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Explore Salta & Jujuy 6 Days tour

Explore Salta & Jujuy 6 Days

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
6 days
From: $ 975 $ 163 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Enjoy Northern Argentina Trips
  • Explore Salta colonial city
  • Discover Calchaquies Valleys
  • Visit to Cafayate town
  • Explore Quebrada de Humahuaca
  • Visits to Tilcara & Purmamarca

Short Description

Discover the beautiful north of Argentina and experience the natural beauty and culture of Salta and Jujuy. From sleepy colonial towns and traditional villages to picturesque desert gorges, stunning salt flats and exclusive wineries, Salta and Jujuy offer the perfect balance of nature and Andean culture.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Salta
End City Salta

Trip Includes

  • Transfers mentioned in the itinerary
  • 3 nights in Salta, 1 night in Cafayate & 1 Purmamarca
  • Breakfast and meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • 2 Days excursion to the Calchaqui Valley
  • Full day excursion to the Salt Flats
  • Humahuaca Gorge excursion
  • Bilingual guide (English / Spanish)

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to your Northern Argentina trip

Salta is the selected jumping-off point for travelers seeking to explore the North of Argentina. From here, you can visit the most outstanding natural monuments of the area: the Humahuaca Gorge, or the Seven Colours Hill in Jujuy, a bordering province which is also famous worldwide.

Salta has it all: the geographical diversity (red, green and brown tinted mountains) and the vast history—it is in these time-honored lands that men fought for the freedom of Argentina. The colonial architecture, the lively cafés in the main plaza (great people watching spot) and the vibrant and authentic peñas, places where locals grab a table to watch their favorite folkloric singers, and after a glass of wine (or two) everyone joins in for dancing.

Upon arrival you will be driven to your hotel. Take the rest of the afternoon to explore the city. Bear in mind that this is a stress-free hub: la siesta (mid-day nap) is kind of a religious ritual for locals, which means that between 1 pm and 5 pm shops are usually closed.

Say Hueque Tips

Go ahead and discover the best insider tips to visit the city: the best restaurants in town (you must try the tamales!), the most important historic buildings, and popular peñas– “¿Bailamos?” (Shall we dance?) it’s all you need to say to start the party! Read it all in our Salta Travel Guide.

Day 2: Salta Tours: Safari to the Clouds: Salt Flats: Purmamarca

Today you’ll travel to the clouds—no exaggeration! We’ll pick you up at your hotel to start a two day trip to Purmamarca and the Great Salt Flats, a white solid ocean, 13000 feet above sea level!

In this 10 hour trip we’ll travel along the same route of the famous Train to the Clouds, zigzagging on lonely roads between the blue sky and the high desert plains. On our way, we will visit historic ruins and small scattered villages.

Our first destination is the small town of Campo Quijano, best known as the Gateway to the Puna. Later, we will visit the impressive Quebrada del Toro, a natural wonder where human-sized cactus stand in a backdrop of eroded peaks which emerge from the golden sand like giant fingers. Here we’ll stop for a refreshing coffee break.

We’ll keep on traveling to Santa Rosa de Tastil, a pre-Incan city of the XIII century, and right after, to San Antonio de los Cobres, the HQ of the Pachamama (Mother Earth) Celebration. The “salty” cherry on top will be the surreal landscape of the Great Salt Flats. The natural light and reflections provide perfect opportunities for endless photo fun. Test your creativity! And be careful of where you put your feet: there are artificial water pools in the area.

At the end of your adventure in the Great Salt Flats we’ll take you to your hotel in Purmamarca, located at the base of Jujuy’s famed Seven Color Hill.

Say Hueque Tips

If you’re not tired, take a walk around the main plaza of Purmamarca and visit the ancient Santa Rosa de Lima Church. For this 2-day trip we recommend that you leave your luggage in your hotel in Salta, and just take a day pack on the excursion.

Day 3: Humahuaca Gorge, Salta & Jujuy trips

We’ll pick you up early in the morning and take you on a 12 hour adventure to the Humahuaca Gorge, declared a UNESCO Heritage Site. Humahuca Gorge is home to a bunch of natural amazing monuments like the Seven Color Hill, the Pucará de Tilcara (a ramshackled yet well restored native fortress), the Paleta del Pintor (Painter Palette) at Maimará village, an impressive multi-colored mountain range.

You’ll see some peculiar paintings of the colonial period (called Pinturas Cuzqueñas) at the little Uquía Church, and finally, pass by the famous Tropic of Capricorn milestone to reach the picturesque Humahuaca.

Wander among their traditional houses and streets, and get a feel for the old-world languor that still survives in this setting. At the end of the day, we’ll drive you back to your hotel in Salta La Linda (the beautiful) as Argentines nicknamed the city.

Day 4: Salta Tours: Calchaqui Valley Excursion

It’s time to prepare your two-day bag and hit the road again to get to the jaw-dropping Calchaqui Valleys. Why do you have to take a Calchaqui Valley tour? Enthralling landscapes and the cultural diversity of its inhabitants are two good reasons! Little pre-Columbian villages spread all over the valley, with amazing gorges backdropped by multi-colored mountains.

