"Humahaca : my favourite Quechua town and region" Top 5 Page for this destination Humahuaca by ptitetoile

Humahuaca Travel Guide: 44 reviews and 150 photos

Humahuaca (3000 m.) is a very picturesque and traditional town from the XVI century, located in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, in the North of Salta, in the Northwest of Argentina. Until the XIX century it was one of the main commercial centres of the Alto Perú, the largest settlement between Jujuy and the Bolivian border.
Its narrow cobbled streets and low houses made of adobe that still keep their ancient shape give to the village a really charming atmosphere...

Indian atmosphere

I felt there in another time...in fact, it is like it has always been...an indian town with all its characteristics...The empty paved streets (cars are also very rare) give a wonderful perspective...and the Quechua population in traditionnal clothes makes it even more authentic.

Quebrada de Humahuaca

Humahuaca (that takes its name from an ancien tribe) is also the name of the region and the canyon (Quebrada) that was created by the river Rio Grande.
The Quebrada is a protected heritage of the humanity for its civilization and villages but also for its colorful mountains (The valley of the painter). From Jujuy to Humahuaca, the road n°9 crosses incredibly nice landscapes and mountains...
I recommand the ride!!!!! The greatest places of the Quebrada de Humahuaca are Purmamarca, Tilcara, Uquia, Maimará and Humahuaca itself!

  • Last visit to Humahuaca: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2006 at 3:42 AM

    I love this indian village aswell Greetz from Gent

  • DPando's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2006 at 1:56 PM

    such a wonderful tips and pics and i can feel the breath of humahuaca air !!!! i love it ..next september i will follow your accomodation suggestion !

  • Hermanater's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2006 at 11:18 AM

    Happy Birthday....great pages, Love your photos....

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2005 at 9:53 AM

    great page!

  • Orkaena's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2005 at 6:57 PM

    You're moving my soul sediments, my father was a mestizo, between a quechua woman and a spaniard, guau! it's strong for me

  • Maillekeul's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2005 at 3:40 AM

    C'etait bien hein ?! Un de nos moments les plus sympathiques, a se balader dans la Quebrada...

  • Muya's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2005 at 2:27 PM

    "Climbing the white mountain...AND FURTHER"... typically Sarah :-)))))) Great page, miss !

  • Bigjones's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2005 at 1:59 AM

    Typique typique !!!


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