From Salta: Full-Day Trip to Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca

Highlights

  • Explore the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic
  • Visit the postcard-perfect village of Purmamarca
  • Marvel at the beauty of the 7 Color Hill
  • Travel along the winding Cuesta de Lipan

Description

Experience the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Argentina on a full-day tour. Your journey begins with a convenient pick-up from your hotel in Salta, followed by a scenic drive through the towns of Volcán and Tumbaya.

Your first destination is the enchanting town of Purmamarca, nestled in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quebrada de Humahuaca. Known for its picturesque charm, this town offers a vibrant main square and numerous craft stands where you can find unique souvenirs. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the breathtaking 7 Color Hill, named for its vibrant hues.

Continuing your adventure, you will ascend along the majestic Cuesta del Lipan to reach the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing surroundings of the salt flats and famous pools, and take some free time to appreciate their unique beauty.

As the tour comes to an end, return to Purmamarca and enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the traditional restaurants in the area. Afterward, make your way back to Salta, filled with memories of Argentina’s remarkable natural wonders.

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Price

From $52.99 $42.39 per person

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From Salta: Cafayate Day Trip with Wine Tasting

Highlights

  • Explore the most beautiful areas of the Calchaquíes valleys
  • Gaze upwards at towering mountain ranges and otherworldly rock formations
  • Taste some of the finest wines that Argentina has to offer

Description

Begin your journey by venturing south from central Salta and prepare to be mesmerized by the breathtaking crimson-hued landscapes that greet you. These lands are adorned with impressive rock formations and majestic cliffs. Start your exploration by immersing yourself in the local heritage of the Lerma Valley’s historic villages, a delightful way to steep yourself in the cultural tapestry of the region.

Next, make your way to the Quebrada de las Conchas, a mesmerizing canyon sculpted over centuries by the forceful currents of water and relentless winds. As you delve deeper into the ravine, be astounded by the intricate rock formations such as the awe-inspiring Devil’s Throat, the captivating Amphitheater, and the remarkable Castles, just to mention a few. This natural wonderland offers countless astonishing displays for you to marvel at.

Once you’ve thoroughly explored the wonders of the Quebrada de las Conchas, continue your itinerary to the town of Cafayate. Here, be prepared to indulge your senses by visiting a local vineyard that boasts some of the finest wines in the region, including the renowned Torrontés variety. Partake in a wine tasting experience that will surely leave a lasting impression on your palate.

As your excursion concludes, retrace your steps back to Salta through the Quebrada de las Conchas, cherishing the captivating beauty that surrounds you.

Included

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

Price

From $29.50 per person

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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 picturesque Escoipe Gorge, surrounded by magnificent mountains. We continue our drive along the impressive Cuesta del Obispo and pass through the enchanting Enchanted Valley. At an altitude of 3,400 meters above sea level, we will have the opportunity to visit The Windmill Stone before making our way through Los Cardones National Park.

Our next stop is the charming town of Cachi, nestled at the base of the snow-covered mountain that shares its name, standing tall at a staggering 6,320 meters above sea level. This town is renowned for its colonial-style facades, with grand houses lining the quaint, cobblestone streets.

Throughout our journey, we will explore various breathtaking locations. These include the Lerma Valley, El Carril, El Maray, Calchaquí Valley, Escoipe Gorge, Cuesta del Obispo, Enchanted Valley, The Windmill Stone (at an elevation of 3,348 meters above sea level), the awe-inspiring Recta del Tin Tin (an 11-kilometer road constructed by the Incas), Los Cardones National Park (the only high-altitude National Park in Argentina), and the remarkable sight of Cachi’s snow-covered peaks (reaching an incredible 6,380 meters above sea level). Additionally, you’ll have two hours of free time to explore the charming town of 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: Salinas Grandes with Purmamarca

Highlights

  • Dreamed unique landscape in all of Argentina.
  • Salinas Grandes: third largest salt flat in Latin America
  • Purmamarca and the hill of the 7 colors