You will leave Salta on a 12 hour excursion beginning with the Laures and Escoipe gorges. We’ll pick you up at your hotel and leave behind the Lerma Valley to visit Laures and Escoipe, the first two gorges of the day. The landscapes will still remain green, but colors will definitely change when we approach to the Cuesta del Obispo, the windiest and most spectacular road of this area. We’ll climb up to 11000 feet high—Get prepared to see the world from above!

This is the connective road to get to the high valleys, where the Calchaqui Valley wine region sits too. We’ll see enormous cactus while passing through Los Cardones National Park on our way to Cachi, a famous village, where Spanish and native tradition combines to form the most beautiful architecture.

The afternoon, we’ll hit the road again to continue exploring the valleys and get to the town of Molinos and Angastaco, just before visiting Las Flechas Gorge, a special rocky formation which creates a labyrinth of sharp high peaks. After going down its mysterious passages, we’ll get to Cafayate where we’ll spend the night.

Cafayate is one of the most popular destinations of the Calchaqui Valley wine region. Cafayate wine is renowned in Argentina, especially because of the star product of the region: the Torrontes Wine. Enjoy the end of the day in this picturesque town sipping on  a sunset drink in the main square, or a Malbec ice cream from a traditional Gelato Shop. Since there are many surrounding wineries, we thought that a visit to one or two of them could be interesting for you…so we’ve already scheduled it! According to weather and timetables, you will be able to take this memorable tour on your arrival day or the day after.  

Day 5: Salta Tours: Calchaqui Valley Excursion. The Devil Gorge

On the second day of this Calchaqui Valley adventure you’ll leave Cafayate and be immersed directly into the forbidding universe of  Las Conchas Gorge, where the erosion has carved mysterious red shapes into the rocks. Get prepared to visit this Natural Reserve for about 5 hours, to enjoy the views of its colorful hills while you go down its red-tinted promontories and discover the most particular rocky highlights: the Frog, the Obelisk and the Castles.

The highlight of the day will be the Ampitheater and the famous Devil’s Throat. The amphitheater is a natural semicircular formation (65 feet), and is home to intimate concerts performed by local artists. Get inside and check the amazing acoustics by singing your favorite tune! Nearby, the Devil’s Throat will await, right at the end of Las Conchas Gorge. Going down this particular rocky formation, you’ll feel right in the belly of a giant!

At the end of the day, we’ll take you back to Salta. Enjoy the evening going to a peña to mingle with locals and eat the empanada salteña, a special variation of this popular Argentine dish.

Day 6: Salta, end of your Adventure in Argentina!

At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport or bus terminal. If you don’t want this journey to end, you can extend your travel. Check out our Argentina tours and keep on exploring our beautiful country.

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Explore Salta & Jujuy 6 Days

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el tour ha sido muy bonito de gran belleza

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"Buenos días.
Contestando a tu pregunta del viaje te cuento. El hotel Vicuña de Salta nos gustú mucho, el personal fue encantador, facilitándonos todo sin problemas.
El tour tuvo des etapas: en la primera el guia (Ramiro) fue estupendo, los turistas disciplinados, y salió todo genial. El paisaje precioso...en fin muy bien.
La segunda parte ya tuvo algun fallo. Nos recogieron del hotel las últimas y nos encontramos con asientos sin ventanas, algo fundamental en un viaje donde lo principal es el paisaje. Menos mal que el guia habló con un matrimonio argentino y muy encantadores y amables nos cedieron sus asientos. Pero el problema fundamental fue en que el tour se convirtió en un paseo de compras, con retrasos en los encuentros, con las consecuencias que ello conlleva. El guia llamó la atención a algunas personas a este respecto, y la respuesta de estas últimas fue de enfado. Digo esto porque entre estas paradas y otra absolutamente inutil (en mi opinión prescindible por completo, la visita a una alfarería donde no ensañaban nada y de lo unico que se trataba era de comprar), nos quedamos sin ver los ""angeles arcabuceros"" uno de los motivos de nuestro viaje, porque la iglesia la cerraban a las cuatro de la tarde y entre a comer y la parada una vez más para compras (interesadas por el guia local) terminamos a las cuatro y diez.
Pese a todo, tengo que decir que el guia fue muy amable y el grupo de gente encantador, pero creo que habría que advertir que las compras es algo subsidiario y que además hay tiempo de sobra para hacerlas. Exigir el cumplimiento de horarios es básico. He viajado mucho por el mundo y hablo sabiendo lo que digo.
En fin, que salvo ese episodio, el tour ha sido muy bonito de gran belleza y merece la pena hacerse.
Seguiremos en contacto. Gracias por todo. Un abrazo....y ¡FELICES FIESTAS!
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Great location, excellent

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I researched Say Hueque on Trip Advisor and read the reviews on your website and decided to make contact. The booking process was excellent. Our travel advisor was Agustin and he gave us some great advice about where to go and what to do. He also helped us with advice on flight times and airlines to use.

