Complete North Salta, Jujuy and Tucuman

9 days and 8 nights
from USD 1.120

This trip to the North will show us ancestral towns and the incredible landscapes of the puna: Humahuaca and the hill of 7 colors, Calchaquíes Valleys and Cafayate, Large Saltworks in Jujuy and Tafi del Valle in Tucuman. Tradition, culture and colorful landscapes await you.

Day 1: Arrival in Salta, City Tour

On arrival we will have a City Tour, walking through the old town visiting the Basilica Cathedral, the San Francisco Basilica, the San Bernardo Convent and the Güemes Monument, among others. We will slowly get into the history and culture of this city.

Day 2: Cachi

Today we will visit Cachi, a colonial little town famous for its adobe-walled stone houses and steep, cobbled streets.
Across the Lerma valley we will travel trough the subtropical jungle area reaching the highest point: Cuesta del Obispo at 3348 meters above sea level. On our way we will pass through Los Cardones National Park and before our last stop, we will also pass through the town of Payogasta.

Day 3: Salinas Grandes through San Antonio de los Cobres tour. Salta – Purmamarca

Today we will follow the tracks of the famous Tren a las Nubes (Clouds Train) and admire this magnificent work of engineering. We will cross the Puna along Route 40 seeing llamas and vicuñas, before reaching Salinas Grandes(Great Saltworks).
We will go downhill on Cuesta de Lipán and descend of 2,000 meters in 35 km showing us the transition from the desert of the puna to the fertility of the most humid valleys.
Finally we will arrive at the picturesque town of Purmamarca located at the foot of the Hill of 7 Colors.

Day 4: Quebrada de Humahuaca Tour

Today we will tour the Quebrada de Humahuaca and its most important towns: Maimara, Tilcara with its Pucara and Humahuaca. In the afternoon we return to Salta.

Day 5: Cafayate

In this fascinating tour we will visit Cafayate, well known for being the house of important wineries and vineyards and being the soil that gave birth to torrontés wine.
Along the route we will visitCerillos, El Carril, Coronel Moldes, Ampascachi, Talampaya, and we will also pass by Alemania, which has an old train station. Once we arrive in Cafayate, we will have the opportunity to visit one of the wineries and enjoy a tasting.

Day 6: Quilmes Ruins and Tafi Del Valle.

Today we will head southward to visit the Quilmes Ruins, the largest pre-Columbian settlement in Argentina. From there ascending the Calchaquí summits we will reach the 3,042 mask in the Abra del Infiernillo. From there we will descend until we reach Tafi del Valle. We will have a brief tour of Tafí and have the opportunity to see the Church of La Banda.

Day 7: Tafi Del Valle. Free day

Free day to enjoy the hotel and the surroundings. We will stay at Estancia Las Carreras, an 18th century Jesuit estate where we can enjoy a tour of the milking yard, the cheese factory and the museum.

Day 8: Tafi Del Valle and Tucumán

We will take the National Route N ° 307, to cross the Quebrada de los Sosa, an area of abundant vegetation (yungas) until we reach Tucumán. Upon arrival we will visit the Cathedral, the Historic House, Plaza Independencia, 9 de Julio park, De la Merced Church, and several historical buildings. We suggest visiting the Historic house of Tucumán in the afternoon and enjoy the Light and sound show at night.

Day 9: End of the tour

Say goodbye and transfer to the airport.

Price includes

  • 3 nights in Salta
  • City Tour in Salta
  • Salinas Grandes through San Antonio de los Cobres tour
  • 1 night in Purmamarca
  • Quebrada de Humahuaca tour
  • Calchaquí Valleys tour.
  • 1 night in Cafayate
  • Visit to winey
  • Quilmes Ruins tour
  • 2 nights in Tafi del Valle
  • City Tour in Tafi del Valle
  • 1 night in Tucuman
  • City Tour in Tucuman
  • All breakfasts.
  • In-destination transfers
  • National Park entrance fees

Not Included

  • Domestic airline tickets Buenos Aires – Salta – Tucuman - Buenos Aires
  • Extra charges and optional activities or meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gratuities

Notes

Prices per person

Season Summer 2021/22 - From 01/12/2021 Until 31/03/2022
Base Category Price
Double 3* USD 1.120
Double 4* USD 1.195
Double 5* USD 1.340

Activities

Hotels

Destinations

Salta
 

Saltais a well preserved colonial city and is also the starting point destination to visit the different landscapes in this zone. A good option is to take the famous Train to the Clouds, a masterpiece of engineering. Travelling to the north, La Puna and Salinas Grandes (Salt Fields) are an impacting destination which shows a completely different way of life.

Salta
 

Saltais a well preserved colonial city and is also the starting point destination to visit the different landscapes in this zone. A good option is to take the famous Train to the Clouds, a masterpiece of engineering. Travelling to the north, La Puna and Salinas Grandes (Salt Fields) are an impacting destination which shows a completely different way of life.

Cafayate
 

Cafayateis a city in the province of Salta. It is a must-see location for those who would like to tour and visit the unforgettable landscape in the north of Argentina. The city is surrounded by the Valles Calchaquies. The beauty of its landscapes, the very good climate, its excellent wines and the friendliness of its people make this city an unmissable destination for tourists from all over the world.

Cafayate
 

Cafayateis a city in the province of Salta. It is a must-see location for those who would like to tour and visit the unforgettable landscape in the north of Argentina. The city is surrounded by the Valles Calchaquies. The beauty of its landscapes, the very good climate, its excellent wines and the friendliness of its people make this city an unmissable destination for tourists from all over the world.

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