jujuy. These are wonderful places. Worth the trip.

Unless you really want to fill your day, skip the trip north to Humahuaca. There are lovely painted hills along the way, but you would have already seen the best. Humahuaca has a nice monument to indigenous people (props for that because they still are not fully respected). There is a small central plaza where one can buy Andean themed gifts (although you’re not in the Andes). Most tours have you eat at the bus station which serves mediocre food (break away to a smaller nearby restaurant...maybe similar food but better atmosphere). It didn’t help that the day I visited there were public sewage issues along the street from the bus station to the main square. Not so delightful walk back to the bus.

Some may enjoy other planned stops, which all seem rather standard regardless of the tour organizer and well described by Tripadvisor. But nothing compares to what you could have done had you ventured no farther north than Purmamarca. Use your spare time to enjoy Salta. Or take a nap so that you can stay up late at one of many exciting peñas. Disfrute Salta!

Written 11 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alexander
2 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Luis was an outstanding guide who took us (my spouse and myself) on 3 memorable full-day tours to these locations. He not only showed us the key sites, but in addition gave us a fist class tour d´horizon of the region, of the main cultural sites. of the region´s history, as well as its economic base. His profound knowledge of all these aspects is a real asset, which we greatly benefitted from. Not to forget his fine sense of humour which made our tours not only highly interesting but also most pleasant. A pleasure to recommend Luis and Kalanchi
Written 5 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

FRAN
Magoye, Zambia1 contribution
Jan 2020
Had booked with them after a recommendation, excellent service, checked and compared with multiple agencies and this one stands apart. overall very satisfied and happy.
Written 21 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PaulandJenn
Adelaide, Australia72 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
It was a reasonably long tour. We started at the tour office at 6.30am and returned to Salta at 8.30pm. We were the only English speaking customers (the rest speaking Spanish), but Martin our tour guide positioned ourselves at the front next to where he sat so that he could talk directly to us, whilst he used a microphone to give the equivalent information in Spanish to the rest of the bus. His English was very good and he gave lots of useful information.
The trip took a while to get going, but once out of Jujuy the scenery became much more interesting as we climbed in altitude and into the more arid areas.
Purmamarca was a lovely town backed by the multi coloured mountain behind. We only spent 45 minutes here and wished it had been longer. (In fact the tour could spend longer here and reduce time at some later stops)
Tilcara is home to a museum with Inca ruins. This cost an additional 300 pesos per person (for non nationals) and we did not go in (having seen a number of other Inca and pre Inca sights elsewhere), so Martin directed us on a short local walk which gave some nice views.
We then stopped at a local pottery, and (for us) we would have preferred to have cut the time down here (from 45 minutes to 15 minutes ... or even missed it out completely) and spent the extra time at Purmamarca - it's mostly just a shop.
We then drove onto Humahuaca where we stopped for 2 hours and had lunch and a wander. We stopped outside a large and busy tourist restaurant that had been 'pre-booked', but we were free to go elsewhere - which we did - to a nice quiet restaurant. We found Humahuaca to be quaint but rather touristy, and we would rather have spent a little less time here (and more at Purmamarca).
We then returned to Jujuy and Salta with a couple of short stops on the way.
We enjoyed the tour and we thought our guide (Martin) and our driver (Antonio) were very good. The bus was mid-sized with bigger windows and more comfortable seating than a minibuse - we suggest that you check what the transport is before you go.
Written 8 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Estimado cliente, Le damos las gracias por haber confiado sus vacaciones a Nordic Travel y compartir con la comunidad de Tripadvisor su experiencia. El bienestar de nuestros clientes es nuestra meta principal, y con sus palabras podemos mejorar cada dia. Quedamos a su disposición. Vuelva pronto. Cordialmente, Equipo de Relaciones Públicas Nordic Travel
Written 20 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

K S
Melbourne, Australia355 contributions
We did a 2-day combo with Nordic Tours with this tour as our second (and much preferred - to Cafayate). We were the only non-Spanish speakers on the bus, however the guide relayed all the information to us in English, and he spoke it well. All the sites we visited were awesome, and unlike anywhere we’d been on our travels so far! It was a shame we could only have had 45mins in Purmamarca as this was probably the nicest place. 2hrs at Humahuaca was more than enough, though we found a great place here for lunch. It’s was a long day, with lots of driving as it takes almost 3hrs to get to the first place; pickup at 7am and drop off at 9pm (it was meant to be 7pm). If you’ve only got time for 1 day tour from Salta, make sure it’s to these places.
Written 25 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

anselmoportes
Assis, SP612 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
My first contacts with Nordic Travel were via email and they replied it all with politeness and kindness.

When in Salta, the staff at the agency seemed to be also very kind.

The tour to Quebrada de Humahuaca started with no delay and our guide - extremely solicitous - seemed to know about everything around that place. He explained every detail about the geological formation as well as the local culture and customs.

No regrets all at to hire them!
Written 28 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Marianadisiento
Marianadisiento
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Awfull
Avoid this company. They don¨t respect the itinerary, pick up to in the hotel 1 hour later, the devil's throat and
teacherkathy2015
teacherkathy2015
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Not as advertised
The tour itself was a disappointment but the sights were beautiful. It was advertised as bilingual but it was compl
sbthefunk
sbthefunk
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Avoid at all costs if you speak english!
We were promised an english speaking guide but the guide on our trip didnt speak any english. The trip included a 3
H_connie
H_connie
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English speaking guide
I went to Cachi with Nordic travel. Antonio was the driver and Angie was our guide. Angie spoke excellent English
E9692OKdavidb
E9692OKdavidb
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Incredible experience and location, very good guides
Martin and Martin were our guides to take us to the Salinas Grandes, we left early but had to return to Salta to co
473patriciog
473patriciog
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Nordic Travel is the best
AMAZING PLACES!!! we travel arround Salta and jujuy, it is such a lovely place, culture and people amazing. went wi
Travel8245
Travel8245
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Day trip
Our guide was great, he took time to explain things in English for us. The sights were amazing, the only negative w
tanuxaxaxa
tanuxaxaxa
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The worst tour company in Argentina
This is the worst tour company we have came across in Argentina. We have booked two tours with Nordic. The first on
miriam b
miriam b
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Salta & Jujuy
I fully recommend Nordic! It is a trustworthy and reliable company, its members are friendly and ready to help you
Martin F
Martin F
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Amazing landscapes and company
Excellent and friendly people! Guides with perfect English, one is Canadian and another is American! Great service
421sebab
421sebab
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A Must
Great attention, we had to re schedule twice our transfer to and from the airport due to airline's issues and they
BobandMaggie60
BobandMaggie60
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Let down by Nordic Travel
I booked this tour in January for a morning tour with English guide, for our visit to Salta in March. The company q
karenstravels457
karenstravels457
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Salinas Grandes
We enjoyed this tour it was well organised. Our guide was well informed and had a good knowledge of the area, her E
jennyb1227
jennyb1227
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Not my favorite
I hesitated booking this because of all the reviews saying it was long, but they also said it was worth it. I went
LeonPeek
LeonPeek
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Nordic travel trip to Hornocal.
The mountains were absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. I would love to go back. However, if it is cloudy, the
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