Hornocal: Tour of the 14 Colors Mountain & Humahuaca´s Gorge
- Pickup available
- Duration options: 9 - 12 hours
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Great value for money. Full day tour returning to Salta late at night. It would have been good to stay a bit longer at Purmamarca and less at Tilcara, however it was all enjoyable and interesting. The minibus transport is ok if you board early in the tour when there is choice of seats but if you are picked up when the bus is getting full, the choice of seats is not great and consequently your view and comfort may be compromised e.g. having to sit in a seat with the wheel cover in your foot space or the views partially obstructed by chairs or window frames not aligning with your position.
The humahuaca's gorge is a beautiful arid area but the 14 colours mountain is a natural wonder, a rare breathtaking must-see in the world. A 4 wheel-drive is recommended to climb along the unsealed road up to this 4350 m outlook in Hornocal but it is only 25 km from Humahuaca village. At this altitude, light headaches, dizziness, breathing and heart troubles may occur. So, it is better not to walk too far and stay by the car and enjoy the stunning view.
It is an excellent tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and competent. The various stops were very enjoyable and scenic, perfect for picture taking. The stop in Humahuaca could have been shortened by a half hour, as the tour took over 14.5 hours as there were many police check stops that delayed our return trip to Salta.
A long day of driving but you see a lot of cool stuff. The views at Purmamarca perhaps the highlight. Well organised and with some time to wander around on your own. Maria was a very knowledgable guide and explained everything in both English and Spanish at the same time.
The bus trip was good the scenery excellent the bus clean and comfortable. the pick up was on time and lunch great. The only flaw was the guide spoke 90% in spanish and only a little in english . Otherwise a well run tour and we reccommend it if in Salta