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ArgentinaRoad trip Buenos Aires to Salta

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Bienvenidos a Argentina! Prepare for an epic road trip across some of the most stunning terrain on Earth! Begin in the always-animated Buenos Aires. Explore the city, indulge in taste bud tingling local cuisine and go for a little Tango. Hit the road and discover the best of this expansive and geologically diverse landscape. Weave along red hillsides and explore picture perfect villages. Your loca...

Bienvenidos a Argentina! Prepare for an epic road trip across some of the most stunning terrain on Earth! Begin in the always-animated Buenos Aires. Explore the city, indulge in taste bud tingling local cuisine and go for a little Tango. Hit the road and discover the best of this expansive and geologically diverse landscape. Weave along red hillsides and explore picture perfect villages. Your local agency will be your GPS for all hidden gems and scenic byways! To the road..... 

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Trip highlights
  • City
    City
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Horseback riding
    Horseback riding

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Day 1: Welcome to Argentina!

• Arrive at Buenos Aires airport

Our representative will escort you to the hotel and assist you with check-in

Enjoy a free evening to rest up after your journey

Visited:
Buenos Aires
Accommodation
Mérit San Telmo (Buenos Aires)

Day 2: Buenos Aires city tour

Hit the highlights including Plaza de Mayo, the Cathedral, Cabildo (Old City Hall), 9 de Julio Avenue, the Obelisk and Corrientes Street

• Continue to San Telmo, the most traditional neighborhood of Buenos Aires

• Head to La Boca Neighborhood, home for the first immigrants and popular artists

• Last stop, Recoleta! Explore the many bars, cafes and fancy restaurants

Breakfast included

Visited:
Buenos Aires
Accommodation
Mérit San Telmo (Buenos Aires)

Day 3: Buenos Aires & Tucumán

Transfer to the domestic airport in Buenos Aires

• Catch a flight to San Miguel de Tucumán, known as “The Garden of the Republic”

• Upon arrival, grab a rental vehicle

• Discover the treasures of traditional culture in each of the streets, squares, old houses and museums

• Overnight in Tucumán

Breakfast included

Visited:
Buenos AiresTucumán Province
Accommodation
Amerian Tucuman Hotel (Tucumán Province)

Day 4: Tucumán & Tafí del Valle

• Head to the village of Tafí del Valle

• The excellent combination of mountains, rivers and nice weather allows travelers to visit year round

• Overnight in Tafí del Valle

Breakfast included

Visited:
Tucumán Province, Tafi Del Vallee
Accommodation
Hosteri Lunahuana (Tafi Del Vallee)

Day 5: Tafi del Valle

Enjoy a day at leisure in the city or try an adventure activity

• Activities on offer include: 4x4 journeys to Los Sasos river, trekking the Pelao peak, horse-riding along the Quilmes ruins and unimog driving through the valley

• Also popular: Nuestra Señora del Carmen Church, the Quebradita Gorge

• The Angostura Dam is ideal for fishing and nautical sports!

• Last but not least, many archaeological reserves remain unexplored

• Overnight in Tafí del Valle

Breakfast included

Accommodation
Hosteri Lunahuana (Tafi Del Vallee)

Day 6: Tafí del Valle & Cafayate

• Head for Cafayate, known for its production of Torrontes wine, a sweet, deep, fruited wine

• Visit the Quilmes Ruins, a stone fortress once inhabited by the Calchaquíes natives

• Stop by the Cathedral, the main square, the stone mill, wine museum and archaeological trails

• Indulge at one of the many wine cellars in town

• Explore Las Conchas Gorge, Colorado River and Sant Teresita peak

• Overnight in Cafayate

Breakfast included

Accommodation
Hotel Killa Cafayate (Cafayate)

Day 7: Day at leisure in Cafayate

Enjoy a day at leisure in the region

• An excursion to Quebrada de las Conchas Gorge is a must! (4-6h)

• Marvel at the impressive Devils Throat’s formations and the Amphitheater, frequented by local artists

• Overnight in Cafayate

Breakfast included

Visited:
Cafayate
Accommodation
Hotel Killa Cafayate (Cafayate)

Day 8: Cafayate & Cachi

Journey to Cachi via the Quebrada de las Flechas Gorge & Calchaquíes Valley, both natural monuments of the Angastaco Province

• Observe a number of interesting rock formations at Quebrada de las Flechas

• Continue to the oldest Jesuit Church in the valley dating back to 1780, entirely made of canes and adobe (sun-dried bricks)

• Overnight in Cachi

Breakfast included

Visited:
CafayateCachi
Accommodation
El Cortijo (Cachi)

Day 9: Day at leisure in Cachi

Enjoy a day at leisure or explore the area on your own

Relaxed and traditional Cachi retains an old look with narrow stoned paved streets and ancient mansions

• Take in views of red pepper plantations and snowed-peak Mountains

• Visit the famous Anthropological museum containing over 5 thousand items, some more than 10 thousand years old!

• Overnight in Cachi

Breakfast included

Visited:
Cachi
Accommodation
El Cortijo (Cachi)

Day 10: Cachi to Salta

• Depart Cachi towards the city of Salta, one of the most colonial towns in Argentina

• Salta attracts visitors for its diverse landscapes ranging from mountains to valleys, gorges and puna

• The city if also known for “el Tren de las Nubes”, a stunning train journey to the highest regions

• Overnight in Salta

Breakfast included

Visited:
Cachi, Salta
Accommodation
Ayres de Salta (Salta)

Day 11: Day at leisure in Salta

Enjoy a day at leisure to relax and enjoy the city

• Entertainment options include a casino, bars, a flea market and museums

• Overnight in Salta

Breakfast included

Visited:
Salta
Accommodation
Ayres de Salta (Salta)

Day 12: Salta & Purmamarca

• Visit Humahuaca Gorge, a 100 kilometer beauty

• Each of the gorge towns, deserves a visit. Purmamarca, Maimará and Tilcara are a must!

 Once there, ask locals about festivities and enjoy a minga, chicha or coplas festival

As for cuisine, typical locro, tamal and grilled goats are on offer even in family houses

Shopping alert: many street stands sell colorful knitted clothes and tapestry, baskets made of vegetable fibers and goldsmith pieces

• Overnight in Purmamarca

Breakfast included

Accommodation
Marques de Tojo (Purmamarca)

Day 13: Purmamarca

• Visit the Great Salt Mines. We recommend carrying a camping set and picnic items to have a nice break there

Please note:there are no fuel stations on the route so be cautious to fill your tank before leaving

Learn about the salt extraction process from local workers

• Overnight in Purmamarca

Breakfast included

Visited:
Purmamarca
Accommodation
Marques de Tojo (Purmamarca)

Day 14: Purmamarca - Salta - daparture

Return the rental vehicle at Salta airport

• Board your flight to Buenos Aires and connect with your onward international flight

​Breakfast included


Buenos AiresTucumán ProvinceTafi Del ValleeCafayateCachiSaltaPurmamarca

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Car rental

Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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