Half-day Horseback riding from Tilcara to Maimara, Jujuy

Follow David, an AAGM certified guide, on this wonderful adventure horseback riding from Tilcara to Maimara. Discover a fantastic in Jujuy, northern Argentina with a local and experienced guide.




Trip Duration

1/2 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

15 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip



  • Explore some of the most beautiful parts of Tilcara

  • Be mesmerized by the pre-Incan ruins in Pucara

  • Ride a horse across a dazzling scenery

Tilcara is a magical region surrounded by majestic mountains of different shapes and colors. This enchanting town lies within the mesmerizing valley of Quebrada de Humahuaca, a UNESCO World heritage site. And horseback riding is undoubtedly the best way to explore this fantastic place.  

There are many reasons to come to this place. First, Tilcara is one of the oldest settlements in Argentina, that has been continuously inhabited, dating back more than 10,000 years. Also, it has an important cultural significance for the country. And the sceneries here are simply breathtaking!

So the itinerary I propose, follows some of the most iconic places of Tilcara and Maimara. We’ll depart from the Chicapa neighbourhood at around 2,450 meters. Thereupon, our journey begins, bordering the pre-incan ruins of Pucara. After that, we’ll follow the river bank of Huasamayo, into the old trail, which local people use to reach Punta Corral.

From there, we will border the Paleta del Pintor hill until we reach Pata Pampa. Once in Pata Pampa, we will make a stop to rest and appreciate all the beauty that will surround us, and the spectacular views of the Quebrada de Humahuaca, Tilcara and Maimara.

Later, we’ll descend towards the Bodega de Fernando Dupon, where we’ll visit the local vineyards and its bodega. This will take around 30 minutes, after which we’ll head back crossing the Rio Grande and the Chicapa farming fields. So it will be a unique opportunity to observe the cultivating process, with a dazzling scenery as its background.

If you want to join this marvellous trip, just send me a request. I would love to guide you across this paradise in Jujuy, Argentina.

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Price per person

Group of 2
50 USD

Group of 3
50 USD

Group of 4
50 USD

Group of 5
50 USD

Group of 6
50 USD

Group of 7
50 USD

Group of 8
50 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
 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.


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details

Skill level required
All Levels
Fitness level required
Open to everyone
Meeting point
CHICAPA behind the Pucara of Tilcara
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.


About the 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.

FROM 50 USD per person


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