It is a quiet walk through the beautiful “Valle Escondido” of Ocumazo, being able to start from your community room or from the house of the “Grandparents of Ocumazo” the walk will cross small family fields knowing their fruit and vegetable production, agricultural calendar, traditions and festivities in around it and the old and traditional hydraulic mill still in operation. The tour could only end with a tasting of the exquisite local production that ranges from jams, nuts, beers and artisan cider. About the Circuit: Duration: 2 hours approx. Location: 16 km from the town of Humahuaca Access: by RN 9 to Humahuaca and RP 73 to the Community of Ocumazo
Ocumazo, Humahuaca, Jujuy.
About me I am Armando Liques, a member of the Hornocal-Pueblo Omaguaca Native Community. I was born in Calete and grew up in a little house located in the ravine at the foot of the hill of 14 colors. My father and mother dedicated their whole lives to agriculture, they planted peas, beans, potatoes, they were among the first to plant carrots, my brothers and I helped them. When classes started, we would go down to Calete through a narrow and colorful ravine known as “El Angosto”. To attend high school, I had to move to Humahuaca, being able to return to my Hornocal only on vacation. I felt very sad every time I had to leave. I lived 20 years in Buenos Aires, there I learned the baker’s trade. When the original community of Hornocal began the procedures for its legal status, I met Dr. Eulogio Frites, father of indigenous law, I was the manager of the community in the city of fury. In 2005, I decided to return to my land, just arrived I dedicated myself to agriculture like my parents. He planted and sold peas, beans and potatoes, only to exchange for sugar, rice or flour. In […]
Hornocal, Humahuaca, Jujuy.
About us I am María Méndez, I was born and raised in the original community of Ocumazo. From a very young age and from the hand of my father I learned agriculture, we sowed wheat, corn, potatoes, broad beans, peas and barley. My father owned a hydraulic mill, he taught me everything about its world and how it works. In that mill we made flour from everything we sowed. My father also taught me how to make bread, we made bread with the flours that we ground in our own mill. When I grew up and got married, I came to live in Pucara. In this community I also dedicate myself to agriculture and the production of buns that I sometimes sell to tourists who pass through the route to the Mirador de las Serranías de Hornocal. I wanted to start in Tourism to provide me with an additional economic income and because I find it very pleasant to share with people from other places. I am Fabiola Santí, I was born in San Pedro de Jujuy and I spent a large part of my childhood in Pucara with my maternal grandparents. Currently I alternate my residence between Fraile Pintado […]
Pucará, Humahuaca, Jujuy.
About me I am María Argamonte, I was born in the original community of Valiazo, and I grew up in Pucara with my grandparents. They bequeathed me the knowledge of two wonderful tasks that today are the basis of my family finances. My grandmother was dedicated to cattle raising, she raised sheep and goats: she sheared her sheep, spun wool and wove socks, pullovers and vests; with the milk of the goats he made delicious cheeses. My grandfather was engaged in agriculture, he grew potatoes, corn, and peas. He was also a potter and a potter, he made pots, virques, and clay and stone plates. He was a very skillful person, he wove sheep and llama ponchos, blankets and picotes on his loom. I am dedicated to agriculture and goat farming. I decided to venture into tourism because I saw in this activity an alternative source of income and an opportunity to share the valuable knowledge that my grandparents left me. About My Experience I have raised goats since my childhood, I learned everything about them with my grandmother. They are currently my source of livelihood. I take them out every day so that they can eat tender grasses that […]
Pucará, Humahuaca, Jujuy.
About me I am María Argamonte, I was born in the original community of Valiazo, and I grew up in Pucara with my grandparents. They bequeathed me the knowledge of two wonderful tasks that today are the basis of my family finances. My grandmother was dedicated to cattle raising, she raised sheep and goats: she sheared her sheep, spun wool and wove socks, pullovers and vests; with the milk of the goats he made delicious cheeses. My grandfather was engaged in agriculture, he grew potatoes, corn, and peas. He was also a potter and a potter, he made pots, virques, and clay and stone plates. He was a very skillful person, he wove sheep and llama ponchos, blankets and picotes on his loom. I am dedicated to agriculture and goat farming. I decided to venture into tourism because I saw in this activity an alternative source of income and an opportunity to share the valuable knowledge that my grandparents left me. About my experience Agriculture is an activity that I carry out from a very young age, it is an activity that requires a lot of work and dedication, but it also provides multiple satisfactions beyond the economic ones. For […]
Pucará, Humahuaca, Jujuy.
It is a beautiful excursion to the Laguna de Leandro, a beautiful body of water at about 4200 meters of altitude in the middle of a landscape of mountains with grasslands. During the journey that can be done on horseback or trekking, you pass through grazing landscapes and as you ascend you can enjoy a magnificent landscape of the Rodero valley and beyond the Quebrada de Humahuaca. The journey begins in Siquiza in the middle of giant grasslands and the path winds over the hills covered with shrubs and grasslands at an altitude of more than 3,500 meters. You pass through old grazing posts, stone houses where people lived while grazing cattle. When exceeding 4000 meters of altitude the vegetation becomes more flattened and yaretas appear, typical tall woody plants. Upon reaching 4200 meters, the point of maximum altitude in the viewpoint, you can see the lagoon in its maximum splendor. If you pay attention, you can see waterfowl, some of which nest on floating islands. When you go down to the lagoon you will be able to know the reason for its name and the mysterious legends on the subject. On the shores of this beautiful lagoon a lunch […]
Rodero, Humahuaca, Jujuy.
The Quebrada de Cuchiyaco circuit takes us through beautiful landscapes typical of the Quebrada de Humahuaca through which we can see the formation eroded by what was a waterfall, site of condors nests, native flora and fauna. The old ravine was the place of pilgrimages of the Virgin of Cuchiyaco, the site gives us the opportunity to talk about the current coexistence of Catholic devotion together with ancestral traditions of worship of the Pachamama. The highest point of the tour will give us an excellent view of the territory and scope of the community, an excuse to talk about its history, customs and current local production, sharing a delicious lunch with local products. After starting the descent you can share a snack with native herbal tea. About the Circuit: Duration: 6 hours approx. Location: 5.7 km from the town of Humahuaca. Access: By RN 9 from the town of Humahuaca
San Roque, Humahuaca, Jujuy.
About me My name is Enrique Lamas, I am a beekeeper and farmer of Andean and agro-ecological crops. I was born in Hornocal, I grew up and lived a large part of my life in this place. I currently distribute my life between the communities of Hornocal and San Roque El Morado, as required by my family, my plants, animals and bees. I decided to undertake in Tourism because I see in this activity, the opportunity to have an income that contributes to my family economy. I like to meet and interact with people from other places, I also like to share my knowledge, I learned that as a representative of the communities, mainly in instances of cooperative work. I invite you to visit my land, to know and experience my work as a farmer of Andean and agroecological crops and to connect with an activity in which I have ventured with great love several years ago, beekeeping. The world of bees is a fascinating world that has allowed me, in addition to having an extra income, without requiring as much time as agriculture, to engage in multiple reflections and relationships with these wonderful beings. And it is my desire […]
Hornocal, Humahuaca, Jujuy.