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DAY 1 : After passing the town of Campo Quijano, accompanying part of the route of the branch C-14, it ascends through the Quebrada del Toro, Santa Rosa de Tastil, a small town with only one main street and five cross streets.

Above, San Antonio de los Cobres, named for being within its jurisdiction the famous Sierra del Cobre rich in this mineral.

Continuing for ex National Route Nº 40 towards the north and after one hour following the old way of the troperos, Salinas Grandes, whose origin dates from an extensive period located temporarily between 5 and 10 million years before the present. By its extension, this white and rough plain made of very clean salt, occupies the third place in the world. Descending through an amazing mountain road, and in just 34 km, the Cuesta de Lipán joins Salinas (maximum height: 4,200 meters above sea level) with Purmamarca (2,300 meters above sea level), a town that is established at the foot of Cerro Siete Colores.

DAY 2 : We look for the passengers by Purmamarca, famous for the frame of the Cerro Siete Colores, visible from its scenic streets and from the artisan market gathered around the main square. Maimará, with colorful hillsides called Paleta del Pintor. Its cemetery is also surprising, "suspended" at the top of the hill and visible from the road. Tilcara stands out for its local festivities (Carnival and Holy Week) and for its Pucará (fortified city) whose ruins have been partially reconstructed and transmit a notion of the development reached and prehispanic way of life. Further north, in Huacalera, the Tropic of Capricorn is crossed, identified with a white monolith. Uquía shows its chapel, built in the seventeenth century with the oldest altarpiece in the region, worked in laminated gold, being one of the 2 existing in Argentina decorated with oils from the Cuzco school, "Los Angeles Arcabuceros" nine in total, testimony of Peruvian colonial architecture.

Humahuaca gives name to the Quebrada and is its largest population, with cobblestone streets and iron streetlights in the corners, it is also the highest point of the route, almost 3000 meters above sea level. Main attractions: The Monument to the heroes of Independence, Cathedral Church and Municipal Building.

Then return to Salta before visiting the Church of Uquia and make a stop in Maimara for photography
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Important Information
Departure Point
The search is done within the city of Salta
Departure Time
We pick up passengers from the hotel in town between 7:00 to 7:45 hs.
Return Details
Upon returning from the excursion, passengers are left at their respective hotels
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees at Tilcara Pucara
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 29 January 2019 via mobile

Excellent sellers, but be careful if You’ve got a problem cause they’ll find excuses and make the less effort possible yo solve it and help you

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank albertodP273BR
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We came for 1 tour, we liked it and decided to take 3 others more.Best way to discover Salta/jujuy when you don't have a car.

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Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Juliette M
Reviewed 24 September 2018

My Mum and I went on two trips with this company and we enjoyed them both. The vans were fairly new, very clean and in good condition. Both the driver and the tour guides on each trip were friendly and professional. It was great having...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AaronC3297
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We sent on an Artay tour from Salta through the Quebrada del Toro to San Antonio de las Cobres, Salinas Grande and Purmamarca. It was practically a 11 to 12 hour tour of nearly 600 km and well worth it. Our driver/ guide Rami picked...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank vagabondafelice
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We took the "Quebrada de Humahuaca" tour with Julio, who was a friendly, informative and knowledgeable guide (he was able to talk and answer questions about topics as varied as art, geology, history, crafts, religion and food). We saw and learned more about the area,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank cork95
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  • Artay Viajes
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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