9. From Jujuy: Serranías de Hornocal with Quebrada de Humahuaca
A tour through an impressive gorge, where colors predominate on the hills, thanks to thousands of years of oxidation of the minerals in them. The towns, landscapes, culture and its people are the main protagonists of this tour. Duration of the tour: 8 hours. (approx.) Round trip transportation to and from meeting points. Total mileage: 127 km. Maximum altitude reached during the tour: 3012 meters above sea level. Pick up from San Salvador de Jujuy starting at 9am. We will travel to Humahuaca city, an Unesco-declared World Heritage Site, towards the outskirts of Jujuy, just a few kilometers away from the border with Bolivia. This tour will allow us to appreciate the most impressive colors of the Argentine North, its culture, its unique towns and its people. We will depart from the city of Jujuy, taking National Road 9 to later enter and have the opportunity to know the great Humahuaca Gorge, recognized for its imposing landscapes and its picturesque towns such as Volcán, Purmamarca where we will find the majestic Cerro de los 7 Colores; Tilcara; Humahuaca, the largest town in the gorge; Uquía, a small town where the church of San Francisco de Paula is located, dating from the 17th century, where the ancient paintings of the Arcabuceros Angels reside, coming from Cuzco-Peru, painted at the time of colonization; Huacalera, where we step on the imaginary line of the Tropic of Capricorn and finally, La Paleta del Pintor in Maimará. We'll be have 2 free hours in Humahuaca, where you can have lunch and try the best regional dishes with llama meat and also get to know the town, where culture takes over the streets. Carnival is a main theme in this place, since it is the epicenter of this celebration. After lunch, we start our way back, alternating the stops. Once you arrive in Uquía, you'll be boarding a 4WD vehicle, and then the road to Hornocal will begin to enjoy these magnificent panoramic views. On the way back there is a stop in Humahuaca for 20 minutes. It is recommended to bring lunch or snacks to eat since there is no time to stop at a restaurant in Humahuaca *In case of departure from Purmamarca, we will not visit the stops between the city of Jujuy and that point. *In case of departure from Tilcara, we will not visit the stops between Jujuy and that point.