From Salta: Cachi and its Los Cardones National Park

Highlights

  • Dreamed unique landscape in all of Argentina.
  • Slopes and mountains of the Pre Cordillera de los Andes.
  • Colonial excursion that will make you go back in time.

Description

As we leave behind the fertile Lerma Valley, our journey takes us through the breathtaking Escoipe Gorge and the imposing Cuesta del Obispo. Surrounded by majestic mountains, we continue along the Enchanted Valley, its beauty enchanting all who pass through. Our next stop will be at The Windmill Stone, situated at an impressive altitude of 3,400 meters above sea level. As we continue our adventure, we will venture into the captivating Los Cardones National Park.

Our itinerary also includes a visit to the charming town of Cachi, nestled at the base of the snow-capped Cachi mountain, soaring to an impressive height of 6,320 meters above sea level. The town’s colonial-style facades and spacious houses lining the quaint, cobbled streets contribute to its magical atmosphere.

Throughout our journey, we will have the opportunity to explore the Lerma Valley, El Carril, El Maray, Calchaquí Valley, Escoipe Gorge, Cuesta del Obispo, Enchanted Valley, The Windmill Stone at an altitude of 3,348 meters, the magnificent Recta del Tin Tin (an 11-kilometer road constructed by the Incas), the unique Los Cardones National Park (Argentina’s only high-altitude national park), marvel at the snow-capped peaks of Cachi at 6,380 meters above sea level, and enjoy two hours of free time to roam the streets of captivating Cachi.

Included

  • Escoipe Gorge
  • Visit the Cuesta del Obispo
  • Los Cardones National Park
  • Visit to spice grocers
  • Photographic stops at Cuesta del Obispo, Los Cardones National Park
  • Transportation in transit, sprinter or minibus
  • Bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Pick-up from hotels or central addresses (15 blocks around the main square)

Price

From $53.48 $50.81 per person

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From Salta: Day Trip to Cachi and the Calchaquí Valleys

Highlights

  • Get to know the Cuesta del Obispo and walk in Los Cardones National Park
  • Explore the scenic villages in the Valleys of Lerma and Calchaquí
  • Enjoy Cachi, a beautiful village between the mountains and the snow

Description

Discover the stunning landscapes of the Calchaquí Valleys and the enchanting town of Cachi on a comprehensive full-day bus tour from Salta. Departing from central Salta, you will venture through the Lerma Valley, immersing yourself in its picturesque scenery. As you enter the Quebrada de los Laureles, be mesmerized by the breathtaking views of the Yungas forest. Ascending the Cuesta del Obispo hill, revel in the panorama of the entire Encantado Valley and take in the awe-inspiring sight of the winding road you’ve just traversed. Continuing onwards, you will reach Piedra del Molino, the highest point towering at an impressive 3,384 meters above sea level.

Journeying through the captivating Straight of Tin-Tin and Payogasta, your adventure culminates in the alluring town of Cachi. Famous for its adobe houses and pristine white colonial buildings, Cachi beckons you to explore its charming streets. Begin your visit at the Museo Arqueológico de Cachi Pío Pablo Díaz, which houses a myriad of locally excavated artifacts, some dating back an astonishing 10,000 years. Just a stone’s throw away, the magnificent Iglesia San José awaits, a Spanish colonial church that exudes beauty and tranquility. Stroll leisurely through the town, relishing in the captivating views and architectural wonders that surround you. Finally, return to Salta along the same route, ensuring that you don’t miss any of the remarkable sights along the way.

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Meeting point pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Transportation in bus or minivan, depending on group size
  • Bilingual guide in Spanish and English

Price

From $31 per person

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From Salta: 2-Day Guided Trip to Cafayate and Cachi

Highlights

  • Explore the breathtaking landscapes of La Quebrada de las Conchas in Cafayate
  • Wonder in awe at the stunning red rock formation Garganta del Diablo
  • Enjoy the amazing Cuesta del Obispo
  • Drive through the magnificent landscapes of the Gorge of Escoipe and Las Laureles
  • Visit Los Cardones National Park

Description

Day 1: Begin your journey from Salta as you head south along Provincial Route 68. Take in the breathtaking views of the Lerma Valley, with its farms and tobacco plantations. Marvel at the unique adobe and clay chimneys, some old and some new, used for drying tobacco leaves in the sun.

