2 Days in Humahuaca

The 14 Colored Mountain

Humahuaca was one of my favorite town in northwest Argentina! I thought the city had the perfect combination of a small town feel, nightlife, and beautiful hiking and scenery. Stephanie, my friend from Germany, and I took the 45 minute bus ride from TIlcara to Humamhuaca at 10am in the morning. Upon our arrival to town we went to La Antigua Hostel which was AMAZING and I would definitely recommend it to any one wanting to travel to Humahuaca. They had the cutest dog at the hostel and for their free breakfast in the morning they had homemade bread with dulche de leche and you could fresh squeeze your own orange juice! Our first afternoon there we walked around the main square and grabbed lunch before taking a shared cab to the 14 colored mountain. The hostel arranged the driver which was great and it cost $200 pesos per person. The 14 colored mountain was even prettier than Pumamarca and if I had to recommend one over the other I would definitely choose the 14 colored mountain.
The second day, Stephanie and I caught the 10am Panamerica bus from the station to Inca Cueva which is a hike to ancient incan cave drawings. We ran into a solo traveler from Buenos Aires named Felipe who joined us on

our hike. The trailhead was clearly marked and it took us about 50 minutes to reach the white flag which marked the meeting spot for the local who would come show us around the cave. It cost $50 pesos for them to spend 40 minutes showing us the cave drawings and describing what everything was. After seeing the cave, we hiked up to this arch/window in the side of the mountain which only took about 15 minutes. We then stopped for lunch and hiked back so we could catch the 3pm Panamerica bus back to Humahuaca. Just a travel tip, not all of the bus companies will stop and let you off at the trailhead or pick you up from the trailhead but Panamerica will so try and plan your trip around their bus times! After the hike, we went to dinner at a local spot on Av. Gray. Belgrano and then next door to the bar called La Puerta Verde which was local live music. We met several amazing people and had a great last evening in Humahuaca!

Author: jordansjourneys92

Hi! My name is Jordan Gurkin and I am currently traveling around the U.S. and working for a non-profit called Compassion International. I just finished spending a year backpacking and teaching English in South America. I'm a travel blogger focused on bringing you budget travel advice, travel tips, and some of my recommendations on places to visit!

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