Salta and Jujuy Highlights

Starting From

$779/person

Number of days

4

Start Location

Argentina

Group Size

2-6

Operated by

World Expeditions

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Experience the best of Salta and Jujuy in North West Argentina

Operated by:

World Expeditions

World Expeditions is an adventure travel and ecotourism company that offers guided small group trekking and adventure holidays.

Itinerary

Arrive Salta, afternoon tour of Salta

Upon arrival at Salta Airport we transfer to our hotel. In the afternoon, we commence our sightseeing in Salta with a city tour. In Salta the Spanish influence is best preserved of all cities in Argentina. We enjoy its elegance that testifies the sumptuous past still alive in the large old houses, courtyards and squares. Our aim is to visit the Cathedral, the San Francisco Church and San Bernardo Hill, where magnificent views of the city are gained before returning to our hotel. Tonight we enjoy dinner at local restaurant.

Full day tour to Cafayate and the surrounding area

After breakfast we get an early start on our full day excursion to Cafayate, a beautiful village in the heart of the Calchaquí Valley. Enroute we pass by Las Conchas River Gorge (also known as Cafayate Gorge) with its amazing stone formations eroded by the carving action of wind and time. After lunch in Cafayate we visit a local winery and there is an optional visit to the Indian Art Museum. Return to Salta.

Full day tour to Jujuy, Tilcara and Humahuaca Gorge

Today is another busy, but equally rewarding day, as we again start early on the drive north from Salta via Jujuy and along the World Heritage listed Quebrada de Humahuaca, otherwise know as the Humahuaca Gorge. This stunning gorge and the surrounding hillsides which follow the Rio Grande are a blend of glorious colours as if taken directly from an artists palette. Enroute to Humahuaca we drive via Jujuy the capital of the province and pass via Purmamarca, set beneath the “Hill of Seven Colours”, and Tilcara, home to the Archaeological Museum and the old Indian Fortress called ‘Pucará de Tilcara’. This dramatic journey finally arrives in Humahuaca, where we take lunch and visit the Northern Carnival Museum and the Handicraft Fair. Humahuaca is only about 150km from Bolivia and this region is a stark contrast from the rest of Argentina. The area is inhabited by many Quechua Indians and the area in some respects resembles Peru or Bolivia. After a satisfying day we return to Salta and our hotel.

Trip concludes in Salta

After breakfast we transfer to the airport, where the trip concludes.

Additional Information

Nestled in the wild northwest corner of Argentina is the hidden gem of Salta, one of Argentina's most picturesque cities with its rich history and colonial heritage. The wine town of Cafayate is an area of outstanding beauty and has been dubbed the 'Tuscany of Argentina'. The surrounding area of the region is blessed with dramatic canyons and gorges that have been cut by wind and rain over the centuries in this dramatic desert like area.

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