Explore the Natural Beauty & Culture of Northern Argentina's Salta and Jujuy, 6 Days

   
 

Explore the Natural Beauty & Culture of Northern Argentina's Salta and Jujuy, 6 Days

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DURATION

6 Days/5 Nights

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Year Round

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USD 940.00 per person

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Apr 30, 2017
Explore the Natural Beauty & Culture of Northern Argentina's Salta and Jujuy, 6 Days
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Discover the beautiful north of Argentina and experience the natural beauty and culture of Salta and Jujuy. From sleepy colonial towns and traditional villages to picturesque desert gorges, stunning salt flats and exclusive wineries, Salta and Jujuy offer the perfect balance of nature and Andean culture.

ADDITION RATE INFORMATION

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Rates are per person, based on twin share or double occupancy. The tour price is land-only. Flights are not included in the price. National Park entries are not included in the price but are paid locally.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Salta & Beyond Itinerary: Salta
Salta, Argentina
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Upon arrival in Salta, you will be taken to the hotel, regular service. During your first day in the city, we highly recommend walking around the beautiful colonial area.

Day 2: Calchaqui Valley Excursion
Los Cardones National Park, Salta, Argentina
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After breakfast, we leave for the Calchaqui Valley, one of the gems of the northwest. After leaving Salta and the Lerma Valley behind, we drive through the beautiful and green Laureles and Escoipe gorges. The scenery slowly changes its shape and color while we climb the majestic Cuesta del Obispo up to its highest point, at 3000 meters.

Later, we go down to the Enchanted Valley (”Los Cardones” National Park), where we visit a place surrounded by multicolored landscapes and fresh, unpolluted air. Feel the silence and get close to nature in this isolated spot! Afterwards, we visit Cachi, a typical town where the architecture beautifully combines indigenous and Spanish traditions. In the afternoon, we continue our trip to the south visiting the towns of Seclantas, Molinos and Angastaco. We will continue through Las Flechas Gorge until we will arrive at the town of Cafayate, regular service. Overnight in Cafayate.

Day 3: Calchaqui Valley Excursion & Wine Tasting In Cafayate
Calchaqui Valley, Argentina
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To get to know Salta, you should taste its wine! That’s why this tour takes you to the heart of wine country in Salta, zealously guarded by the stunning Quebrada de las Conchas (Conch Gorge). After leaving Salta and the Lerma Valley behind, we reach Alemania, an abandoned town that precedes the red mountains of the Conchas Gorge, where the erosion has carved interesting shapes into the rocks. Along the way, we will take take our time to stop, walk around and appreciate the impressive natural wonders. Highlights include, the Castles, the Amphitheater, the Devil’s Gorge and other beautiful places. After that, we drive to Cafayate to visit two traditional wineries for wine tasting before returning to Salta.

Day 4: Salta: Safari To The Clouds – Salt Flats - Purmamarca
Salinas Grandes, Argentina
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Breakfast. 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 high desert plains. On our way, we will visit historic 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 will stop for a refreshing coffee break after some stunning viewpoints.

From here, we will visit Santa Rosa de Tastil, a pre-Incan city of the XIII century for an easy hike through this ancient archeological site. Afterward, we visit San Antonio de los Cobres, one of the smallest villages in the region- en route to the surreal landscape of the Great Salt Flats. The Great Salt Flats are perfect for amateur and professional photographers alike- where the natural light and reflections provide ample opportunities to test your creativity to the fullest. Finally, later in the afternoon, we will arrive at our comfortable hotel in Purmamarca, located at the base of Jujuy´s famed 7-colored mountain. Overnight in Purmamarca.

Day 5: Humahuaca Gorge, Salta & Jujuy
Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina
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After breakfast, you will depart early in the morning for a tour along the Humahuaca Gorge, declared a UNESCO Heritage Site. You will visit places such as 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 before returning to Salta.

Day 6: Salta, Argentina
Salta, Argentina
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At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport or bus terminal, regular service. Today, you can choose to extend your travels purchasing any of our available offers in Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls or the rest of the Andes area.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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  • Transfers mentioned in the itinerary
  • 3 nights in Salta, 1 night in Cafayate & 1 night in Purmamarca
  • Breakfast
  • Tours described in the itinerary
  • Bilingual guide (English / Spanish)

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