Quebrada de Humahuaca

Quebrada de Humahuaca

Quebrada de Humahuaca
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Jenna
462 contributions
Solo
Great experience going to Humahuaca! Aside from the landscape being so beautiful, with the colored mountains, we were also lucky to celebrate with the locals as it was the last day of the Carnival! Everybody was just so happy!
Written 2 March 2020
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Madka_Moska
Gdynia, Poland72 contributions
Family
It is - undoubtedly- one of the most beautiful Mountain views I have seen. And the town dotting the valley are so remote and interesting. I can recommend it to any nature lover I know :)
Written 3 January 2020
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada3,859 contributions
This is a narrow mountain valley in Jujuy province. The Rio Grande runs through it. The word ‘quebrada’ translates as a deep valley or ravine. Populated for 10,000 years, it was part of the road system of the Incas. For its role as a crossroads of economic, social and cultural matters, it is a World Heritage Site. Many battles for Argentinian independence against Spain were fought in the area.
Written 30 October 2019
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RoxLima
Lima, Peru512 contributions
Solo
Book a tour with ADN travels (from Tilcara) for a full day visiting several towns including Humahuaca and Hornocal with the 14 colors mountain, didn't know it exists until I arrive there. It is an amazing spectacle, beautiful scenery of many layers of Rocky mountain on different colors, the pictures are just like that! Fully recommend to visit!
Written 20 October 2019
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Louise
the netherlands289 contributions
Couples
You do not know where to look. Everything is fantastic. We were lucky that it had snowed in the night so that all the mountain tops were white. The colors of the mountains came out even better. Recommended.
Written 23 July 2019
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Jupiter81
Ireland388 contributions
Family
Magnificent place which is part of the Unesco protected sites, well worth it. Full of natural beauties and historical remnants. Enjoy the nature, the history, the people and the food. Not to miss.
Written 9 May 2019
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Deborah T
Chicago, IL1,126 contributions
Couples
Over several days we journeyed up this canyon of the Rio Grande which runs some 100 miles north starting in San Salvador de Jujuy and ends in Bolivia. We explored the villages of Purmamarca beneath the “Hill of Seven Colors”, Tilcara where we stayed for three nights and then up to the Kolla town of Humahuaca where we experienced the last day of the Carnival of the Devil (Diablos Festivos) to glorify Mother Earth.

The Quebrada (gorge) de Humahuaca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is spectacular in all its glory where incredibly colorful geological formations abound. I was in awe. It is dramatic mountain scenery at its best with many fantastic villages where the descendants of the indigenous Andean families have lived for centuries.
Written 31 March 2019
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Mikeandj
41 contributions
Couples
A place absolutely to visit!! Either with a tour or on your own, but you mustn’t skip that place. Argentinian Rainbow Mountains without the hustle or photoshop...
Written 14 March 2019
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louisberg00
Malmö, Sweden8 contributions
Couples
A must visit from the north of Argentina, easy to access from Salta, we rent a car and we travel two hours to here, the mountains here are beautiful, you enjoy the trip and the views, the park has very good hiking trails, it is worth going.
Written 4 February 2019
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JenniferAJordan
Sydney, Australia40 contributions
Couples
If you have stayed overnight at Purmamarca then the following morning your u will then drive further north. The scenery along the way is beautiful but it doesn't have the same raw beauty as the drive across the salt plains and valleys leading to Purmamarca. You will stop at a couple of places probably a pottery factory, (has the massive Llama out the front) a small church, then pre-Incan ruins in Pucará de Tilcara. That has mostly been reconstructed but the walk to the top where the fortress is located gives you amazing views down the valley but also a chance to stretch your legs, remember you probably are still in a very small mini van and sitting at the back!
When you arrive at Humahuaca It appears that the majority of tour operators pull into a large bus parking area that also has a restaurant. They want you to dine here (they say you dont have to but the walking tour of the city starts as soon as everyone has eaten so if you leave then you miss out on the short walking tour). The town itself is easy to walk around as it is centred around a traditional plaza but to one side are steps leading up to a monument. It is worth walking to the top to take photos of this monument. Our guide called the hero the Leonidas of Argentina.
On the bus ride back some passengers were disappointed as according to their brochure we should have stopped at another moment near Jujuy. But others on the bus didn't have that. We drove straight from Tilcara to Salta which was four hours. If you don't go to the bathroom at the ruins then it is along ride back. Unless you detour off the freeway there are not a lot of opportunities to stop
Written 12 December 2018
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