Take a self-drive tour of the rugged landscapes of the north-west, discovering colourful hills, dramatic gorges, colonial towns, adobe villages and traditional pre-Columbian culture.
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Fly from Buenos Aires to Salta and stay 2 nights at Hotel del Virrey or similar. Explore this beautiful city, with its colonial architecture and fascinating museums, such as the splendid High Mountain Archaeological Museum (MAAM). Collect your hire car on either Day 1 or Day 2. (B)
Travel north to the high altiplano and the Salinas Grandes salt flats. Stay overnight at Hotel El Marques de Tojo in Purmamarca and see the stunning Hill of the Seven Colours, a rainbow of green, yellow and purple cliffs. (B)
Visit the pre-Hispanic treasures of Tilcara and admire the multi-coloured landscape of Humahuaca gorge before returning to Salta for an overnight stay. (B)
Head south through rugged canyons, high summits and giant cacti deserts to the colonial villages of Cachi and Molinos. Stay overnight at Hotel El Cortijo in Cachi. (B)
Continue through the Calchaqui valley to Cafayate with its excellent wine estates. Stay overnight at Hotel Viñas de Cafayate. (B)
Travel back to Salta through the impressive cliffs and rock formations of Las Conchas canyon. Drop off your hire car at the airport and fly to Buenos Aires or another destination. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This is a suggested itinerary, which can be tailored to suit your needs. Hotel upgrades are available and additional nights can be added for a more leisurely exploration. Prices, based on two people travelling and sharing a twin-room, are intended as a guideline only and will vary according to time of year.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3627 3097 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
El Cortijo Hotel is a boutique hotel with 12 individual rooms located close to the main square of Cachi. Built around a former colonial house, the hotel retains its typical high Andean style of adobe, stone and wood. The restaurant combines local ingredients and regional old recipes with contemporary...
Hotel del Virrey is a converted colonial mansion, situated in the historic heart of Salta, four blocks from the main square and close to restaurants, cafes and bars. This simple but charming property features tiled floors, antiques, a lounge area with large fireplace and comfortable guestrooms. There is a little courtyard garden with a small plunge pool.
Features: 8 rooms, dining room, swimming pool, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, safe, hairdryer,...
Hotel La Candela is a charming colonial-style property situated close to the centre of Salta. There are 12 simply decorated air-conditioned rooms, a breakfast room and snack bar, and a cosy reading area, while the plant-filled gardens feature a large terrace and an outdoor swimming...
The Marques del Tojo is located a few blocks from the main square of Purmamarca and just a few minutes walk from the Hill of the Seven Colours. Built with traditional Andean architecture, wooden beam and whitewashed walls, the property offers 10 comfortable rooms with air-conditioning and wooden floors, a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a terrace with views of the...
Situated on a hill just 10 minutes walk from the main plaza in Cafayate and surrounded by vineyards, Vinas de Cafayate Wine Resort is a charming small hotel with beautiful views of the countryside. The hotel has 12 simple but well-appointed rooms with garden views. The hotel offers a fully furnished wine cellar, outdoor swimming pool, and a small terrace area perfect for relaxation There is also wireless internet access available for hotel...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
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ANW2018: 6 Nights
Cachi, meaning "salt" in the Quechua language, is a picturesque town 157 km south of...
Cafayate is a peaceful, picturesque town surrounded by vineyards which produce...
The town of Purmamarca lies in an area of dusty canyons and oases at an elevation of ove...
Salta takes its name from the Aymara word "sagta", meaning very beautiful, and is known...