In 2003, the Quebrada de Humahuaca was declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Cultural Landscape category.
This tour takes us from Salta through Jujuy Province , to travel and explore the lovely countryside and villages which cover nearly 10,000 years of history. From south to north, the Quebrada de Humahuaca is born in Volcano, where the mountains abruptly drop the green hills and give way to brownish colours .
Without leaving the side of the Rio Grande, above the town of Tumbaya, which has its beautiful church built in 1796.
Next Purmamarca, town of legends and singers, has a church dedicated to Santa Rosa de Lima dating from 1648. The village has been built Purmamarca the foot of the internationally known Hill of Seven Colors.
The tour continues visiting Tilcara where the Pucara (ancient Indian fortress), now rebuilt, is a clear demonstration of the splendor of its ancient inhabitants, the Tilcara. To the north, after passing through Huacalera and the Tropic of Capricorn, we reach Uqua, that in his Church treasures one of the most important collections of the famous Angels Arcabuceros emblematic examples Cuzco painting. .
The city of Humahuaca, heart of the Gorge, awaits the visitor full of natural attractions, history and culture. The latter highlights the Monument to the Heroes of Independence and articulated image of San Francisco Solano, which makes its appearance every afternoon in the central square to bless the people.
The tour ends in Salta.