Trip Type : Private Guided
Explore Salta & Jujuy 6 Days tour

Explore Salta & Jujuy 6 Days

Say Hueque Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
4.7 . Excellent
96%
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: $ 980 $ 163 / day
Checking price

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)

Find your perfect trip
A vast selection of trips on every continent, for every style. Thousands of itineraries from hundreds of trusted travel companies.
Save time
Use simple search and comparison tools to easily find the best trip. Don't sweat the logistics -- travel providers plan for you.
Save money
Book directly with the operator. Find inclusive packages for the best value and get access to amazing deals.
Travel confidently
Read unbiased user reviews, pick the company that fits your style, and connect with them directly. No worries, just memories.

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.

Availability

Checking price
Price From $ 980
Price Per Day: $ 163 per day
Check Availability
  • Deposit Price: $ 250

Check Current Availability, prices, specials with Say Hueque.

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.

Ask Our Destination Experts

Clark Norton
Email Us

Stride Featured in

Stride Feature In

67 Say Hueque Travel Reviews & Ratings

96%
4.7 out of 5 (100+ reviews)
Excellent 55
Great 9
Average 1
Disappointing 1
Terrible 1
Value
4.7
Guide
4.8
Activities
4.7
Lodging
4.8
Transportation
4.6
Meals
4.7

Explore Salta & Jujuy 6 Days

Write a Review

el tour ha sido muy bonito de gran belleza

4.0
Details
Value5.0
Guide4.0
Activities4.0
Lodging5.0
Transportation4.0
Meals5.0
"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!
Read more

Company Reviews

Really enjoyed the trip!

5.0
Details
Value5.0
Guide5.0
Activities3.0
Lodging4.0
Transportation5.0
Meals5.0
"I learned about Say Hueque through the internet – mainly trip advisor. It was an easy choice to work with you because there were not many available recommended tours. I also liked the easy communication through the online chat and that it was possible to make last minute bookings. I also consulted my sister who owns a travel agency in Singapore and she mentioned that the prices offered by you guys seem quite reasonable.
Being able to make changes to my tour at the very last minute was my highlight of traveling with you - thank you for helping to arrange! The tours were also in very small groups of just 3 people so it was more cozy. Hotel Peninsula Valdes was ok, didn't stay at other hotels.
My favorite excursion was Doradillo excursion but this was done by another tour agency (i think it's Flamenco travel as Huinca travel didn't have available tours. Huinca travel was really great in being able to help me do the last minute arrangements too). In addition to watching the whales, the guide took us to other locations which had beautiful views and we even went on a mini trek!
The initial itinerary provided to me had a tour to Punta Tombo to see the penguins, and I was only told that Punta Tombo is not available AFTER i made confirmed the tour by making the payments. The itinerary provided should have been an up-to-date one since it is customized. I had 2 options as replacement for my Punta Tombo tour (2nd day): Punta Loma and Doradillo. Initially i chose Punta Loma but on the whale watching tour during the first day, the guide told me that the sea lions are in the Valdes area and not Punta Loma this season so Punta Loma would be pretty empty.....hence i made the last minute request to change to Doradillo. This was a lucky decision for me because i met other tour customers who went to Punta Loma and told me there was no sea lions to see at all. While I' m happy that you guys managed to grant my last minute request, this information should have been made known to me when the tours were offered also to avoid disappointment.
Thanks!
Best Rgds
Read more

Guides gave lots of information, in Spanish and English and full of humor!

5.0
Details
Value5.0
Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging5.0
Transportation4.0
Meals4.0
"We just returned from a 3week South America trip. It was great.
We searched on internet and learned about Say Hueque. We decided to travel with you because the comments over the 6day trip Attacama-Uyuni were really good.
I would say our highlight were the good guides who gave lots of information. We only stayed in e one hotel, the Don Tomas hotel in San Pedro.
We had short excursions and one large: the three day 4wd to Uyuni. The El Tunio exursions was great. Early to get up but worth it. The 4wd tour was awesome with highlights and depths (the overnight stay in the refugee: ‘basic’ accommodation was an understatement). Although an experience, it took many hours to recover from it.
I forgot the name of the guide to the El Tunio geysers – he was awesome (I believe he is an San Pedro artist). He gave lots of information, in Spanish and English and full of humor
Read more

Mendoza and surrounding area is beautiful.

