Humahuaca Gorge and Iruya 2 Days Journey from Salta
Go on a two days journey all along the Humahuaca Gorge up to Iruya Village, a small settlement dating back from the seventieth century, which seems to be carved into the mountain. You will visit the villages of Purmamarca, Tilcara, Uquía and Humahuaca to get to know the culture and traditions of it's inhabitants, and observe magnificent landscapes as well
We begin with the pick up from centrally located Salta hotels around 7 am, to start out trip towards the Humahuaca Gorge. The first point of interest is Purmamarca, there you can tour the town to see it's main plaza and the craft market, but it's main attraction is the amazing Seven Colours Hill. We continue to Tilcara where we will visit the Pucara, and old native fort, and the Archaeological Museum. Our next stop will be at Huacalera, where we can see a landmark pointing the Tropic of Capricorn, and also, get an amazing view of the Pollera del Colla Hill.
The journey goes on up to Uquía, to tour it's church, where the paintings of Angels Arcabuceros (important vestige in the Cuzco school) are kept. Upon arriving to Humahuaca, we will visit its important cathedral and the Independence Monument (El Indio) made by the sculptor Soto Avendaño. Now, we will have to go off road, passing through the village of Iturbe and Abra del Condor (3900 masl) to reach the entrance of a small creek where Iruya is located. We will spend the night there to have a well earned rest and on the next day we will return to Salta, passing through San Salvador de Jujuy city in the way