Pass through the charming town of Alemania and be captivated by the stunning red mountains and captivating rock formations, including the renowned “Devil’s Throat” and the intriguing “House of the Parrots.” Arrive in Cafayate and explore one winery to learn about the local wine industry and sample the famous torrontes wines. After a delightful lunch, return to Salta on a different route, offering a completely different landscape than the morning drive.

Day 2: Embark on a scenic adventure from Salta, traversing Provincial Route 68 and passing through the picturesque towns of Cerrillos, La Merced, and El Carril. Continue along Provincial Route 33, crossing the dramatic Gorge of Escoipe and Los Laureles.

Next, brace yourself for a mesmerizing drive along the renowned Cuesta del Obispo (Bishop’s Slope). Admire the awe-inspiring rock formations and natural walls as you ascend to the summit, reaching an elevation of 3,348 meters. Keep an eye out for soaring condors and revel in the grandeur of these majestic creatures, the “Kings of the Sky.”

Prepare to be enchanted by the captivating beauty of El Valle Encantado (The Enchanted Valley), reminiscent of a fairytale landscape. Watch as the scenery transitions from sub-tropical valleys to the historical Inca-built Recta del Tin Tin. Traverse the Parque Nacional los Cardones (National Park of the Cactus), named after its abundant cardon grande cactus formations.

Arrive in the enchanting town of Cachi, where you can enjoy a delightful lunch. Take a leisurely stroll through streets adorned with perfectly preserved colonial architecture. Visit the town church located in Central Plaza and explore the historical museum, which showcases the rich history of the Aboriginal communities. Feast your eyes on the offerings of the craft market, and indulge in some leisurely shopping before returning to Salta. Please note that while dates can be selected, the order of excursions may vary based on the agency’s availability.

Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Pick-up and drop off at downtown hotels all days
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz minivan
  • Certified bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Entry ticket to winery in Cafayate

Price

From $99.98 $74.99 per person

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From Salta: Full-Day Scenic Tour to Cachi

Highlights

  • Drive through the magnificent landscapes of the Gorge of Escoipe and Las Laureles
  • Discover a landscape from a fairytale at El Valle Encantado (“The Enchanted Valley”)
  • Walk through the streets of Cachi and visit its craft market

Description

Start your journey from Salta and follow Provincial Route 68, passing through the picturesque towns of Cerrillos, La Merced, and El Carril. Continue your drive on Provincial Route 33, which will take you through the breathtaking Gorge of Escoipe and the scenic area of Los Laureles.

Next, embark on an adventure along the renowned Cuesta del Obispo, a winding road that offers stunning views of rock formations and natural walls. As you ascend to the summit at an elevation of 3,348 meters above sea level, keep an eye out for majestic condors soaring above, showcasing their mastery of the skies.

Make sure to take in the captivating beauty of El Valle Encantado, a valley that resembles something out of a fairy tale. Notice how the landscape transforms as you transition from sub-tropical valleys to the anciently constructed Recta del Tin Tin, a road dating back to the Incan era. Traverse the Parque Nacional los Cardones, named after its abundant cardon grande cactus formations, which will surely leave you in awe.

When you arrive in the charming town of Cachi, take a break for lunch and explore its streets lined with impeccably preserved colonial architecture. Visit the town church located in the Central Plaza and immerse yourself in the rich history of the Aboriginal communities at the local historical museum. Don’t forget to browse through the craft market, where you can find unique souvenirs to commemorate your visit. Enjoy some free time for shopping before embarking on the return drive back to Salta.

Included

  • National Park fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Price

From $49.99 $39.99 per person

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Salta: 3-Day Trip to Cachi, Humahuaca, and Salinas Grandes

Highlights

  • Visit the towns of the historic Quebrada de Humahuaca
  • Travel across dramatic landscapes such as Cuesta del Obispo and the Parque Nacional de Cardones
  • Explore the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic

Description

Explore the stunning landscapes of Salta & Jujuy over a span of 3 days.

