Adventure at La Quebrada (ASA)                         More information

Adventure to Atacama and La Quebrada de Humahuaca trekking with Patagonia Adventure Trip at North of Chile and Argentina This trekking tour around the Puna in the North West of Argentina will allow us to discover the highlights of this region by combining a hike crossing through the heart of the Quebrada de Humahuaca with amazing landscapes. This adventure trip will show us what is beyond the regular tourist routes: the original inhabitants, their costumes and more important we will get to enjoy the Quebrada. An adventure trek for those who want a walking tour to discover the secrets of this region. With this Andes mountains crossing we will visit different towns such as Iruya and Rodeo Colorado until we reach Humahuaca. Our trip ends in the city of Salta.
This is a regular group activity but with a minimum of 2 passengers.

Departures 2013:

    8 days - 7 nights

    Season: April to October

    Begins: Saturday

Starts at: Salta Airport (SLA).
Ends at: Salta Airport (SLA).

Day 1: Salta Airport - Salta
We welcome you at the Salta Airport and transfer to our accommodation. The rest of the day will be free for us to discover this particular city.
Lodging at Hosteria Double or Single Room
Included meals: none

Day 2: San Antonio de los Cobres y Salinas Grandes
We depart early on our way to Campo Quijano, going thru the Quebrada Del Toro, and the finally arriving to the pre Hispanic city of Rosa de Tastil with its legendary ruins. Our trip continues to San Antonio de los Cobres, a typical town located at 4000 meters high. Later, through el Paso de Jama we will be able to appreciate the “Salinas Grandes”; then descending over the path of the Lipan, we will make a stop at the town of Pumamarca and its famous Mount of the ‘Los Siete Colores’. Later we arrive to our lodge at the painteresque town of Tilcara.
Lodging at Hosteria Double or Single Room
Included meals : breakfast (B)

Day 3: Devil’s Throat - Tilcara

We will have the morning free to discover the town and its unique things such as: la Plaza Grande, la Plaza Chica, the town church and the Pucará de Tilcara, an important milestone in the Quebrada de Humahuaca. In the afternoon we will do a small trek to the devil’s throat, walking along the old Kollas paths and watching the amazing view. After 3 or 4 hours we finally go back to Tilcara.
Lodging at Hosteria Double or Single Room
Included meals : breakfast (B)

Day 4: Tilcara - Iruya

During the morning, we will travel out of Jujuy towards the North in a local Bus to the small town of Iruya, a picturesque village just in the north of Salta. We will have enough time to walk around the town, discovering its beautiful cobbled streets and its typical chapel. We will spend the night in this fascinating place.
Simple Lodging.
Included meals: breakfast (B), box lunch (BL) and dinner (D)

Day 5: Iruya - Chiyayoc
Early in the morning, we will begin the crossing from Iruya, at 2800 metres altitude. We will hike up north the river in a slow but incessant ascent, until we reach the Abra Del Colorado. From there, we will walk down to the San Juan River where we have lunch. After the break, another hiking ascent is expecting us and then the posterior hiking descent to the Chiyayoc village, at 3100 m altitude over sea level. Walking time: 8 to 9 hours.
Simple Lodging
Included meals: breakfast (B), box lunch (BL) and dinner (D)

Day 6: Chiyayoc - Rodio
We continue our crossing trek, walking up to the Abra of Chiyayoc ascending at 3900 meters over sea level. From there we descent while enjoying the view, until we arrive to the small town of Rodio, at 3000 meters altitude. Estimated walking time: 4 to 5 hours.
Lodging at Semi full Camping
Included meals: breakfast (B), box lunch (BL) and dinner (D)

Day 7: Rodio – Rodeo Colorado - Humahuaca
Our trekking continues through this amazing landscape. We descend walking until we reach the valley of river Trancas. Once there we start hiking up again until we arrive to the edge. From there we will have a fabulous view of the town of Rodeo Colorado. Later we hike back descending through the Pera river. We finally arrive to Rodeo Colorado town. Estimated walking time: 5 to 6 hours. During the afternoon we go back in our vehicle to Humahuaca, Jujuy.
Lodging at Hosteria Double or Single Room.
Included meals: breakfast (B) and box lunch (BL)

Day 8: Humahuaca – Salta Airport
After breakfast we are transferred to the Salta airport where our tours ends.
Included meals: breakfast (B)

Price: 1375 u$d (Hosteria - Double room)
           1720 u$d (Hosteria - Single room)

Included services: Incoming services, 4 nights in Hostería double or single with breakfast (1 in Salta, 2 in Tilcara and 1 in Humahuaca), 1 night in Semi–Full Camp (included: tents and dinner tent or saloon. Not included: sleeping bag or insulating mattress), 2 nights in simple lodging (room without private bathroom) Bilingual guide (Spanish – English) during all the excursions, 7 breakfast(B), 4 box lunch (BL) and 3 dinners (D), Devil’s throat Trek at Tilcara, all transportation as shown in the itinerary combining private and regular buses, trekking between Iruya and Rodeo Colorado. (Between days 5, 6 and 7 we provide mules for the transportation of the tents, general equipment and food for all the crossing. We will carry the travelers’ luggage up to a maximum of 8 kg)

Not included services: international and domestic flights, airport taxes, transfers in Buenos Aires, nights in Buenos Aires, drinks, foods not detailed, optional excursions, medical covering, tips, services not detailed in the program. More information

List of suggested personal equipment:
• Backpack, 60 /70 lts
• Sleeping bag, down or synthetic, for -10ºC
• Sleeping mattress (therm-a-rest type)
• Trekking shoes or boots
• Thermal underwear
• Trekking pants
• Fleece
• Breathable parka and over pants
• Gaiters
• Gloves
• Thermal socks
• Swim suit & towel (for a warm bath at Atacama geysers)
• The necessary spare cloth
• Wool hat
• Sun hat
• Sun glasses
• Sun screen / block (UV is strong)
• Personal items
• Lamp
• Trekking poles (recommended, if you are used to them)
• Water bottle
• Photo camera & batteries
• Personal medication
• Garbage bags (we Leave No Trace)

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