Our favorite hotel was Arena Ipanema in Rio. Great location, excellent room and service. Least favorite was La Cantera in Iguasu Falls. Huge room but no tea/coffee facilities in the room. Staff were great but no room service and we had some noise from surrounding rooms.

I think the 2 day at Iguasu Falls was our favorite tour. Just seeing the magnitude of the falls and being able to get so close to them was amazing. Favorite memory (and photo) was at Ipanema Beach and the Christ Redeemer statue.
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Trip to the Great Salt Flats

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Lujan was extremely helpful from booking our internal flights when I could not find good pricing to buying us tickets for the performance at the Colon Theatre. She also answered all of my many questions.

It is hard to pick a favorite excursion between Buenos Aires, Salta area and the Iguazu Falls. If pushed to make a decision we loved the mountains – both the trip to the Great Salt Flats and the Humahuaca and Conchas Gorges. We were probably most blown away by the drive through the Conchas Gorge to and from Cafayate but, at the same time when we were at the top of Humahuaca Gorge the view was unbelievable. And we saw a condor!

We liked the mix of tour and time on our own to explore.

I went with a very open mind so there was nothing that did not fulfill my expectations. I already miss the croissants and empanadas and hope to return one day to explore the central region and Patagonia.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our trip

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The places we visited were just breathtaking, and the Argentinians were very friendly and welcoming. It was one of our best trips ever and one we will remember and talk about for a long time.

We chose Say Hueque because of the positive reviews on Trip Advisor, and after talking with Maria we knew she was very knowledgeable about her country and had lived and traveled around there extensively.

The booking process with Maria was excellent. She made many wonderful suggestions about which areas to visit, how long we should stay in each area, and which excursions would be best for us. She was also very prompt in answering our many emails.

My favorite excursion was the Marpatag Glaciares Gourmet boat trip. Seeing the glaciers up close was an unforgettable sight. The Gourmet lunch was excellent and we enjoyed the company of other travelers.

I would like to mention our guide in Buenos Aires, Ceci Martire. She was our very best guide, very knowledgeable and a lot of fun! She sent us emails throughout our trip to make sure everything was going as planned. Thank you, Ceci.

One negative thing that I need to mention was our all day excursion from El Calafate to Torres Del Paine. We expected to be picked up in a comfortable van for such a long ride, but instead we were picked up in a small SUV. This was too small for 3 adults in the back seat. And on top of that our driver decided to take a short cut over very bumpy gravel roads. This did reduce our travel time by 1 1/2 hours each way though.
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Our wonderful trip to Argentina that we enjoyed so much

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My husband and I have traveled a great deal in Europe and Mexico and we agree that this was one of the best trips ever.

We decided to travel with Say Hueque after reading the great things travelers had to say about them on line. We worked with travel advisor Maria Szlafsztein through e-mails and phone calls and we’re very pleased with her service. She was very informative, helpful and quick to respond to our every inquiry. Maria really was invaluable in putting together this wonderful trip and almost everything about it ran smoothly without problems.

Our favorite hotel on this trip was the Cacique Inacayal in Bariloche because of its beautiful lakeside setting, restaurant and atmosphere. But we also really like Kau Yatsun Hotel in El Calafate.

Our least favorite was our stay at the Alden de la Selva in Puerto Iguazú. It was really isolated in its location and, due to its rainforest setting, seemed to have a mold problem. The food was not very appealing either. We would not stay there again.

We thoroughly enjoyed all the excursions, among them, the Argentine Experience, the Tango Show, Iguazú Falls, the day spent at Estancia Ombu. But probably my favorite was the Glaciares Gourmet cruise to see the magnificent glaciers of Argentina. It made for unforgettable memories.

All the guides we had with us during our trip were outstanding, very knowledgeable, fun and very accommodating. We have to mention Maria Cecilia Martire, Marcelo, Romulo Melo, Ezequiel Gonzalez, and Nicolás who drove us to Torres del Paine. We enjoyed our excursions with every one of them.
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We enjoyed the trip very much; wish we had more time

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Pudu Hotel in El Chalten was our most favorite hotel since the location was perfect, the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly and helpful. We loved the town of El Chalten. The other favorite was the Las Torres in Torres Del Paine. It is a beautiful lodge, though expensive. The least favorite Design Suites in El Calafate. It was quite far from the town. The food was of medium quality.

The most favorite activities were treks in El Chalten (Cerro Torre), Base of the Towers (Torres Del Paine) and Perito Morino (El Calafate). All because of their natural beauty and the fun of trekking. The only suggestion I have for Perito Morino is I would have preferred a trek upto the glacier rather than only the boat excursion.
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Any changes to the original booking must be confirmed by the person signing the booking form. Any costs or charges, which we incur or which are incurred or levied by our suppliers as a result of the amendment, will be charged to the Client. Whilst every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate changes and additional requests, their availability cannot be guaranteed.

The Client may cancel the booking at any time provided that the cancellation is communicated to Say Hueque in writing. Cancellation charges will be applied as shown below calculated from the day written notification is received by Say Hueque. In addition to the charges shown below airlines may impose 100% cancellation charges.

 

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