Description

Departing from Salta, this comprehensive full-day tour allows you to explore the most captivating attractions in the area. Prepare to be amazed by the breathtaking 7-colors hill, a sight that will leave you in awe. Capture creative and imaginative photos at the stunning white salt pans of Salinas Grandes, and indulge in some souvenir shopping at the renowned Purmamarca handicraft market. Prepare to be astounded by the natural wonders that await you on this excursion. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to browse through the vibrant array of handicrafts at the Purmamarca market. This tour takes you to San Salvador de Jujuy, Volcán, Purmamarca, Cuesta del Lipán, Abra del Potrerillo, Chañi Snowpeek, where you’ll have approximately 40 minutes to one hour of free time to explore the mesmerizing Salinas Grandes. Following that, you’ll return to Purmamarca, where you’ll have two free hours to spend. Within this time, you’ll also have the chance to participate in the Paseo de los Colorados, an activity that lasts between 30 to 40 minutes.

Included

  • Humahuaca Gorge
  • Purmamarca and the 7-colors Hill
  • Lipan Slope
  • Salinas Grandes
  • Trekking on the Colorados
  • 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 $59.42 $56.45 per person

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From Salta: Cafayate, Humahuaca & Salinas Grandes 3-Day Tour

Highlights

  • Explore the breathtaking landscapes of La Quebrada de las Conchas in Cafayate
  • Visit the towns of the historic Quebrada de Humahuaca
  • Explore the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic
  • Marvel at the Hill of 7 Colors, located just behind the town of Purmamarca

Description

Day 1: Begin your journey by departing Salta and heading south on Provincial Route 68. As you drive, take in the panoramic views of the Lerma Valley’s farms and tobacco plantations. Marvel at the unique chimneys made of adobe and clay, and observe tobacco leaves being dried under the sun.

Pass through the town of Alemania and be amazed by the red mountains and rock formations at attractions like the “Devil’s Throat” and the “House of the Parrots.”

Arriving in Cafayate, visit a winery to learn about the local wine industry and taste the famous Torrontes wines. After lunch, take a different route back to Salta, allowing you to experience a completely different landscape from the morning drive.

Day 2: Embark on a full-day tour from Salta to San Salvador de Jujuy, exploring the towns of La Quebrada de Humahuaca. Begin your journey in the town of Purmamarca, where the stunning Cerro de Siete Colores (Hill of 7 Colors) serves as a backdrop. Take a leisurely walk to the main square, where local craftsmen display and sell their work. Visit the historic church before continuing your journey.

On the way to Humahuaca, catch a glimpse of the Paleta del Pintor Hill. Once in Humahuaca, enjoy a lunch break and explore the town, including the impressive Monumento de la Independencia (Independence Monument).

En route back to Salta, visit a chapel that dates back 700 years and features a gold-covered altar. Admire priceless paintings of the Cusco School and a small monument marking the imaginary line of the Tropic of Capricorn.

Make a stop at Tilcara town to visit the main square, church, and Anthropology Museum before returning to Salta.

Day 3: Immerse yourself in Argentina’s breathtaking natural beauty on this full-day tour. After being picked up from your Salta hotel, embark on a journey to the neighboring province of Jujuy. Pass through the charming towns of Volcán and Tumbaya along the way.

Your first destination is the picturesque town of Purmamarca, nestled in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quebrada de Humahuaca. Visit the vibrant main square and explore the craft stands for unique souvenirs. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the stunning 7 Color Hill.

Continue your ascent on the majestic Cuesta del Lipan to reach the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic. Spend some time admiring the unique salt plains and famous pools. Return to Purmamarca for lunch at one of the traditional restaurants before heading back to Salta.

Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz minivan
  • Certified bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Entrance to a winery

Price

From $168.98 $118.29 per person

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From Salta: Full-Day Tour to Cafayate with Wine Tasting

Highlights

  • Journey through the farming and tobacco producing settlements of the Lerma Valley
  • Visit one of the most beautiful villages in Salta Province
  • Learn the whole process of wine production and taste the wines at a winery
  • Benefit from the services of an informative guide

Description

Start your journey by departing from Salta and traveling south along Provincial Route 68. As you drive, you will be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the beautiful farms and tobacco plantations that make up the Lerma Valley. Take a moment to appreciate the unique and fascinating adobe and clay chimneys that adorn both new and old tobacco structures. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to witness tobacco leaves being dried naturally under the warm sun.

