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EXPLORE SALTA & JUJUY – 6 Days

Discover the Beautiful Salt Flats of Salta

The Unique Natural Wonders of Salta

Enjoying a Day at the Salt Flats

FROM 890 USD 6 Days / 5 Nights
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Argentina Tours
Northern Argentina Trips
Tours to Salta & explore the Colonial area
Salta & Jujuy Trips

EXPLORE SALTA & JUJUY – 6 Days

Visit Great Salt Flats, Hill of 7 Colors, colonial Salta & more

If you want to discover the beautiful north of Argentina you must come to Salta and Jujuy. Experience the natural beauty and culture of the region in this 6 day trip. From sleepy colonial towns and traditional villages to picturesque desert gorges, stunning salt flats and exclusive wineries, Salta and Jujuy offer the perfect balance of nature and Andean culture.

 

Day 1 – Welcome to your Northern Argentina trip

 

Salta is the selected jumping-off point for travelers seeking to explore the North of Argentina. From here, you can visit the most outstanding natural monuments of the area: the Humahuaca Gorge or the Seven Colours Hill in Jujuy, a bordering province worldwide famous too.

 

 

Salta has it all: the geographical diversity (red, green and brown tinted mountains) and the vast history—Is in these time-honored lands that men fight for the freedom of Argentina. The colonial architecture, the alive cafés in the main plaza (great people watching spot) and the vibrant and authentic peñas, places where locals grab a table to watch their favorite folkloric singers, and after a wine (or two) everyone join for dancing.

 

 

Upon arrival you will be driven to your hotel. Take the rest of the afternoon to explore the city. Bare in mind that this is a stress-free hub: la siesta (nap) is kind of a religious ritual for locals, which means that between 1 pm till 5 pm shops are usually closed.

 

 

Say Hueque Tips

 

Go ahead and discover the best insider tips to visit the city: the best restaurants in town (you must try the tamales!), the most important historic buildings and popular peñas– “¿Bailamos?” (Shall we dance?) it’s all you need to say to start the party! Read it all in our Salta Travel Guide.

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Day 2 - Salta Tours: Safari to the Clouds – Salt Flats – Purmamarca

 

Today you’ll travel to the clouds—No metaphor involved! We’ll pick you up at your hotel to start a two day trip to Purmamarca and the Great Salt Flats, a white solid ocean, 4000 m.a.s.l!

 

 

In this 10 hour long trip we’ll travel along the same route of the famous Train to the Clouds, zigzagging on lonely roads between the blue sky and the high desert plains. On our way, we will visit historic ruins and small scattered villages.

 

 

Our first destination is the small town of Campo Quijano, best known as the Gateway to the puna. Later, the impressive Quebrada del Toro, a natural monument where men-size cactus stand in a backdrop of eroded peaks which emerged from the golden sand like giant fingers. Here we’ll stop for a refreshing coffee break.

 

 

We’ll keep on traveling to Santa Rosa de Tastil, a pre-Incan city of the XIII century, and right after to San Antonio de los Cobres, the HQ of the Pachamama (Mother Earth) Celebration. The “salty” cherry on top will be the surreal landscape of the Great Salt Flats. The natural light and reflections provide perfect opportunities for endless photo fun. Test your creativity! And be careful on where you put your feet: there are artificial water pools in the area.

 

 

At the end of your adventure in the Great Salt Flats we’ll take you to your hotel in Purmamarca, located at the base of Jujuy’s famed Seven Color Hill.

 

 

Say Hueque Tips

 

We recommend you to leave your luggage in your hotel in Salta, and just take a day pack on the excursion. If you’re not tired take a walk around the main plaza (square) of Purmamarca and visit the ancient Santa Rosa de Lima Church.

 

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Day 3 – Humahuaca Gorge, Salta & Jujuy trips

 

We’ll pick you up early in the morning to take you to a 12 hour long trip to the Humahuaca Gorge, declared a UNESCO Heritage Site. Humahuca Gorge is called to a bunch of natural amazing monuments like the Seven Color Hill, the Pucará de Tilcara (a ramshackled yet well restored native fortress), the Paleta del Pintor (Painter Palette) at Maimará village, an impressive multi colored mountain range.

 

 

You’ll see some peculiar paintings of the colonial period (called Pinturas Cuzqueñas) at the little Uquía Church, pass by the famous Tropic of Capricorn milestone to finally get to the picturesque Humahuaca.

 

Wander among their colonial houses and streets, get the grip of the old-world langur that still survives in this setting. At the end of the day, we’ll drive you back to your hotel in Salta La Linda (the beautiful) as Argentines nicknamed the city.

 

 

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Day 4 – Salta Tours: Calchaqui Valley Excursion

 

It’s time to prepare your two day bag and hit the road again to get to the jaw-dropping Calchaqui Valleys. Why you have to take a Calchaqui Valley tour? Enthralling landscapes and the cultural diversity of its inhabitants are two good reasons! Little pre-Columbian villages spread all over the valley, amazing gorges behold by multi colored mountains.