4.0
Details
Value4.0
Guide4.0
Activities5.0
Lodging5.0
Transportation3.0
Meals3.0
"Mendoza and surrounding area is beautiful. I have appreciated the checkins at both locations.
I would like to say that there are some parts of my trip that were great and others that were not that good unfortunately.
The airport transfers have been wonderful and very timely. The hotels have been beautiful and clean; with staff being very helpful.
However, the tours and some aspects of the tours were very disappointing. I am aware there was an error for the city tour pick up. I am greatful that alternative plans were arranged allowing me to see the great historical elements of Buenos Aires. However, the tour was rushed. I had the opportunity to walk around certain monuments. However, I did not get the chance to walk around and explore the different areas for extended periods of time. I think I was expecting a walking tour and I am not sure if the usual tour involves driving around to different sites. The Tango show and meal was amazing.
The tours I have had with Huenata are well organized however, I was placed in all Spanish group for both of the tours. The tour guides were able to speak in both Spanish and English however; it was difficult for me to interact with the group. As a solo traveller group tours are usually the opportunity to met and socialize with different people. I was looking forward to seeing award winning vineyards in Mendoza and unfortunately the wine tour was average.
The full day tour through Acongua mountains to Uspallata was absolutely beautiful! However, the restaurant we went to for a late lunch was not good. The service was poor and the food was very poor. This meal cost 200 pesos; for a meal that was half eaten. I paid 280 pesos for a fantastic meal at the hotel. The full day tour should include lunch.
I thought I would be getting a better quality for the tours especially considering it is low season. I am not sure that this tour has given me great value for my money.
Thank you,

Olivia
Read more

We will tell everyone about you

5.0
Details
Value5.0
Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging5.0
Transportation5.0
Meals5.0
I have been meaning to drop you a line. We had a wonderful time, beautiful scenery...stunning landscapes.. everything was perfect. So well organized and wonderful people. We absolutely loved our accomodations...it was really special. Please say a big Thankyou to Karen for us...she did us proud...and to all of you at Say Hueque...we will tell everyone about you. Regards Shona.
Read more

We will tell everyone about you

5.0
Details
Value5.0
Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging5.0
Transportation5.0
Meals5.0
I have been meaning to drop you a line. We had a wonderful time, beautiful scenery...stunning landscapes.. everything was perfect. So well organized and wonderful people. We absolutely loved our accomodations...it was really special. Please say a big Thankyou to Karen for us...she did us proud...and to all of you at Say Hueque...we will tell everyone about you. Regards Shona.
Read more

Details

Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Private - your group only

Cancellation Policy:

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.

 

 Period before departure written   notification is   received

 Cancellation fee as a percentage of the   holiday price

 30 days or more

 30%

 29-21 days

 40%

 20-15 days

 60%

 14-9 days

 75%

 8 days or less

 100%


Trip ID#:

ExpSalSay

Trip Excludes

  • International or Domestic Flights or Buses
  • Travel / Medical Insurance

Similar Trips

See all similar trips
×
Great Choice!

Now, Unlock Member Savings

Our Stride Select trips allow you and your travel companions to save up to $700. You wouldn’t want to miss that, right?

or
or
Provide email and password

With your FREE membership you get to:

  • Save up to $700 per person!*
  • Access private deals and offers
  • See personalized trip recommendations
  • Save favorite trips
*See Member Savings Program details
Already a member?

We respect your privacy and take great care to protect your information. By joining you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

×
×
Sign in to Save Trips
Welcome back! We're so happy to see you. ? Forgot Password?
Don't have an account? Join
  • Bookmark trips you like
  • Share with your travel companions
  • Track price changes
  • Access private discounts on trips you save
×
Sign in to see your results

TripFinder is a member-only feature. Don’t worry, it’s free!

With a membership you:

  • Save up to $700 per person!*
  • Access private deals and offers
  • See personalized trip recommendations
  • Save favorite trips
*See Member Savings Program details
×
Activate your free Stride membership

Just use the email address and password provided in the email we sent.

? Forgot Password?

With your free membership you:

  • Save up to $700 per person!*
  • Access private deals and offers
  • See personalized trip recommendations
  • Save favorite trips
*See Member Savings Program details
×
To Follow, sign in or sign up (it's free) ? Forgot Password?
Don't have an account? Join
member benefits
First name is required!
Last name is required!
First name is not valid!
Last name is not valid!
This is not an email address!
Email address is required!
This email is already registered!
Please enter valid email address
Password is required!
Enter a valid password!
Please enter 6 or more characters!
Please enter 16 or less characters!
Passwords are not the same!
Terms and Conditions are required!
Email or Password is wrong!
Please select the captcha checkbox!
Please select the valid captcha!
Something went wrong! Try again later!

x
x
Download your brochure

Enter your email to get the "" brochure.

x
Brochure successfully sent!

We've sent the "" brochure to "". Check your inbox!