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From Salta: Humahuaca & Salinas Grandes 2-Day Tour

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Activity provider: TIAMAR TRAVEL EVT

From Salta: Humahuaca & Salinas Grandes 2-Day Tour

Activity provider: TIAMAR TRAVEL EVT
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See what the Jujuy and Salta provinces of Argentina have to offer on this two-day tour. Relax in the air-conditioned minivan as your guide brings you to visit Humahuaca, Tilcara, and more.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick-up possible from downtown Salta hotels between 7:00 AM and 7:40 AM.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the towns of the historic Quebrada de Humahuaca
  • Marvel at the Hill of 7 Colors, located just behind the town of Purmamarca
  • Explore the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic
  • Travel along the winding Cuesta de Lipan
Full description
Day 1: On this full-day tour you’ll travel from Salta city to San Salvador de Jujuy. This is where your adventure begins, with visits to the towns of La Quebrada de Humahuaca. The first of the towns on the itinerary is Purmamarca, with the spectacular Cerro de Siete Colores (Hill of 7 Colors) rising behind it. Take a walk to the principal square, where craftsmen display and sell their work. Afterwards, visit the church, which played an important role in local history. From the road you’ll be able to see the Paleta del Pintor Hill, before arriving in Humahuaca town. Enjoy a break for lunch and take some time to explore the town. Admire the impressive Monumento de la Independencia (Independence Monument). As you make your way back to Salta, you'll visit a chapel built 700 years ago that has an altar covered in gold. You’ll also get to see priceless paintings of the Cusco School and a small monument marking the imaginary line of the Tropic of Capricorn. Stop in Tilcara town for a walk to its main square and church. There will also be time here to visit the Anthropology Museum. The final stop on the tour is Las Ruinas Incaicas del Pucara de Tilcara. These ruins date back to a society even older than the Incas. Day 2: Discover Argentina's breathtaking natural beauty on this full-day tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in Salta, begin the journey towards the neighboring province of Jujuy, passing through the towns of Volcán and Tumbaya along the way.  Your first stop of the day is at the beautiful town of Purmamarca, one of the most picturesque villages in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quebrada de Humahuaca. Visit the town's vibrant main square and perhaps pick up some souvenirs at one of the many surrounding craft stands. Afterward, enjoy a visit to the breathtaking and aptly-named 7 Color Hill. Later, continue your ascent along the majestic Cuesta del Lipan to reach the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic. Here, enjoy some free time to admire the unique salt planes and famous pools. Afterward, return to Purmamarca and break for lunch at one of the many traditional restaurants before returning to Salta. You choose the dates, but the order of the excursions may change depending on the availability of the agency
Includes
  • Driver/guide
  • Pick-up and drop off at downtown hotels all days
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz minivan
  • Certified bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Accommodation
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
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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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Please note that hotel pickup and drop-off is only available from hotels located within 15 blocks of the Plaza 9 Julio
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

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Day 1: On the first day we went to Salina Grande with Julio. Very nice guide. He explained everything in detail first in Spanish and then in English. We really liked the tour, we were at an altitude of almost 4170 meters and the salt desert was great. The photos with the special effect turned out really cool. We had a total of 40 minutes, which was ok, but a little more time wouldn't have been bad either. In Purmamarca we went to a restaurant on Julio's recommendation. The food there was delicious. Day 2: The tour guide Maru made the second day. Also a very friendly and approachable tour guide. She explained a lot and questions were very welcome. We were again in Purmarmaca today, we still thought it was nice. The colorful mountains look really impressive. The groups had 12 & 18 people a comfortable size. We drove with a small Mercedes Sprinter. We recommend!

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September 18, 2022

Otimo passeio! Van confortavel e climatizada! Otimos guias! Conheci muita gente legal no passeio! Faria novamente!

October 28, 2022

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It was a good program and the guides are good. But the second day's program is somewhat similar to the first day's program. The English explication is shorter comparing to the Spanish explication.

October 31, 2022

Product ID: 416842