Cafayate is a beautiful wine growing town located in the Calchaquí Valley, 183 km from the capital city of the province. The scenic route to the city takes us past incredibly shaped colorful natural formations recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Monument. The journey starts from Salta city to the south, through route 68 traversing 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, Devil's 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. Full Day in Humahuaca 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 Salta, first town we'll visit is Purmamarca Village where time will be enough to observe the Seven Colored Hill, the Church and the Craft Market on the square, and a small walk along its narrow streets. We continue towards the town of Tilcara where we visit the ancient ruins of Pucará, the Archaeological Museum, and Huacalera, and 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 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 return to Salta through National Route N 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. Discover the Salinas Grandes Salt Fields Travel to Salinas Grandes, one of the largest depressions in the province where large amounts of salt are extracted and experience the vast Puna plateau, the third largest in the world. First time travelers to the Puna are usually in great awe at the sheer size of this salty, high altitude expanse that serves as host to a unique ecosystem and a number of salt and mineral quarries. We will visit Big Salt Works, one of the largest excavation sites in the Puna which is responsible for supplying the provinces of Salta and Jujuy. Salt is extracted in bricks which are scraped in sinks to produce 95% pure sodium chloride. This desert of salt was once a salty lake but over time all moisture evaporated, leaving only salt. Big Salt Works is located in a depression with an altitude of 8,858 feet which is connected along its northern border with Guayatayoc Lagoon. Above, wide Salar is considered the 3rd largest Plateau in the world at a height of approximately 11,000 feet.</p> IMPORTANT: These tours take place in 3 days, the order of them will be coordinated with the local operator. If you are thinking about what to do in Salta, this is the solution. Please note that there are some hotels in the city that are not included in our pickup routes. If your hotel is not included, we will contact you to inform you of the closest pick up location. We ask that you wait for the guide in the lobby of the hotel indicated. These tours requires a minimum of 2 passengers to Operate.
IMPORTANT: These tours take place in 3 days, the order of them will be coordinated with the local operator.
If you are thinking about what to do in Salta, this is the solution.
Please note that there are some hotels in the city that are not included in our pickup routes. If your hotel is not included, we will contact you to inform you of the closest pick up location. We ask that you wait for the guide in the lobby of the hotel indicated.
These tours requires a minimum of 2 passengers to Operate.... More Less
- Arrival Transfer from Airport to Hotel
- Lerma Valley
- Quebrada de las Conchas
- Curious Shapes on the Rocks
- Purmamarca Village
- Quebrada de Humahuaca
- San Salvador de Jujuy
- El Abra of Santa Laura
- Salinas Grandes
- The Vast Puna Plateau
- Arrival Transfer from Airport to Hotel
- Roundtrip transportation from Downtown Salta Hotels
- Bilingual English/Spanish professional Tour Guide
- Attraction Admission at salt mines
- Departure Transfer from Hotel to Airport
- Optional gratuities
- National Park Admission at salt mines