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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 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)
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.
Available on request.
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
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