Continuing on, you will reach the town of Alemania, where you will be enthralled by the striking red mountains and remarkable rock formations, including must-see attractions like the “Devil’s Throat” and the enchanting “House of the Parrots.”

Once you arrive in Cafayate, make sure to take some time to explore one or two local wineries, where you can discover in-depth information about the region’s thriving wine industry and its renowned torrontes wines. Following a delightful lunch, your return journey to Salta will take you along a different route, allowing you to experience an entirely new and captivating landscape, vastly different from what you encountered in the morning.

Included

  • Pick-up and drop off at downtown hotels
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz minivan
  • Certified bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Entrance to a winery

Price

From $49.99 $39.99 per person

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From Salta: Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca & Los Colorados Hike

Highlights

  • Explore the natural beauty of Seven Colors Hill of Purmamarca
  • Be amazed by huge large salt flats and volcanic peaks
  • Walk through the Colorados and take in wonderful views
  • Get to know the culture, people, and unique landscapes

Description

Departing from central Salta, embark on a scenic drive through the charming towns of Yala, Volcán, and Tumbaya. Along the way, make sure to make a stop at the Seven Colors Hill viewpoint, where you can soak in the marvelous vistas of the sunlit multi-hued mountain.

Once you arrive at the enchanting village of Purmamarca, nestled at the base of Seven Colors Hill, begin your adventure by ascending the slopes of Cuesta del Lipán, Cuesta del Saladillo, and Abra de Potrerillos. Keep your eyes peeled for fascinating local wildlife such as vicunas and llamas as you make your way. When you reach an impressive elevation of 4,150 meters above sea level, prepare to be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring Salinas Grandes – a striking white salt plain that creates a stunning contrast against the blue sky. Take about 45 minutes to soak in the breathtaking views at the salt plain.

Afterward, retrace your steps back to Purmamarca, where you’ll have some free time for lunch (not included in the tour price). Take advantage of this opportunity to leisurely explore the picturesque narrow streets, admire the mountain vistas, and peruse the local craft market.

Next, relish in a 30-40 minute hike along the captivating Colorados trail, which guides you through the captivating desert landscapes surrounding the mountains. At the conclusion of the tour, return to Salta by bus, where your memorable adventure will come to an end.

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally-located accommodations in Salta (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 $43 per person

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Hornocal: Tour of the 14 Colors Mountain & Humahuaca´s Gorge

Highlights

  • Witness the hill of 14-colors
  • Take in the spectacle of the Humahuacas gorge
  • Visit the 7-colors hill in Purmamarca
  • See Pucara de Tilcara and the pre-Inca ruins
  • Get to know the natural and cultural heritage of humanity

Description

Experience a captivating journey that will transport you to breathtaking landscapes and picturesque villages. Begin your tour with a visit to the village of Purmamarca, nestled at the foot of the Seven Colors Hill, an awe-inspiring mountain adorned with a myriad of vibrant hues. Continue your adventure to the charming village of Maimará, situated in the shadow of the Monolith Painter’s Palette, where you can revel in the mesmerizing display of red, yellow, orange, and pastel shades.

Immerse yourself in history as you explore the ancient Pucará de Tilcara, a fortress constructed by the Omaguaca tribe in the 12th-century and later conquered by the Incas. Discover the sleepy town of Uquía, renowned for its historic church adorned with remarkable paintings depicting angelic figures brandishing firearms. Take a moment to pause at the Tropic of Capricornio, a significant location where the sun shines directly overhead at noon, marking the most southerly latitude.

En route to your main destination, the enchanting 14 colors mountain of Hornocal, enjoy a brief stop in the charming town of Humahuaca. Here, you will transition from your van or bus to a 4×4 all-terrain vehicle for an exhilarating journey to Hornocal. Situated within the Yacoraite calcareous formation, which stretches from the province of Salta, through the Quebrada de Humahuaca, and onward to the Bolivian Altiplano and Peru, Hornocal offers a spectacular display of fourteen distinct hues. Upon your return, you will reunite with the rest of your group, concluding an unforgettable adventure.

