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4 days/3 nights

From Salta, we will ascend the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a World Heritage site, visiting the pre-Inca ruins of Tilcara, arriving at Humahuaca. On the Altiplano, we will visit the Laguna de los Pozuelos Natural Monument and the Laguna de Guayatayoc, both rich habitats for Altiplanic fauna. On our return to Salta we will visit the Salinas Grandes salt flat, and drive down the Cuesta de Lipán, getting to know the town of Purmamarca.

Optional: Welcome [-]


Included: Lodging in Hotel Salta

After our transfer from the airport to the hotel, we hold a briefing session, where we will discuss the most important aspects of our trip. During the remaining part of the day we will do a city tour: we will visit the San Bernardo hill, the monument to Güemes, and walk around the city center (Plaza 9 de Julio). Next morning, after breakfast, our adventure trip begins.

The 'Cabildo', a colonial building, on the Plaza 9 de JulioChurch in Salta, province of Salta, Argentina

Day 1:

Salta -> Purmamarca, Tilcara, Humahuaca

Distance traveled: 250 km in 5 hours

Included: Lodging in Hosteria Solar de la Quebrada

We drive up the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a World Heritage (UNESCO) site. We will visit the "pueblos" of Purmamarca (2,200 meters of altitude), with its spectacular rock formations ("Cerro de los Siete Colores" and "Paseo Los Colorados"), and Tilcara, where we have lunch. There we will visit the "Pucará", the pre-Inca ruins. We will rest for the night in the picturesque town of Humahuaca, at 2,936 meters.

The town of Purmamarca, Jujuy, ArgentinaChurch in the town of Purmamarca, Jujuy, ArgentinaSedimentary rocks, in the "Quebrada de Humahuaca", JujuyThe pre-Inca ruins of Tilcara, province of Jujuy, ArgentinaThe town of Humahuaca, province of Jujuy, ArgentinaThe Monument to Independence, Humahuaca, province of Jujuy

Day 2:

Humahuaca -> Laguna de los Pozuelos, Abra Pampa

Distance traveled: 250 km in 4 hours

Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner, Lodging in Hotel Rincón Suizo

We will continue driving up the Quebrada de Humahuaca, arriving at the Altiplano, where we will visit the Laguna de los Pozuelos Natural Monument, at 3,670 meters of altitude. There we will be able to observe the varied Altiplanic fauna: vicuñas and llamas, foxes, flamingoes, ostriches and many other species of birds.

The "Laguna de Pozuelos", on the Andean Altiplano, JujuyFlamingoes about to take off, on the "Laguna de Pozuelos"Flamingoes on Laguna Pozuelos, JujuyVicuñas (Lama vicugna), on the Pozuelos Lagoon, JujuyVicuña (Lama vicugna), on the "Laguna de Pozuelos", JujuyVicuñas, Lama vicugna, Laguna de Pozuelos

Day 3:

Abra Pampa -> Laguna de Guayatayoc, Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca

Distance traveled: 250 km in 6 hours

Included: Breakfast,Lunch, Lodging in Hotel Marques de Tojo

From Abra Pampa we will travel on the Altiplano to the Laguna de Guayatayoc, continuing on to the Salinas Grandes salt flat. From there we climb to 4,200 meters of altitude, before descending the Cordillera via the Cuesta de Lipán, arriving at the "pueblo" of Purmamarca, at 2,192 m of altitude. There we can hike the surrounding area, enjoying its fantastic rock formations, such as the Cerro de los Siete Colores and the Paseo Los Colorados.

The Laguna de Guayatayoc, flamingoesThe "Salinas Grandes" salt flat, province of JujuyRoad from Purmamarca to Susques, JujuyThe town of Purmamarca, province of Jujuy, ArgentinaThe town of Purmamarca, Jujuy

Day 4:

Purmamarca -> Salta

Distance traveled: 220 km in 4 hours

Included: Breakfast,Lunch

From Purmamarca we will travel to Salta via La Caldera, the more scenic route.

The road from the city of Jujuy to Salta

Optional: Last night [-]


Included: Lodging in Hotel Salta

We drop off the group in the hotel and the rest of the day is free. The following morning, with adequate time, we transfer the group to the airport and our services end.

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