The circuit to the old mine is a route that can be done as a walk or horseback ride of approximately 5 km round trip. It starts from the Plaza de Santa Ana by the RP 73 and it is diverted by a mule track to the mine camp and the main sinkhole less than 2 km away. The old constructions of the miners, the places where the mineral was ground and the tunnels are visited. The main sinkhole has a depth of 50 m. This mine began operations in 1947 and extracted silver, zinc, lead and copper. The ground minerals were loaded onto donkeys and lowered into the Narrow. There they were washed to later take them to Humahuaca where they were loaded onto the train.

About the Circuit:

Duration: 5 hours.

Kilometers: 13 km (round trip)

Difficulty: Medium

Season: all year round, although in summer you cannot enter the sinkhole.

Modality: Trekking.


Do the activity in the morning in sunlight, binocular, camera, wear comfortable clothes, trekking shoes, sunscreen, hat, water and fruits.

Included services:

  • Baqueano Guide
  • Refreshments
  • Canes
  • Binoculars
  • First aid kit.


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This service must be reserved in advance. They can do so by communicating by whatsapp with the artisans or hosts of the community.

Payment Methods:

In the community there is no good internet signal, or ATMs. The only form of payment enabled for the moment will be in cash a few minutes before taking the service.


Our Address:

Santa Ana, Valle Grande, Jujuy.