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Spanish/English-speaking guide

Price

From $64 per person

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From Salta: 2 Day Guided Trip to Cafayate & Salinas Grandes

Highlights

  • Admire the stunning natural beauty of the Salta Province as you drive
  • Wonder in awe at the stunning red rock formation Garganta del Diablo
  • Learn about the local wine culture, visiting a vineyard in Cafayate
  • See the Salinas Grandes, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Argentina
  • Indulge in a traditional Argentinian lunch and view the Seven Colors Hill

Description

Experience the natural beauty of the Salta Province over the course of two days. Start by journeying along National Route 68, where you can take in the stunning views of tobacco plantations and the sight of leaves drying in the Valle de Lerma. As you continue your drive, you will pass through the peaceful settlement of Alemani and have the opportunity to marvel at magnificent red rock formations, such as Garganta del Diablo.

Upon arriving in Cafayate, a town famous for its vineyards and wineries, take the time to visit one of these local establishments and learn about the region’s winemaking industry. Enjoy a delicious lunch before returning to Salta, opting for a different route and taking in more of the area’s picturesque scenery.

On the second day, embark on a drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Quebrada de Humahuaca. Take a break in the tranquil town of Purmamarca to explore its vibrant main square, and then make your way up to the awe-inspiring Seven Colors Hill. As you continue your ascent along the challenging Cuesta de Lipán, you will eventually reach the Salinas Grandes. Spend some leisure time taking in the immense beauty of this expansive white salt desert, complete with crystal blue pools, which has been recognized as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Argentina.

Return to Purmamarca and treat yourself to a delightful lunch at one of the many traditional restaurants before concluding your tour with a transfer back to Salta.

Included

  • English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from downtown hotels
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz minivan
  • Entry ticket to the winery

Price

From $118.99 $89.24 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 as you make your way through the charming towns of Cerrillos, La Merced, and El Carril. Continue your drive along Provincial Route 33, where you will pass by the breathtaking Gorge of Escoipe and the scenic area of Los Laureles.

Afterwards, embark on an adventure along the renowned winding road known as the Cuesta del Obispo, or Bishop’s Slope. Along the way, marvel at the awe-inspiring rock formations and natural walls as you ascend to the summit at an impressive altitude of 3,348 meters above sea level. Keep an eye out for the majestic condors soaring above, and be captivated by the grandeur of these magnificent creatures.

Prepare to be enthralled by the enchanting beauty of El Valle Encantado, also known as The Enchanted Valley. As you venture further, take note of the changes in landscape as you transition from the sub-tropical valleys to the historic Incan-built road known as Recta del Tin Tin. Enroute, pass through the Parque Nacional los Cardones, named after the abundant cardon grande cactus bush formations that create a unique and picturesque scene.

Upon arriving in the delightful town of Cachi, take some time for a leisurely lunch and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of this picturesque place. Delight in a leisurely stroll through streets adorned with perfectly preserved colonial architecture, explore the charming Central Plaza, and visit the town church. If you’re interested in delving into the history of the local Aboriginal communities, pay a visit to the historical museum. Before your return drive to Salta, take a moment to browse through the craft market and pick up some souvenirs, enjoy some free time to shop or simply soak in the ambiance of Cachi.

Included

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

Price

From $49.99 $39.99 per person

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From Jujuy: Salinas Grandes with Purmamarca

Highlights

  • Dreamed unique landscape in all of Argentina.
  • Salinas Grandes, third largest salt flat in Latin America.
  • Purmamarca and the hill of the 7 colors.

Description

Experience an exhilarating high altitude tour that will lead you to the North of Argentina’s most popular salt flat. Along the way, you will pass through charming towns, immersing yourself in picturesque scenery. Awaken your adventurous spirit as you witness the breathtaking landscapes of the Argentine Puna. This eight-hour journey includes round trip transfers from either Jujuy or Purmamarca.

Set off from San Salvador de Jujuy at 9 am or Purmamarca at 10:30 am. Our first destination is the Salinas Grandes, a stunning territory shared between Salta and Jujuy. As we travel through Jujuy, prepare to be captivated by the region’s most awe-inspiring landscapes, providing endless opportunities to capture incredible postcard-worthy pictures.

