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Classic Northwest (7 days / 6 nts)

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Places Visited:
v/   Salta
v/   Humahuaca´s Gorge
v/   Cachi
v/   Cafayate
v/   Tafi del Valle
v/   Tucuman
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Discover Northwestern Argentina, with its historic roots of Latin American civilization set within a landscape of valleys, gorges and small towns where colonial architecture merges with age-old ways of life
Day 1:Arrive in Salta (city tour)
Day 2:Salta (Humahuaca Gorge)
Day 3:Salta (day at leisure)
Day 4:Salta - Cachi
Day 5:Cachi - Cafayate
Day 6:Cafayate - Tafi del Valle
Day 7:Tafi del Valley - Fly out from Tucuman

Hotels used in this tour
(hotels can be changed on request for most tours)
 First ClassSuperior
Hotel Sheraton Salta, Salta
Sheraton Salta
145 rooms
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Hotel Amerian Salta, Salta
Amerian Salta
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Hotel La Merced del Alto, Cachi
La Merced del Alto
14 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel El Cortijo, Cachi
El Cortijo
12 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Patios de Cafayate, Cafayate
Patios de Cafayate
30 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Vinas de Cafayate, Cafayate
Vinas de Cafayate
12 rooms
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hotel site
Tafí del Valle
Hotel Estancia Las Carreras, Tafí del Valle
Estancia Las Carreras
10 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Estancia Las Carreras, Tafí del Valle
Estancia Las Carreras
10 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report
hotel site
Day 1:  Arrive in Salta (city tour)
Arrival and reception at the Salta airport; transfer to the hotel. Afterwards city tour visiting the Cathedral, San Francisco Church and San Bernardo Hill, with a magnificent view of the city. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Salta.
Maximun altitude. 1.454 masl (4798 ft)
Day 2:  Salta (Humahuaca Gorge)
Today we will enjoy a full day excursion to Humahuaca´s Gorge visiting typical and colourful villages such us: Purmamarca, Tilcara, and Humahuaca. After lunch (not included) return to Salta. On the way we will stop at Maimara to admire La Paleta del Pintor (Paintor‘s Palette), and San Salvador de Jujuy. Arrival at Salta and return to the hotel. Overnight in Salta.
Total travelled distance: 450 km (281 miles)
Maximun altitude. 3.000 masl ( 9840 ft)

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 3:  Salta (day at leisure)
Day at leisure. Enjoy a day plenty of acivities in Cabra Corral Dam where you will feel the adrenaline when you get wet with the rafting, or get a biking ride near Salta. Overnight in Salta.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 4:  Salta - Cachi
Departure for a tour around the Calchaquí Valleys, a natural treasure enclosed in one of the country’s most beautiful landscapes. We will pass by Chicoana, Cuesta del Obispo, Recta del Tin and Los Cardones National Park. We arrive at Cachi. Overnight in Cachi.
Total travelled distance: 157 km (98 miles)
Maximun altitude. 3.620 masl (11.874 ft).

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 5:  Cachi - Cafayate
Morning at leisure. After lunch (not included) departure towards Cafayate, driving along mountainous roads passing by Seclantas, Molinos and Angastaco. We will pass by Quebrada de las Flechas (Arrows’ Ravine). This is a very particular rock ravine formed by 20-meter-high (66 ft) rock walls that skirt the winding road. Finally we arrive at Cafayate. Overnight in Cafayate.
Total travelled distance: 156 km (98 miles)
Maximun altitude. 2.500 masl (8200 ft).

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 6:  Cafayate - Tafi del Valle
In the morning visit the Quebrada de las Conchas, (Cafayate´s Gorge) with reddish sandstone walls, curious rock formations that have been masterfully carved by the erosion of wind and weather. Return to Cafayate and afterwards departure towards Tafi del Valle. On the way, visit the Pucará of the Quilmes. Arrive at Tafi del Valle, Overnight in Tafi del Valley at Estancia Las Carreras.
Total travelled distance: 113 km (10.70 miles)
Maximun altitude. 3026 masl (9925 ft).

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 7:  Tafi del Valley - Fly out from Tucuman
Departure from Tafi del Valle towards Tucuman´s City along the Quebrada de los Sosa (Los Sosa´s Gorge). Arrival at Tucuman, where we will stop shortly to visit the city. At due time, transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight.
Total distance travelled: 106 km (66.25 miles)
Maximun altitude. 2000 masl (6560 ft)

(Included meals: breakfast)
Some comments by past clients
Eddy Schreiber (from Israel)

Dear Laura,

Just to thank you for your prompt response to our needs and taking care of all details. And to let you know that we had a great time, enjoyed the trip (as well as the service, hotels, guides etc.) very much.

We are now back home in Israel and will recommend your services among our friends and family, and if relevant will not hesitate to use your services again.

Happy New Year,
Rachel & Eddy

Peter K (from UK)
The tour of NW Argentina worked out well and without glitches. The enquiry and order were handled in friendly and professional way. The tour itself was very interesting and enjoyable.


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Trip type:
  Shared service
(can be done privately also)