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5 days Horseback riding, Tilcara-Quebrada de Humahuaca, Las Yungas

5 days Horseback riding, Tilcara-Quebrada de Humahuaca, Las Yungas | Argentina

David, an AAGM certified guide, wants to invite you this horseback riding traverse across some of the most iconic spots in Quebrada de Humahuaca. Follow him on this adventure into the jungle at Las Yungas, in Jujuy, Argentina



5 Days

All year

Open To Everyone

All Levels


* Discover fantastic places on this horseback riding journey

* Reach the jungle of Las Yungas in northern Argentina

* Explore the Quebrada de Humahuaca with a local guide


Jujuy is one of Argentina’s most mesmerizing provinces. I invite you to explore it with me on this 5-day horseback riding adventure. Join me and let’s unveil all the beauty of Las Yungas, Quebrada de Humahuaca and Tilcara!

Quebrada de Humahuaca is a magnificent valley in northern Argentina. And within this fantastic place, there are other incredible things to see and do. What’s more, it has a very unique environment, surrounded by mountains of different shades and sizes, painting everything with a dazzling palette.

Then, aside from the natural beauty of this valley, it has also great cultural and economical importance. Due to its location, Quebrada de Humahuaca connects many of the towns in the area, including Tilcara. This wonderful place has served as a connecting road for people, ideas and culture for more than 10,000 years.

Tilcara is a charming town, that lies in the heart of Quebrada de Humahuaca. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for its indigenous traditions, which are still celebrated, along with the delicious regional food and welcoming people.

The journey I propose departs from Tilcara heading towards the jungle. Over a period of 5 days and 4 nights, we’ll cross the peaks that separates Quebrada de Humahuaca from Las Yungas. We’ll cross pre-incan paths and admire local houses right at the foot of the mountains. Also, we’ll get the most incredible sceneries on each day’s 7 to 8 hours of riding.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore some of Jujuy’s most beautiful places. Follow me on this 5-days traverse across the mountains in Quebrada de Humahuaca and into the jungle in Las Yungas.

Looking for a shorter adventure? Check this half-day Horseback riding from Tilcara to Maimara, Jujuy.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Minimum 2 and maximum 15 people for this trip. To confirm the trip 20% of the price is required in advance. The prices are per person, per season.


More info

Bring comfortable clothing and shoes, sunscreen and a hat. Please note each horse has different characteristics and personalities. We have different saddles according to your needs.

Meeting point

CHICAPA behind the Pucara of Tilcara

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

AAGM Mountain Guide from Argentina.

I was born in Catamarca province, land of 6000m peaks (los seismiles), such as Pissis and Ojos del Salado.

I now live in Tilcara, Jujuy, located in the 'Quebrada de Humahuaca' a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

I guide mountaineering, trekking, horse riding and multi adventure trips in Argentina's North and North-West region.

When guiding, my objective is to provide confidence and safety to my clients, and by the end of the trip to say goodbye as friends.



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What people are saying about David



I dont know where to start. But david do not speak english, as he said and lupe from explore and share said he did. But I was thinking okay ill get to practice My spanish. But we had some trouble in communication. And there was some bad communication between david and Explorer and share so i did not get the expedition i bought. I paid My self for 3 days at hostels and hotels althoug it was included also 100 dollars extra for base camp at llullaillaco. At grand tolar david left me at gave me a local guide lorenzo also only speaking spanish but really nice and peacefull and great Guy by the way. But david said he has problems so he had to go. When i got down from summit no david. So i write to him a litle angry where he was and where My stuff was and he was in a city 3 hours away. But he got me some transport to him and ill ended up paying for My hotel there to. Now to the good things. The expedition where beutyfull. And david know whats good for you i got good aklimatation and most places where absolutely stunning. Will i recomend david. Probely not. Unless you speak spanish and make sure everthing is sorte out and no misunderstandings.



I had a mindblown experience riding in the mountains for 3 days in Juyjuy, or should I say horseback mountain climbing. I do have previous experience with horseback riding, but I have never done anything compared to this. Mesmerizing views, primitive overnight stays and food in the nature. I was also allowed to book very last minute, resulting in me being alone in the mountains with a guide. This tour is an experience that I will take with me fondly for life. My communication with David was good. My guide on the journey, Gonzalo, was very shy and timid. He only answered questions and did not explain to me the areas we were riding through. Something that I would have appreciated. This is also a very Argentinian experience in the sense that they sent an itinerary that was not exactly followed, and they were not punctual on time. If you have a relaxed view upon things like these, you will have an amazing time. Living here, I have come to learn that this is very Argentinian, so you also get a cultural experience. On the plus side, here, everything has a solution. The only thing, as an urbanized European, I would have highly appreciated, is that they bring a satellite telephone (mentioned in the itinerary) and a primitive first aid kit (mentioned during the briefing), that they did not. I do understand that they know these mountains like the back of their hands. But I do not, if something would have happened. I did feel safe during the tour. All in all, I highly recommend this tour, while ensuring that important things to me are brought on the trip.



I hired David Torres for a full-day mountain hike at least 2 months in advance. Without explanation or warning, he sent in his place a man with a recently broken ankle who uses a cane to walk! My entire day of "hiking" was a 3k slow walk on a flat trail. I have attempted to get a refund, but the company has refused to communicate with me. The replacement guide told me David had another trip at the same time as mine, and chose the other, more lucrative, trip.



The trip was amazing. The climb especially. Not being used to horse riding it was quite exhausting but overall we were very satisfied with how the day went.

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