Day 1:
Embark on a tour to Cachi, beginning your journey from Salta. Travel through charming small towns like Cerrillos, La Merced, and El Carril along Provincial Route 68. Experience the beauty of the Gorge of Escoipe and Los Laureles as you drive along Provincial Route 33. Then, brace yourself for the famous winding road of the Cuesta del Obispo, where you’ll be mesmerized by the rock formations and natural walls. Keep an eye out for condors soaring in the sky. Witness the enchanting scenery of El Valle Encantado and the changing landscape as you leave the sub-tropical valleys and head to Recta del Tin Tin, an ancient Inca road. In the Parque Nacional los Cardones, marvel at the impressive cardon grande cactus formations. Arrive in the picturesque town of Cachi and make the most of your time by exploring the well-preserved colonial architecture, visiting the town church, and discovering the history of Aboriginal communities at the historical museum. Take a stroll through the craft market and enjoy some leisurely shopping before returning to Salta.

Day 2:
Embark on a tour to Humahuaca, departing from Salta. Journey through the Quebrada de Humahuaca and make your first stop in the charming town of Purmamarca. Take a leisurely walk through the central square to admire the local craftsmen’s work. Continue your journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed city of Humahuaca, where you can explore the winding streets and admire the Monumento a los Héroes de la Independencia. After immersing yourself in the city’s culture, treat yourself to a traditional lunch. On your way back to Salta, make several stops, including a visit to a 700-year-old chapel with a golden altar and priceless paintings from the Cusco school. Explore Incan relics at the Dr. Eduardo Casanova Archaeology Museum in Tilcara and uncover the ancient society of the ruins of Pucará de Tilcara before returning to Salta.

Day 3:
Embark on a tour to Salinas Grandes. Begin your day with a visit to Purmamarca, known for its picturesque beauty, located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quebrada de Humahuaca. Explore the vibrant main square and browse through the craft stands for souvenirs. Be captivated by the stunning 7 Color Hill. Next, continue your ascent along the majestic Cuesta del Lipan until you reach the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic. Take some time to admire the unique salt plains and famous pools. Return to Purmamarca for a relaxing lunch at one of the traditional restaurants before heading back to Salta.

Please note that the order of the excursions may vary based on availability, and you have the flexibility to choose the dates that suit you best.

Included

  • Spanish and English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz minivan

Price

From $183.99 $128.79 per person

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From Salta: Full-day excursions through Cafayate and Cachi

Highlights

  • Dreamed unique landscape in all of Argentina.
  • The best high altitude wines in the world.
  • Unique slopes and National Park in the north.

Description

Experience the best of Salta with Combo 1! By choosing this package, you will have the opportunity to explore the captivating tours of Cachi and Cafayate. To fully immerse yourself in these adventures, make sure you have a minimum of 2 full days to spare, as each tour takes approximately 12 hours to complete. During your journey, you will marvel at exquisite attractions such as La Cuesta del Obispo, the scenic Los Cardones National Park, the enchanting Las Conchas Gorge, and a delightful winery.

Moreover, with Combo 1, you can effortlessly embrace the mesmerizing beauty of the Calchaquíes Valleys, as both Cachi and Cafayate tours are thoughtfully incorporated into this comprehensive package. Prepare to be stunned by the breathtaking landscapes that await you on this unforgettable adventure.

Included

  • Visit to a winery in Cafayate
  • Las Conchas Gorge
  • Calchaquíes Valleys
  • Wine Route
  • Devil’s throat
  • Amphitheater
  • Escoipe Gorge
  • Visit the Cuesta del Obispo
  • Los Cardones National Park
  • Visit to spice grocers
  • Photo stops at Cuesta del Obispo, Los Cardones National Park
  • Transport in transit, sprinter or minibus
  • Bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Pick up from hotels or central addresses (15 blocks around the main square)

Price

From $103.99 $96.71 per person

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From Salta: 4-Day Trip in Salta Province & Salinas Grandes

Highlights

  • Explore the breathtaking landscapes of La Quebrada de las Conchas in Cafayate
  • Travel across dramatic landscapes such as Cuesta del Obispo and the Parque Nacional de Cardones
  • Explore the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic
  • Marvel at the Hill of 14 Colors, located in Hornocal town

Description

Day 1: Cafayate Tour
On the first day, embark on a tour to Cafayate. Experience the scenic beauty of the Lerma Valley as you travel along Provincial Route 68, passing by farms and tobacco plantations. Marvel at the captivating red mountains and rock formations, including attractions like the “Devil’s Throat” and the “House of the Parrots” in the town of Alemania. Upon reaching Cafayate, take a guided tour of a local winery to learn about the renowned torrontes wines produced in the region. After a delightful lunch, return to Salta via an alternate route that offers a new and diverse landscape.

