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Northwest Valleys And Puna

Highlights

Salta - Cafayate - Purmamarca

REF :

EU-TBK0601

Dates

Prices*

Single Supp

1st Jan to 31st Aug 2022

£560 / $705

£205 / $255

*Price per person based on twin/double share

Full Itinerary

DAY 1: SALTA.

Arrival into Salta. Afternoon, explore the city on a walking tour through its streets, churches, colonial buildings, and the High Mountain Archaeology Museum (MAAM).

Maximum altitude: 1.152 MASL (3.779 ft.)


DAY 2: SALTA - CAFAYATE (B).

Travel to Cafayate through the Calchaquíes Valleys, stopping at Del Obispo Slope, Recta de Tin Tin and Los Cardones National Park. Upon arrival at Cachi free time to walk around the town. Continue towards Cafayate via Route 40, passing through towns such as Seclantas, Angastaco and Molinos, and the amazing De Las Flechas Gorge.

Maximum altitude: 3.457 MASL (11342 ft.)


DAY 3: CAFAYATE - SALTA (B).

Visit the city this morning followed by a drive through Salta, visiting De las Conchas Gorge, with its interesting formations created by the wind and water erosion.

Maximum altitude: 1.660 MASL (5.249 ft.)


DAY 4: SALTA - PURMAMARCA (B).

Today travel along the Quebrada del Toro (Del Toro’s Gorge) to discover the town of San Antonio de Los Cobres touring part of the Train to the Clouds’ trail. Continue through the Puna jujeña until Salinas Grandes, the third largest in the world. Descend by the Cuesta de Lipán until Purmamarca, to the well- known Cerro de los Siete Colores.

Maximum altitude:  4.170 MASL (13.681 ft.)


DAY 5: PURMAMARCA - SALTA (B).

Explore Quebrada de Humahuaca (Humahuaca Gorge), visiting typical and colourful villages, such as Tilcara, Uquia and Humahuaca. Return to Salta, via Maimará to admire the Painter’s Pallete.

Maximum altitude: 3.000 MASL (9.842 ft.)


DAY 6: SALTA (B).

Morning at leisure until transfer to the airport for your flight or extend your trip.


WHAT’S INCLUDED

Accommodation - 5 nights in minimum 3-star hotels.

Meals - As specified in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).

Luggage - One normal suitcase and one handbag per person included for hotel porterage.

Transfers - all airport transfers from arrival on Day 1 to final day (assuming specific group flights booked).

Tours (with local bilingual English-speaking guides) - Salta: Walking city tour with MAAM, Calchaquies Valleys.  Jujuy: Salinas Grandes Salt Flat, Humahuaca Gorge.


WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

International flights and airport taxes to join the tour.

Tips for local guides / drivers.

Early Check-in / Late Check-out.

Travel Insurance.


NOTES

  • January to March is rainy season.

  • Not recommended for travellers with respiratory problems due to the high-altitude locations.

  • The Wine Museum, MAAM and Pablo Díaz Museum closes on Mondays.

  • Tour prices are based on shared group services (not private services).

  • Passport copies required 30 days prior to arrival for all passengers.

Itinerary

DAY 1:  Arrival - Salta

DAY 2:  Salta - Cafayate

DAY 3:  Cafayate - Salta

DAY 4:  Salta - Purmamarca

DAY 5:  Purmamarca - Salta

DAY 6:  Depart Salta (or extend your trip)

Interests
History & Culture
Wildlife & Nature
Archaeology & Palaeontology
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