(7 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Cachi, Cafayate, Salta City, Purmamarca
This private tour explores fascinating but little-known Salta and Jujuy, provinces of diverse beauty that border the Andes in Northwest Argentina. See stunning mountain and desert landscapes, abundant wildlife, pre-Inca ruins, Spanish-colonial architecture and Andean villages, and sample some of Argentina's most distinctive local food and wine.
Begin with a drive through the rugged mountains and desert of the beautiful Calchaquies Valley en route to Cachi, an atmospheric high-desert town with historic adobe buildings, interesting archaeological museum and artisan shops.
Continue to Cafayate, a town surrounded by vineyards at the base of the Andes. Stay at Patios de Cafayate, a luxurious historic finca and wine estate. Sample wine at exclusive local wineries, and tour pre-Columbian ruins in Quilmes, one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in Argentina.
Next, explore the bright colors and unusual rock formations in the Quebrada de las Conchas en route to Salta City. See the highlights of the city, including the acclaimed Museum of High Altitude Archaeology, and browse for locally produced crafts.
Then, enjoy one of the most spectacular one-day drives in South America. See verdant sub-tropical valleys, cactus-filled desert landscapes, pre-Inca ruins, small villages, and vast salt lakes and abundant llamas and vicuna in the puna (Andean high plateau). Continue to the village of Purmamarca for two nights at an upscale finca-style hotel. Nearby, tour Spanish-colonial architecture and Andean villages in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a rugged mountain valley and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Northwest Argentina combines well with many recommended destinations in Argentina and Chile, including Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls and the Atacama Desert.
Arrive Salta - Cachi
Private transfer via Calchaquies Valley to hotel for 1 night with touring en route
Cachi – Cafayate
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights with touring en route
Morning private tour of Quilmes. Afternoon wine tour
Cafayate - Salta
Private transfer via Quebrada de las Conchas to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon city tour
Salta – Purmamarca
Full-day private excursion via the Andean high plateau to hotel for 2 nights
Purmamarca & Quebrada de Humahuaca
Half-day private excursion to local villages
Depart Salta or Jujuy
Private airport transfer
Finca Santana or La Merced del Alto
Patios de Cafayate
House of Jasmines, Legado Mitico Salta or Sheraton Salta
El Manantial del Silencio
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