The province of Jujuy in Northwestern Argentina borders Bolivia and Chile. Jujuy has 1,500 archaeological sites spanning the hunter-gatherers of the late Stone Age to the Indigenous Pre-Columbian civilizations and the colonial Hispanic period. The history and culture of this region plus the unique geography prompted UNESCO to declare The Quebrada of Humahuaca as a “Cultural and Natural World Heritage site”.
During the last 11,000 years of inhabitation, Jujuy was populated by numerous cultures and each one of them contributed to our archaeological heritage. Among these people, The Incas, who turned up to be the greatest road builders in the Americas, planned and erected numerous pieces of infrastructure in this region. All across the Northwest of Argentina there are Inca trails, but only in this section you can find such an impressive and interesting transition of landscapes and diverse ecosystems. In only 64km you cross from a semi-desert environment full of cactus and vicunas to a high cloud forest with gigantic trees, monkeys and jaguars.
The possibility of accessing in such a short distance several ecological enviroments and its multiple resources, made the Incas interested in this area and in the way left for us to enjoy the most beautiful section of Inca trail in Argentina.