Reservation Code: AR 055
Daily: All Year Round

 

Salta is the Argentine city where the Spanish influence is best preserved. Enjoy its touch of elegance that talks of a sumptuous past that is still alive in its large old houses and flowery courtyards. Also visit Cafayate, a beautiful village in the Calchaquí Valleys famous for its wine production.

And do not miss the beautiful landscapes of the Humahuaca Gorge with its old towns full of history and tradition.

 

Price per Person Twin Rooms Single Rooms

Land Only + air fares within Argentina

SHARED SERVICES WITH OTHER TOURISTS.

PRIVATE TRANSFER IN/OUT

English / Spanish Guides

HOTEL SOLAR DE LA PLAZA **** Superior

HOTEL DESIGN SUITES****

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Day 01 / Salta

Private Transfer Airport – Hotel with Driver/Guide (English/ Spanish)
Transfer to the hotel. Arrival. Accommodation.

 

Day 02 / Salta


FD Cafayate with Guide (English/Spanish) – Museum Fee Included
Excursion to Cafayate

Private Services-Full Day
Distance covered: 390 Km(224 miles)

Departure from the hotel toward Cafayate, a beautiful city in a middle of a tropical paradise, right in the heart of Calchaquíes Valleys.
Following this route we will pass the towns of Cerrillos, El Carril, a typical village of Valle de Lerma, Ampascachi, Talapampa, Alemanía and the Quebrada of the River de las Conchas, also known as Quebrada de Cafayate (Cafayate Gorge). Funny shapes have been sculpted on its red walls by the water and the wind erosion. The locals gave them different names depending on their curious forms: el Anfiteatro (the Amphitheater), la Garganta del Diablo (the Devil’s Throat), el Obelisco (the Obelisk), los Castillos (the Castles).
Cafayate is surrounded by rivers and vineyards and it has one of the most beautiful and dramatic landscapes of the province, where there are beautiful baroque and colonial styles houses. Its parish church and its municipal building worth a visit.
The region is famous for its wines, among which the torrontés stands out. We will visit a wine cellar in order to appreciate the process of making traditional wines, and we will have the opportunity to taste one of the best Argentine wines.
Return to Salta.

 

 

 

Day 03 / Salta
DAY 3

FD Quebrada de Humahuaca Guide (EN SP) – Museum Fee Included

Excursion to the Quebrada de Humahuaca

Private Services – Full Day

Distance covered: 520 km

A trip through la Quebrada (the Gorge) declared World Heritage, where the landscape and the colors of the hills combine with the likewise colored cultures that inhabit this area. We will get to know the social and the cultural customs of this place and its ancient traditions. The trip begins arriving to the village of Purmamarca, where we will observe the Cerro de los Siete Colores (The Hill of Seven Colors), where there is an adobe chapel in honor of Santa Rosa de Lima, declared National Historic Monument dating back to 1648 and the Art-craft market, located in the main square. We will pass by Posta de Hornillos, continuing towards the village of Tilcara in order to visit the Pucará, which is an old pre-Columbian aboriginal fortress, partly rebuilt, and the archaeological museum of the province that stands in front of the main square that holds many objects of the pre-Colombian art coming from Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Chile. We will keep going towards Huacalera, Paso del Tropico Capricornio (Tropic of Capricorn Pass), from where we will see the colors of the hill called the Pollera de la Colla (The skirt of the Colla). We will visit the church of Uquía, holding the paintings of the Ángeles Arcabuceros (The Harquebusier Angels) an important trace of the Cuzqueña school. We will arrive at Humahuaca at 2.939 masl, founded by the Indians in 1594 that stands out for its pure architectonic colonial style with its adobe houses, narrow and cobbled streets, colonial lanterns and mainly for the warmth of its people. It will be interesting to stop in its main square, around which stand the main monuments and historic buildings, such as: the Church, the Cabildo, the Monument to the War for Independence in Argentina (known as the Monument to the Indian) , the municipal fair and the Northern Carnival Museum. In the afternoon, we will get back in order to see from the road, the Paleta del Pintor (Painter’s Palette) that frames the Maimara village. We will get to San Salvador de Jujuy where we will visit the Salón de la Bandera (Flag Hall) and the Cathedral, with its characteristic carved wood and gold laminated pulpit and the statues of Lola Mora.

We will make our way back to Salta, following a mountain road with abundant subtropical vegetation. We will pass by the Abra de Santa Laura (Santa Laura Mountain Pass), looking at the Ciénaga dike, Las Maderas and Campo Alegre and we will return to Salta, passing by Vaqueros.

The return to Salta, passing by the mountain road may be suspended during the winter when the daylight hours are shorter.

 

 

 

Day 04 / Salta

Private Transfer Hotel – Airport with Driver/Guide (EN SP)

Included in prices:

Superior rooms with private baths and taxes& buffet breakfast.

Tips for portarage at airports and hotels

Luggage Allowance:One medium suitcase per person plus one piece of hand luggage.

All necessary entrance fees for the tours detailed in the itinerary.

 

Prices do not include:

Early check in/ or check out

Air fares

airport taxes

Extras at hotels like Laundry, Telephone calls etc

Travel Insurance which we recommend highly.

2-hour rafting along the Juramento River (Difficulty: level 3) with accommodation at Hotel del Dique located on the coast of the largest man-made lake in the north: the Cabra Corral Dam; framed by a wonderful landscape and gorgeous views of the imposing dam along with high quality services. See dinosaur footprints, petrified seaweed, all set in a beautiful environment.