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Valleys & Quebradas

Valleys & Quebradas

This itinerary gets you acquainted with the natural beauty of Northwest Argentina enjoying  great gastronomy and the most exclusive hotels in the region, all combined with fun activities leading to memorable moments for an unforgettable adventure.

8 DAYS - GASTRONOMY - WINES - HANDICRAFTS – CULTURE

If you enjoy tasting some of the finest high altitude wines in the world, walking through colorful mountains, playing golf surrounded by vineyards and cacti… Salta and Jujuy provinces are blessed with many options to enjoy alone, as a couple or with friends and teenagers.

The Northwest of Argentina has two beautiful regions: La Quebrada de Humahuaca in Jujuy province and The Calchaqui Valleys in Salta province. These two destinations offer incredible   semi-desert landscapes, gorgeous multicolor mountains and most important, the rare chance nowadays, to walk in trails without crowds of tourists while being one with nature. In both these regions, native Andean culture and a rich Spanish colonial history go hand-in-hand alongside their narrow dusty streets lined with old adobe homes. From Pre Incas, Incas, the Spanish conquistadores, independence from Spain all the way to the creation of the Argentine Republic, these villages and small towns bear witness to all these different cultures. But it’s not just about history, the variety of micro climates, sunshine and high elevation in both regions are also expressed through the traditional food and superb winemaking considered today among the best in the world. The natural beauty and ancestral traditions are sure to fire the senses and emotions in all the travelers visiting.

From the Northwest of Argentina is possible to journey overland to Southern Bolivia and San Pedro de Atacama in Chile, besides entering the Puna o Argentine Altiplano with its otherworldly landscapes.

ABBREVIATED ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrival at Salta . Arrival at Salta . City Tour, Check in. Elevation 1200m.

Day 2 – Salta / CafayateQuebrada de las Conchas, Anfiteatro, La Yesera, 3 hs walk (Optional), visita to a winery in Cafayate. Elevation 1650m.

Day 3. Cafayate / Colomé winery – Quebrada de las Flechas, Molinos, Hacienda del Molino, Hotel Colomé, winery and Museum James Turrell. Elevation 2300m.

Day 4. Colomé / Cachi – Molinos, Camino de los Artesanos, Los colorados, Cachi, Elevation 2400m.

Day 5. Cachi / Salta / Purmamarca – Cuesta del Obispo, Salta, camino de Cornisa, Purmamarca, Elevation 2200m.

Day 6. Purmamarca / Iruya / Purmamarca – church at Uquia, paseo de Las Señoritas, Abra del Cóndor, Coranzuli, Iruya, Purmamarca. Elevation 2200m.

Day 7. Purmamarca / Tilcara / Hornocal / Purmamarca – Pucará de Tilcara, Tilcara, Humahuaca, Hornocal (14 colors mountain) Purmamarca. Elevation 2200m.

Day 8. Purmamarca / Salinas Grandes / Salta – Cuesta de Lipán, Salinas Grandes, San Antonio de los Cobres, Quebrada del Toro, Salta. Elevation 1200m.

Itinerary
Detalles de nuestros servicios

Guías - Nuestros guías son profesionales con muchos conocimientos, habilidades y características muy diferentes que conocen muy bien nuestra región. Cabe destacar que fueron seleccionados principalmente por su gran capacidad de cuidar personas, por su compromiso de compartir y de transmitir nuestra cultura, por su gran inteligencia, experiencia y sensibilidad para generar momentos inolvidables.

Transporte - Todas nuestros viajes se realizan en camionetas 4x4, con habilitación de la CNRT (Comisión Nacional de Regulación del Transporte) y con seguros para turistas. En cada camioneta pueden viajar hasta 4 turistas y un guía chofer. Cada Camioneta cuenta con comunicación satelital para emergencia, radio VHF, tubo de oxígeno y kit de primeros auxilios.

Alojamientos - La región y cada pueblo poseen diferentes categorías de alojamientos. Equipa Tu Aventura realizará las reservas de los hoteles según las preferencias de los clientes y la disponibilidad de cada destino.

