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The main attractions of the Quebrada de Humahuaca

One of the main attractions of northern Argentina is the Quebrada de Humahuaca, which was declared by the UNESCO as World Cultural and Natural Heritage.


The people who have the opportunity to make this trip of about 300 miles along the Quebrada de Humahuaca feel the experience of traveling back in time, because the places that are situated in the Quebrada still their traditions and customs. They also keep the same style as when they were founded with narrow streets and churches that were built centuries ago.

The route to contemplate the wonderful Quebrada de Humahuaca usually begins in the city of San Salvador de Jujuy.

The main sights of the Quebrada de Humahuaca are ...



The excursion that makes our company, Dexotic.com, to the Quebrada de Humahuaca starts in the National Route 9 to visit the town of Purmamarca where is situated the famous Cerro de Siete Colores, a natural Postal.

The town of Purmamarca is perhaps the most picturesque of the Quebrada de Humahuaca. It is important to mention that it belongs geographically to another quebrada: the Quebrada de Purmamarca.


Humahuaca is the main town in this excursion of the north of Argentina. It is located near the Rio Grande and it was declared as a National Historic Site. It is a lovely place that has a colonial style.


Another main point of the Quebrada de Humauca is Uquía, it has an important church declared as a National Historic place.

In this town you can find the few vicuñas that habite in the Quebrada de Humahuaca. Here there is a farm located near the Rio Grande.


The main attraction of this town is the famous Pucara, it is a fortress built by the tilcaras who use to lived this area.


It is a town where the Quechua people live. Its main attraction is the Paleta del Pintor, it is a multicolor hill. Three kilometers away from Maimará is located the Posta de Hornillos.

La Posta de Hornillos

The Posta de Hornillos is a colonial house that was used to serve as a post of Army of the Independence. Nowadays there is a museum where you can learn more about the history of the place.


Huacalera is another village located in the Quebrada de Humahuaca. One of the main points to be photographed is its colonial church.


This village is located a few kilometers from the capital of Jujuy. Here you can see beautiful landscapes with important vegetation and hills.


In the case you are interested in doing this excursion you can travel with our company, Dexotic.com. Our service includes transportation, guide tour and also insurance.

The excursion takes approximately 12 hours.

Please, check more details here: http://www.dexotic.com/salta/en/humahuaca-gorge.html