Humahuaca Gorge & Iruya

Day 1: Salta/Purmamarca/ Tilcara/ Uquía/ HUmahuaca. Overnight in Tilcara.

Quebrada de Humahuaca lies in its dramatic scenery, showing more than 10,000 years of history. Inhabited first by civilizations like Omaguacas or Tilcaras, then invaded by the Inca Empire and later home to a myriad of battles for our independence,  stands today as a treasure showing delicious vestiges of its past. Inhabited mostly by descendants of native peoples, the visitor finds an interesting syncretism based on the fusion of pre-Columbian beliefs and traditions with colonial culture and Christian religion.

This first day of the tour, we visitall the villages along the gorge. Purmamarca, Tilcara, Uquía and Humahuaca.

Day 2: Tilcara/ Iruya/ Salta. Overnight in Salta

After breakfast we head north then divert a path that leads to Iruya. We ascend to the Abra del Condor at 3900 meters, with a spectacular view of the valley and terraced fields and then drop to 2780 m, height at which it is located this charming town. Nestled in the foothills of Zenta, Iruya is an old town of narrow, steep streets that gives the feeling of having been lost in time. In the afternoon we return to Salta.