Trips and cultural discover in the Andean chain

Opportunity to appreciate the aboriginal, mixed race and colonial culture of the province of Jujuy.  A mythical place in the heart of the Andes, where the communities still practice some ancient rituals:

  • Offerings to the Pachamama (Mother Earth)
  • Misachicos:  Processions in honor of the Virgin Mary
  • Branding of llamas
  • Carnival festivities
  • Dance of the Samilantes (rain ritual)

Encounters with:

Farmers and cattle breeders from the Jujuy valleys

Artists and craftsmen from the Quebrada de Humahuaca

The aboriginal communities of llama breeders in the Argentine Puna (high plateau)

Come and discover the great ecological and cultural diversity of the Argentine NorthWest.

The area of  Quebrada de Humahuaca has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, based on its natural scenery and the authenticity of its culture.  It is an Andean valley, a succession of oases at great height, surrounded by enormous rock formations of contrasting origin and colors, where gigantic cacti grow.

Farmers in the area apply traditional methods, in small family establishments, sometimes using either horses or oxen for ploughing.

In the green valleys,  large ranches, which exist from colonial times, grow tobacco and breed cattle and horses.

The Puna  (high plateau), located between 9000 and 12000 ft in altitude, is festooned with volcanoes of more than 18000 ft.  This geographic area is host to a variety of autochthonous fauna and flora and a very ancient human activity.  The aboriginal Coyas, llama breeders, live in communities, sharing these semi-desert spaces with wild vicunas and guanacos.