Day trip

From Salta: Day Trip to Quebrada de Humahuaca

4.3 / 5

35 reviews

Activity provider: NORDIC TRAVEL EVT

From Salta: Day Trip to Quebrada de Humahuaca

Activity provider: NORDIC TRAVEL EVT

From US$ 39.08 per person

Enjoy a full-day tour to Humahuaca. Visit villages and scenic natural settings including Purmamarca, Pucara de Tilcara, Monolith Painter's Palette Seven Colors Hill, and Maimara.

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Duration 10.5 - 13.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup optional
Hotel pickup will be between 6:30 and 7:15 AM, and is available if you are staying in a centrally located accommodation up to 8 blocks from the 9th of July central square. Please bear in mind that in some cases, the bus might not be able to access your hotel and you will be contacted to arrange a different pickup spot. Please be ready for pickup 15 minutes before the activity starts.


  • Visit Purmamarca town, Seven Colors Hill, and other scenic locales
  • Explore Pucara de Tilcara, a fortification from the 12th century
  • 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. Meet at the local partner’s office near the Plaza 9 de Julio de Salta. If you select the pick-up option, enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in Salta. Drive to the 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 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 Capricorn, the most southerly latitude at which the sun can appear directly overhead at noon. Visit Humahuca and admire the multi-colored town and culture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Meeting Point pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Transportation in a bus or minivan, depending on group size
  • Spanish- and English-speaking guide
  • Admission Ticket to El Pucará de Tilcara Archaeological Site
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

YPF Vision. It is a gas station which has a coffee shop named "Full". You can wait inside, your guide will fetch you from there. Please be on time!

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

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  • Please provide an email and/or phone number which you're reachable from when you book tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 35 reviews

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It is an excellent tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and competent. The various stops were very enjoyable and scenic, perfect for picture taking. The stop in Humahuaca could have been shortened by a half hour, as the tour took over 14.5 hours as there were many police check stops that delayed our return trip to Salta.

February 28, 2020

As an experienced traveler of years of traveling the world, I must say that this Nordic Travel company was of excellence and as an Argentine I feel proud that they leave this image to the foreigners who visit us, the guides with perfect and fluent English explain everything in Spanish and English and busy that no one miss any detail. The new, super comfortable minibus, saw other agencies that do not use this but combis that are more uncomfortable. They also give you services on board such as delicious salteño alfajores. The stops are with fair times given the distance I understand that it could not be lengthened any more if more than 500km are cut in the day. Congratulations!!! thanks! I will return to Salta with more time to explore more.

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October 4, 2019

Breathtaking views. Both the hill with seven colors and the salt flats and the journey to them are fantastic. You are on the bus a lot, but that is also quite an experience. Tip, if you go for lunch in one of the villages, take llama meat. Really great.

March 1, 2020

Product ID: 291855