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Salta, Humahuaca, Calchaquí valleys and Grandes Salt flats

10 days & 9 nights

This trip to Salta sums up the best of the northwest: the Quebrada de Humahuaca, the return to the Calchaquíes Valleys and Salinas Grandes; a few more days in attractive Buenos Aires.

Day 1: Buenos Aires City Tour

In the afternoon enjoy a City Tour to visit Plaza de Mayo where the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Casa Rosada are located, the Colón Theater, La Boca with its famous Caminito Street and Puerto Madero area with its fancy restaurants.

Day 2: Buenos Aires – Salta

Fly to Salta.

Day 3: Calchaquí Valleys

Leaving Salta we will tour the Lerma Valley, getting to know the towns of Cerrillos, La Merced, El Carril and Chicoana. Ascending the Cuesta del Obispo, in an uphill road, we will arrive at Los Cardones National Park. After a break, we will visit the town of Cachi to see its museum and its church. We will continue on the famous Route 40 appreciating incredible rock formations until we finally reach Cafayate.

Day 4: Calchaquí valleys

In the afternoon we will return to Salta bordering the Las Conchas river, where we will enter the "Quebrada de Cafayate", surprising us with its unique and colorful landscapes.

Day 5: Salta. City tour

During the City tour, we will walk 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 6: Grandes Salt Flats 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 Grandes salt flats
We will descend 2,000 meters in 35 km along the scenic Cuesta de Lipán 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 7: 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 8: Salta  - Buenos Aires

Fly to Buenos Aires.

Day 9: Tigre and Delta Sailing. Tango Show Dinner

Visit Tigre and enjoy a river sailing, where we will know the particular geography of one of the few Deltas in the world.
In the evening Tango Show Dinner.

Day 10: End of the tour

Say goodbye and transfer to the airport.

Alternative activities:

Day 8:  Asado Gourmet Tasting Dinner

Included in the Package

  • 3 nights in Buenos Aires
  • City tour
  • Tango Show dinner.
  • Tigre and Delta Sailing.
  • 4 nights in Salta
  • City Tour in Salta.
  • Calchaquí Valleys tour.
  • 1 night in Cafayate.
  • Return Calchaquí Valleys tour.
  • Salinas Grandes through San Antonio de los Cobres tour
  • 1 night in Purmamarca.
  • Quebrada de Humahuaca tour.
  • All breakfasts.
  • In-destination transfers
  • National Park entrance fees

Not Included

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

Notes

Reservations subject to availability, hotels of the same or higher category can be provided if there is no place in the hotels provided.

Prices

Excursions

Buenos Aires City Tour
 
Frequency: Daily
Length: Half a Day (all year round)

During Buenos Aires City Tour we will visit relevant corners of this city: Colón Theatre, Obelisk, the historical Plaza de Mayo, Cathedral, Casa Rosada (Government House) and the Cabildo. You will also visit different Neighborhoods: La Boca, San Telmo and Puerto Madero, Palermo, Recoleta.

Buenos Aires City Tour

Frequency: Daily
Length: Half a Day (all year round)

During Buenos Aires City Tour we will visit relevant corners of this city: Colón Theatre, Obelisk, the historical Plaza de Mayo, Cathedral, Casa Rosada (Government House) and the Cabildo. You will also visit different Neighborhoods: La Boca, San Telmo and Puerto Madero, Palermo, Recoleta.

Tango Show Dinner Night
 
Frequency: Daily
Length: Evening (all year round)

TheTango Show Dinner at El Querandí “Casa de Tango”has one ofthe best tango dinner shows in Buenos Aires. A Tango Show in a San Telmo historical House, combined with an excellent dinner, where Travelers will enjoy the real Tango porteño and learn the history of this Argentine typical dance.

Tango Show Dinner Night

Frequency: Daily
Length: Evening (all year round)

TheTango Show Dinner at El Querandí “Casa de Tango”has one ofthe best tango dinner shows in Buenos Aires. A Tango Show in a San Telmo historical House, combined with an excellent dinner, where Travelers will enjoy the real Tango porteño and learn the history of this Argentine typical dance.

Salinas Grandes through San Antonio de los Cobres
 
Frequency: Daily
Length: Full Day

Frequency: Daily.
Duration: Full Day (all the year round)//

During this activity we will accompany the Train to the Clouds during part of the road. We will visit San Antonio de los Cobres, Santa Rosa de Tastil, Salinas Grandes, we will go down the Cuesta de Lipán and see the Cerro de los Siete Colores in Purmamarca.

Salinas Grandes through San Antonio de los Cobres

Frequency: Daily
Length: Full Day

Frequency: Daily.
Duration: Full Day (all the year round)//

During this activity we will accompany the Train to the Clouds during part of the road. We will visit San Antonio de los Cobres, Santa Rosa de Tastil, Salinas Grandes, we will go down the Cuesta de Lipán and see the Cerro de los Siete Colores in Purmamarca.

Quebrada de Humahuaca
 
Frequency: Daily
Length: Full Day

Frequency: Daily.
Duration: Full Day (all the year round)//
 
The activity to Quebrada de Humahuaca starts on the road to Jujuy. By mid-morning we will be reaching Purmamarca, where the Cerro de los 7 Colores is located; then we will visit Tilcara and its Pucará. After lunch, we will return to Salta.

Quebrada de Humahuaca

Frequency: Daily
Length: Full Day

Frequency: Daily.
Duration: Full Day (all the year round)//
 
The activity to Quebrada de Humahuaca starts on the road to Jujuy. By mid-morning we will be reaching Purmamarca, where the Cerro de los 7 Colores is located; then we will visit Tilcara and its Pucará. After lunch, we will return to Salta.

Hotels

Destinations

Buenos Aires
 

Capital city of the Argentine Republic and one of the principal cities in Latin America, Buenos Aires surprises with its architecture. Its style reflects the influence of Spaniards, French and Italians in buildings and landscaping. The city has wide avenues, mansions, buildings, extensive green areas, hundreds of sculptures and many churches which are incorporated as a whole with houses, office and apartment blocks, and modern sky scrapers.

Buenos Aires
 

Capital city of the Argentine Republic and one of the principal cities in Latin America, Buenos Aires surprises with its architecture. Its style reflects the influence of Spaniards, French and Italians in buildings and landscaping. The city has wide avenues, mansions, buildings, extensive green areas, hundreds of sculptures and many churches which are incorporated as a whole with houses, office and apartment blocks, and modern sky scrapers.

Salta
 

Salta is 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
 

Salta is 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
 

Cafayate is 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
 

Cafayate is 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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