7-day Tour In Salta, The Calchaqui Valley And Cafayate And San Pedro De Atacama

7-Day Tour in Salta, the Calchaqui Valley and Cafayate and San Pedro de Atacama

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We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Salta La Linda!

Pass By: Salta, Salta, Province of Salta, Northern Argentina
Welcome to Salta! Upon arrival you will be driven to your hotel in private service.
Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the city. 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.
(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).


No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in Salta


Day 2: Today it starts the adventure towards the Calchaqui Valleys

Stop At: Valles Calchaquies, Salta, Argentina
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.

Duration: 12 hours

Pass By: Quebrada de Escoipe, Salta Province, Argentina
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.

Pass By: Los Cardones National Park, RP42, Salta, Argentina
The landscapes will still remain green, but colors will definitely change when we approach 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.

Pass By: Cachi, Cachi, Province of Salta, Northern Argentina
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.

Pass By: Molinos, Salta, Argentina
In the afternoon, we’ll hit the road again to continue exploring the valleys and get to the town of Molinos and Angastaco.


Pass By: Quebrada de Las Flechas - Angastaco, ruta 40 Km 1116 bajando de Cachi a Cafayate,Salta, Argentiina, Angastaco Argentina
The trip will continue 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.

Pass By: Cafayate, Cafayate, Province of Salta, Northern Argentina
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.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in Cafayate


Day 3: Calchaqui Valley Tour - The Devil Gorge

Stop At: Valles Calchaquies, Salta, Argentina
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.
Duration: 12 hours

Pass By: Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, Ruta Nacional 68, Cafayate Argentina
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 Amphitheater 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!


Pass By: Salta, Salta, Province of Salta, Northern Argentina
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.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in Salta


Day 4: From Salta, travel to Chile - San Pedro de Atacama

Stop At: Bus Terminal, General Güemes, Salta Province, Argentina
Early in the morning, we’ll take you to the bus station to board a public bus to San Pedro de Atacama, the gateway to the orange-tinted sands of the notoriously driest desert in the world.
You’ll cross the Andes Range through the “Paso de Jama”, one of the highest international passes in the world, and ride 200 km away (125 miles) until finally arriving in San Pedro de Atacama.
The scenic route we take will be 12 hours in which you’ll enjoy stunning Altiplano scenery. It is important to point out that today you are leaving Argentina and crossing an international border. Please, keep your passport handy!

Duration: 12 hours

Pass By: San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region
In this village situated on a plateau between the mountains (at 2500 m.a.s.l.), adobe houses painted white, small restaurants in dirt streets adorned with lanterns, and snow-capped peaks watch over the village in the distance.
Upon arrival, you will transfer to your hotel.



Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in San Pedro de Atacama


Day 5: San Pedro de Atacama: Moon Valley afternoon tour

Stop At: San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region
After a long journey and good rest, enjoy your first morning at leisure in San Pedro de Atacama and get ready for your afternoon visit.
Sugerences: Stroll through the handicraft market to see the exquisite ceramic pieces, a speciality of the Atacameños.

Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Valle de Marte / Valle de la Muerte, Ch-23, San Pedro de Atacama Chile
In the afternoon (at about 3:00 PM), you will visit a National Reserve located in one of the world’s driest and most hostile zones of the world: The Atacama Desert (shared service). The world-famous Moon Valley houses a set of landscapes of incomparable beauty that resembles a fragment of the lunar landscape, to which it owes its name.
Once inside the reserve (entrance fee not included), visit the Salt Mountain Range and admire the landscape from different spots, to then immerse into the deepness of the Earth while visiting the salt caves. You will as well understand the delicacy of the clay while visiting ‘Las Tres Marias’, craved by nature and female guardians of this cosmic landscape. For the perfect closure, admire the dusk on the Kari Lookout or the Great Dune, majestic body of sand from where you will be able to see the Andes, Domeyko and the Salt Mountain Range.

**Note: This tour starts and ends at our local operator’s office in the downtown area of San Pedro de Atacama

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in San Pedro de Atacama


Day 6: San Pedro de Atacama: Tatio Geiser and Machuca morning tour

Stop At: Geyser del Tatio, 174a Caracoles, San Pedro de Atacama 1410000 Chile
After an early morning pick-up at your hotel (shared service), experience one of the most astonishing phenomena produced by nature! Visit the beautiful geothermal field, a manifestation of the inner heat of the Earth and take the most amazing photographs walking across the trails. At dawn, with temperatures below zero, an impressive show may be appreciated, generated by the violent steam flows that rise up to 10 Mts. Soon after that, you will enjoy a picnic-style breakfast. You will also have the opportunity to swim in the Tatio spring waters, a natural thermal water pool rich in minerals! On your scenic drive back to San Pedro, you will also make a short stop at Machuca village and Putana River bofedal (wetlands).

**We recommend that you have your swimsuit on under the clothes and take a towel.
**Due to the altitude, it is not advisable to eat anything until you reach the Geysers.

Duration: 8 hours

Pass By: San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region
You will be dropped off at noon at San Pedro de Atacama downtown and you will have the rest of the day at leisure to have lunch, relax and if you like joining an afternoon excursion.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in San Pedro de Atacama


Day 7: San Pedro de Atacama, end of your Adventure!

Stop At: Airport El Loa Calama (CJC), Calama, Antofagasta, Chile
At the appropriate time, you will be driven from San Pedro de Atacama to Calama Airport ‘El Loa’ (shared service).

**Notes: Schedules and the order of the visited attractions are estimated and may vary due to conditions of an operational nature such as bad weather, traffic, etc.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Not included

Leaving from Salta

One of the most traditional cities in Argentina and the most visited in the northeast of the country. Its landscapes are wonderful as it is part of the Andes mountains. Folklore and culture are found in every street. During your stay, you cannot miss Humahuaca in the province of Jujuy.

$1,266.99 Per Person