Waterfall Garganta Del Diablo, Tilcara

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Trek through rugged, dry terrain to arrive at Waterfall Garganta Del Diablo, a waterfall carved into the rocks of a deep red canyon. Don't be intimidated by the steep beginning of the roughly 7 km (4.3 mi) hike from Tilcara--once you conquer the first section, the track flattens out. After you appreciate the tumbling cascade, look out from the waterfall's base to enjoy a breathtaking view of Quebrada de Humahuaca Gorge and the soaring, icy peak behind it. Bring adequate snacks, water, and sun protection, as you might struggle to find shade during the walk. Take a look at our Tilcara trip planner to schedule your visit to Waterfall Garganta Del Diablo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This lovely short trekking leads you to Garganta del Diablo. A nice waterfall at the end of a nice path full of colours and tiny stream. Cactus and blue sky were my guides. In January in this part....  more
    This lovely short trekking leads you to Garganta del Diablo. A nice waterfall at the end of a nice path full of colours and tiny stream. Cactus and blue sky were my guides. In January in this part....  more »
  • Not a great amount of water flowing but the walk was easy; may need shoes that can get wet if you go in rainier times as you have to crisscross a bit. The drive up to the car park afforded us... 
    Not a great amount of water flowing but the walk was easy; may need shoes that can get wet if you go in rainier times as you have to crisscross a bit. The drive up to the car park afforded us...  more »
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  • It's a very small Waterfall, but the surrounding Landscape is breathtaking!
  • Be prepared to walk! It's all uphill the way there (around an hour and a half to two hours), take some time to do it and don't rush because the path is steep and rocky. Once you get to la garganta, which is not technically a waterfall, you pay around a dollar fee (30 pesos right now) then go down a lot of stairs and walk another 20 mins along a riverbed to get to a nice but small waterfall. There was no space for swimming at all, the water level is low and very cold. It is gorgeous though and you could stand under it. This was the end of December, just for reference.

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