Day trip

Hornocal: Tour of the 14 Colors Mountain & Humahuaca´s Gorge

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35 reviews

Activity provider: NORDIC TRAVEL EVT
Day trip

Hornocal: Tour of the 14 Colors Mountain & Humahuaca´s Gorge

Activity provider: NORDIC TRAVEL EVT

From US$ 95.93 per person

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world can be seen in one day on this excursion to Hornocal. Witness the stunning hill of 14-colors, the Humahuaca gorge, the Pucara de Tilcara and the 7-color hill in Purmamarca.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Hotel pickup will be between 6:30 AM and 7:15 AM and is available if you are staying in centrally located accommodation up to 8 blocks from the 9th of July central square. Please note in mind that in some cases, the bus might not be able to access your hotel and you will be contacted by the local partner to arrange a different pickup spot. Please be ready for pickup 15-minutes before the activity starts.


  • Witness the hill of 14-colors
  • Take in the spectacle of the Humahuacas gorge
  • Visit the 7-colors hill in Purmamarca
  • See Pucara de Tilcara and the pre-Inca ruins
  • Get to know the natural and cultural heritage of humanity
Full description
Embark on an adventure that will take you through striking landscapes and scenic villages. The tour commences as you travel to Purmamarca village which rests at the base of the Seven Colors Hill, a stunning multi-hued mountain. Journey to Maimará, a small village nestled in the shadow of the Monolith Painter’s Palette. Admire the stunning red, yellow, orange, and pastel hues of the Monolith. Visit Pucará de Tilcara, a fort built in the 12th-century by the Omaguaca tribe who were later conquered by the Incas. Stop in the sleepy town of Uquía, which is notable for its historic church which boasts paintings of gun-toting angels. Pause at the Tropic of Capricornio, the most southerly latitude at which the sun can appear directly overhead at noon. Enjoy a short visit to Humahuaca's town en route to the main destination - the 14 colours mountain of Hornocal. In Humahuaca you will switch from your van or bus and hop into a 4x4 all-terrain vehicle as you travel to Hornocal. Hornocal is part of the calcareous formation called Yacoraite that extends from the province of Salta, crossing the Quebrada de Humahuaca and then the Bolivian Altiplano to Peru. Upon your return, you will meet up with the rest of your group.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Spanish/English-speaking guide
  • Admission to El Pucará de Tilcara Archaeological Site
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Please bring your passport or ID card
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4.3 /5

based on 35 reviews

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Hornacal es precioso, vale la pena !! Coman chicle para no apunarse si no quieren masticar coca. Es alto y hace frío pero es increíble. La empresa no nos termino de convencer, no coman en el lugar que les indican, hay otros mucho mejores y atienden rápido en todos lados. El recorrido si está bueno !

March 26, 2023

The humahuaca's gorge is a beautiful arid area but the 14 colours mountain is a natural wonder, a rare breathtaking must-see in the world. A 4 wheel-drive is recommended to climb along the unsealed road up to this 4350 m outlook in Hornocal but it is only 25 km from Humahuaca village. At this altitude, light headaches, dizziness, breathing and heart troubles may occur. So, it is better not to walk too far and stay by the car and enjoy the stunning view.

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March 26, 2023

È stata una esperienza indimenticabile. I posti sono fantastici, la natura e i colori delle montagne e delle tradizioni ci hanno lasciato senza fiato. La guida Martin della Nordic travel è stata molto preparata anche con la storia delle conquiste Inca e Spagnole poi. Una bellissima giornata. Preparatevi al viaggio. Le strade non sono comodissime

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 308043