The ancient history and unique desert landscapes of northwest Argentina offer a great complement to your journey. We include outstanding hotels, all on-tour transportation, extensive private sightseeing and even your flight from Salta to Buenos Aires or from Iguassu Falls to Salta.
Day 1 – Welcome to Salta
Upon arrival, you’ll be met and escorted to the charming Legado Mitico Hotel, set in an historic mansion in the historic heart of this centuries-old city. After time to refresh, join your private guide for a sightseeing tour showcasing Salta’s Colonial heritage. In the town square, you’ll have a chance to admire impressive landmarks like the Archbishop’s Palace and Salta Cathedral as our expert guide shares his deep knowledge of the region’s history and cultural traditions. Dive up San Bernardo Hill for a panoramic view of the city and then visit San Lorenzo, a traditional village just outside of town. You’ll have time to browse in Salta’s colorful artisans market before returning to your hotel.
Day 2 – Onward to Cafayate
Journey with your private car, driver and guide into the stunning desert landscapes of northern Argentina and venture into the Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, a rugged valley with multi-hued rock formations bearing fanciful names like Devil’s Throat and The Castles.
Continue your scenic drive to Cafayate, a charming town surrounded by vineyards in the foothills of the mighty Andes range. Sample the region’s esteemed vintages including fruity Torrontes wine and visit the bustling town market, a great place to shop for local arts and crafts. This evening, you’ll spend the night at the Patios de Cafayate Hotel & Spa. Situated on a vineyard estate, our enchanting hotel is stylishly furnished and decorated with traditional antiques and artisan carpets. Meals B
Day 3 – Journey to Cachi
This morning’s scenic drive takes you deep into the spectacular and unique terrain of the Quebrada de las Flechas and onward through the Calchaqui Valley, where the rugged landscapes and unusual rock formations evoke the scenery of Utah and Nevada. In Molinos, you’ll discover a timeless village founded during the Spanish Colonial era. Continue your scenic journey to Cachi, a picturesque town that has preserved its centuries-old architecture of stone houses and adobe churches. Overnight at the charming Hotel La Merced del Alto, surrounded by rolling plains that give way to rugged mountains. Meals B
Day 4 – Back to Salta + Departure
Travel through the striking desert landscapes of Los Cardones National Park and along the Recta de Tin Tin, a completely straight, 11-mile stretch of road that traces an ancient Inca trail. Continue through the provincial towns of El Carril, La Merced and Cerrillos to Salta where you’ll arrive at the airport for your onward flight. Meals B
[Note: You’ll arrive at the airport in Salta in the mid afternoon. So please ensure that your onward flight is booked for 5:20pm or later.]