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Along the Humahuaca Gorge

Salta - Cafayate - San Antonio de los Cobres - Purmamarca - Humahuaca´s gorge - Iruya (6 days / 5 nts)  From $933

Humuhuaca village

Day 1: Arrive in Salta
Arrival and reception at the Salta airport; transfer to the hotel. Accomodation. Salta city tour visiting the Cathedral, the Government House, the Lavalle Historic Museum and the San Francisco church, including. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Salta.

Maximun altitude. 1.454 masl (4798 ft)

Day 2: Salta (Cafayate)
Early departure from the hotel for a full day tour to Cafayate, a beautiful colonial village located in the most wonderful landscape, in the very heart of the Calchaqui Valleys. We will drive through Las Conchas river gorge, also known as Cafayate river gorge, with reddish sandstone walls, curious rock formations that have been masterfully carved by the erosion of wind and weather. All these formations have been baptized by locals according to their fancy shapes with names such as: the Amphitheatre, the Devil’s Throat, the Obelisk and the Castles. Cafayate stands surrounded by rivers and vineyards, characterized by its nice old houses that gracefully combine colonial and baroque styles. We strongly recommend a visit to its parish church, the Town Hall and the Regional and Archaeological Museum. The region is well known for its wine production among which stands the “torrontés” variety. Visit a famous winery to get in touch with the traditional production techniques and seize the chance to taste some of the finest Argentine wines. Return to Salta. Overnight in Salta.

Maximun altitude. 2.000 masl (6560 ft)

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 3: Salta (San Antonio de los Cobres) - Purmamarca
Early departure following the route of the Train to the Clouds rails towards the Quebrada del Toro (Bull’s river Gorge). Travelling this route we will see these impressive engineering masterpiece viaducts, switch-backs and loops. Arrive at the small village of San Antonio de los Cobres. After lunch (not included) we will continue crossing the Puna up to Salinas Grandes, and start descending through the Cuesta de Lipan to Purmamarca, a typical village at the foot of the Seven Colours Hill. Overnight in Purmamarca.

Maximun altitude.4.200 masl (13776 ft)

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 4: Purmamarca (Humahuaca´s gorge) - Iruya
Today we will enjoy part of the full day excursion to Humahuaca´s Gorge visiting typical and colourful villages such us: Tilcara with its Pucará , an old pre-Colombian native fortress partially rebuilt, and the Province’s Historic Museum and Uquia with its local parish church which holds a collection of paintings coming from Cuzco, representing the harquebusier angels. Arrive at Humahuaca, this town was founded by aborigines in 1594. Visit the church, the old Town Hall, and the Argentine Independence War’s Monument. We continue towards Iruya. Arrive at Iruya. Dinner. Overnight in Iruya.

Maximun altitude. 4.000 masl (13120 ft)

(Included meals: breakfast, dinner)

Day 5: Iruya - Salta
Departure to Humahuaca´s gorge. On the way we will stop at Maimara to admire La Paleta del Pintor (Paintor‘s Palette). .and at San Salvador de Jujuy where we will shortly visit the main square, the Cathedral, the Town Hall, and the Government House. Arrival at Salta. Overnight in Salta.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 6: Salta
Transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Guide speaking English / Spanish
Quality Hotels Single Double Single Sup
Standard Del Virrey (Salta)
Hosteria Del Amauta (Purmamarca)
Hotel Iruya (Salta)
$1,285 $933 $297

Valid 1-Sep-14 to 31-Dec-14
Shared service unless indicated otherwise
Prices per person in USD $, subject to change without notice

Includes:  5 nights lodging, meals, tours & transfers as per the itinerary. Shared regular or private services with english/ spanish speaking local guide.

Not included: International and domestic Air Fare, airport taxes, 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
-Rates do not apply on Easter, Christmas, New Year´s Eve weeks and National Holidays