City tour, Humahuaca, Cayafate (Optional)
Transfer in private service from Salta airport to hotel with guide. Duration: 3 hs approx. - Shared Service with Guide. - PM departures. Highlights: Old Town Council - Cathedral - University.
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, we will discover numerous testimonies going back to the colonial age, and the natural beauties that frame it: the Cabildo (old town council), the Cathedral, San Francisco Church, San Bernardo Convent, San Bernardo hill, the National University, Vaqueros river, Castellanos stream, Lesser, San Lorenzo, and the craft fair. Optional visit to Museum MAAM.
Duration: Approx. 14 hrs. – Shared service with tour guide. Highlights: Seven Colours Hill - Tilcara - Pucará - Humahuaca
Quebrada de Humahuaca is a Unesco listed World Heritage Site. By the Grande river and guarded by the mountains, it connects towns, stories, traditions and culture. Religious beliefs, rituals, art, celebrations, music and farming techniques are preserved like in old times. This tour explores the valleys from the city of San Salvador de Jujuy to the Quebrada’s gate. It passes by Tumbaya and stops at Purmamarca to see the Seven Colors hill and, after that, Tilcara, with its lively main square and craft market and the Pucará, a fortress for the old Omaguaca people. Finally, in Humahuaca, two more stops bring visitors to the Church and the Cabildo. On the way back, one can just enjoy the great views of magnificent rocky formations.
Duration: 12 hs approx. - Shared Service with Guide.
Highlights: Wine - Quebrada del Río Las Conchas - Cafayate village.
Only 183 km away from the capital of Salta, Cafayate is undoubtedly the second most important city in Salta. It stands out for torrontés (white, fruity) wine production which is possible thanks to its special weather, combining temperature and humidity in perfect harmony to develop this select kind of grape. Starting at Cerillos, we will enjoy a road that changes at each curve, offering innumerable color contrasts. We will travel across El Carril, Coronel Moldes, Ampascachi, Talapampa, and Quebrada del Río Las Conchas, which has been declared a natural monument for its rocky formations and colored hills, and arrive at Cafayate, a village located within Valles Calchaquíes, where we will visit a winery. On our way back to the city of Salta, we will appreciate the quebrada at sunset, and stop at Posta de las Cabras, a typical roadside stop with a wide variety of dairy goats where different types of cheese and wines are sold.
Transfer in shared service from hotel to Salta airport with English and Spanish speaking guide