 

 

We’ll pick you up at your hotel and leave behind the Lerma Valley to visit Laures and Escoipe, the first two gorges of this 12 hour long excursion. The landscapes will still remain green but colors will definitely change when we approach to the Cuesta del Obispo, the windiest and most spectacular road of this area. We’ll climb up to 3400 m.a.s.l—Get prepare to see the world from above! This is the connective road to get to the high valleys, where sits the Calchaqui Valley wine region too. We’ll see enormous cactus while passing through Los Cardones National Park on our way to Cachi, the famous pre-Columbian village, where Spanish and native tradition combines in the most beautiful architecture.

 

 

In the afternoon, we’ll hit the road again to keep on exploring the valleys and get to Molinos and Angastaco town, just before visiting Las Flechas Gorge, a special rocky formation which forms a labyrinth of sharp medium high peaks. After going down its mysterious passages, we’ll get to Cafayate where we’ll overnight.

 

 

Cafayate is one of the most popular destinations of Calchaqui Valley wine region. Cafayate wine is renowned in Argentina, specially because of the star product of the region: the Torrontes Wine. Enjoy the end of the day in this picturesque town enjoying a sunset drink on the main square or a Malbec ice cream on the traditional Gelatto Shop. Since there are many surrounding wineries, we thought that a visit to one or two of them could be interesting for you…so we’ve already scheduled it! According to weather and timetables, you will be able to take this visit on your arrival day or the day after.

 

 

  

 

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Day 5 – Salta Tours: Calchaqui Valley Excursion. The Devil Gorge

 

On the second day of this Calchaqui Valley adventure you’ll leave Cafayate and you’ll immerse directly into the forbidding universe of Las Conchas Gorge, where the erosion has carved mysterious red shapes into the rocks.

 

 

Get prepared to visit this Natural Reserve for about 5 hours, to enjoy the views of its colorful hills while you go down its red tinted promontories to discover the most particular rocky highlights: the Frog, the Obelisk and the Castles.

 

 

The highlight of the day will be the Ampitheater and the famous Devil’s Throat. The amphitheater is a natural semicircular formation of 20 m. high and the scenery of intimate concerts powered by local artists. Get inside and check the amazing acoustics by singing your favorite tune! Nearby, the Devil’s Throat will await, right at the end of Las Conchas Gorge, Going down this particular rocky formation you’ll feel right inside a huge human gorge!

 

 

At the end of the day, we’ll take you back to Salta. Enjoy the evening going to a peña to mingle with locals and eat the empanada salteña, a special variation of this popular Argentine dish.

 

 

 

(Say hi! to the empanada)

 

 

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Day 6 – Salta, end of your Adventure in Argentina!

 

At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport or bus terminal. If you don’t want to end this journey you can extend your travel. Check out our Argentina tours and keep on exploring our beautiful country.

 

 

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Included

 Transfers and tours mentioned in the itinerary

3 night accommodation in a hotel (Salta), 1 night accommodation in a hotel (Cafayate) & 1 night accommodation in a hotel (Purmamarca)

Daily breakfast

Bilingual guide (English / Spanish)

Not Included

National Park Entrance Fees

International or domestic flights

Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link:  World Nomads

Accommodation & Prices

EXPLORE SALTA & JUJUY – 6 Days


INN/ B&B

USD 890

COMFORT

USD 985

SUPERIOR

USD 1095

*Prices in US Dollars.
*Valid until April 2019 (Not valid in Christmas, New Year and Carnival).

*Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy. Single rates are available on request. Flights are not included in the price, but can be arranged on request.

*Please note that this tour is also available in Luxury Category. Ask your Travel Advisor for the details and quotation on this category.



Flights needed for this itinerary

No flights needed for this trip. Trip starts and finishes in Salta.

Flights in South America cost approximately $100 to $250 USD per segment (destination). We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

Included

 Transfers and tours mentioned in the itinerary

3 night accommodation in a hotel (Salta), 1 night accommodation in a hotel (Cafayate) & 1 night accommodation in a hotel (Purmamarca)

Daily breakfast

Bilingual guide (English / Spanish)

Not Included

National Park Entrance Fees

International or domestic flights

Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link:  World Nomads

Trip Reviews

EXPLORE SALTA & JUJUY – 6 Days

Helen Cuccaro

Helen Cuccaro

(5 / 5)

You did a wonderful job.

Deborah,

We had a great time. It was perfect.

You did a wonderful job. It is another amazing part of beautiful Argentina. Thank you soo much!

We will send everyone we know to you for side trips.

Regards, Helen


04.04.17

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Salta & Jujuy

Anniken Hars

Anniken Hars

(5 / 5)

Salta has been spectacular...

Again thank you for making our trips so wonderfull. Salta has been spectacular. And the hotels have been great, just what we wanted. (Antiguo Convento y Pumahuasi)


04.03.17

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Estrella Frigols Luna

El tour ha sido muy bonito de gran belleza

Helen Cuccaro

You did a wonderful job.

Anniken Hars

Salta has been spectacular...

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