Quebrada de Humahuaca
Private Visit to Purmamarca in La Quebrada de Humahuaca.
Early Departure to Quebrada de Humahuaca.
Ocher, green, blue… that colors characterize Quebrada de Humahuaca: 130 kilometers of natural beauty on both sides of Rio Grande; a range of imposing tones displaying on the mountainsides. The weather is dry and wonderful; it is rarely cloudy.
We will visit Purmamarca, a picturesque town suggested as National Monument, framed by Cerro de los Siete Colores. The minerals of its colors correspond to sediments of the cretacic period (ended 65 million years ago), when the dinosaurs disappeared. Purmamarca has a complete handcraft fair, where talking to the indigenous craftsmen means to enrich our culture; its Chapel consecrated to Santa Rosa de Lima, was built in 1648.
Maimara, a small town located in the heart of the ravine, where we can find the hills known as Paleta del Pintor, formed by a series of natural folding corresponding to tertiary and quaternary rocks. We will also visit Tumbaya, Posta de los Hornillos and Uquia, where we will find San Antonio de Padua’s Church built in 1691. Its walls have harquebusier angels belonging to the school from Cuzco.
Other tourist attractions are the Quebrada de Quetacara Grande, Quebrada de Yacoraite, Cerro Morado, Angosto de Perchel, Los Amarillos, and La Quisca.