North of Argentina Local Inmersion (9 days)

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In this trip to the Argentine North you will know the charms of Salta and Jujuy, in a private tour you will travel through the different towns and valleys along the Andean routes, and you will have a cultural exchange experience with two local rural communities.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Salta, transfer to the hotel and free evening

Stop At: Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport, RN51 Km 5, A4400 Salta, Argentina
Arrival in Salta and private transfer to your hotel. Free evening to discover the city. We suggest you to spend the evening in one of the many "peñas" (traditional tavern) that Salta has, we can give you our recommendations to spend an unforgettable evening.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Standard (***) hotel selected.

Day 2: Private tour from Salta to Cachi - Los Cardones National Park

Stop At: Calle Cacique J Calchaqui, Cachi A4417ASA Argentina
Your driver picks you up at the hotel to take you to the north-west trails, towards Cachi. You will cross the Los Cardones National Park, passing by the so-called "Inca Trail", the Recta Tin Tin, name given to a perfectly straight stretch of road...
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Salta, transfer to the hotel and free evening

Stop At: Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport, RN51 Km 5, A4400 Salta, Argentina
Arrival in Salta and private transfer to your hotel. Free evening to discover the city. We suggest you to spend the evening in one of the many "peñas" (traditional tavern) that Salta has, we can give you our recommendations to spend an unforgettable evening.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Standard (***) hotel selected.

Day 2: Private tour from Salta to Cachi - Los Cardones National Park

Stop At: Calle Cacique J Calchaqui, Cachi A4417ASA Argentina
Your driver picks you up at the hotel to take you to the north-west trails, towards Cachi. You will cross the Los Cardones National Park, passing by the so-called "Inca Trail", the Recta Tin Tin, name given to a perfectly straight stretch of road of Route 33, which runs for 18 km through the cactus of the Los Cardones National Park. The name of this route dates from the peak of the Inca between 1480 and 1535 and was then part of the Inca Trail that ran along the Andes from Ecuador to Argentina. You will probably see lamas spinning between cactus across the Andean plateau.

Arrival to Cachi to discover this splendid small town of colonial inheritance, with low houses tinged with white lime.

Private tour with English speaking driver-guide.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Standard (***) hotel selected.

Day 3: Andean Rural Community: Sharing and Discoveries

Stop At: Calle Cacique J Calchaqui, Cachi A4417ASA Argentina
From Cachi, the famous Route 40 runs along the Calchaquí River south to Seclantás. From there a gravel road will take us to the town of Brealito, where we will meet an Andean rural community.

You will learn about local traditions and participate in weaving, ceramics, viticulture, paprika and other spices. A real immersion in this respectable and warm community.

After a lunch shared with your hosts, you will be able to walk in the hills along the irrigation channels guided by the inhabitants, in order to make the most of the surrounding nature from the most beautiful views.

Note: Activity to be confirmed according to the schedule of the local family.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 1 night accommodation (homestay) in the rural community of Brealito (private room with share facilities).

Day 4: On the route through the Calchaquies Valleys

Stop At: cafayate, RP10, Salta, Argentina
The route 40 continues to Molinos and Angastaco with its pepper fields and its small center that comes alive when the heat falls. In the afternoon, you arrive in the city of Cafayate famous due to its wine production.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Standard (***) hotel selected.

Day 5: On the route from Cafayate to Salta

Stop At: Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, Ruta Nacional 68, Cafayate Argentina
In the morning, you go towards Salta making some stops to enjoy the most breathtaking views. You cross small colonial cities like Alemania. You will also enter the Quebrada of the Río de Las Conchas, and enjoy the beauty and its spectacular rock formations carved by erosion and winds such as the Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat), El Anfiteatro (the Amphitheater), El Sapo (The Toad), El Fraile (The Monk), El Obelisco (The Obelisk) Los Castillos (The Castles). On your arrival you are free to visit again Salta.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Standard (***) hotel selected.

Day 6: Private tour to San Antonio de los Cobres, Salinas Grandes & Purmamarca

Stop At: Purmamarca Jujuy, Y4624AYG, Rivadavia 301-399, Y4624AYG Tilcara, Jujuy, Argentina
You head towards San Antonio de los Cobres through the winding roads of the Northwest by the Quebrada del Toro along the old railway of the famous "Tren a las Nubes”.

After a break for lunch (not included), you take the road to discover the “Salinas Grandes”, an impressive salt desert at over 1400m above sea level, just on the border between the regions of Salta and Jujuy. Finally, you will descend by Cuesta del Lipán observing condors and llamas to Purmamarca, beautiful village at the foot of the Seven Colors Mountain.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Standard (***) hotel selected.

Day 7: Discover the Quebrada de Humahuaca & visit to a local community

Stop At: Quebrada de Humahuaca, Rio Grande Purmamarca Village, Humahuaca Argentina
Set off along the Quebrada de Humahuaca and its small villages, this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site. With your driver and guide you will discover the curiosities and colorful markets of each small village, including those of Tilcara where you will also visit the Pucará (archaeological site). At lunch time, arrival to the village of Humahuaca. Free time to explore the ciy on your own and have lunch (not included)

On the way back to Purmamarca, you will visit a small rural village where you will meet a community called Hornaditas. A family invites you to participate in their daily activities, including bread making and goat cheese making. Lunch included. Back to Purmamarca in the late afternoon.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Standard (***) hotel selected.

Day 8: Return to Salta

Stop At: SALTA, Salta, Salta Province, Argentina
Return to Salta with your driver by private car.

Note: depending on your flights schedule for the next day (Day 9), you could sleep this night (Day 8) in Purmamarca and be transferred to the airport the next day.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Depending on your flights schedule for the next day, you could sleep in Purmamarca and transferred to the airport.

Day 9: Private transfer to Salta airport.

Pass By: Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport, RN51 Km 5, A4400 Salta, Argentina
After your breakfast you will be transferred at the airport.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Airport transfers in Salta by private car.
  • Private transportation from day 2 to day 8 (4x4 vehicle with English speaking driver-guide)
  • Entry/Admission - Quebrada de Humahuaca
  • Entry/Admission - Cachi
  • 9x Breakfast
  • 2x Lunch
  • 1x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
Not Included
  • Excursions indicated as optional.
  • International and domestics flights are not included.
Departure Point
Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport, RN51 Km 5, A4400 Salta, Argentina
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.