Day 2: Cachi Tour
Embark on a journey to Cachi, following Provincial Route 68 and then Provincial Route 33. Witness the awe-inspiring Gorge of Escoipe and the stunning Los Laureles along the way. Admire the magnificent rock formations as you traverse the famous winding road known as the Cuesta del Obispo, eventually reaching the summit at an elevation of 3,348 meters above sea level. Pass through the Parque Nacional los Cardones, also known as the “National Park of the Cactus.” Upon arriving in Cachi, enjoy a delicious lunch and take a leisurely stroll through the town’s streets, characterized by perfectly-preserved colonial architecture. Visit the town church in the Central Plaza and explore the historical museum, which showcases the rich history of the Aboriginal communities.

Day 3: Salinas Grandes Tour
Set out on a journey to Salinas Grandes in the neighboring province of Jujuy. Traverse through the towns of Volcán and Tumbaya, soaking in the picturesque surroundings. Begin your exploration in the charming town of Purmamarca, nestled in the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as Quebrada de Humahuaca. Admire the vibrant main square and peruse the craft stands that offer unique souvenirs. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the breathtaking and aptly-named 7 Color Hill. Ascend the majestic Cuesta del Lipan to reach the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic. Take some time to appreciate the mesmerizing salt plains and famous pools before returning to Purmamarca for a lunch break at one of the traditional restaurants. Finally, return to Salta, concluding the day’s excursion.

Day 4: Hornocal Tour
Enjoy a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned van as you travel along National Route 9 to the Jujuy province. Discover the beauty of the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a narrow mountain valley designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pause in Purmamarca to marvel at the Hill of Seven Colors, adorned with striking red and orange hues. Explore the main square and browse the local craft stands. Continuing on Route 9, arrive in the town of Humahuaca, situated at an elevation of 2,939 meters above sea level. Visit the Church of La Candelaria and the Independence Monument before having free time for lunch. Afterward, enjoy approximately 45 minutes to explore Hornocal and its captivating Hill of Fourteen Colors. Return to Salta City along Route 9, bringing an end to the tour.

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour guide

Price

From $274.98 $192.49 per person

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From Salta: Cachi and Salinas Grandes 2-Day Guided Trip

Highlights

  • Explore the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic
  • Travel across dramatic landscapes such as Cuesta del Obispo and the Parque Nacional de Cardones
  • Discover the town of Cachi and see the Iglesia San José De Cachi
  • Visit Purmamarca Town and Seven Colour Hill
  • Discover a landscape from a fairytale at El Valle Encantado (“The Enchanted Valley”)

Description

Day 1: Cachi Tour – Experience the Stunning Cuesta del Obispo and Capture Breathtaking Panoramic Photos. Immerse Yourself in the Serene Landscapes of Quebrada del Escoipe. Explore the Scenic Los Cardones National Park. Step back in Time as you Wander through the Charming Colonial Town of Cachi and visit the Historic Square and Church.

Day 2: Salinas Grandes Tour – Begin your journey in the Picturesque Town of Purmamarca and marvel at the Vibrant Colors of the Seven Colours Hill. Discover Local Flavors and Crafts at the Bustling Market. Witness the Magnificence of the Salinas Grandes salt flats and Capture Unforgettable Photos. Make a Stop along the Colorados Ride to soak in the Surrounding Beauty.

Please note that the order of the excursions may vary depending on the availability of the agency.