Leaving San Salvador, we will follow National Road 34, which takes us through a portion of the Humahuaca Gorge. Along the way, we will visit charming towns like Yala, Volcán, and Purmamarca, where the majestic Hill of the 7 Colors awaits. Next, we will venture into the remarkable Cuesta de Lipán, a breathtaking route that takes us to an altitude of 4,170 meters above sea level. Here, you will be able to admire the region’s spectacular flora and fauna.

Finally, we will arrive at the Salinas Grandes, where the vastness of this salt flat will leave you in awe. Don’t miss the opportunity to take beautiful and creative selfies at this natural wonder. Before concluding our tour, we will return to the town of Purmamarca. Take this opportunity to indulge in regional delicacies, including llama meat, and explore the renowned town’s picturesque and rustic streets, adorned with uphill paths. Our knowledgeable guide will also invite you to join them on a walk to witness the striking Los Colorados.

Note: If you choose to depart from Purmamarca, the stops between Jujuy and Purmamarca will not be included in the itinerary.

Included

  • Humahuaca Gorge
  • Purmamarca and Hill of the 7 Colors
  • Lipan Slope
  • Salinas Grandes
  • Trekking of the Colorados
  • Transportation by transit, sprinter or minibus
  • Bilingual guide in Spanish and English.
  • Pick up from hotels or central addresses (10 blocks away from Route 9)

Price

From $63.67 $60.49 per person

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From Salta:Cafayate and the imposing Quebrada de las Conchas

Highlights

  • Dreamed unique landscape in all of Argentina.
  • The best high altitude wines in the world.
  • Superb rock formations.

Description

We will embark on a journey to the captivating city of Cafayate, a renowned destination known for its exquisite wines. This enchanting city is nestled in the Calchaquí Valley, approximately 180 km away from the bustling capital of Salta. Our route will take us through one of the most awe-inspiring and celebrated roads in Northern Argentina.

Our adventure commences in Salta, where we will explore the heart of the Lerma Valley before venturing southwards. Along the way, we will make our way into the breathtaking Las Conchas gorge’s Natural Reserve. As we navigate through this idyllic region, we will be immersed in a picturesque landscape adorned with vibrant hills, where hues of orange and red dominate the scenery. Nature’s touch has gifted this area with mesmerizing formations, including La Garganta del Diablo (The Devil’s throat), El Amphitheatre, The Windows, The Castles, La Yesera, The Toad, The Friar, The Obelisk, and many more.

Upon arriving in Cafayate, you will have the opportunity to visit a prestigious winery, where you can indulge in a delightful wine tasting experience. Sample the finest wines the area has to offer, allowing your palate to revel in the richness of the flavors. After a satisfying lunch, we will retrace our steps back to Salta, following the same magnificent route that captivated us earlier in the day.

Included

  • Includes the visit to a winery in Cafayate
  • Las Conchas Gorge
  • Calchaquíes Valleys
  • Wine Route
  • Devil’s throat
  • Amphitheater
  • 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)
  • Photographic stops at natural geological formations and landmarks

Price

From $53.48 $50.81 per person

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Full-Day Tour to Humahuaca from Salta

Highlights

  • Visit the towns of the historic Quebrada de Humahuaca
  • Learn about a society even older than the Incas
  • Marvel at the Hill of 7 Colors, located just behind the town of Purmamarca

Description

Join this exciting full-day tour from Salta city to San Salvador de Jujuy, where your adventure awaits. Explore the charming towns of La Quebrada de Humahuaca and discover their rich history and stunning landscapes.

Begin your journey in Purmamarca, a town nestled against the backdrop of the magnificent Cerro de Siete Colores (Hill of 7 Colors). Take a leisurely stroll through the main square, where local craftsmen display their beautiful works. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the historic church, which holds great significance in the region.

As you continue along the road, marvel at the picturesque Paleta del Pintor Hill en route to Humahuaca town. Enjoy a delicious lunch and take your time to explore this charming place. Be sure to admire the grand Independence Monument, a testament to the town’s rich heritage.

On the way back to Salta, a hidden gem awaits you – a 700-year-old chapel adorned with a golden altar. Witness the exquisite paintings from the Cusco School and discover a small monument marking the imaginary line of the Tropic of Capricorn.

In Tilcara town, take a leisurely stroll through the main square and visit the picturesque church. Don’t forget to explore the fascinating Anthropology Museum, which offers insights into the region’s ancient cultures.

