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Salta, Cafayate and Humahuaca

Salta, Cafayate and Humahuaca
Salta, Cafayate and Humahuaca
Salta, Cafayate and Humahuaca
Salta, Cafayate and Humahuaca
Salta, Cafayate and Humahuaca
Salta, Cafayate and Humahuaca
Salta, Cafayate and Humahuaca

Northwest Argentina, sharing borders with Chile and Bolivia, is one of the regions with more character. Spanish and Christian culture overlapping ancient ways and forgotten Gods. Although the pre Columbian inhabitants were not Inca, they spoke a similar language and trade a lot with the great empire. You can still see traces of the older cultures in the food, the music, the clothing and the faces of people. Very high and dry mountains only interrupted by some fertile valleys. Salta and Jujuy are a pleasant and welcoming surprise for the traveler. This short getaway gives you the perfect glimpse of this special region.


Day 1: Salta
Arrival in Salta. Transfer to accommodation. Check in

Day 2: Salta

Breakfast. In the morning,  Cafayate full day excursion:  We are leaving from Salta to the South, taking the route 68, passing through little towns like Cerrillos, La Merced, El Carril, Cnel. Moldes, La Viña (agricultural area specialized in is tobacco). We are visiting the village of Alemanía, and from there we are entering to Cafayate Gorge, where we´ll see in the mountains the erosion of millions of years, created by wind and water (Devil´s Throat, Amphitheater, The Monk, The Castles, Parrot´s House, The Windows and The Toad). After visiting these places, we are arriving to the town of Cafayate to visit a winery and to taste the specialty of the region, torrontés wine. After walking through the town, we are coming back to Salta through the same gorge, which will offer us a different landscape in our way back to the city.

Day 3: Salta

Breakast. In the morning, Humahuaca Full Day Excursion:  Towns and relics of ancient cultures, superb mountains and the feeling of being in timeless places are the exquisite elements of this trip through the Humahuaca Gorge. You will leave Salta at 7:00 am and head north to the province of Jujuy. The small towns of Tumbaya, Purmamarca, Maimará and Tilcara open their ancient charm to your captivated eyes. In Purmamarca, you will stop to see the famous Seven-color hill, in Tilcara, you visit the Pucará (fortress) and the Archeological Museum, while in Uquía you stop to admire the local church. But it’s in Humahuaca where you enjoy in the extremely peaceful atmosphere, the typical colonial architecture and the charming people.  In your way back you will also visit San Salvador de Jujuy to get to know its monuments and intriguing legends. Let the history behind the walls and stones of these places take you on a ride to the Argentinean past! Arrival to Salta at 7 – 8 pm

Day 4: Salta
Breakfast. Check out, transfer to airport and end of services


  • 3 nights Accommodation at selected basis with breakfast in Salta
  • Salta Airport and Bus Station pickup and drop off (if chosen)
  • Cafayate Full Day Excursion
  • Humahuaca Full Day Excursion

Not Included

  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Towels, in case of Hostel Dorm Room


Prices with transfer: (1 Jan - 31 Dec 2021)

  • Hostel Dorm: 223 USD
  • Hostel Double Room: 242 USD
  • Hostel Single Room: 319 USD
  • 3* Hotel Double Room: 294 USD
  • 3* Hotel Single Room: 423 USD
  • 4* Hotel Double Room: 482 USD
  • 4* Hotel Single Room: 799 USD


La ciudad de Cafayate se encuentra a 183 km de la capital provincial por medio de la Ruta Nac. Nº 68. Es la cabecera del departamento del mismo nombre y con los años se ha constituido en el asentamiento más importante de los Valles Calchaquíes.

Enclavada a 1660 m.s.n.m., se destaca por la producción del famoso vino torrontés, gracias a la exquisita combinación entre temperatura y humedad, ideal para el desarrollo de la uva con sabor dulce, profundo y frutado. 

