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Classic North - Culture and landscapes
11 DAYS - 10 NIGHTS

Immerse yourself in this trip through the Quebrada de Humahuaca, declared a World Heritage Site, where the landscape and the colors of the hills combine with the equally colorful cultures that inhabit this area. It is a journey of social contact and a view of the ancestral.

Day 1 Salta airport - Salta

We welcome you at Salta airport. Transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation in Salta, at your selected hotel (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base

Meals: None

 

Day 2 Salta - Cafayate

The journey starts from Salta city to the south, through route 68 traversing the Lerma Valley and its historical towns. We reach Quebrada de las Conchas (the Shell´s Gorge), where wind and water erosion carved curious shapes on the rocks (The Amphitheater, Devil´s throat, The Toad, The Castles, among others). When we arrive to Cafayate, we visit some wineries, famous for their production of Torrontes, with special characteristics due to the particularities of the climate and land. After lunch, transfer to your selected hotel.

Accommodation in Cafayate, at your selected hotel (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base

Meals: Breakfast - (please notice, lunch is not included)

 

Day 3 Cafayate - Salta

After breakfast, the morning is free to explore this beautiful town. After lunch, we transfer bac to Salta through Quebrada de las Conchas (the Shells´ Gorge) and the Lerma Valley.

Accommodation in Satla, at your selected hotel (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base

Meals: Breakfast - (please notice, lunch is not included)

Day 4 Salta - Salinas Grandes - Purmamarca

Early, after breakfast we start our day of traveling through incredible landscapes. We make a parallel route of the Train of the Clouds railway by Quebrada del Toro. Then we continue, starting the ascent until reaching 4080 meters above sea level and get to San Antonio de los Cobres. We make a break for lunch and enjoy some of the typical meals offered in the village. Back in the vehicle, we cross route 40 until we reach Salinas Grandes, right on the border between Salta and Jujuy. Then we start the descent by Cuesta de Lipán where condors are usually seen. We arrive at Purmamarca town and its Hill of Seven Colors. We continue our trip to Tilcara, where we spend the night.

Accommodation in Tilcara, at your selected hotel (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base.

Meals: Breakfast - (please notice, lunch is not included)

 

Day 5 Tilcara - Caravana de llamas

This walk is ideal for everyone visiting Tilcara, adults and children of all ages. We start the circuit in the Corral de las llamas, we walk with the llamas for about 45 minutes, making a tour of the town of Tilcara. After the walk we arrive at the garden of a friendly hotel where we have a small snack: tea, mate or coffee with pastries. After this short break we return to the Corral de llamas to finish the circuit.

The rest of the day is free to explore this charming town.

Accommodation in Tilcara, at your selected hotel (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Tilcara - Quebrada de Humahuaca - Hornocal

Leaving from Tilcara in the afternoon we travel the 42 kilometers that separate us from the town Humahuaca. Once there we head east on provincial route 73, which introduces us to the Coctaca cultivation valleys. We stop on the way to taste a regional coca tea and then we drive the way up to 4200 masl. where we can enjoy excellent views of the multicolored hill of the Serranía del Hornocal. Beautiful panoramas where we can appreciate and understand the geography of the entire region of the Quebrada de Humahuaca. A unique attraction that will take your breath admiring it.

Accommodation in Tilcara, at your selected hotel (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 7 Tilcara - Humahuaca

After breakfast and at the indicated time, we transfer to Tilcara bus terminal to take a regular bus to Humahuaca. We travel as locals do, from town to town. Upon arriving in Humahuaca, we go to our accommodation. The rest of the day is free to get to know the town, with its important Cathedral and the Independence Monument (El Indio) by the sculptor Soto Avendaño.

Accommodation in Humahuaca, at your selected hotel (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 8 Humahuaca - Valle de Iruya

On this day, we discover the Iruya Valley region on a journey through time. In this transition environment between the desert and the jungle, crossing the 4000 meters above sea level, there are the High Valleys; where the old settlers were able to organize the self-supply of food based on cultivation terraces that they built on the foothills of the mountains, taking advantage of the water from springs that is born at the top of the hills. These millenary traditions still used today. Nestled in the middle of these mythical mountains is the town of Iruya. On this day we travel 240 km total by vehicle, reaching a maximum height of 4000 meters above sea level. Departure is at 9 am, return is at 6 pm.

Accommodation in Humahuaca, at your selected hotel (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base

Meals: Breakfast and pic nic lunch.

 

Day 9 Humahuaca - Salta

After breakfast, at the indicated time, we transfer to Humahuaca bus station to take a regular bus back to Salta. Upon arrival, we transfer to the hotel.

Accommodation in Salta, at your selected hotel (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 10 Salta

The city of Salta deserves a whole day off to explore it. We recommend that you do not miss the High Mountain Museum, located opposite of the main square.

Accommodation in Salta, at your selected hotel (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 11 Salta - Salta airport

After breaksfast, at the indicated time according to your departure flight, we transfer to Salta Airport.

Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • 4 night´s accommodation in Salta

  • 1 night´s accommodation in Cafayate

  • 3 night´s accommodation in Tilcara

  • 2 night´s accommodation in Humahuaca

  • All transfers: Salta Airport - Salta - Cafayate - Salta - Purmamarca - Tilcara - Humahuaca - Salta - Salta Airport. Transfers are combining private services and regular bus/van.

  • Quebrada de Cafayate excursión with local guide

  • Salinas grandes excursión with local guide

  • Caravana de llamas excursión with local guide

  • Quebrada de Humahuaca and Cerro Hornocal excursión with local guide

  • Valley of Iruya excusión with local guide

  • 10 breakfast and 1 pic nic style lunch

NON INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Entrance Fees to National Parks

  • Tips

  • Medical / Life Insurance

  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

  • International or domestic Flights

  • Optional excursions

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PRICES FOR THIS TRIP
You can choose between two different categories of accommodation. But if you want a particular hotel, do not hesitate to contact us.
Prices are per passenger. 
Standard category
Double base: USD 1370 
Single base: USD 1865 
Superior Category
Double base: USD 1710 
Single base: USD 2580
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Hotels used in Standard category are: 

Salta: Posada del Marques

Cafayate: Hotel Los Sauces

Tilcara: Hotel Refugio del Pintor

Humahuaca: Hosteria Munay

Hotels used in Superior category are: 

Salta: Solar de la Plaza

Cafayate: Grace Hotel

Tilcara: Hotel Las marias Boutique

Humahuaca: Solar de la Quebrada

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