The tour concludes with a visit to Las Ruinas Incaicas del Pucara de Tilcara. These remarkable ruins date back to a civilization even older than the Incas, offering a fascinating glimpse into the region’s ancient past.

Included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (selected hotels only)

Price

From $65 $52 per person

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Salta: Horseback Riding in the Mountains

Highlights

  • Embark on a beautiful horseback ride with family or friends
  • Take in amazing views of the natural landscapes from a unique perspective
  • Enjoy a hassle-free experience with a professional instructor

Description

Experience the beauty of the hills surrounding the town of San Lorenzo by starting your adventure with a convenient pickup from centrally-located hotels in Salta. As you make your way to the grasslands, where locals can be seen going about their daily activities and cattle grazing, prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking panoramic views of the Lerma Valley, Salta Capital, and the town of San Lorenzo.

Upon arrival, you will be provided with all the necessary equipment and introduced to your horse, carefully chosen to suit your size and level of experience. Begin your ascent from the village along a moderately sloping path, following an undulating route that will lead you to various points of interest in the area, all of which possess exceptional natural value.

This tour is perfect for those who have limited time but still want to fully indulge in the beauty of these natural landscapes. It also caters to those who are embarking on their first horseback riding experience, making it an ideal choice for anyone eager to try something new and exciting.

For those who opt for the full-day experience, delight in the flavors of an authentic Argentine Asado BBQ. Your lunch will consist of an assortment of typical Argentine meats, grilled vegetables, seasonal salads, as well as refreshing soft drinks and water. A vegetarian option is also available for those with specific dietary preferences.

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from central hotels in Salta
  • Just spanish speaking guide/instructor
  • Riding helmets, leggings, and rain coat
  • BBQ lunch (if full-day option selected)

Price

From $28 per person

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Salta: Andes Mountain Half or Full Day Trekking Tour

Highlights

  • Enjoy getting back in touch with nature
  • Hike along paths that border the river
  • Take in views over the city of Salta

Description

Begin your day of nature exploration by taking advantage of the convenient pickup service from your centrally-located hotel in Salta. You will then be transferred to the starting point of your trail.

If you opt for the half-day option, prepare yourself for a moderate-level 3-hour hike. Once you arrive at the ravine, you will have the opportunity to climb paths that run alongside the river. As you ascend the slopes, you will encounter various panoramic viewpoints offering stunning views of the city of Salta. Along the way, take in the diverse vegetation of the yungas, with its abundance of epiphytic plants, climbers, and other native species found in this biome.

For a more challenging adventure, choose the full-day option. This 7-hour hike will take you through the trails of La Quebrada, leading you to the mountains of the Eastern Cordillera. As you traverse this path, you will come across majestic trees such as Ceibos, Nogales, Laureles, Cedars, Cebiles, Arrayanes, and Alders, among others. Lush ferns, along with epiphytic plants and climbers characteristic of this biome, will also accompany you on your journey. Along the way, be prepared to capture breathtaking views of the Lerma Valley and Eastern Cordillera, as you ascend to an impressive height of nearly 2400 meters. During the hike, take a break and indulge in a picnic lunchbox that includes water and fresh fruit.

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from central hotels in Salta
  • Just spanish – speaking tour guide
  • Picnic lunchbox, water, and fruit (if full-day option selected)

Price

From $21.50 per person

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From Salta: City Tour of the city on a half-day ride

Highlights

  • Dreamed unique landscape in all of Argentina.
  • Colonial city
  • Downtown and history

Description

The places of interest along the 9 de Julio square, including the Cathedral Basilica, Cabildo, Uriburu’s House, San Francisco Convent, San Bernardo Convent, San Bernardo Hill viewpoint, General Güemes Monument, Monument 20 de Febrero, San Lorenzo Gorge, and Handicraft Market, are located approximately 90 km away. The estimated travel time to reach these attractions is around 3 ½ hours.

