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The Devil's Throat

Tilcara, Jujuy | Jujuy, Tilcara, Argentina
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Ranked #5 of 12 attractions in Tilcara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
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... more » 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 « less
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Novosibirsk, Russia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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
8 helpful votes 8 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 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
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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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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is a great place to visit and you must get out of your car and walk leisurely inside. But, this whole region is full of just so many panoramas and interesting villages to visit. Go slowly. Stop at the different villages. Get out and see the vistas. Go one way in the morning and plan your trip so that... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Fantastic Trek. We did it with Caravana de Llamas and it was wonderful. Nothing like a picnic lunch in the canyon just beyond the waterfall.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Our guide book advised to do this walk in the morning so you could swim in the pools before the sun was obscured by the valley - after quite a long steep walk we got to the garganta del diablo to find notices saying bathing was not allowed. Even if it had been allowed there was no pool to bathe... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Beautiful views but scary drive up. It takes about an hour to get there. Mame sure you don't start later than 2 hours before dusk or you won't be able to see the fall

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