Valleys of the North West
- 4 Days
- 4 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 440
Spend time in Argentina’s sophisticated mountain retreat city with its Spanish Colonial architecture. Apart from getting to know Salta, also visit the magnificent Quebrada de Humahuaca mountain valley, the historical city of Humahuaca and Cafayate, a prominent wine growing centre.
Salta is a city located in mountainous north western Argentina, known for its Spanish Colonial architecture which has been better preserved than in other Argentinean cities. It is a sophisticated city with outstanding museums and plaza-side cafes and much live music. Situated in the Lerma Valley, Salta is 1150 metres/3780 feet above sea level in the foothills of the Andes Mountains.
On your first of 3 days here, you will have an extensive tour around the old city viewing the Cabildo (former seat of government), the Cathedral, the San Francisco Church, the San Bernardo Convent, the National University, theVaqueros River and the craft fair.
On your second day, you will travel to the magnificent Quebrada de Humahuaca, a narrow mountain valley declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Here, you will visit Purmamarca at the foot of Cerro de los Siete Colores (Seven Colours Hill), Tilcara, with its interesting crafts and looms fair and Pucara, where you will visit the ruins and the Anthropological Museum. Later you arrive at the historical city of Humahuaca where you will visit the Church and Cabildo.
On your final day, visit the second most important city in the Salta region, Cafayate. It is
Argentina’s second centre for quality wine production and is a popular tourist destination with vineyards backed by the soaring mountains beyond. You will visit a winery here. On the way back to Salta, stop at the roadside Posta de las Cabras to shop for a variety of products including local cheese and wines.
- 4 Days
- 4 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 440
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You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Salta.
Featuring its markedly Hispanic architecture, with one-story houses and narrow sidewalks, Salta, the most splendid of all Creole cities, sits at the foot of 20 de Febrero and San Bernardo hills. In an extensive tour around the old city, you will discover the Cabildo, Cathedral, San Francisco Church, San Bernardo Convent, San Bernardo Hill, National University, Vaqueros River, Castellanos Stream and the craft fair.
This hotel is located close to Salta's main tourist attractions, with easy access to the business district. Casa Real Hotel offers spacious rooms with a panoramic view of Salta and the surrounding mountains. Salta's city centre and 9 de Julio main square are just 1,969 ...
This hotel is located close to Salta's main tourist attractions, with easy access to the business district. Casa Real Hotel offers spacious rooms with a panoramic view of Salta and the surrounding mountains.
Salta's city centre and 9 de Julio main square are just 1,969 feet from Casa Real. The hotel is 329 feet from Paseo Balcarce Street, full of lovely bars and restaurants. The airport is a 20-minute drive.
- Bridal Suite
- Business Centre
- Dry Cleaning
- Fitness Centre
- Gift Shop
- Hot Tub
- Indoor Pool
- Ironing Service
- Spa and Wellness Centre
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Surrounded by high mountain ranges and carved by the Grande River, the magnificent Quebrada de Humahuaca, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, displays a heavenly landscape with the small villages of the area. Sharing history and ancient traditions, its residents still practice their traditional beliefs, rituals, art, festivities, and agricultural techniques. You will travel Sub-Andean valleys, crossing San Salvador de Jujuy, Leon y Yala, before reaching the Quebrada's main gate. Starting here, you will visit Purmamarca at the foot of Cerro de los Siete Colores (Seven Colors Hill), Tilcara, with its colorful crafts and looms fair and Pucara, where you will visit the ruins and the Anthropological Museum. Finally, you arrive at the historical city of Humahuaca where the Church and Cabildo visit are a must.
Only 183 km away from the capital of Salta, Cafayate is undoubtedly the second most important city in the Salta region. It stands out for the torrontes (white and fruity) wine production which is possible due to the combination of temperature and humidity in this region.
Starting at Cerilloswathc, you will travel across El Carril, Coronel Moldes, Ampascachi, Talapampa, and Quebrada del Rio Las Conchas arriving at Cafayate, a village located within Valles Calchaquies, where you will visit a winery. On your way back to the city of Salta, soak in the quebrada at sunset and stop at Posta de las Cabras, a typical roadside stop with a wide variety of products are available including local cheese and wines.
After breakfast, transfer to the Salta Airport for your onward journey.
- Accommodation as indicated
- Excursions as described in itinerary
- Entrance Fees
- Meals as indicated in itinerary
- Visa fees (if required)
- Passport and visa costs
- Vaccination costs
- Personal spending money
- Meals not specifically noted in the itinerary
- Beverages unless specified
- Travel insurance
- Airport departure taxes
- Border taxes or fees
- All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.
15 Feb 2019