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Pucará
Pucará de Tilcara was a fortification from pre-Inca times that is located outside the village of Tilcara about an hour north of San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina. Its location on a hill was strategically chosen to be easily defensible and to have good views over a big portion of the gorge called Quebrada de Humahuaca. It is the only publicly accessible archaeological site in Quebrada de Humahuaca, and it was declared a national monument in 2000. 

The town was originally built by the Omaguaca tribe who settled the area in the 12th century. The civilization thrived for several centuries. They built living quarters, corrals for animals, and sites for religious ceremonies here. However, in the late 15th century, they were conquered by the Incas. The site was rediscovered in 1908, and today visitors can see the ruins on the hill as well as artifacts in the town's archaeological museum. 

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The Pucará ruins are located 53 miles north of San Salvador de Jujuy. To get there by car, take route 9 north. 
Address: Tilcara, Argentina
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Full-Day Tour to Humahuaca, Purmamarca and Tilcara

Full-Day Tour to Humahuaca, Purmamarca and Tilcara

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Explore the extraordinary landscapes and historic gems of Argentina’s wild northwest on this full-day tour from Salta. Marvel at the UNESCO-listed Humahuaca gorge and the ‘Hill of Seven Colors; shop for handicrafts at Purmamarca market; visit the ancient ruins of Tilcara; and admire the legendary Arcabuceros Angels at Uquía Church.
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  • 12 hours
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$38.50
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Hornocal, 14 colors mountain, trough Humahuaca´s gorge

Hornocal, 14 colors mountain, trough Humahuaca´s gorge

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Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world can be seen in one day on the excursion to Hornocal. The hill of the 14 colors, the entire Humahuaca gorge, visiting the Pucara de Tilcara and the 7-color hill in Purmamarca.
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  • 13 hours
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Full-Day Tour to Humahuaca Gorge from Salta

Full-Day Tour to Humahuaca Gorge from Salta

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Immerse yourself in the landscape and culture of the Humahuaca Gorge region during this 13-hour excursion from Salta. Skip the hassle of renting a car with included round-trip transportation from your hotel. With your guide in the lead, visit highlights of the region including the Uquia Chapel, the town of Purmamarca, and Seven Colors Hill.
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  • 13 hours
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Quebrada de Humahuaca Day Trip from Salta Including Purmamarca

Quebrada de Humahuaca Day Trip from Salta Including Purmamarca

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Discover the unusual landscape of Quebrada de Humahuaca on this full-day excursion from Salta. Travel along an ancient Incan route through multicolored canyons to this gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Stop at small indigenous villages like Humahuaca, Purmamarca and Tilcara to view historical adobe churches and ruins. Visit San Salvador de Jujuy, a small city situated among the wooded lowlands, before returning to Salta on Route 9.
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  • 12 hours
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$61.67
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Salinas, Purmamarca And Humahuaca 2 Days Tour

Salinas, Purmamarca And Humahuaca 2 Days Tour

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Spend 2 Days in stunning landscapes in Jujuy Province. Visit the Salinas Grandes salt flats, the Hill of 7 Colors and the Tilcara Pre-Inca Ruins and the most beautiful landscapes of the Quebrada de Humahuaca.
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  • 2 days
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$64.20
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Day Trip Discover Humahuaca Valley from Salta

Day Trip Discover Humahuaca Valley from Salta

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Absorb the spectral landscapes of the UNESCO-listed Quebrada de Humahuaca on a full-day tour from Salta. Alongside an expert guide, travel through the scenic Argentinian countryside to Purmamarca Village, an indigenous town home to the majestic Seven Colored Hill. Travel back in time in Pucará’s Archeological Museum; marvel at the ancient religious paintings in Uquía Church; and gaze at the golden statues inside the Cathedral of Maimara.
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  • 12 hours
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$59.02
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Humahuaca Gorge and Iruya 2 Days Journey from Salta

