Salta, Valles Calchaquíes y Purmamarca

6 Days / 5 Nights

Day 1: SALTA
Arrival in Salta Airport.
Private transfer with a guide to your hotel.

Day 2: SALTA
After breakfast you will have a city tour with a guide. Salta “la linda” is a lovely city, charming and once being here you want to return again and again. It is known as THE CITY TO FALL IN LOVE
A tour around the places of greater attractive of the city: The Cathedral where General Güemes, patriotic hero, rests; Cultural Center America, Historical Museum of the North with exhibitions of sacred art and rooms dedicated to old traditional families of Salta, San Francisco Church, San Bernardo Convent and the monument to General Güemes. You ascend to San Bernardo Hill to enjoy the panoramic view of the city. After a visit to Batalla de Salta Monument and 20 de Febrero Park, you go towards the outskirts and visit a summer village called San Lorenzo, characterized by the subtropical microclimate and lastly a visit the Artisan Market where craftsmen of the entire province expose their original crafts. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 3 – CAFAYATE / SALTA | Meals: Breakfast
Breakfast at the hotel.
Tour to wineries of Cafayate. The trip to Cachi is a beautiful combination between Quebradas and Valleys. And you can have a breathtaking view of Los Cardones National Park surroundings.
The trip begins in the Lerma Valley until El Carril, continuing to Chicoana. You enter to the Quebrada de los Laureles and soon to the Quebrada de Escoipe. You arrive to the Maray entering Cuesta del Obispo, road with abundant curves from where it is possible to enjoy a panoramic view of the Enchanted Valley. At Piedra del Molino you reach 3.384 meters above the sea level, the highest spot in the trip. Soon Los Cardones National Park is crossed by the straight line of Tin-Tin, ancient Inca's road. Arriving to Cachi, a panoramic view of the Nevado de Cachi and Payogasta is observed. You go the town of Cachi where the Archaeological Museum and the Church are visited. You return to Salta through the same route.
Accommodation for 2 nights at selected hotel in Salta, breakfast and local taxes are included.

Day 4 – SALTA / PURMAMARCA | Meals: Breakfast
Breakfast at the hotel.
The most amazing train in the world, reaching the clouds at 4,200 feet in a distance of 434 km (return trip).
It is one of the three world's highest railway, which runs through vertiginous mountains of the Andes between landscapes. Part of the city of Salta, passes through the Valle de Lerma, enters the Quebrada del Toro and finally reaches La Puna.
Called Train to the Cloud, because of its high altitude, clouds are often seen under bridges and around slopes .
The number of spirals, viaducts, tunnels and other windings that runs the train because the author of the project, the American engineer Richard Maury, He considered the principle of adhesion of train wheels and tracks the laws of physics, discarding the funicular system commonly used for that the train can reach the expected heights. Do not use gears, not even for the steepest parts of the climb, because the tracks are arranged in a peculiar way running through a system of zigzags and spirals. The train leaves the station General Belgrano, in the city of Salta, 1,187 meters above sea level, and ends at the viaduct. It goes from the train station of the city of Salta to the Viaduct Polvorilla.
The height of its roads to 4,200 meters above sea level, making it one of the world's highest railway.
It has on-board dining service, translator and medical assistance that could cause problems in some passenger oxygen deprivation caused by the height. During the journey Train crosses 29 bridges, 21 tunnels, 13 viaducts, 2 " rollers" and 2 zigzags. Throughout the tour there are two stops: one in San Antonio station of the Coppers, and the other, on the viaduct The Polvorilla.
From “La Polvorilla” station we will continue by Bus to Salt Flats and Purmamarca villaje.
Accommodation for 1 night at selected hotel in Purmamarca, breakfast and local taxes are included.

Day 5 – PURMAMARCA / SALTA | Meals: Breakfast
Breakfast at the hotel.
Known worldwide, imposing Quebrada de Humahuaca has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This heavenly landscape of colorful hills is home to a variety of diverse, well preserved cultures.
The journey leaves from Purmamarca Village. From Purmamargca, trip continues towards the town of Tilcara where you visit the ancient ruins of Pucará, the Archaeological Museum, and Huacalera, and then you cross the Capricorn Tropic, from where the colors of La Pollera del Coya Hill can be seen and really good pictures taken because of the daylight. You visit Uquía and its church, where the paintings of the Arcabuceros Angels, important vestige in the zone of the Cuzqueña School are kept. Arrival to Humahuaca will be at noon; this town has an important Church and the Independence Monument, the Indian, of the sculptor Soto Avendaño. After lunch you'll observe, from the route, La Paleta del Pintor framing the town of Maimara. You continue to San Salvador de Jujuy where the Flag Hall and the Cathedral, characterized by its pulpit carved in wood and gold and the statues of Lola Mora are visited. Finally, you return to Salta through National Route Nº 9 of abundant subtropical vegetation. The last stretch is: El Abra of Santa Laura, observing La Cienaga dam, Las Maderas and Campo Alegre and returning to Salta through Vaqueros.
Accommodation for 2 nights at selected hotel in Salta, breakfast and local taxes are included.

Day 6 – SALTA /
Breakfast at the hotel.
Shared transfer from your hotel to the Airport.

End of program

Price per person: 696.00 USD

Lugar Hotels 4* Hotels 5*
Salta Almeria Sheraton
Cafayate Villa Vicuña Grace Cafayate
Purmamarca Marques del Tojo Marques del Tojo

***an aditional must be paid for a 5* hotel****

The price of the program includes:

  • 5 nights of accommodation in the hotels, breakfast and local taxes are included.
  • Transfers in regular service without guides.
  • Excursions in regular service with Spanish/English Guides.

The price of the program does not include:

  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flight
  • Admission fees to National Parks / eco reserve
  • Tips
  • Late Check Out and/or Early Check In