Comidas - Generalmente comemos en restaurantes o comedores en los pueblos o ciudades donde ofrecen estos servicios y realizaremos picnic en los lugares donde no existan restaurantes. Nuestros picnic son muy ricos y variados en lugares increíbles con hermosas vistas panorámicas, sabrosos vinos Argentinos y café MoKa. Las tardes con un buen aperitivo son nuestra especialidad. Si eres Vegetariano, Vegano, Celíaco, Alérgico o si tienes algunas preferencias con las comidas, no olvides de mencionarlo para que preparemos cada detalle de tu viaje.

Caminatas - A veces los paisajes más hermosos no están cerca de una ruta, por esos nuestros programas siempre tienen caminatas de diferente grado de dificultad según las posibilidades de cada viajero para que aprovechemos al máximo cada día y cada experiencia.

What is the price of this trip? – Equipa Tu Aventura is a Tour Operator specialized in adventure tourism. We specialize in off-the-tourist trail travel experiences tailor made to fit every guest’s preferences. This is the main reason why there is no price list. We custom design all our itineraries to fit your interests and budget so you can get the best value for money. In order to do this, it’s important you let us know beforehand your interests, preferences and needs.

TIPS FOR YOUR FIRST VISIT TO ARGENTINA

1. Economy / Inflation – Argentina is a country with great fluctuations in its economy, at least as far as its currency. With double digit inflation and surprise devaluations, the Central Bank has a tight grip on the foreign exchange rate. The official rate is fixed at an under market value so there is a big difference between the black market dollar exchanged on the streets(called Blue Dollar) and the official rate.  Many foreign visitors carry U$D  or Euros in cash to Exchange on the black market where they get a much higher rate than in banks or exchange bureaus.

2. Culture Argentina has the largest cultural scene in South America. Its film industry is vibrant and over the years many local films made successful runs at prestigious awards. Our advice to visitors is to watch a few emblematic films before travelling to Argentina to better understand the country’s history, the local idiosyncrasy and its cultural diversity. Buenos Aires, the country’s capital, is one of the top cultural metropolis in the western world worth a 2 or 3 days stop over to fully enjoy its cafes, night life, theaters, Milonga and Tango dance halls, libraries and museums.

3. Security – The Argentine people is kind and generally a good host to foreign visitors. Through the first half of the 20th century Argentina saw several waves of immigration mostly from Europe. Italy, Spain, Germany, France and Britain, were the origin countries with the biggest numbers of arrivals but many people also came from Eastern Europe, Siria and Lebanon. These new “Argentines” contributed to make our gene pool and cultural diversity even bigger. European visitors will find it very easy to blend in our cities. You will come across very few “Argentinos” that speak a second language, but many will go out of their way despite the language barrier to try to help you in any way or just to talk to you. We are always curious as to where are you visiting from. Argentina is a safe country to travel, but you need to pay attention and not be foolish as you would in any other country in the world.

WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO IN THE PUNA

The Puna or Altiplano is a high altitude plateau at an average elevation of 3500m where our bodies need time to adapt and adjust to the higher altitude and the lower pressure. 90% of our guests do very well in these conditions but the rest must drink more than the usual amount of water to keep hydrated, walk at a slower pace, not undertake strenuous physical activities and drink coca tea during the first few days of the tour to get acclimatized. It’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor before embarking on this trip if you never travelled to places in high elevation before.

 

In the Puna and in many other places in the northwest of Argentina, local people are kind and welcoming but many people are also shy and very reserved. So you should never take a picture of them or their animals without asking them first. Usually after you try to talk to them and they get to know you better there will be pictures with nice smiles from our new friends.

 

In many tour destinations around the world visitors engage in bargaining to lower the asking price of let’s say handicraft. In Argentina due to very high inflation, profit margins are small and uncertain, that’s the main reason our artisans don’t bargain. Prices are already very low at dollar or Euro value so out of respect please do not bargain.

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