This tour package from Salta is put together for who is looking to complete the most representative tours in NOA (Northern Argentina).
It consists of 4 trips which embrace all points of interest. No tourist with time can leave unvisited.
Going to these four places, you will get a full picture of the NOA region.
Characteristics of the most complete package of northern Argentina
Quebrada de Humahuaca
Salinas via Purmamarca
|PICKUP/DROPOFF POINT||Every day, from accommodations in downtown area of Salta City.|
|DURATION||This package consists of 4 one-day trips, each one them leaving from and returning to Salta the same day.
You need to be available 4 entire days, not necessarily consecutive days.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN TIMES||The four days, pickup is between 7 and 7.45 am, and return between 6 and 9 pm approximately.|
|COMBINATIONS||It is possible the day of the “Salinas via Purmamarca” tour, stay overnight in Purmamarca.
In this way, passengers can spend a night outside Salta (accommodation not included).
The next day, we pick you up from this town to make the “Quebrada de Humahuaca” tour.
You can carry one “carry on” size bag per person. Larger luggage is not allowed, since the vehicles do not have a storage compartment.
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Tours included in this package
A tour departing from Salta Capital, traveling to the neighboring province of Jujuy and arriving in Purmamarca, where the renowned Cerro de los Siete Colores is visited.
Then, climb the Cuesta de Lipan, to reach the Salinas Grandes.
Famous for its vineyards, its excellent wines (the grape Torrontés is cultivated here) and its wineries known as “bodegas”.
It is the most important city within the tour of the Calchaqui Valleys.
This trip will take you from the south of Salta through the Lerma Valley, at its widest point, learning about the tobacco cultivation and the colonial architecture of the villages, connected to the Argentine Independence Movement.
Afterwards, we enter the “Quebrada del Río las Conchas” (Shells or Cafayate Canyon), enjoying amazing and whimsical sceneries, like the “Garganta del Diablo” (the Devil´s Throat) and the “Anfiteatro” (the Amphitheater), results of years of erosion by wind and water.
A region rich in history and tradition. In this area roads and settlements exist for more than ten thousands of years. Today still many archeological and architectural sites are witness of its grand history.
The region is home to a population who preserves its ancient customs and habits.
It forms a natural corridor from North to South, which stretches from the Rio Grande basin and connects the Jujuy Valley to the Puna.
In year 2003, during a session held in Paris, it was declared UNESCO World Heritage in the category of “Cultural Landscapes”.
A lovely village, situated at the North East of the Calchaqui Valley.
It rests on the eastern flank of the “Nevado de Cachi”, a peak of 6729m and is sided by the banks of the crystalline Calchaquí River, which has its source not far from there, on the heights of the “Nevado de Acay”, another peak of 5950m.
Its name derives from a misunderstanding amongst the native population, who mistook the snow capped top of the mountain for a salt mine.
This is not entirely ridiculous, taken into account that this is a region abundant of salt flats. Moreover, its top had never been reached by then (or at least no reports existed at that time).
Optional Excursions to add in this Pack
The tour in Salta city consist of a set of short walks linking historic monuments in the city center and its outskirts(Cerro San Bernardo and San Lorenzo). From 16:00 to 19:00.