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  • From Salta: Cafayate Day Trip with Wine Tasting

    1. From Salta: Cafayate Day Trip with Wine Tasting

    After departing from central Salta, head south into the stunning, red-tinged lands of rock formations and towering cliffs. The trip begins south of the province, where you’ll soak up some local culture by visiting the historic villages of the Lerma Valley. Afterwards, head to the Quebrada de las Conchas, a canyon of curiously shaped rocks, eroded for centuries by water flow and strong winds. Marvel at the complex rock formations within the ravine, from the Devil’s Throat, to the Amphitheater, to The Castles, among many other spectacular displays. After a thorough exploration, head to Cafayate to visit a vineyard to taste some of the best wines that the region has to offer, including Torrontés. After the tasting, you’ll head back to Salta through the Quebrada de las Conchas.

    this trip was ok, everything was as advertised. The guides English was ok but I have had guides who spoke better English. The main thing that keeps this from getting a better rating is the bus showed up 45 minutes late with no communication that it was behind and they didn't eve apologize for being so late.

  • From Salta: Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca & Los Colorados Hike

    2. From Salta: Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca & Los Colorados Hike

    After departing from central Salta, drive through the picturesque towns of Yala, Volcán, and Tumbaya. On the way, stop at the Seven Colors Hill viewpoint to appreciate the wonderful views of the multi-hued mountain illuminated by the sun. Arrive in the magical village of Purmamarca at the base of the Seven Colors Hill. Start by ascending the slopes of Cuesta del Lipán, Cuesta del Saladillo, and Abra de Potrerillos. Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife including vicunas and llamas along the way. When you reach 4,150 m above sea level, be dazzled by the Salinas Grandes - a spectacular white salt plain which creates a striking contrast with the blue sky. Spend about 45 minutes at the salt plain taking in the breathtaking views.  Follow the trail back to Purmamarca where you will have free time for lunch (not included in the tour price). Take the opportunity to stroll through the charm...

    Amazing experience. The opportunity to see how the landscape changes from Salta Capital to Salinas Grandes is really great and everything went as expected. The only thing to mention is that Salinas Grandes itself is not as nice as we were expecting. The trip to get there is what really makes your day together with the guide’s explanation in order to understand why the landscape is as it is. Would certainly recommend this!

  • From Salta: Full-Day Scenic Tour to Cachi

    3. From Salta: Full-Day Scenic Tour to Cachi

    Depart Salta and journey along Provincial Route 68, traveling through the small towns of Cerrillos, La Merced and El Carril. Then, drive along Provincial Route 33 to pass the dramatic Gorge of Escoipe and Los Laureles. Next, start your journey along the famous winding road of the Cuesta del Obispo (Bishop's Slope). Admire the magnificent rock formations and natural walls en route to the summit at 3,348 meters above sea level. Look for condors flying above, and marvel at the majesty of the "King of the Sky." Get a stunning view of El Valle Encantado ("The Enchanted Valley"), where the scenery is like something out of a fairytale. Notice how the landscape changes as you leave the sub-tropical valleys to go to Recta del Tin Tin, built during the time of the Incas. Travel through the Parque Nacional los Cardones ("National Park of the Cactus"), named for its abundance of cardon grande cact...

    Excellent day tour to Cachi. Our guide Jeremy was very knowledgeable and passionate, speaking both Spanish and English. The scenery on the drive is amazing and we stopped at several spots to look around and take photos. Cachi is a quaint town with nice lunch options. My only note is the seats on the bus don’t offer much legroom, but Jeremy and our driver did their best to accommodate my very tall husband. I recommend this tour!

  • Salta: 2-hour Guided Walking Tour in Spanish

    4. Salta: 2-hour Guided Walking Tour in Spanish

    Discover the city of Salta on a 2-hour guided walking tour through the city center with a local guide. Receive a complete overview of the main historical monuments and the most beautiful squares as you explore the city on foot.  Start the tour at the main city square, called Plaza 9 de Julio where you can take the opportunity to enter the stunning Cathedral of Salta. A short distance away, also step inside the beautiful San Francisco Church, where you can admire the incredible decor and architecture. Continue the tour past numerous historic buildings including the High Mountain Museum, former Government House, Provincial Theater, Cabildo, Caseros Street, Salta Hotel, San Francisco Convent, Bicentennial Avenue, Monument to Güemes, Paseo Güemes, gastronomic zone, Av. Belgrano.

  • Salta: Shared 1-Way or Round Trip SLA Airport Transfer

    5. Salta: Shared 1-Way or Round Trip SLA Airport Transfer

    Start your visit to Salta off right with a 1-way or round-trip transfer between SLA International Airport and your hotel in the city center. Climb aboard an air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver and sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey. Save yourself from lugging heavy bags and navigating the public transportation system using this door-to-door transfer service. Enjoy comfort and security, benefiting from the knowledge that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high standards. Your driver will be waiting for you in case of a flight delay.

    Our booked ride was waiting for us as arranged, and got us to our hotel promptly.

