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Classic Northwest

Salta - Humahuaca´s Gorge - Cachi - Cafayate - Tafi del Valle - Tucuman (7 days / 6 nts)  From $1218

Hill of 7 Colours, Purmamarca

Northwestern Argentina is an area of contrasts. The visitor becomes submersed in the historic roots of Latin American civilization within a landscape of valleys, gorges and small towns where colonial architecture merges with ways of life sometimes so deeply stuck in time that no trace of contemporary life are found. Plunge into a fascinating habitat where crystalline air stresses the presence of the colorfull hills and the irregular geological formations of the gorges.

Day 1: Arrive in Salta (city tour)
Arrival and reception at the Salta airport; transfer to the hotel. Afterwards city tour visiting the Cathedral, San Francisco Church and San Bernardo Hill, with a magnificent view of the city. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Salta.
Maximun altitude. 1.454 masl (4798 ft)

Day 2: Salta (Humahuaca Gorge)
Today we will enjoy a full day excursion to HNorthwest - Humahuacaumahuaca´s Gorge visiting typical and colourful villages such us: Purmamarca, Tilcara, and Humahuaca. After lunch (not included) return to Salta. On the way we will stop at Maimara to admire La Paleta del Pintor (Paintor‘s Palette), and San Salvador de Jujuy. Arrival at Salta and return to the hotel. Overnight in Salta.
Total travelled distance: 450 km (281 miles)
Maximun altitude. 3.000 masl ( 9840 ft)

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 3: Salta (day at leisure)
Day at leisure. Enjoy a day plenty of acivities in Cabra Corral Dam where you will feel the adrenaline when you get wet with the rafting, or get a biking ride near Salta. Overnight in Salta.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 4: Salta - Cachi
Departure for a tour around the Calchaquí Valleys, a natural treasure enclosed inCafayate - Valles Calchaquies one of the country’s most beautiful landscapes. We will pass by Chicoana, Cuesta del Obispo, Recta del Tin and Los Cardones National Park. We arrive at Cachi. Overnight in Cachi.
Total travelled distance: 157 km (98 miles)
Maximun altitude. 3.620 masl (11.874 ft).

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 5: Cachi - Cafayate
Morning at leisure. After lunch (not included) departure towards Cafayate, driving along mountainous roads passing by Seclantas, Molinos and Angastaco. We will pass by Quebrada de las Flechas (Arrows’ Ravine). This is a very particular rock ravine formed by 20-meter-high (66 ft) rock walls that skirt the winding road. Finally we arrive at Cafayate. Overnight in Cafayate.
Total travelled distance: 156 km (98 miles)
Maximun altitude. 2.500 masl (8200 ft).

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 6: Cafayate - Tafi del Valle
In the morning visit the QuebradNorthwest - Quebrada de Cafayatea de las Conchas, (Cafayate´s Gorge) with reddish sandstone walls, curious rock formations that have been masterfully carved by the erosion of wind and weather. Return to Cafayate and afterwards departure towards Tafi del Valle. On the way, visit the Pucará of the Quilmes. Arrive at Tafi del Valle, Overnight in Tafi del Valley at Estancia Las Carreras.
Total travelled distance: 113 km (10.70 miles)
Maximun altitude. 3026 masl (9925 ft).

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 7: Tafi del Valley - Fly out from Tucuman
Departure from Tafi del Valle towards Tucuman´s City along the Quebrada de los Sosa (Los Sosa´s Gorge). Arrival at Tucuman, where we will stop shortly to visit the city. At due time, transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight.
Total distance travelled: 106 km (66.25 miles)
Maximun altitude. 2000 masl (6560 ft)

(Included meals: breakfast)

Guide speaking English / Spanish
Quality Hotels Single Double Triple Single Sup Valid period
First Class Sheraton Salta (Salta)
La Merced del Alto (Cachi)
Patios de Cafayate (Cafayate)
Estancia Las Carreras (Tucuman)
$2,084 $1,401 $1,275 $527 1-Apr-14 / 31-Aug-14
Superior Amerian Salta (Salta)
El Cortijo (Cachi)
Vinas de Cafayate (Cafayate)
Estancia Las Carreras (Tucuman)
$1,619 $1,218 $527 1-Apr-14 / 31-Aug-14
First Class Sheraton Salta (Salta)
La Merced del Alto (Cachi)
Patios de Cafayate (Cafayate)
Estancia Las Carreras (Tucuman)
$2,412 $1,622 $1,475 $620 1-Sep-14 / 31-Dec-14
Superior Amerian Salta (Salta)
El Cortijo (Cachi)
Vinas de Cafayate (Cafayate)
Estancia Las Carreras (Tucuman)
$1,876 $1,411 $620 1-Sep-14 / 31-Dec-14

Shared service unless indicated otherwise
Prices per person in USD $, subject to change without notice

Includes:  6 nights lodging with daily breakfsat, meals/ tours & transfers as per the itinerary. Shared regular services with english/ spanish speaking local guide.

Not included: International and domestic Air Fare, airport taxes, beverages, meals not mentioned, gratuities and personal expenses.

Notes:
-Prices per person in USDollars
-The services are subject to the availability & rates at the moment of the reservation
-This program may be altered depending on the airline`s schedule
- From January to March the itinerary may be changed because of the rainy season
- The Puna is a very special environment  and is characterized by its high altitude and reduction of oxygen, high atmospheric pressure, etc. All of these conditions make it necessary to take special care with persons with respiratory, heart or blood pressure ailments. Consult your doctor in such cases.
- Shared services or Private services with english or spanish speaking guide can be provided by a driver/guide.
- Suggested domestic flights (not included):
BUE / SLA AR2454 11:20 13:35
TUC / BUE AR1475 16:50 18:30