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Tilcara Vacation Packages

Hike along the circuits that meander through a reconstructed Inca complex and relish the views of the colorful desert mountains.

Tilcara is a historic city with rich traditions that lies on the eastern flank of the Rio Grande. It is known for its spectacular views of the colorful mountain peaks of the region and the indigenous culture. Wander through the town and interact with locals for a sense of the local ambiance in this mountain-top desert landscape.

The highlight of the area is the Pucará de Tilcara in the southern outskirts of the small city. Climb the hill to see the partially reconstructed ruins and enjoy the panoramic view of the Rio Grande river and the undulating surrounding terrain. Explore the fascinating stone structures with a docent to learn about the 15th-century Inca history in this region.

Capture photos of the multicolored mountains that the Inca would have seen centuries ago. Sit on a rock between cacti and meditate on the remarkable history. Trails meander through the colorful landscape at the center of the Humahuaca Ravine.

In the heart of Tilcara are many buildings with whitewashed facades of Spanish colonial design. Admire the twin towers of the Our Lady of Rosario Church on the eastern flank of the Sergeant Antonio Peloc Plaza.

Peruse the intriguing exhibits on display in the Eduardo Casanova Archeological Museum on the main plaza, which is decorated with trees. Adjacent is the José Terry Museum showcasing an artist’s works.

The city is one of the country’s oldest continuously inhabited settlements and stands at an elevation of 8,200 feet (2,500 meters). Expect warm days November through March and cold winter nights the rest of the year. Note that the full name of the city is San Francisco de Tilcara.

It is in the province of Jujuy in northwestern Argentina, close to the borders with Chile and Bolivia. Take a bus north from Jujuy for 50 miles (80 kilometers) to get here. Explore the small city on foot or by bus. The nearest major airport is the Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport, a 3-hour drive south.

Tilcara brings the rich traditions and history of the Inca people to life in this scenic part of the world.


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Refugio Del Pintor $70
Refugio Del Pintor

Refugio Del Pintor

Quebrada De Humahuaca, Tilcara
     
    3.8
    of 5, from 32 reviews
    3.5 out of 5.0

    Situated in Tilcara, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Jose Antonio Terry Regional Museum and Dr. Eduardo Casanova Archaeological Museum. Pucara de Tilcara and Waira Caves are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    Las Terrazas Hotel Boutique $129
    Las Terrazas Hotel Boutique

    Las Terrazas Hotel Boutique

    Calle de la Sorpresa esquina San Martín, Tilcara
       
      4.6
      of 5, from 9 reviews
      3.5 out of 5.0

      Situated in the historical district, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Jose Antonio Terry Regional Museum and Dr. Eduardo Casanova Archaeological Museum. Waira Caves and Pucara de Tilcara are also within 1 mi (2 km).

      Las Marias Hotel Boutique $111
      Las Marias Hotel Boutique

      Las Marias Hotel Boutique

      Sorpresa 573, Tilcara
         
        4.7
        of 5, from 69 reviews
        3.5 out of 5.0

        Located in the heart of Tilcara, this boutique hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Jose Antonio Terry Regional Museum and Dr. Eduardo Casanova Archaeological Museum. Pucara de Tilcara and Waira Caves are also within 1 mi (2 km).

        Hotel El Reposo del Diablo $96
        Hotel El Reposo del Diablo

        Hotel El Reposo del Diablo

        Alverro 1049, Tilcara
           
          4.3
          of 5, from 7 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Situated near the boardwalk, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jose Antonio Terry Regional Museum, Dr. Eduardo Casanova Archaeological Museum, and Pucara de Tilcara. Waira Caves is 1.3 mi (2 km) away.

          Antigua Tilcara $66
          Antigua Tilcara

          Antigua Tilcara

          Calle de la Sorpresa 484, Tilcara
             
            4.6
            of 5, from 5 reviews
            2.5 out of 5.0

            Situated in Tilcara, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Jose Antonio Terry Regional Museum and Dr. Eduardo Casanova Archaeological Museum. Pucara de Tilcara and Waira Caves are also within 1 mi (2 km).

            Al Sereno Hotel Panoramico $90
            Al Sereno Hotel Panoramico

            Al Sereno Hotel Panoramico

            Doctor Ernesto Padilla 537, Tilcara
               
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in Tilcara, this hotel is close to Dr. Eduardo Casanova Archaeological Museum, Jose Antonio Terry Regional Museum, and Pucara de Tilcara. Also nearby are Waira Caves and Garganta del Diablo Trail.

              La Comarca Hotel $134
              La Comarca Hotel

              La Comarca Hotel

              Ruta 52 Km 4.2, Purmamarca
                 
                4.3
                of 5, from 6 reviews
                3.5 out of 5.0

                Situated in Purmamarca, this hotel is steps from Plaza 9 de Julio and Santa Rosa de Lima Church. Paseo de los Colorados Trail is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) away.

                Hostería Munay Humahuaca $43
                Hostería Munay Humahuaca

                Hostería Munay Humahuaca

                Bº Medalla Milagrosa - La Banda, Humahuaca
                   
                  4.3
                  of 5, from 23 reviews
                  2.5 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Humahuaca, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Quebrada de Humahuaca, Candelaria Church, and Heroes of the Independence Monument. Chapel of the Immaculate Conception and Tropic of Capricorn Monolith are also within 20 mi (32 km).

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