Conocer las calles, casas y sobre todo la gente de Cafayate es una experiencia muy agradable por el movimiento que se genera alrededor del turista. Admirar la incomparable arquitectura de su catedral, la florida plaza principal, el pintoresco molino de piedra, y los museos de vino y arqueológico son paseos que no pueden faltar en ningún itinerario. 

Visitar bodegas, degustar vinos, dar una vuelta por las ruinas de los nativos Quilmes y conocer la quebrada de Las Conchas, de hermosos colores, son excursiones imperdibles, mientras se disfruta de las imponentes cascadas del río Colorado y del cerro Santa Teresita. 

Cerca de Cafayate se pueden visitar las ciudades de Salta, Coronel Moldes y Cachi, como así también realizar el inolvidable circuito de los Valles Calchaquíes.


  • Valles Calchaquíes
  • Quebrada de Cafayate o Río Las Conchas
  • Turismo histórico
  • Paseos y actividades de aventura
  • Los tintos de Yacochuya
  • Las ruinas de Quilmes
  • El paraje La Yesera, nos permite introducirnos en la cerámica regional del norte argentino
  • Bodega La Rosa
  • Bodega La Banda
  • Ruinas del Divisadero
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The city of Salta is situated at 1187 m.a.s.l., in the north extreme of the Lerma Valley. It was founded in 1582, its spanish physiognomy emphasize it from the rest of the cities of the country. In Salta you can find ground floor houses, narrow streets and sidewalks, everything situated among mountains and trees. Owner of an intense historic past, it finds in one of the most impresive geographies of the region, from the jungle (yungas) in the East part to the Puna desert in the West side.

Summer is mild and Winter is warm and dry, with records of an annual average temperature of 22ºC, which makes the city an ideal place to live or visit.

A few kilometers away from the city, there are many interesting places to visit, to spend the day or to enjoy them by doing some adventure activities. It stands out the towns of San Lorenzo, Vaqueros, La Caldera and the dam Cabra Corral. In all those places is possible to practice horse ridding, four trax, trekkings, rafting and cannopy.

The night in Salta has for every kind of taste, and its variety cover all the alternatives. From the traditional "peñas", within artistic local shows, it is possible to taste the tipical regional dishes, to a large range of restaurants, casinos, bars and discotheques.

In Salta is not possible to miss the turistic circuits that this beautiful province offers. In the Calchaqui Valleys circuit you´ll be surprised by the rocky formations of their gorges and multicolored hills, where they rise many little towns which adobe and straw houses will take the traveller to ancient times. It is an unforgettable trip to a region forged by the turbulent pre - inca and colonial history inside a dramatic geography, where we can also apreciate the road of wine, one of the specialities of the region.

The Andean Circuitor Puna will take us to one of the most extreme areas. Passing through Campo Quijano, the gate of the Andes, we´ll arrive to Bull Gorge, an impresive road that will lead us to the pre-inca ruins of Santa Rosa de Tastil, one of the most important in the region.

Going through the Abra Muñano at 4100 m.a.s.l. we´ll be entering in the arid desert of the Puna, in which it finds the town of San Antonio de los Cobres, where the inhabitants of the place will show us their way of living in such a hard place.

In this desert it is possible to see the amazing white colour of theSalt Lakes, shared with the neighbouring province of Jujuy.

In the Noth Circuit, going through the middle of the jungle area, we can enter from Salta to Humahuaca Gorge, with all its colour and history, this will allow us to go into the mountains where are hidden magic towns like Iruya.

Salta offers alternatives for every taste. Its people is doing of this place something special and the traveller falls in love with the city. The combination of landscape and history is doing of Salta an oblige city for those who wants to know the best of the country.


  • Train to the clouds, one of the most important works of engineering in the XXth century: the C14 branch, located 4,200 m.a.s.l.
  • The new Museo de Arqueología de Alta Montaña (High Country Archeology Museum)
  • Salta Cathedral
  • Birdwatching is an ideal activity to get deep into the rainforest in Salta
  • Tour through one of the most impressive circuits in the contry, the legendary Calchaquí Valleys
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