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Northern Argentina Gastronomy - 5 Days

Northern Argentina Gastronomy

Argentina · Private Tour · 5 Days
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Embark on a journey to Northern Argentina to explore the surreal rock formations around Salta, stay with a local family, and feast on the hearty creole cuisine of the region.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Salta
Day 2 - El Cafayate
Day 3 - Purmamarca & Humahuaca
Day 4 - Hornaditas Community
Day 5 - Salta

What is included

  • All transfers and transports
  • 4 nights accomodation at 4* hotels with daily breakfast
  • Meals mentioned in this itinerary
  • Bilingual guide English - Spanish or Portuguese

What is NOT included

  • International flights
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Drinks and beverages not mentioned
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Salta

Arrival at airport, meet your guide and you will be transferred to your hotel.

Enjoy the regional cuisine of the Northwest. During the morning, a visit to San Miguel Market, where local products and spices, and various oddities will capture the attention of many.

We will have a cooking activity, where traditions and stories will be shared at a regional kitchen while we prepare the food, as advised by a local chef. In the end we will sample what we cooked.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
2
El Cafayate

After breakfast, the journey starts from Salta city to the south, through route 68 traversing the Lerma Valley and its historical towns.

We will reach Quebrada de las Conchas (the Shell's Gorge), where wind and water erosion carved curious shapes on the rocks (The Amphitheater, Devil's throat, The Toad, The Castles, among others).

When we arrive to Cafayate, we will visit some wineries, famous for their production of Torrontes, which has a special taste due to the characteristics of the climate and the land.

Enjoy a wonderful lunch at Mounier Winery. After lunch, we return to Salta through the Quebrada de las Conchas (the Shells' Gorge) and the Lerma Valley.

Overnight at the hotel.

Q
Salta → Cafayate196 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
3
Purmamarca & Humahuaca

After breakfast, the trip begins in Salta towards the Tastil Ruins arriving to San Antonio de los Cobres, after a two hours stop for lunch and a short visit the town.

We will continue our trip along Route 40 crossing one of the most desertic areas of our country. Then we will arrive at Salinas Grandes (The Great Salt Flats), where amazing white shiny salt gives good photography opportunities.

We will continue down the Lipan Cliff arriving at Purmamarca, one of the typical towns of the Humahuaca Gorge with its Seven Colors Hill and the enchantment of the small houses.

We will return to Salta after a brief visit to San Salvador de Jujuy.

Overnight at the hotel.

Q
Salta → Humahuaca218 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
4
Hornaditas Community

After breakfast, visit to Hornaditas community, near Humahuaca, where locals revisit their roots and share their traditions with travellers on the Quebrada, sharing their ancestral culture festivals, dancing and singing songs of tribute to Pachamama (Mother Earth).

Visit the village of Hornaditas in the Quebrada de Humahuaca. Arrival at noon to share lunch with a family. Then participate in the field work of the community according to the season: making homemade bread, goat cheese, planting or harves- ting of Andean crops.

Then walk to the cemetery or sacred Kolla combined with a 4x4 trek that leads to one of the most important archaeological sites: Inca Cueva.

With a local guide there will be a visit to cave paintings, relics of early settlers who came to the Gorge for over 8000 years. Return back to your hotel in Salta.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Humahuaca → Salta218 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
5
Salta

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Salta
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Kkala Boutique Hotel

Purmamarca
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El Refugio de Coquena Hotel

Price for comfort experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
1 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2018$2408

Photos

Grilled Beef Steak
Quebrada de las Conchas, Cafayate
Hill of Seven Colors, Purmamarca
Humahuaca

Map

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