Included

  • Certified English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at downtown hotels
  • Transportation by air conditioned Mercedes-Benz minivan

Price

From $118.99 $89.24 per person

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From Salta: 3-Day Trip to Salinas Grandes, Cachi & Hornocal

Highlights

  • Travel across dramatic landscapes such as Cuesta del Obispo and the Parque Nacional de Cardones
  • Discover a landscape from a fairytale at El Valle Encantado (“The Enchanted Valley”)
  • Explore the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic
  • Marvel at the Hill of 14 Colors, located in Hornocal town

Description

Day 1:
Embark on a tour to Cachi, starting from Salta. Drive along Provincial Route 68, passing through the charming towns of Cerrillos, La Merced, and El Carril. Continue your journey on Provincial Route 33 and witness the breathtaking Gorge of Escoipe and Los Laureles. Experience the renowned Cuesta del Obispo (Bishop’s Slope) with its awe-inspiring rock formations and natural walls, leading to a summit at 3,348 meters above sea level. Look out for the majestic condors soaring above as you enjoy the beauty of the “King of the Sky.”

Marvel at the enchanting landscape of El Valle Encantado (The Enchanted Valley), reminiscent of a fairytale setting. Observe the changing scenery as you move from sub-tropical valleys to the ancient Inca-built Recta del Tin Tin. Traverse through Parque Nacional los Cardones (National Park of the Cactus), renowned for its abundant cardon grande cactus formations.

Arrive in the picturesque town of Cachi for lunch and take a leisurely stroll through the well-preserved colonial architecture. Visit the town church situated at Central Plaza and explore the historical museum showcasing the rich history of the Aboriginal communities. Indulge in some souvenir shopping at the craft market and enjoy free time before heading back to Salta.

Day 2:
Embark on a tour to Salinas Grandes and make your first stop at the charming town of Purmamarca, recognized as one of the most picturesque villages in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quebrada de Humahuaca. Explore the vibrant main square and browse through the various craft stands offering unique souvenirs. Admire the captivating 7 Color Hill located nearby.

Continue the journey along the majestic Cuesta del Lipan to reach Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic. Witness the one-of-a-kind salt flats and famous pools during some free time. Return to Purmamarca for lunch at one of the traditional restaurants before heading back to Salta.

Day 3:
Experience the comfort of an air-conditioned van as you traverse National Route 9 towards Jujuy province. Discover the magnificent Quebrada de Humahuaca, a narrow mountain valley declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop at Purmamarca to marvel at the Hill of Seven Colors with its striking red and orange hues, and explore the main square and local craft stands.

Continue along Route 9 to the town of Humahuaca, situated at an altitude of 2,939 meters. Take a leisurely stroll to the Church of La Candelaria and visit the Independence Monument before enjoying free time for lunch.

Afterward, enjoy 45 minutes of free time to explore Hornocal and its Hill of Fourteen Colors. Return to Salta City along Route 9.

Please note: The Hornocal excursion is only available in Spanish, and passengers are required to be at the Tiamar Travel Agency Office located at Caseros 420 by 6:30 am. The order of excursions may be subject to availability.

Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Pick-up and drop off at downtown hotels All days
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz minivan
  • Certified bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • National Park fees
  • Important: Hornocal tour is only available in Spanish and passengers must be at the agency office; Caseros 420 at 6.30 am.

Price

From $179.99 $125.99 per person

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From Salta: 3-Day Cafayate, Cachi, and Humahuaca Guided Trip

Highlights

  • Experience the vast natural and cultural beauty of the provinces of Salta
  • Take in the distinctive red rock formations at Quebrada de las Conchas
  • Enjoy a tour and wine tasting at a traditional Calchaquies Valley winery
  • Explore the cacti at Los Cardones National Park and visit Seven Colors Hill
  • Discover the towns of Cafayate, Cachi, Purmamarca, Tilcara, and Humahuaca

Description

Spend three days immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring natural landscapes of the Salta and Jujuy regions. Take a journey through the breathtaking sights of this area, including touring a local winery in Cafayate, exploring Los Cardones National Park, marveling at the iconic Seven Colors Hill, and meandering through traditional towns like Cachi and Humahuaca.

Day 1:

Begin your adventure with a pick-up from your Salta hotel and embark on a drive to the Quebrada de las Conchas. Witness the majestic red rock formations that dominate this area. Continue your day with a visit to a local winery nestled in the picturesque Calchaquies Valley. Learn about their process and indulge in a complimentary tasting. Conclude your day with a visit to the charming Cafayate town, where you can explore its notable landmarks. Return to Salta to end the day.

