Humahuaca is a small city in Provincia San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina adjacent to the spectacular Quebrada de Humahuaca on the main road from Argentina into Bolivia. With a population of nearly 8,000 Humahuaca is sited along the banks of the Rio Grande at 3,000 meters above sea level.
A canyon next to Uquia village provides a possibility to explore colorful mountains. Buses to Uquia go from the main bus terminal every couple of minutes and cost 4 AR$. In Uquia, follow the street next to the church. At the cemetery continue straight on the road and later on a dry river bed, and eventually you will get to the wonderful canyon. Go almost to the end for most impressive rock formations. Return the same way. The church in Uquia is open 10AM - 12AM and 2PM - 4PM and is also worth seeing. Light conditions make the morning the best time to do this hike.
Serrania del Hornocal is a viewpoint for a colorful rock formation. To get there, you can either take a taxi for 250 AR$ or at 1PM, a van goes from the bridge to Aparzo for 20 AR$ per person. Get off at the top and then walk for 20 minutes to the viewpoint. The van goes back at approx. 5:10PM The best light to visit is in the afternoon. Be aware that you will be at 4000m to 4300m above seesea level!
Comfortable, quiet, clean and the owners are very welcoming. There is WiFi, but you have to ask for it to be switched on.
Breakfast included; 24 h hot water; WiFi in rooms; very friendly service.