Humahuaca Gorge and Iruya 2 Days Journey from Salta

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Setting out on a 2-day journey through mountainous Argentina may seem overwhelming, but it's a breeze with a guide in the lead and all details arranged ahead of time. Visit highlights of the Humahuaca Gorge, including the Iruya Village, dating to the seventh century, as well as Uquia, Tilcara, and Purmamarca. Learn about the history, culture, and traditions of each location through your guide's in-depth commentary.
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  • 2 days
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4-Day Trip to Salta by Air from Buenos Aires

4-Day Trip to Salta by Air from Buenos Aires

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Discover the unique charm of Salta during this 3-night excursion from Buenos Aires. Explore the city's colonial architecture and scenic surrounding countryside. Take a comprehensive tour of the city to learn about its history and culture. Set out for Humahuaca and Cafayate, nearby destinations known for their stunning landscapes, including the Seven Colors Hill. Round-trip airfare, nightly accommodation, and daily breakfasts are included.
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  • 4 days
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$1,059.80
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3 Days 3 Full Excursions Pack

3 Days 3 Full Excursions Pack

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Book four excursions in three days in Salta to plan your vacation in advance. Full-day tours from Salta include Salinas Grandes, Humahuaca, and Cayafate. This tour pack allows you to get a comprehensive tour of the area without the need to rent a car; you can focus on the scenery instead of worrying about navigation and directions.
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  • 3 days
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$98.33
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PURMAMARCA - Hornocal and Humahuaca Private day tour

PURMAMARCA - Hornocal and Humahuaca Private day tour

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Visit Humauaca Gorge and some of Jujuy's most breathtaking landscapes. See the Hill of 7 Colors and the town of Purmamarca. Visit the Hill of 14 Colors for magnificent views on this full–day trip.
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  • 12 hours
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$140.00
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4 Days 4 full Excursions Promotion

4 Days 4 full Excursions Promotion

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Save time by taking four excursions to the Argentine north in four days from Salta. You’ll visit the rock formations and wineries of Cafayate; the hills and mountains of Cachi; Humuhuaca and the Salinas Grandes. You’ll see a ton in a relatively short amount of time and won't have to worry about planning or transportation on a tight schedule. Plus, wine tastings are included.
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  • 4 days
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$125.34
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Argentina from Salta, Northern region, to Mendoza , the central west region.

Argentina from Salta, Northern region, to Mendoza , the central west region.

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It is a special and different tour because the maximum number of people who can travel is 4 , plus the driver/guide. You will see the best part of the central-north Andean region in a very customised trip
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  • 9 days
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Tolar Grande: the kingdom of the silence

Tolar Grande: the kingdom of the silence

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It is a trip where you will visit places that would otherwise take many more days to see. Only 4 people maximum in the vehicle, it is an exclusive trip to enjoy remote places combining them with the most important tourist sites.
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  • 4 days
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Salta Classic 4 days / 3 nights

Salta Classic 4 days / 3 nights

This is a very unique sightseeing tour that will allow you to visit the Northwest of Argentina. This 2 tours are full day and will allow to visit the iconic places in the area. Tours are long because distance are long and some roads are unpaved. Also there is a high altitude during the tour that might affect you so please check with your doctor prior traveling.
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  • 4 days
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$395.00
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Full Day Excursion to Quebrada de Humahuaca from Salta

Full Day Excursion to Quebrada de Humahuaca from Salta

UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Enjoy the incredible landscapes of the Argentine Northwest. Learn about regional culture and traditions. Visit the craft market in Purmamarca. Incredible views of Cerro de Seven Colors and Cerro "Paleta del Pintor" will add an unforgettable memory to your trip.
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  • 12 hours
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$59.00
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6 days in Jujuy and Salta: From North to Full South

6 days in Jujuy and Salta: From North to Full South

With this 6-day package in the provinces of Salta and Jujuy, you can enjoy the natural wonders of Northern Argentina. Salta and Jujuy are the ideal destinations to enjoy unique views and scenes of this region of the country, desert and arid, in its small towns full of unique charm, surrounded by incredible valleys and mountains. This package includes accommodation, excursions and transfers.
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  • 6 days
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$845.25
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