Day 2:

Embark on a journey to Cuesta del Obispo, where you will be greeted by sprawling mountain vistas offering panoramic views. Discover the diversity of cacti at Los Cardones National Park as you wander through its enchanting trails. Wander the streets of the small town of Cachi, known for its colonial architecture. Return to Salta to rest.

Day 3:

Start your day by visiting the captivating town of Purmamarca, renowned for its magnificent Seven Colors Hill. Stroll through the local market and soak in the vibrant atmosphere. Continue your exploration with visits to the picturesque towns of Tilcara and Humahuaca. Discover the churches, landmarks, and stunning surroundings of these charming places. Conclude your three-day journey with a leisurely drive back to Salta.

While you have the flexibility to choose your preferred dates, please note that the order of the excursions is subject to change based on the availability of the agency.

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Certified tour guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry ticket to the winery

Price

From $164.98 $115.49 per person

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From Salta: Cafayate, Cachi and Salinas Grandes in 3 days

Highlights

  • Dreamed unique landscape in all of Argentina.
  • Unique slopes and National Park in the north.
  • The best high altitude wines in the world.
  • Quebrada de Humahuaca.
  • Salinas Grandes.

Description

Experience the best of Salta and Jujuy with Combo 8! By reserving this exciting package, you will have the opportunity to explore the enchanting destinations of Cafayate, Cachi, and Salinas Grandes. To make the most of this adventure, please ensure that you have at least 3 days available, as each tour spans approximately 12 hours.

During the first tour, you will have the chance to visit the picturesque village of Purmamarca and witness the breathtaking beauty of the 7-colors Hill. Additionally, you will explore Salinas Grandes, a captivating salt flat, and venture through Cuesta de Lípan.

On the second day, you can immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Las Conchas Gorge, marvel at the awe-inspiring landscapes, and indulge in a visit to a local winery.

Finally, on the last day, you will embark on a journey through La Cuesta del Obispo and discover the breathtaking Los Cardones National Park.

Make the most of your time in Salta and Jujuy by taking advantage of these three full-day tours that will allow you to explore the beauty and charm of both provinces!

Included

  • Visit a winery in Cafayate
  • Las Conchas Gorge
  • Calchaquíes Valleys
  • Wine Route
  • Devil’s throat
  • Amphitheater
  • Escoipe Gorge
  • Visit the Cuesta del Obispo
  • Los Cardones National Park
  • Visit to spice grocers
  • Photo stops at Cuesta del Obispo, Los Cardones National Park
  • Humahuaca Gorge
  • Purmamarca and Hill of the 7 Colors
  • Lipan Slope
  • Salinas Grandes
  • Trekking of the Colorados
  • Transport in transit, sprinter or minibus
  • Bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Pick up from hotels or central addresses (15 blocks around the main square)

Price

From $161.93 $150.60 per person

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Salta: Cafayate, Cachi, and Salinas Grandes Guided Day Trips

Highlights

  • Savor the tastes of Cafayate during a Torrontés wine tasting at a local winery
  • Admire the changing and diverse landscapes of Argentina on 3 day trips
  • Enjoy time to explore the vast white desert of the Salinas Grandes salt flat
  • Marvel at the beauty of the striped rocks forming the Hill of Seven Colors
  • Pick up artisan fabric, artwork, and pottery as souvenirs to remember your trip

Description

Experience a 3-day adventure exploring the top attractions near Salta, accompanied by a knowledgeable driver and guide. Indulge in wine tasting at the renowned wineries in Cafayate, surrounded by the scenic landscapes of Los Cardones National Park and the colonial charm of Cachi. Immerse yourself in the picturesque town of Purmamarca, marvel at the Hill of Seven Colors, and witness the wonders of Salinas Grandes.

Day 1: Begin your journey by being picked up from your hotel and embarking on a scenic drive along Provincial Route 68. Take in the breathtaking views of Lerma Valley’s farms and tobacco plantations, while observing tobacco leaves drying in the sun. Pass through Alemania and witness the remarkable red mountains and rock formations, including the famous “House of the Parrots.”

Upon reaching Cafayate, visit a local winery to learn about the region’s wine industry and savor the renowned Torrontés wines. Gain insights into the winemaking process and indulge in wine tastings. After a delightful lunch, return to Salta via an alternative route, offering a contrasting landscape to your morning drive.

