8 Day Salta Adventure Holiday: Explore Argentina

This 8 day Salta adventure holiday is a great way to explore Argentina. Visit the Tastil Ruins, Lerma Valley, mommies of Llullaillaco and the Colors of Cafayate

 
Activities
Multi Activity
Duration
8 days
Price
$1,540 to 1,890
 
Destinations
Argentina, Salta, South America
 

This 8 day Salta adventure holiday is a great way to explore Argentina. Visit the Tastil Ruins, Lerma Valley, mommies of Llullaillaco and the Colors of Cafayate.

Salta, also known in Argentina as “Salta La Linda” was founded in 1582 and it is well known by its colonial architecture and its Andean legacy.

Around the main square you can find typical Cafes, the main Cathedral and the famous museum MAAM “Museo Arqueologico de Alta Montaña”, where you can find Inca stuff and the mummies of Llullaillaco, those 3 kids that were mummified at the top of Mount Llullaillaco by the Incas and were offered to the Sun God.

In the city people can also visit San Bernardo Hill, can get at the top by walking, or taking a funicular. Once you get there, you will have the most spectacular picture of the whole city and its valley.
One of the so many places to visit here is called La Polvorilla, an incredible bridge builded in 1932, but opened in 1939. At 4200m above sea level, is one of the highest bridges for a railway in the world.

En-route you will stop at the pre-Inca ruins of Tastil and cross by the Quebrada del Toro until you get at San Antonio de los Cobres, a very small town few meters away from the famous bridge.

Another awesome place to visit is Salinas Grandes, located at 4096m above sea level; this is one of the Highlights of Northern Argentina, with a white surface of 212 km2, from there you can appreciate “La Puna”, a huge plateau at the high mountain with a stunning scenery. From there we can go down hill until we reach the Andean town of Purmamrca, where you will find the unmistakable 7 Colors Mountain. Here you can not miss the local food, such as “Empanadas, Humitas and Chivito Asado”, great cuisine with unique flavours, always keeping the Andean tradition.

Near Purmamarca, it is located the town of Tilcara, right in the middle of La Quebrada de Humahuaca declared by UNESCO Heritage, with its Pucara de Tilcara ( pre-inca´s city), the Archeological Museum among others, Uquia very well known by the church that keep paints from the Cusco´s Painting School. The place was funded by Omaguacas, uquías, quechuas y tilcaras before the spanish colonization, and where you still can find remains of those cultures.

Price Includes

  • Local guides for the detailed tours
  • 7 nights simple hotels
  • Tour to La Polvorilla, Salinas Grandes and Humahuaca
  • Trekking Tour to Cafayate
  • Meals Included while trekking
  • Buses, private van

Price Excludes

  1. Pre & post tour accommodation
  2. International & domestic flight
  3. departure tax
  4. Travel Insurance
  5. Tips
  6. baggage portage and other extras not specified
  7. Transfer In – Out Meals not detailed
  8. Optional activities
  9. Entrance to national parks and natural reserves and museums

What to expect

Trip Code: AUN
Trip Name: Untamed North
Duration: 8 Days/7 nights
Group Size: Min 6 pax – Max 14 pax
Destination: Salta
Argentina Tour Operator: All Territories Adventure Travel
Service level: standard
Physical Rating: 3
Age requirement: All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
No age limit, everyone have to present a medical form.
High tourist season: Departures all year round, for July, Holly Week, Christmas and New Year, consult for availability.
We suggest to book 60 days in advance
Accommodation: 7 simple Hotels/Hostels
Meals: 7 breakfasts
Transport: Buses, van and on your own foots.
Bilingual local guides for the included tours
Tour leader throughout

QUICK ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrive Salta
Arrive to Salta and check into your hotel, free time to explore the city.

Day 2 Tilkara - Puna & Salt Flats
Visit to Tastil Ruins, San Antonio de los Cobres, La Polvorilla through the route of the Train to the Clouds, will drive along the famous Route 40 that will take us to Salinas Grandes, start going down hill through the Cuesta del Lipan until we reach Tilcara.

Day 3 Salta - Humahuaca Andina
Today will visit El Pucara de Tilcara(pre-inca´s city), the archeological museum among others, Uquia very well known by the church that keep paints from the Cusco´s Painting School, the famous Quebrada de Humahuaca, Purmamarca by its architecture and the famous Cerro de los 7 Colores( 7 colors hill) and the town of La Quebrada.

Day 4 Salta
Today is a relaxing day, but we can take optional activities such as rafting day at the canyon of Juramento´s River. Controled emotions, a great asado and a cool attention will make of this day an outdoor to remember.

Day 5 Salta
Today we have a few optional activities such as a full day horse riding, to the most pure style of Northern Gaucho, with typical meals included, visit to the one of the most important museums in Argentina to visit the famous mommies of Llullaillaco, or just walk around.

Day 6 Salta
After breakfast, we have a full trekking day where you can appreciate the best views of Lerma Valley and the Cordillera Oriental to the west. Awesome experience!

Day 7 Salta - Colors of Cafayate
Full day tour to Cafayate, famous by its wines!! Visit great rocks formations like the famous Quebrada de las Conchas, the Devil´s Throat, the Amphitheatre, the Frog, the Monk, the Castels, the Windows among others. Will visit a local vineyard and its great wines, a tobacco factory and a goat ranch where they produce cheese. On the way back to Salta will appreciate the spectacular scenery with the lights of the sunset.

Day 8 Departure
After breakfast the trip gets to the end. But it is a great time to book more adventures with us and to explore Argentina more!

Trip Code: AUN
Trip Name: Untamed North
Duration: 8 Days/7 nights
Group Size: Min 6 pax – Max 14 pax

Highlights of the 8 Day Salta Adventure Holiday

Salta
Tilcara
Puna and Sal Flat
Humahuaca, Purmamarca and the 7 Colour mountain
Cafayate and its wines
La Polvorilla

 

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