Getting There -- Panamericano, Dorrego, San Salvador de Jujuy (tel. 3884/237330), is one of several local bus companies that travel from Jujuy's provincial capital to Tilcara. The journey takes 2 hours and costs $3 (£2). There are also regular buses that leave from Salta Terminal de Omnibus, at Avenida H. Yrigoyen and Abraham Cornejo, Salta (tel. 387/401-1143). The journey takes 4 hours and costs $7 (£4.75). Travel agencies Volcan Higueras, Mendoza 453, Salta (tel. 387/431-9175;, and Silvia Magno, San Juan 2399, Salta (tel. 387/434-1468;, offer 1-day excursions from Salta to Tilcara and beyond.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.