Day 2: Depart from Salta and journey through the charming towns of Cerrillos, La Merced, and El Carril. Traverse the dramatic Escoipe Gorge and Los Laureles before ascending the winding Cuesta del Obispo (Bishop’s Slope) to reach the peak at an elevation of 3,348 meters. Admire the awe-inspiring rock formations along the way.

Arrive at Los Cardones National Park, marvel at the flourishing Cardon Grande cacti, and continue to the beautiful town of Cachi for a leisurely lunch. Explore the streets adorned with well-preserved colonial architecture, including the striking town church in the central plaza. Visit the museum to delve into the history of indigenous communities in the Calchaquí Valley, and browse through the craft market for souvenirs before returning to Salta.

Day 3: Venture into the neighboring province of Jujuy, passing through Volcán and Tumbaya along the way. Stop at the enchanting village of Purmamarca, renowned for its picturesque setting within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quebrada de Humahuaca. Explore the vibrant main square and discover unique local crafts at the various stands.

Next, admire the awe-inspiring Hill of Seven Colors, aptly named for its breathtaking hues. Continue your journey along the majestic Cuesta del Lipan, reaching the mesmerizing Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic. Here, take your time to appreciate the extraordinary salt flats and famous pools.

Return to Purmamarca and enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the traditional restaurants before making your way back to Salta. While the dates are flexible, please note that the order of excursions may vary based on agency availability.

Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz minivan
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
  • Entrance to a winery

Price

From $168.98 $118.29 per person

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From Salta: Cafayate, Cachi, & Hornocal 3-Day Tour

Highlights

  • Explore the breathtaking landscapes of La Quebrada de las Conchas in Cafayate
  • Winery + free tasting
  • Travel across dramatic landscapes such as Cuesta del Obispo and the Parque Nacional de Cardones
  • Discover the town of Cachi and see the Iglesia San José De Cachi
  • Marvel at the Hill of 14 Colors, located in Hornocal town

Description

DAY 1: Begin your journey from Salta, heading south on Provincial Route 68. Along the way, take in the breathtaking views of the Lerma Valley’s farms and tobacco plantations. Marvel at the traditional adobe and clay chimneys used for drying tobacco leaves and witness the process in action.

Pass through the charming town of Alemania and be amazed by the stunning red mountains and rock formations such as the famous “Devil’s Throat” and “House of the Parrots.” Once you arrive in Cafayate, take the opportunity to visit a local winery and gain insight into the region’s wine industry and renowned torrontes wines. After a delightful lunch, return to Salta via a different route, offering a completely new landscape for your enjoyment.

DAY 2: Embark on a scenic drive along Provincial Route 68, passing through the picturesque towns of Cerrillos, La Merced, and El Carril. Then, venture onto Provincial Route 33, which will take you through the awe-inspiring Gorge of Escoipe and Los Laureles.

Prepare to be amazed as you make your way along the famous winding road of the Cuesta del Obispo, witnessing magnificent rock formations and natural walls on your way to the summit at an impressive altitude of 3,348 meters above sea level. Keep an eye out for graceful condors soaring above and be captivated by the grandeur of these “Kings of the Sky.”

Relish the mesmerizing view of El Valle Encantado, where the landscape displays an enchanting fairytale-like scenery. Notice the gradual change in landscape as you leave the sub-tropical valleys behind and approach the ancient Inca-built Recta del Tin Tin. Pass through the Parque Nacional los Cardones, an area teeming with majestic cardon grande cactus formations that lend it the name “National Park of the Cactus.”

Arrive in the charming town of Cachi just in time for a delectable lunch. Take a leisurely stroll through streets adorned with perfectly preserved colonial architecture. Explore the town church located in Central Plaza and immerse yourself in the history of the local Aboriginal communities at the historical museum. Indulge in some shopping at the craft market and enjoy some free time before embarking on the return journey to Salta.

DAY 3: Sit back and relax in the comfort of an air-conditioned van as you traverse the National Route 9, soaking in the picturesque scenery on your way to Jujuy province. Delight in a visit to the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a narrow mountain valley recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2003. Make a stop in Purmamarca to marvel at the Hill of Seven Colors, with its striking red and orange hues, before exploring the main square and local craft stands.

