Multi-day trip

From Salta: Cafayate, Humahuaca & Salinas Grandes 3-Day Tour

4.7 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: TIAMAR TRAVEL EVT
Multi-day trip

From Salta: Cafayate, Humahuaca & Salinas Grandes 3-Day Tour

Activity provider: TIAMAR TRAVEL EVT
Save up to 30%

From US$ 169.97 US$ 118.98 per person

Explore the majestic landscapes of La Quebrada de las Conchas in Cafayate, the historic Quebrada de Humahuaca and the famous Salinas Grandes on this three-day excursion.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 3 days
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Hotel pickup is available from hotels located within 15 blocks of the Plaza 9 Julio, between 7:00 AM and 7:40 AM.


  • Explore the breathtaking landscapes of La Quebrada de las Conchas in Cafayate
  • Visit the towns of the historic Quebrada de Humahuaca
  • Explore the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic
  • Marvel at the Hill of 7 Colors, located just behind the town of Purmamarca
Full description

DAY 1: Depart Salta and head south along Provincial Route 68, offering panoramic views of the farms and tobacco plantations of the Lerma Valley. Admire the new and old tobacco chimneys made of adobe and clay, and see tobacco leaves being dried under the sun. Pass the town of Alemania and marvel at the red mountains and rock formations of attractions such as the "Devil´s Throat" and "House of the Parrots." Upon arrival in Cafayate, visit 1 winery to learn more about the local wine industry and famous Torrontes wines. After lunch, journey back to Salta via a different route to see a completely different landscape from the morning drive.

Day 2: On this full-day tour you’ll travel from Salta city to San Salvador de Jujuy. This is where your adventure begins, with visits to the towns of La Quebrada de Humahuaca. The first of the towns on the itinerary is Purmamarca, with the spectacular Cerro de Siete Colores (Hill of 7 Colors) rising behind it. Take a walk to the principal square, where craftsmen display and sell their work. Afterward, visit the church, which played an important role in local history. From the road, you’ll be able to see the Paleta del Pintor Hill, before arriving in Humahuaca town. Enjoy a break for lunch and take some time to explore the town. Admire the impressive Monumento de la Independencia (Independence Monument). As you make your way back to Salta, you'll visit a chapel built 700 years ago that has an altar covered in gold. You’ll also get to see priceless paintings of the Cusco School and a small monument marking the imaginary line of the Tropic of Capricorn. Stop in Tilcara town for a walk to its main square and church. There will also be time here to visit the Anthropology Museum. The final stop on the tour is Las Ruinas Incaicas del Pucara de Tilcara. These ruins date back to society even older than the Incas. Day 3: Discover Argentina's breathtaking natural beauty on this full-day tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in Salta, begin the journey towards the neighboring province of Jujuy, passing through the towns of Volcán and Tumbaya along the way.  Your first stop of the day is at the beautiful town of Purmamarca, one of the most picturesque villages in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quebrada de Humahuaca. Visit the town's vibrant main square and perhaps pick up some souvenirs at one of the many surrounding craft stands. Afterward, enjoy a visit to the breathtaking and aptly-named 7 Color Hill. Later, continue your ascent along the majestic Cuesta del Lipan to reach the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic. Here, enjoy some free time to admire the unique salt planes and famous pools. Afterward, return to Purmamarca and break for lunch at one of the many traditional restaurants before returning to Salta.

  • Driver/guide
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz minivan
  • Certified bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Entrance to a winery
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Accommodation
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems

Select participants and date



Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • You choose your dates for the tour, but the order of the excursions may change depending on the availability of the activity provider
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 7 reviews

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Had three amazing tour guides (Fernando, Eduardo, and Maria). They were all very passionate and informative about the geography, fauna, and people of the areas we drove through/visited. We really enjoyed that there were many beautiful stops along the way.

March 28, 2023

Le package de 3 tours ėtait trēs ėconomique, j'ai adoré ce que j'ai vu, cependant deux des tours avaient comme un 50% du tour exactement pareil Salinas et Humahuaca. Ils pourraient faire des arrêts diffėrent et aussi offrir une journėe libre entre les 3 journėes, comme c'est beaucoup de bus en trois jours, j'en avait les chevilles enflées au dernier tour! Les guides sont gentils, ils pourraient ėtoffés un peu plus le contenu et améliorer leur anglais

Read more

March 28, 2023

This tour incorporates all of the main sites to see around the Salta region. Each day is ~12hrs long and lunch is not included, however a reservation is made in a local restaurant for a reasonably priced 3-course menu (you can also choose somewhere else in the town, if you wish). The 2 days to Salinas Grandes and Humahuaca repeat the first part of the road until Pumarmarca. Overall, the trip to Humahuaca was the least exciting of the 3 and I would recommend to only do 2 days (to Salinas Grandes and Cafayate). The guides spoke perfect English (and Spanish), and 1 of the guides spoke several other languages too. It was also great getting to know our fellow travellers! Overall would highly recommend to book; but would choose 2 days instead of 3.

Read more

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 416890