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Exploring the North of Argentina

Discover the beauty of the north of Argentina

Exploring the North of Argentina

$2399

per person

Your seven-day adventure will enrich your adventurous spirit with beautiful landscapes along the way. As you travel, your eyes will be enchanted by the many different towns and awesome gorges. On your way, you will have a chance to taste the most delicate and mouth-watering wines and delicious foods as well. The North of Argentina is like a treasure chest full of jewels that you will enjoy every day.

Highlights of the Northern Argentina Tour:

Admire the impressive colonial places and feel the unique weather on a Salta tour.

Enjoy an afternoon wine tour, where you’ll taste some of the best wine in Northern Argentina.

Indulge in the amazing terracotta colors of the impressive hills in the Calchaquí Valley.

Be part of a mysterious place where tall rocks and shapes will make you feel as if you are on the moon.

Visit a protected National Park and feel the freedom of the flora and fauna.

Itinerary Overview:

Click through to “Tour Plan” to see the full itinerary for the Northern Argentina Tour.

Day 1 | Salta: Explore the Colonial past and modern beauty of Salta on a walking tour, including Basílica Cathedral, Cultural Center of the Americas, and the Historical Museum of the North.

Day 2 | Salta to Cafayate: Venture through the colorful Calchaquí Valley and the Conchas Gorge before enjoying a wine tasting in Cafayate – one of the world’s premier wine regions.

Day 3| Cafayate to Cachi: Visit forgotten towns in picturesque Northern Argentina before wandering the moon-like Quebrada de las Flechas. You will spend the night in the small village of Cachi.

Day 4 | Cachi to Salta: Stop at the National Park of the Cardones to admire the cacti en route back to Salta.

Day 5 | Salta to Purmamarca via Salinas Grandes: Travel alongside the Train to the Clouds by the Quebrada del Toro before descending into Purmamara and the spectacular Hill of Seven Colors.

Day 6 | Purmamarca to Salta: Admire Quebrada de Purmamarca, and travel through the beautiful towns of Tilcara, Humahuaca, Maimara, and Juyjuy on your way back to Salta.

Day 7 | Salta: Return to the Salta airport with a private airport transfer or continue exploring the city on your own.

  • Departure
    Salta / Salta
  • Departure Time
    9:00 am
  • Return Time
    6:00pm
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Day One: Visiting Salta La Linda in Argentina

Northern Argentina Tour- Exploring the city on a Salta TourSalta is a charming city, rich in history. It played an important role during the Colonial time due to its proximity to the mines in Potosí, Bolivia. Discover its colonial past along with your private guide on a Salta tour, walking the streets and admiring the most important places such as the Basílica Cathedral, Cultural Center of the Americas, and the Historical Museum of the North (Cabildo) among others. You will also visit the summer village of San Lorenzo on the outskirts of the city with a subtropical microclimate and the handicraft market where handicrafts are displayed that include a guarantee of origin throughout the province .
  • Meals: B
  • Transport: Transfer in
  • Accommodation: Del Vino Hotel  or similar
  • Activities:all the ones described in the itinerary accompanied by a professional tour guide.
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Day Two: Visiting Calchaqui Valley in Salta, Argentina

Northern Argentina Tour - Cafayate Tour After a delicious Argentinian breakfast, you will visit the most magnificent towns in the Calchaquí Valley; furthermore, you will be amazed by the colors of the mountains. You will get to know the colorful Conchas Gorge that is famous for its beauty, shapes and terracotta colors. Later on, you will arrive in Cafayate, a small well-known city that produces the  best wine in Northern Argentina. Many people around the world have chosen to stay in this splendid city due to its wonderful landscapes, quality of life, and fantastic weather all year round. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a wine tour and tasting to sample the most emblematic wine cellars in the area.
  • Meals: B
  • Transport: private transport
  • Accommodation: Patios de Cafayate or similar
  • Activities: All the ones described in the itinerary (including the wine-tasting) accompanied by a professional tour guide.
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Day Three: Adventure at Colome Winery in the Calchaqui Valley

  Quebrada de las Flechas On this day of your Argentina tour, you will travel to one of the most beautiful places on your adventure. You will get to know some small forgotten towns of Northern Argentina as well as the impressive the Quebrada de las Flechas (Gorge of Arrows). The gorge is formed out of angled tall rocks, and is prominent place for its incredible structures where you will feel as though you are on the moon. Afterwards, you will continue your adventure to the small village of Cachi. Spend a wonderful night staring at the shining stars that the unique Calchaqui Valley can offer.
  • Meals: B
  • Transport: private transport
  • Accommodation: Hotel Merced del Alto in Cachi or similar 
  • Activities:all the ones described in the itinerary accompanied by a professional tour guide.
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Day Four: Cachi to Salta

On this day, we will enjoy even more distinctive landscapes in the North of Argentina. Your tour will stop at the National Park of the Cardones where you will admire the charm and greatness of the tall teasels or cacti. You will also see the Quebrada de Escoipe and observe how the scenery changes as you make your descent back to the city of Salta.
  • Meals: B
  • Transport: private transport
  • Accommodation: Del Vino Hotel  or similar
  • Activities: All the ones described in the itinerary accompanied by a professional tour guide.
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Day Five : San Antonio de los Cobres - Salinas Grandes - Purmamarca

Today will be one of the best in your tour of Northern Argentina. We will take a route parallel to the Train to the Clouds by the Quebrada del Toro. Then, you will continue your adventure ascending to 4080m.a.s.l. and arrive in San Antonio de los Cobres. After a delightful lunch, you will go through route 40 toward the Salinas Grandes, just between the provinces of Salta and Jujuy. Subsequently, you will descend via the Cuesta de Lipán, to the town of Purmamarca and its fantastic Hill of Seven Colors. If you're lucky, you may be able to find Andean condors along the way!
  • Meals: B
  • Transport: private transport
  • Accommodation:  Casa de Adobe Hotel or similar
  • Activities: All the ones described in the itinerary accompanied by a professional tour guide.
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Day Six: Quebrada de Purmamarca to Salta

You will leave the city of Purmamarca in order to start your adventure along the Quebrada de Purmamarca, a gorge which was declared a Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO. As you admire it, you will see how the scenery and the colors of the hills mix together with the cultures that inhabit this area. It is a social experience, complete with interactions and an ancestral perspective. You will pass the Posta de Hornillos toward the town of Tilcara where you will visit the Pucará and the Arqueological Museum. Then, you will arrive in Humahuaca where a great Cathedral and the Independence Monument (El Indio) stand. After lunch, you will observe the Paleta del Pintor located in the town of Maimara. Finally, you will arrive and visit San Salvador in Jujuy on your way back to Salta.
  • Meals: B
  • Transport: private transport
  • Accommodation: Del Vino Hotel or similar
  • Activities: All the ones described in the itinerary accompanied by a professional tour guide.
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Day Seven: Good Bye Argentina

You will finish your tour of Northern Argentina in Salta, and be transferred to the airport.
  • Meals: B
  • Transport: transfer

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