Included

  • Salta City
  • San Bernardo Hill
  • San Lorenzo
  • Handicrafts Market
  • Guemes Monument
  • Transportation by transit, sprinter or minibus
  • Guide in Spanish.
  • Pick-ups hotels or central addresses

Price

From $25.26 $23.99 per person

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From Salta: Iruya with Quebrada de Humahuaca and Purmamarca

Highlights

– Dreamed unique landscape in all of Argentina.
– Quebrada de Humahuaca
– Unesco world heritage

Description

The tour starts early in the morning in Salta, where you will head towards the town of Gral. Güemes to take the highway leading to the province of Jujuy. Access to Iruya is only possible through the Quebrada de Humahuaca. This excursion bypasses the capital of Jujuy and goes straight into the Quebrada de Humahuaca. Along the way, you will make stops in the towns of Purmamarca, Tilcara, and Humahuaca.

During this part of the trip, you will visit various attractions such as the Cerro de los Seven Colores, the Church of Purmamarca, the Pucará de Tilcara, La Paleta del Pintor, Uquía, the Monument to the Heroes of Independence, and the main squares of each town. There will also be photo opportunities near Maimará and the crossing of the Tropic of Capricorn. After exploring Humahuaca, there will be a detour to the East to re-enter the province of Salta. Along the way, you will pass through the town of Iturbe, which remains despite the abandonment of the railroad long ago.

As you ascend towards the Abra del Cóndor, the highest point, prepare for a winding path nestled in a dry desert landscape. The Abra del Cóndor, situated at an altitude of 4000 meters above sea level, marks the natural border between Jujuy and Salta, offering a breathtaking view of the vast surroundings. From there, you will embark on a descent of 1220 meters in just 19 kilometers, characterized by curves and impressive cliffside views, until you reach the entrance to Iruya.

Upon crossing the Milmahuasi River, which can sometimes hinder access to the town during summer, you will arrive in Iruya. The town unfolds before you, nestled amidst the mountains, showcasing its splendor.

The itinerary includes stops at Jump, Apacheta del Abra del Cóndor (at 4000 meters above sea level), and Iruya. The return journey will take you through Uquía (known for its Cuzco-style paintings), Maimará, “Paleta del Pintor,” Volcán, Tumbaya, Yala, San Salvador de Jujuy, and eventually back to Salta.

Please note that the route and stops mentioned may not occur in chronological order, and they can be coordinated and modified with the guide of the excursion.

Included

  • Humahuaca Gorge
  • Purmamarca and The 7-colors Hill
  • Tilcara and its Fortress: Pucará
  • Maimara and Painter’s Palettes
  • Huacalera, Tropic of Capricorn
  • Uquia
  • Ceramics factory
  • Humahuaca Town
  • Iturbe
  • The Hell
  • Apacheta del Abra de Cóndor (4,000 m/s/n/m)
  • Iruya Town
  • 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 $228.78 per person

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From Jujuy: Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca & Los Colorados Hike

Highlights

  • Explore the natural beauty of the Seven Colors Hill in Purmamarca
  • Be amazed by huge large salt flats and volcanic peaks
  • Walk along the Los Colorados trail and take in wonderful views
  • Get to know the culture, people, and unique landscapes of the area

Description

After being picked up from the meeting point in Jujuy, embark on a scenic drive through the picturesque towns of Yala, Volcán, and Tumbaya. Along the way, take a moment to stop at the Seven Colors Hill viewpoint and marvel at the stunning panoramic vistas of the sun-kissed, multi-hued mountain.

Next, arrive at the village of Purmamarca, located at the base of the Seven Colors Hill, where your hiking adventure begins. Begin your ascent by hiking up the slopes of Cuesta del Lipán, Cuesta del Saladillo, and Abra de Potrerillos, being on the lookout for local wildlife such as vicunas and llamas.

Upon reaching an impressive altitude of 4,150 meters (13,615 feet) above sea level, be awestruck by the breathtaking views of the Salinas Grandes, a magnificent expanse of white salt plain that creates a striking contrast against the azure sky. Spend approximately 45 minutes at the summit, exploring the vividly colored volcanoes and soaking in the awe-inspiring scenery.

On the return hike, retrace your steps back to Purmamarca, where you’ll have some leisure time for lunch (not included in the tour price). Take advantage of this opportunity to wander through the enchanting narrow streets, admire the mountainous backdrop, and peruse the craft market.

