Full Day - Colla Community Lunch in Uquia and Humahuaca

Tour Number

Activity Level

77707


Categories

Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Tours suitable for the whole family, I am very kid friendly (I have an 8 year old daughter and many nephews). It is important to know that the major routes in this region have altitudes up to 4000 meters, and many curves in the road, and long stretches in the car. Please let me know in advance if you require a carseat.

Friendly: No.
While my vehicle is not built to accomodate handicapped persons, and the architecture of the buildings and layout of the sites are not always wheelchair accessible, I am always willing to physically help customers who are willing to take on more of a challenge and enjoy my home.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (conversational)

From Purmamarca or Tilcara. A special family days. Farm animals. Cultural exchange.


There are very few opportunities to share a day with an indigenous Colla family, but this tour will provide this experience. The Lamas family is known for its hospitality and warmth, their willingness to share their table, teach their way of life, and their respect for the Pachamama and the natural world. Also notable is their desire and openness to learning about other cultures, countries and religions. Spending a day with these people is enriching and unforgettable, and an important piece of the authentic Northwest experience we aim to provide.

the Quebrada de Humahuaca, recently declared a World Heritage for Humanity by UNESCO. It boasts a striking narrow valley of beautiful mountains, ancient Andean culture and 10, 000 years of history.

Itinerary

We start at 9am. We will head northbound in the direction that leads us to cross the Tropic of Capricorn, Huacalera represented by a monolith. In Uquía we visit its picturesque church known for its gold encrusted altar and extensive collection of Angeles School of Arcabuceros Cuzco paintings. Before lunch, we will visit Humahuaca, its historic town center, its narrow paved streets, its square and its church. We continue our journey to the north, just 18 Km from Humahuaca where we will meet Hector Lamas, his wife Clarita and their children Marina, Favio, Gabriela and Carolina. At home we will have a goat roasted in clay oven, served with Andean potatos and vegetable salads collected from ther garden. After sharing lunch, one of the family members will show us the garden and animals, then we will visit Sapagua archaeological sites, and the cemetery Chulquiaguada Lama where their ancestors are entoumbed. After the walk, we will have tea with homemade, freshly-baked bread and return to the hotel.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel, in Tilcara or Purmamarca.

End location: I will drop you off at your hotel, in Tilcara or Purmamarca.

Duration: 9 hours

This tour can be done all year.

Transportation

Transportation to and from the city of Salta in licenced Volkswagen Amarok 4x4.
Vehicle equipped with oxygen tube, emergency satellite phone and VHF radio.

What’s Included

Transportation from and to the city of Salta in licenced Volkswagen Amarok 4x4.
Vehicle equipped with oxygen tube, emergency satellite phone and VHF radio.
Private and personalized guide service with vehicle all the time.
Soft drinks, snacks and lunch.
Local guide.
If have special dietary or health needs (vegetarian or celiac), please notify me when you make your reservation, so that I can do my best to accomodate your needs.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

200 pesos - 20 usd per person for lunch and local guide.

What’s Extra

20 usd per person for lunch and local guide.

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    77707


    Categories

    Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Tours suitable for the whole family, I am very kid friendly (I have an 8 year old daughter and many nephews). It is important to know that the major routes in this region have altitudes up to 4000 meters, and many curves in the road, and long stretches in the car. Please let me know in advance if you require a carseat.

    Friendly: No.
    While my vehicle is not built to accomodate handicapped persons, and the architecture of the buildings and layout of the sites are not always wheelchair accessible, I am always willing to physically help customers who are willing to take on more of a challenge and enjoy my home.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (conversational)

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