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The Devil's Throat

Address: Tilcara, Jujuy | Jujuy, Tilcara, Argentina
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Ranked #7 of 19 Attractions in Tilcara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Un sitio en el medio de una montaña, en el cual se forma un cañon por el que pasa un rio. ademas de...
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Un sitio en el medio de una montaña, en el cual se forma un cañon por el que pasa un rio. ademas de tener una vista panoramica de la quebrada de humahuaca, tiene 2 cascadas. una para ser vista de arriba y la otra para apreciar su caida desde abajo, e incluso mojarse con ella
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Northampton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Sorry to be negative, but I am unsure if we missed something here. We parked the car (just off the main road past), walked past the vendors up into the mouth of gorge for just a very short way until the route was barred (I did see someone ignore the signs and climb higher). We had been fortunate to see... More 

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The throat is amazing. Only 7km from Tilcara town. A very peaceful place. Set in the middle of a mountain range. Highly recommended. Energia increible. Solo 7km de Tilcara. Es un lugar muy pacifico y tranquilo. Un sitio en el medio de una montana. Es altamente recomendable.

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Tampa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Quite a trip up the mountain on a very and I mean very narrow dirt drive. Very nice views all the way up. Don't drive yourself! Take a tour as the drive has narrow hairpin blind turns with no guardrails.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

You can also come here by car, but I advice you to do the whole hike and not the last 100 meters. In the beginning it is will go up rapidly but after a while it will become flatter. Make sure you have enough water with you. You cannot buy water on route. The strange thing is that up there,... More 

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I expected more based on available pictures. costs 10 pesos to enter. There is not much to see around Tilcara, so do visit, it's a nice hike.. or take a taxi

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Bordeaux, France
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This attraction is 7 km away from Tilcara town. The walk is very easy and you can have a great view to the Andes Cordillera. The Huasamayo river has carved the rock giving a "throat" aspect. I visited in August 2008

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The throat is AMAZING. Just walk out the village of Tilcara and start going up amongst stones and cactus...slowly and chewing coca! The best time to go is in the early morning, leaving at 9 am i would say, so that you get the best light and the less hot.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

It's an impressive place, but I expected more and specially, you can walk for 10 minutes and then it s not possible to climb more (forbidden).

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Devil's throat is about 75 mins walk fromTilcara town, the view on the way is absolutely stunning and once you get there you will walk for another 15 mins along a river bed to reach a beautiful waterfalls in a peaceful and amazingly beautiful spot...a must do if you travelling in the quebrada de humahuaca

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quimper
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

since the lonely planet made a great description we hike up there but were a bit disapointed, the place is not really impressive and they want to charge you to enter.

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