After your meal, embark on a 30-40 minute hike along the mesmerizing Colorados trail, which winds through the desert landscapes surrounding the mountains. As the tour draws to a close, make your way back to Jujuy, taking with you cherished memories of this unforgettable journey.

Included

  • Meeting point pickup and drop-off from Jujuy
  • Transportation in bus or minivan, depending on group size
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish and English-speaking)

Price

From $42 per person

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From Salta: Cafayate, land of wines and imposing ravines

Highlights

  • Dreamed unique landscape in all of Argentina.
  • The best high altitude wines in the world.
  • Superb rock formations.

Description

We will journey to the city of Cafayate, known as the wine hub, situated in the Calchaquí Valley, 180 km away from Salta’s capital. This route, renowned in the northern region of Argentina, promises a breathtaking experience.

Our adventure begins in Salta city, where we will explore the charming central and southern parts of the Lerma Valley. From there, we will venture into the stunning Natural Reserve of Las Conchas gorge. Along a scenic low-altitude road, we will meander through a narrow valley embraced by vibrant hills, where shades of orange and red dominate the landscape. Prepare to be captivated by the remarkable geological formations shaped by nature’s artistic hand, including La Garganta del Diablo (The Devil’s Throat), El Amphitheatre (The Amphitheatre), The Windows, The Castles, La Yesera, The Toad, The Friar, The Obelisk, and many more.

In Cafayate, a splendid opportunity awaits to visit a winery and indulge in the taste of the area’s finest wines. After a delightful lunch, we will retrace our steps back to Salta, following the same awe-inspiring route.

Included

  • Includes the visit to a winery in Cafayate
  • Las Conchas Gorge
  • Calchaquíes Valleys
  • Wine Route
  • Devil’s throat
  • Amphitheater
  • 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)
  • Photographic stops at natural geological formations and landmarks

Price

From $53.48 $49.74 per person

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From Jujuy: Quebrada de Humahuaca, Purmamarca and Tilcara

Highlights

  • Dreamed unique landscape in all of Argentina.
  • World Heritage
  • Purmamarca and the Hill of the 7 colors
  • Tilcara and its Pucará

Description

Embark on a captivating journey through a magnificent gorge adorned with hills displaying vibrant colors, a result of countless years of mineral oxidation. Immerse yourself in the charm of the towns, culture, and the warm-hearted locals that define this remarkable tour. The duration of this adventure is approximately 8 hours, encompassing round trip transfers to and from designated meeting points.

Covering a total distance of 128 km, the expedition reaches its summit at a breathtaking height of 3012 meters above sea level. Our expedition will commence with a pickup from San Salvador de Jujuy at 09:00 a.m.

We will make our way to Humahuaca City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site nestled on the outskirts of the Jujuy province. Prepare to be captivated by the diverse colors that define the Argentine North, and embrace the richness of its culture, the charm of its unique towns, and the enchanting spirit of its people. Our first stop will be Purmamarca, where we will marvel at the majestic 7-colors Hill. Next, we will visit Tilcara, Humahuaca, the largest town in the gorge, and Uquía, a small village housing the 17th-century San Francisco de Paula church, adorned with ancient Arcabuceros Angels paintings. We will also make a stop at Huacalera, where we will step on the imaginary line marking the Tropic of Capricorn before concluding our journey with a visit to the beautiful Painter’s Palette in Maimará. The most substantial stop will be in Humahuaca City, allowing ample time for lunch where you can savor the finest regional dishes featuring llama meat. Explore the town, where culture and history seamlessly blend, and experience the vibrant Carnival, the epitome of celebration in this region. After lunch, we will embark on our return journey, making additional stops if necessary.

*In the event of departing from Purmamarca, the stops between Jujuy city and that point will not be included.

*In the case of departure from Tilcara, the stops between Jujuy and that point will not be part of the itinerary.

Included

  • Humahuaca Gorge
  • Purmamarca and Hill of the 7 Colors
  • Tilcara and its Pucará
  • Maimara and Painter’s Palettes
  • Huacalera, Tropic of Capricorn
  • Uquia
  • Ceramic factory
  • Transportation by transit, sprinter or minibus
  • Bilingual guide in Spanish and English.
  • Pick up from hotels or central addresses (10 blocks away from Route 9)

Price

From $58.37 $54.28 per person

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