Salta & Jujuy, Best of Northern Argentina - Culture, Nature, Archaeological Sites & More
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On the tour Salta and Jujuy – Best of the Northwest trip, you will quickly discover why Salta is known locally as “La Linda” (The Beautiful). One of the best-preserved colonial cities, Salta is the perfect base for your adventures in the northwest of Argentina. Tour the stunning Humahuaca Gorge and giant Salt Flats on the Safari to the Cloud adventure, and discover the local culture of the traditional Andean towns. And with nearby wineries, white water rafting and horse riding available, why not stay a few more days?!
Days 1-5: Salta & Jujuy, North ArgentinaSalta, Argentina
Day 1: Salta
Upon arrival in Salta, you will be transferred to your hotel; leaving you the afternoon to explore the city. We highly recommend walking around the beautiful colonial center dating back to 1582, and trying some delicious northern Argentine food such as locro and Salta’s famous empanadas.
Day 2: Safari to the Clouds – Salt Flats - Purmamarca
Departing in the morning, we will travel along the same route as the famous Train to the Clouds, zigzagging on lonely roads between the blue sky and the Puna. On our way, we visit magnificent ruins, scattered houses, small villages and amazing landscapes. Our first destination is the small town of Campo Quijano and later the impressive Quebrada del Toro, where we stop for a coffee break. Soon we leave behind the vegetation and start to be better acquainted with the solitary Puna. In Santa Rosa de Tastil, a pre-Inca city of the XIII century, we do archeological hiking. Later, we reach San Antonio de los Cobres, a small miners’ town rich in tradition. Farther ahead, a desert plateau will take us to the surreal landscape of the salt plains, where we stop again to walk around and enjoy the contrasts. In the afternoon, we return through the overwhelming Cuesta de Lipan and arrive at the Seven-color Hill in Purmamarca, a landmark on its own. Overnight in Purmamarca.
Day 3: Humahuaca Gorge
After breakfast, you will depart early in the morning for a tour along the Humahuaca Gorge, declared a Heritage of Mankind by UNESCO. Before arriving at the Gorge you will have a chance to visit Maimará, “Paleta del Pintor”, Tilcara, Runa Arqueológica “El Pucará de Tilcara”, Huacalera, Trópico de Capricornio, Uquía (Pinturas Cuzqueñas) and finally, the small town of Humahuaca. Return to Salta.
Day 4: Salta
Day at leisure to enjoy any of the available Optional Tours around Salta. We recommend visiting the wineries in Cafayate or an afternoon of horseback riding.
Day 5: Salta
At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport or bus terminal, regular service. Today, you can choose to extend your travels by purchasing any of our available offers in Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls or the rest of the Andes area.
Not Included - Flights or park entries.
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