Northwest Argentina Highlights
Hill of Seven Colours  
Los Cardones National Park  
Red Mountains of Cafayate  
Local Craftmanship  
Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires  
Building of congress, Buenos Aires  
Legado Mitico Buenos Aires  
Legado Mitico Salta  
9 day tour
Including flights and transfers
Prices from
£2895

Tour Highlights

  • Bustling Buenos Aires
  • Spectacular Quebrada de Humahuaca
  • Beautiful vineyards of Cafayate
  • Otherworldly landscapes of the Lerma Valley
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Northwest Argentina Highlights

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This holiday takes you to some of Argentina's more remote and most spectacular regions in the Northwest corner of the country. Each day you will join group tours that visit some of the local highlights including the Calchaqui Valleys, with its deep ravines and spectacular mountainous scenery. Taste local wines produced in the high altitude area of Cafayate and take in the views of historical towns such as Seclantes and Molinos. Travel through the spectacular Shell's Gorge, visiting peculiar rock formations such as the Devil's Throat and The Amphitheatre. A full day is spent in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a deep valley or ravine and a major cultural route. Throughout the valley you will come across small settlements, witness some spectacular scenery and have the opportunity to see local rock art. Top off this trip in the vibrant city of Buenos Aires where you can take in the cultural highlights, see an authentic tango show and try delicious Argentine cuisine.


Day 1
Day 1
Buenos Aries
Take the overnight flight to Buenos Airies from London Heathrow and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Accommodation: Legado Mitico
         
Day 2
Day 2
Salta
On arrival at Salta Airport you will be met and taken by private transfer to your hotel, where you will spend one night at Legado Mitico. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore the town. Visit the Cathedral, San Francisco Church and San Bernardo Hill where you can enjoy fantastic views of the town.
Accommodation: Legado Mitico Salta
           
Day 3
Day 3
Lerma Valley, National Park Los Cardones and Cachi
The journey starts from Salta city to the south, through route 68 going past different towns of Lerma Valley and the National Park Los Cardones. Arrive at Cachi in time for lunch. After visiting the archaeological museum enjoy a free afternoon and spend the night in Cachi at La Merced del Alto..
Accommodation: Le Merced del Alto
   
Day 4
Day 4
Cafayate
Today you continue down route 40 to admire mountainous landscapes with towns of great enchantment. Bordering the Calchaquí River, you can observe historical towns such as Seclantas, Molinos, Angastaco, San Carlos and Animana. By the end of the afternoon we arrive to Cafayate, where you will spend the night at Vinas de Cafayate. Make sure you try the Torrontes white wine which is a speciality from this region.
Accommodation: Vinas de Cafayate
       
Day 5
Day 5
Wineries, Shell's Gorge and Quilmes Ruins
We visit some wineries, and after having lunch, we return to Salta through The Shells´ Gorge, visiting the peculiar rock formations caused by the rain and wind, such as The Amphitheatre or The Devil´s Throat. We arrive to Salta after crossing The Lerma Valley. With Quilmes we visit some wineries and leave towards Quilmes ruins. After lunch we return to "Salta" through the "Quebrada de las Conchas" (the Shells) and the "Lerma" Valley. Spend the night at Legado Mitico.
Day 6
Day 6
Full day excursion to Quebrada de Humahuaca
Quebrada de Humahuaca, a World Heritage area, where the landscape and the colours of the hills combine with the coloured cultures that inhabit this area. You will learn the social and the cultural customs of this place and its ancient traditions.

After arriving in the village of Purmamarca, you will observe the Cerro de los Siete Colores (The Hill of Seven Colours), where there is an adobe chapel in honour of Santa Rosa de Lima, declared National Historic Monument dating back to 1648 and the Art-craft market, located in the main square. You will pass by Posta de Hornillos, continuing towards the village of Tilcara in order to visit the Pucará, which is an old pre-Columbian aboriginal fortress, partly rebuilt, and the archaeological museum. Pass over the Tropic of Capricorn Pass, from where we will see the colours of the hill called the Pollera de la Colla. Visit the church of Uquía, holding the paintings of the Ángeles Arcabuceros (The Harquebusier Angels) an important trace of the Cuzqueña School. Visit Humahuaca founded by the Indians in 1594 with its colonial style with its adobe houses, narrow and cobbled streets, and colonial lanterns. This full day group tour also visits San Salvador de Jujuy where you will stop by the Salón de la Bandera (Flag Hall) and the Cathedral.

Return to Salta following a mountain road with abundant subtropical vegetation, pass by the Abra de Santa Laura (Santa Laura Mountain Pass), looking at the Ciénaga dike, Las Maderas and Campo Alegre and we will return to Salta, passing by Vaqueros. Spend the night at Legado Mitico.
Day 7
Day 7
Buenos Aires
Transfer to Salta airport for your onward flight to Buenos Aires and enjoy two nights in this vibrant city.
Accommodation: Legado Mitico
         
Day 8
Day 8
Buenos Aires
In the morning enjoy a half day city tour including all the highlights of the city - the Obelisk, La Boca and Recoleta Cemetery where Eva Peron is buried. In the evening enjoy a tango show at Esquina Carlos Gardel where you can watch the dancing accompanied by an Argentine dinner.
Day 9
Buenos Aires
Spend time at leisure before transferring to the airport for your return flight.

Pricing Information & Dates

9 day tour, from £2895 per person
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers

Tour Route Map

  1.   Buenos Aires
  2.   Salta and Northwest

Accommodation on this Tour

Le Merced del Alto
Le Merced del Alto
Salta and Northwest, Argentina
Le Merced del Alto Close to the town of Cachi, Le Merced del Alto is an ideal stop en route between Cafayate and Salta. Located at the top of the valley, the hotel has sweeping views over the scenic......
   
Legado Mitico
Legado Mitico
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Legado Mitico A stay in the Legado Mitico gives visitors a unique insight into the country’s history. Part of the fun of staying here is choosing one of the 11 individually decorated rooms,......
         
Legado Mitico Salta
Legado Mitico Salta
Salta and Northwest, Argentina
Legado Mitico Salta The Legado Mitico Salta has a central location, right in the historic quarter near to Salta’s main square. Each of the 11 rooms are individually decorated, reflecting......
           
Vinas de Cafayate
Vinas de Cafayate
Salta and Northwest, Argentina
Vinas de Cafayate Vinas de Cafayate is located just outside Cafayate and set in beautiful vineyards, about a two and a half hour drive from Salta. The hotel has 10 standard and 2 deluxe rooms each......
       

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