The province of
Salta is located in the northwest of Argentina.
This corridor displays a wide diversity
of mountain and forest areas, spectacular
landscapes and pre-Hispanic civilizations’
ruins. The colonial city of Salta is a perfect
base from which to explore this vast and
Visitors will discover farms, plantations,
vineyards, valleys, ravines, pre-Columbian
ruins, archaeological sites, colonial cities
and unique churches that preserve popular
Sacred Art paintings and images. This is
the right place to enjoy nature, appreciate
unique artistic manifestations and taste
delicious local dishes.
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Salta is known as Salta La Linda (Salta, the Beautiful), and it has become a major destination due to its old, well-preserved colonial architecture and the natural scenery of the valleys westward. This half day tour covers the major attractions in town including its Cathedral, San Francisco Church, the Provincial Legislature and a sampling of historical neighborhoods.
The Quebrada de Humahuaca is a narrow canyon located in the province of Jujuy in northwest Argentina. It is surrounded by picturesque and historical towns: Tumbaya, Humahuaca, Tilcara, Miamará and Purmamarca. You will visit craft markets, colonial churches and admire the surrounding landscapes. This full day tour will allow you to walk around these notable villages as well as see the overwhelming Cerro de los Siete Colores ( Hill of Seven Colours ).
San Antonio de los Cobres, Purmamarca and Salinas Grandes
Full Day Tour
Departing from Salta we gradually ascend between
impressive gorges along the Quebrada del Toro;
we visit the ruins of Santa Rosa de Tastil,
an ancient pre-Columbian village of 12 ha
which had almost 2.000 inhabitants. We will
reach an altitude of 3,775 m at the ancient
mining town of San Antonio de los Cobres,
and drive further to Salinas Grandes (Big
Salt Flats), an immense depression of over
12.000 hectares of salt and also a vast and
beautiful sight of the Puna. The road (Cuesta
de Lipán) then climbs steadily again up to
an altitude of 4,175 m, where we finally descend
on a road curving around mountains and steep
slopes until we reach Purmamarca.
The Salinas Grandes are the third Salt
Dessert in the world in extension, after
the Uyuni (Bolivia) and Salar de Arizaro
( Salta, Argentina).
Full Day Tour
The road joining Salta and Cachi will evoke
nothing but delightful memories and profound
excitement: The first challenge is the “Cuesta
del Obispo”, a zigzagging slope across the
forests up to 3,000 meters above sea level.
Then the setting changes to a plain and arid
terrain, watched over by the cacti of Los
Cardones National Park.
Then tour begins the descent through the
Los Cardones National Park following the
Tin Tin straight, passing the town of Payogasta
and on to Cachi.
The charming town of Cachi is located in
the Calchaquies Valleys, at the foot of
the Nevado de Cachi in the province of Salta,
sits more than 2280m above sea level, and
offers visitors a quiet, laid-back, and
beautiful city setting. Cobble-stoned streets,
small white houses, a small archaeological
museum devoted to the Calchaquies natives
and a craft market can be witnessed in Cachi.
** A few hours from both Salta and Cafayate,
Cachi makes for an easy day trip or overnight
stay with a handful of superb activities,
making Cachi definitely worth the visit.**