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Originally inhabitted by the Omaguaca indians, the Humahuaca Ravine was declared World Heritage in the category of Natural Landscapes, in 2003. Located at the Northern Region, in the province of Jujuy, this ravine spreads over 105 miles of steep slope from North to South, at both sides of the Río Grande basin. It is a geographic bond between the valleys and the Puna and it is surrounded by high hills. Comprised by the departments of Tumbaya, Tilcara and Humahuaca, it shelters small towns like Reyes, Yala, Lozano, León, Volcán, Tumbaya, Purmamarca, Hornillos, Maimará, Tilcara, Juella, Huacalera, Uquía and Humahuaca. Villages of narrow roads, mud houses and white chapels; sunny mornings, silent siesta-afternoons and starry nights; windy days, fresh summers and warm winters; lands of ancestral beliefs, cheerful celebrations, millenarian arts, melancholic music, exceptional flavors and multiple colors. A place where natural imposing attractions merge with the mystics of its people and culture. The Ravine, magical and charming.
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From the colors of the Ravine to the whites of the Puna: The Great Salt Fields
In Jujuy, heading towards the border, a landscape in the altitude where life becomes extreme beauty.
Humahuaca, heroic land of our Independence
The extreme of the desert. “Historical capital city” of the Ravine, established by the Spaniards in times of the Conquer. Colonial postcard of a millenary land.
Tilcara, Andean cultural shelter
An ancient millenary land of originary inhabitants; Archaeology and Museum Capital of the province of Jujuy, shelter of artists, musicians and poets.
Purmamarca, land of colors
At the heart of the Humahuaca Ravine, a little town with red color soil streets and mud houses that merge with a landscape of imposing multicolor hills.
Festivals and celebrations at the Humahuaca Ravine
Meetings ruled by syncretism and uniqueness. Terms that define the attractive religious culture of the towns of the ravine.
Adventures at the Humahuaca Ravine
A mountain terrain is the imposing natural scenario, with plenty wild spaces and roads to live adventure on foot, at horseback or muleback and/or with 4x4 vehicles.
Ancestral flavors at the Humahuaca Ravine
Recipes that cheer up lunch time and seduce in the evenings, transmitted by generation to generation: an irresistible experience.