  • Hornocal: Tour of the 14 Colors Mountain & Humahuaca´s Gorge

    6. Hornocal: Tour of the 14 Colors Mountain & Humahuaca´s Gorge

    Embark on an adventure that will take you through striking landscapes and scenic villages. The tour commences as you travel to Purmamarca village which rests at the base of the Seven Colors Hill, a stunning multi-hued mountain. Journey to Maimará, a small village nestled in the shadow of the Monolith Painter’s Palette. Admire the stunning red, yellow, orange, and pastel hues of the Monolith. Visit Pucará de Tilcara, a fort built in the 12th-century by the Omaguaca tribe who were later conquered by the Incas. Stop in the sleepy town of Uquía, which is notable for its historic church which boasts paintings of gun-toting angels. Pause at the Tropic of Capricornio, the most southerly latitude at which the sun can appear directly overhead at noon. Enjoy a short visit to Humahuaca's town en route to the main destination - the 14 colours mountain of Hornocal. In Humahuaca you will switch from...

    The humahuaca's gorge is a beautiful arid area but the 14 colours mountain is a natural wonder, a rare breathtaking must-see in the world. A 4 wheel-drive is recommended to climb along the unsealed road up to this 4350 m outlook in Hornocal but it is only 25 km from Humahuaca village. At this altitude, light headaches, dizziness, breathing and heart troubles may occur. So, it is better not to walk too far and stay by the car and enjoy the stunning view.

  • From Salta: Full-Day Tour to Cafayate with Wine Tasting

    7. From Salta: Full-Day Tour to Cafayate with Wine Tasting

    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 or 2 wineries to learn more about the local wine industry and famous torrontes wines. Following lunch, journey back to Salta via a different route to see a completely different landscape from the morning drive.

    I had a wonderful day on the Cafayate tour! The scenery is amazing and there are lots of great photo stops at the main sites. The wine tour was quick, but a good opportunity to taste and buy some cellar door wine. Cafayate is a quaint town, good for lunch and some wine or souvenir shopping. Our driver, who was also the guide, was excellent and very friendly. I understand basic Spanish, but the English translation covered most of the content. The van was spacious and comfortable. Highly recommend!

  • From Salta: Day Trip to Cachi and the Calchaquí Valleys

    8. From Salta: Day Trip to Cachi and the Calchaquí Valleys

    Get to know the most beautiful landscapes of the Calchaquí Valleys and the magical town of Cachi on a full-day bus excursion from Salta. After departing from central Salta, head through the Lerma Valley. Then, enter the Quebrada de los Laureles, where you can admire the landscape of Yungas forest. On the Cuesta del Obispo hill, admire the panorama of the entire Encantado Valley and enjoy spectacular views of the windy road you have just traveled up. Head to Piedra del Molino where you will reach the highest point of 3,384 m above sea level. Continue through the Straight of Tin-Tin and Payogasta until you reach Cachi, a small town known for its adobe houses and white colonial buildings. When you arrive, visit the Museo Arqueológico de Cachi Pío Pablo Díaz, a museum of locally excavated artifacts, some dating back 10,000 years. Just round the corner, step inside the Iglesia San José - a b...

    The guides were excellent, especially our English translator. Very knowledgable and explained everything as we went along. Always willing to take our photograph and tell us where the best places to eat were.

  • From Salta: Full-Day Trip to Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca

    9. From Salta: Full-Day Trip to Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca

    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 trad...

  • Salta or Jujuy: Iruya and Salinas Grandes 2-Day Tour

    10. Salta or Jujuy: Iruya and Salinas Grandes 2-Day Tour

    Choose to depart from Jujuy or Salta, and start your multi-day tour. DAY 1 After departing from central Salta or Jujuy, drive through the picturesque towns of Yala, Volcán, and Tumbaya. On the way, stop at the Seven Colors Hill viewpoint to appreciate the wonderful views of this multi-hued mountain illuminated by the sun. Arrive in the magical village of Purmamarca at the base of the Seven Colors Hill. Start by ascending the slopes of Cuesta del Lipán, Cuesta del Saladillo, and Abra de Potrerillos. Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife including vicuñas and llamas along the way. When you reach 4,150-meters above sea level, be dazzled by the Salinas Grandes - a spectacular white salt plain which creates a striking contrast with the blue sky. Spend about 45 minutes at the top exploring the blue volcanoes and taking in the breathtaking views.   Follow the trail back t...

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4.5 / 5

based on 443 reviews

Amazing experience. The opportunity to see how the landscape changes from Salta Capital to Salinas Grandes is really great and everything went as expected. The only thing to mention is that Salinas Grandes itself is not as nice as we were expecting. The trip to get there is what really makes your day together with the guide’s explanation in order to understand why the landscape is as it is. Would certainly recommend this!

A long day of driving but you see a lot of cool stuff. The views at Purmamarca perhaps the highlight. Well organised and with some time to wander around on your own. Maria was a very knowledgable guide and explained everything in both English and Spanish at the same time.

The trip was great. However they initially agreed to pick us up from hotel, they didn’t honor their agreement and we had to walk to the departure point. Try find a smaller group rather than a large bus load and you would probably enjoy it more.

The landscapes are very beautiful and especially the guide Roberto who knew how to make this trip a unique experience. The truth is highly recommended!

Excellent experience, very good explanation from the guide, he gave us all the information and a very good representation of Salta and Jujuy.