Quebrada de Humahuaca
This is one of the most memorable, colorful and fascinating parts of a trip to the Argentine north. The Quebrada de Humahuaca was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2003.What it is is a gorge 190 km long. Here you will see some of the most amazing naturally occuring colors anywhere. If you look at the Paleta del Pintor (the Painter's Palette) in Mainara or the Cerro de Siete Colors (the Hill of Seven Colors) in Purmamarca you will see.There are a lot of activities available in this part of the country, but please remember that you are at the foothills of the Andes. You will be at altitude much of the time in the Quebrada, so prepare yourself accordingly.The Quebrada de Humahuaca was named a World Heritage site because it has been a crossroads for civilizations since it was originally settled by the indigeous people some 10,000 years ago.