Salta & Jujuy, Authentic Cities

Cafayate - Salta
Cafayate – Salta

The Northwest is an attraction in itself, mainly framed by Salta and Jujuy. On this trip you can visit the Quebrada de Humahuaca in depth as well as the Calchaquí valleys and their beautiful colonial towns. 

 Argentine Northwest in 6 días

Day 1: Salta

Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure

Day 2: Quebrada de Humahuaca / Purmamarca

The trip begins from “Salta” towards the “Tastil” Ruins arriving at “San Antonio de los Cobres”. A rest is made to have lunch. Soon and already in the province of “Jujuy” we go through the route that crosses “Salinas Grandes” (The Great Salt Mines), to continue by the winding “Lipan” Hill arriving at the typical town of “La Quebrada de Humahuaca”: “Purmamarca” and its Hill of the Seven Colors.

*You can chosse to overnight in Huacalera or Tilcara

Day 3: Purmamarca / Quebrada de Humahuaca – Salta

We continue towards the town of Tilcara where we visit the Pucará (ancient ruins), the Archaeological Museum, and Huacalera, then we 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. We 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 we´ll observe, from the route, La Paleta del Pintor (Paintor’sPalette) framing the town of Maimara. We 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, we returnto Salta through National Route N° 9 of abundant subtropical vegetation. The last stretch is: El Abra of Santa Laura, observing La Cienaga (The Swamp) dam, Las Maderas and Campo Alegre and returning to Salta through Vaqueros.

Day 4: Calchaquies Valleys – Cafayate

The journey starts from Salta city to the south, along route 68 through the Lerma Valley and its historical towns. We reach Quebrada de las Conchas (the Shell´s Gorge), where wind and water erosion carved curious shapes on the rocks (The Amphitheater,´Devils throat, The Toad, The Castles, among others). When we arrive to Cafayate, we visit some wineries, famous for their production of Torrontes, with special characteristics due to the particularities of the climate and land.After lunch we return to Salta through the Quebrada de las Conchas (the Shells´ Gorge) and the Lerma Valley.

Day 5:Salta

Free day to explore on your own or enjoy some suggested optional excursion.

Day 6: Salta 

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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Suggested Itinerary. The program can be modified to suit each passenger