Continuing along Route 9, arrive at the town of Humahuaca, nestled at an impressive altitude of 2,939 meters above sea level. Take a leisurely stroll to the Church of La Candelaria and pay a visit to the Independence Monument before enjoying free time to savor a delightful lunch.

After your meal, take advantage of 45 minutes of free time to explore Hornocal and marvel at the Hill of Fourteen Colors. Return on Route 9 to Salta City.

Please note that the order of the excursions may change depending on the availability of the agency.

Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Pick-up and drop off at downtown hotels all days
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz minivan
  • Certified bilingual guide in Spanish and English

Price

From $205.98 $144.19 per person

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Excursion to Cachi, Calchaquíes Valleys

Highlights

  • Drive through interesting roads
  • See spectacular views
  • Enjoy the town of Cachi

Description

A proposal to explore breathtaking landscapes, venture into the past, and savor the serene ambiance of a charming town, like Cachi. Embark on a scenic journey along captivating routes, namely Quebrada de Escoipe and Cuesta del Obispo, which complement the allure of the destination.

Discover a magical town nestled in the Northwest of Salta’s Calchaquíes Valleys, where majestic mountains, snow-capped peaks, plateaus, and colonial architecture transport you back in time. Yet, the beauty doesn’t end with the destination itself; the route traversing through various national and provincial roads offers some of Argentina’s most splendid sights.

Setting off from Salta city, you will traverse the heart of Lerma Valley before immersing yourself in the Sub-Andean Sierras. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring landscapes of Quebrada de Escoipe and Cuesta del Obispo. Experience a striking contrast of landscapes and climates, transitioning from the lush and vibrant Yungas jungles to the arid, cold, and rugged Puna region.

As you ascend, be prepared to marvel at breathtaking views, towering hills, and the regal presence of the condor soaring across the sky. Upon reaching Piedra del Molino, the highest point at 3,457 meters above sea level, the journey continues with a descent towards the Tin-Tin Straight within Los Cardones National Park, eventually leading to Cachi. Once in Cachi, take in the sights of its museum and church, and relish in the opportunity to freely wander its quaint streets.

Throughout the tour, there will be designated stops for leisurely walks and capturing memorable photographs.

Included

  • Round-trip transportation from downtown Salta Hotels
  • Bilingual English and Spanish professional tour guide

Price

From $40 per person

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From Salta: Pack 4 excursions in Salta and Jujuy

Highlights

  • Dreamed unique landscape in all of Argentina.
  • Dreamy and unique landscapes
  • Enjoy natural beauties
  • Quebradas, Valles, Cuestas, Salinas and National Park

Description

Indulge in four extraordinary excursions. Embark on a journey to explore Cafayate, the enchanting Las Conchas Gorge, and its renowned wineries. Immerse yourself in the captivating allure of Humahuaca, with its magical towns and vibrant mountains of various hues. Discover the captivating landscapes of Cachi, surrounded by rolling hills, majestic mountains, and impressive Cardones. Lastly, be awe-struck by the vastness of the Salinas Grandes salt flats. Each of these memorable tours is a full-day experience, commencing and concluding in Salta Capital. The dates for these excursions can be tailored to your preference and need not be consecutive. To secure this outstanding tour package, please ensure you have a minimum of four available days in Salta.

Included

  • Humahuaca Gorge
  • Purmamarca and 7-colors Hill
  • Tilcara
  • Maimará
  • Huacalera and Tropic of Capricornio
  • Uquía
  • Lipan Slope
  • Salinas Grandes
  • Colorados Trekking
  • Escoipe Gorge
  • Visit the Cuesta del Obispo
  • Los Cardones National Park
  • Visit to spice grocers
  • Photo stops at Cuesta del Obispo, Los Cardones National Park
  • Visit to a winery in Cafayate
  • Las Conchas Gorge
  • Calchaquíes Valleys
  • Wine Route
  • Devil’s throat
  • Amphitheater
  • Transportation by transit, sprinter or minibus
  • Bilingual guide in Spanish and English.
  • Pick-up from hotels or central addresses (15 blocks around the main square)

Price

From $216.90 $206.05 per person

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