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Self-Drive North-West Argentina

Private Travel | Self-drive 7 Days & 6 Nights Lead-in price: £745 Current prices from: £745
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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Self-drive
  • Travel through dramatic scenery, from the high altiplano and salt flats to giant cacti deserts
  • Explore the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires
  • Stay on a wine estate
  • Stay in 3- & 4 star accommodation
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Standard Private Tour in brief

Day 5: Cachi

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)

Days 1–2: Fy to Salta via Buenos Aires

Fly from Buenos Aires to Salta and stay 2 nights at Hotel La Candela 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)

Day 3: Purmamarca

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)

Day 4: Humahuaca & Salta

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)

Day 5: Cachi

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)

Day 6: Cafayate

Continue through the Calchaqui valley to Cafayate with its excellent wine estates. Stay overnight at Hotel Viñas de Cafayate. (B)

Day 7: Salta

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)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information

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.

Standard tour

This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Standard private tour accommodation

  • Viñas de Cafayate Wine Resort
    Viñas de Cafayate Wine Resort

    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 guests.

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  • Marques de Tojo
    Marques de Tojo

    The Marques de 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 in the style of traditional Andean architecture, using wooden beams 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 mountains.

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  • El Cortijo Hotel
    El Cortijo Hotel

    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 touches.

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Standard private tour extensions

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Dates & prices



Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • Domestic flights
    • Car hire
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

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