Purmamarca and the Hill of Seven Colours

Purmamarca and the Hill of Seven Colours

The road down from the Bolivian border tracks through the Humahuaca Gorge, an immense, intensely coloured gorge home to many atmospheric little highland villages. Purmamarca might be the prettiest, its market square always heaving with bright tapestries and ponchos for sale. The village’s real draw however is the location – on the edge of the town is the Hill of Seven Colours (count them). Get there at dawn and start exercising your camera trigger-finger. The hill’s like a permanent sunset, cast in stone – all oranges and purples, yellows and golds, burnt and bruised by nature’s hand. Take a stroll in the surrounding hills and you’ll discover many more geological wonders and arresting sights in this gorgeous little corner of Argentina.

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