Salta, Cafayate & Purmamarca Tour

The Northern Express Tour - Tour Extension

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6 Days / 5 Nights

The Northern Express Tour - Tour Extension

Visit Salta, Cafayate, Humahuaca & Purmamarca on this "Northern Express" Northwest Argentina Tour. Go winetasting in Cafayate, known for its delicious Torrontes wines, and admire the vibrant colors of the deserts of Jujuy and the Quebrada de Humahuaca, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Spend the night in the tranquil town of Humahuaca at he foot of the Hill of Seven Colors. The landscape here is spectacularly rich in reds, browns, purples - well, at least seven colors!

Note: This is a tour extension, combine this tour with one of our full package tours.

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This tour includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • All transfers, entrance fees & guides
  • 3 excursions
  • 2 city tours

Highlights:

  • Salta
  • Cafayate
  • Purmamarca
  • Hill of Seven Colors
  • Quebrada de Humahuaca

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Arrive in Salta & City Tour

Day 1

Arrive in Salta, one of the most important cities in the Argentine northwest region. Meet your guide and take a half-day city tour. Absorb a panoramic view of the city from the top of the San Bernardo Hill. Descend to Belgrano Square and gain some local knowledge of key cultural monuments such as the Cathedral, the Historic Museum of the North and the Town Hall. Search for a bargain and chat to vendors at the artisan market and purchase local Andean handicrafts for family and friends back home.

Cafayate Ravine redrock

Cafayate Excursion

Day 2

Discover historical landmarks and manicured vineyards in the Cafayate region of northwestern Argentina. Travel 189km from Cafayate to Salta, passing by Cerrillos, La Merced and other small, rural villages along the way. Admire the ravines Las Conchas and Los Médanos, stop at Alemania to see the last station of the Belgrano Railway and visit Guachipas and its wall-painted caves. Once in Cafayate, visit a winery and take a wine-tasting tour before returning to Salta in the late afternoon.

 

Salinas Grandes

Salinas Grandes & Purmamarca

Day 3

Head north of Salta to visit the striking Salinas Grandes between Salta and Jujuy provinces. These extensive salt flats seem like a blinding white desert stretching for miles. Enjoy a guided tour to learn about this fascinating natural phenomenon and then transfer to Purmamarca and check-in at your hotel.

 

Humahuaca and Hills of Seven Colors

Humahuaca & Hill of Seven Colors

Day 4

Awake in peaceful Purmamarca which lies at the foot of the renowned Hill of Seven Colors in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a colorful valley of ravines and ringed by mountains. Purmamarca is known as the “red heart of the Quebrada de Humahuaca.” Explore this picturesque area, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Visit the ancient Pucara fortress in the nearby town of Tilcara and learn about the Tilcara civilization that once inhabited the region. Return to your hotel in Purmamarca.

 

Salta hotel with pool

Return to Salta

Day 5

Take in the last views of the rainbow-colored Hill and the city of Purmarmarca, and take a transfer back to Salta. Check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

 

Cathedral in Argentina

Depart from Salta

Day 6

Enjoy your final few moments in the Salta and Cafayate regions. After breakfast, your guide will escort you to the Salta airport for your flight home or onto your next destination.

 


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6 Days / 5 Nights

The Northern Express Tour - Tour Extension

Visit Salta, Cafayate, Humahuaca & Purmamarca on this "Northern Express" Northwest Argentina Tour. Go winetasting in Cafayate, known for its delicious Torrontes wines, and admire the vibrant colors of the deserts of Jujuy and the Quebrada de Humahuaca, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Spend the night in the tranquil town of Humahuaca at he foot of the Hill of Seven Colors. The landscape here is spectacularly rich in reds, browns, purples - well, at least seven colors!

Note: This is a tour extension, combine this tour with one of our full package tours.

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