What To Expect
Live in 5 days the best of Salta, one of the most beautiful provinces of Argentina! Discover the charming architecture in the city centre, learn about the pre-Inca history in Cafayate, visit a wine celle, one of the most important highlights of the region, and sample a glass of the best regional wine. Discover the famous Seven Colours Hill at Humahuaca and the natural monuments of this beautiful region. Enjoy a confortable transportation and a friendly English or Spanish speaking guide.
A representative is going to be waiting for you at Salta's airport or central bus stop to take you to Marilian 3-star hotel or Salta 4-star hotel. The first one offers heated and air-conditioned bedrooms, international telephonic communications and private barhrooms. Salta 4-star hotel offers also WIFI internet connection, a dinning room with computers and a baggage lodge.
After that, and if you flight arrives before 15:00, hop on a guided tour through Salta's city centre, where you will discover the main monuments of this beautiful city: get familiar with its colonial history, and admire its charming architecture. You will pass by the 9 de Julio Square, one of the most animated spots in the city, the favourite place of locals to meet at the end of the day. There you will find as well important monuments, like the Salta's Cathedral, a beautiful and simple church, of Spanish Baroque style. See as well San Francisco's convent, a beautiful church whose first building dates back to 1625, another icon of the city. Pass by San Bernardo's Hill, that offers, from its 1637 meters above the sea level, one of the best panoramic views of Salta. Finally admire the Handicrafts Market , installed in an old house's building, is the ideal place to find your best souvenir from Salta, and the best regional products. At the end of your tour, we will take you back to the hotel, to enjoy the rest of the day on your own.
Today we will take you out of the city to discover the natural wonders of the nort region of Argentina. After breakfast, we will pick you up to take you to Shell's Gorge: marvel at the amazing shapes made by the erosion of the air and the water, and admire the beautiful colours of the landscape around. Listen to the silence of the Puna and live the calm of the life in the mountains. Don't miss the huge Cardons, the typical local vegetation, an essential part of the north postacard.
Visit later the traditional town of Cafayate, and discover its historic wine-growing tradition. Take the oportunity to get inside a cellar and sample the delicious regional wine! Admire as well its typical colonial buildings, witnesses of the ancient Spanish empire that dominated once the region. Feel free to have a delicious lunch in one of the local restaurants and enjoy the incredible hospitality of people! You can visit if you wish one of the local museums in town. In the end of the afternoon, we will take you back to the hotel in Salta's city centre.
Today you will discover the incredible nature and tradition of Jujuy's province, in the north of Salta. The province is famous for it's traditional history, and its typical towns which culture mixes colonial tradition and pre-Inca heritage. Live a once in a lifetime experience and discover this slept in time landscape.
We will pick you up from the hotel after breakfast and we will take you to Humahuaca's Gorge. Marvel at the different colours of the landscape, a show with no parallel, and the immensity of the local vegetation, specially adapted to the hostility of the desert. Visit the town of Purmamarca, a picturesque traditional village and discover its charming local handicrafts they sell in their own local market, the perfect opportunity to take back home your best souvenir from north Argentina!
After that, marvel at the stunning beauty, colours and textures of Seven Colours Hill, which is part of UNESCO's world heritage sites. Visit later the small town of Pucara de Tilcara, where you will see its important pre-Inca heritage, in the incredible archaeological ruins. Learn how the local population adapt to live and develop the community despite the hostility of the climate in the Puna. The site is simply amazing! Visit as well Uquia and its church, where the paintings of the Arcabuceros Angels, an important vestige in the zone of the Cuzquena School are kept;
After that, visit as well the town of Huamahuaca and its Independence Monument, before going back to Salta's city centre.
Today after breakfast, feel free to live the best of Salta as you prefer. If your flight/bus arrival time didn't allow you the first day, take the Salta's City centre tour, and discover the best of the heritage and the history of this beautiful city.
DAY 5: After breakfast, we will take you back to the airport or the central bus stop.
Airport or central bus stop pick up and drop off
English or Spanish speaking guide assistant according to the option selected
4 nights accomodation in a 3 or 4-star hotel with breakfast in Salta's city centre
Salta's city centre guided tour
Cafayate day tour with wine sample
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
DAY 1: Salta's city centre: Transportation from the airport to the hotel, pick up and Salta's city tour: 9 de Julio Square, Cathedral, Cabildo, San Francisco's convent, San Bernardo's convent, San Bernardo's mountain (1637 meters above the sea level), Guemes Monument, 20th february Monument, San Lorenzo and Handicrafts Market. Drop of to the hotel. Total distance: 90 km
DAY 2: Shell's Gorge and Cafayate Town: Breakfast and pick up from the hotel between 06:30 and 07:00 to Shell's Gorge and its incredible shapes: Garganta del Diablo, Anfiteatro, la Yesera, el Sapo, el Obelisco, los Castillos. Cafayate town and wine celles, lunch and free time. Drop of to the hotel in Salta's city centre. Total distance 395 km
DAY 3: Humahuaca's Gorge Pick up after breakfast from the hotel: Humahuaca's Gorge, Yala, Volcan, Tumbaya, Purmamarca's town, Sevel Comours Hill, Coloraditos, Maimara, The Painter's Palette, Tilcara village, El Pucara de Tilcara archaeological ruins, Huacalera, Tropic of Capricorn, Uquia (Cuzco Paints), Humahuaca and the Independence Monument, Drop of to the hotel in Salta. Total distance: 520 km
Children below 2 years are free of charge sitting in their parent's lap and sharing their beds
The order of the itinerary described can change according to local weather
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