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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

Bariloche

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 1966 1559 1050 745 745 846 1152 1457 1763 2068
Min temp (C)(F) 745 643 439 236 134 -130 -130 -130 32 134 439 643
Sunshine hours 11 10 8 6 4 4 4 5 6 8 10 11
Daylight hours 15 14 12 11 10 10 9 11 12 13 14 15
Rainfall (mm)(in) 331 351 572 572 1566 1817 1677 1335 783 492 452 472
Rainy Days 5 5 6 8 14 14 15 13 10 8 6 5
Humidity E VH H M L L L M M H VH E
UV 11/E 10/VH 7/H 4/M 2/L 1/L 2/L 3/M 4/M 7/H 9/VH 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Buenos Aires

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 2474 2373 2169 1762 1356 1051 1050 1152 1356 1661 1967 2272
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 90 80 120 90 80 60 60 70 80 100 90 100
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Cachi

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2373 2272 1966 1763 1559 1661 1864 2170 2272 2475 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1152 1050 948 541 236 -130 -130 32 337 643 948 1050
Sunshine hours 8 7 7 7 7 7 8 9 9 9 9 8
Daylight hours 14 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 502 412 211 20 0 10 0 20 20 50 110 392
Rainy Days 16 14 11 4 1 1 1 1 2 4 7 14
Humidity E E E VH H M M H VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 5/M 5/M 7/H 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Cafayate

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2679 2475 2170 1966 1763 1864 2170 2373 2679 2679 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1355 948 643 337 337 439 745 1050 1355 1559
Sunshine hours 7 6 6 6 6 6 7 8 8 8 8 288
Daylight hours 14 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 482 412 231 20 0 10 0 20 20 60 141 432
Rainy Days 14 12 11 5 2 1 1 1 2 5 7 12
Humidity E E E VH H M M H VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Cordoba (Argentina)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3086 2781 2577 2272 1864 1864 2170 2373 2679 2882 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1763 1559 1254 948 541 541 643 948 1254 1559 1763
Sunshine hours 9 8 7 7 6 5 6 7 7 8 9 9
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 11 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1165 1014 1014 482 211 110 110 120 311 673 974 1285
Rainy Days 11 9 10 7 4 3 3 3 4 7 9 12
Humidity H M M N N N N N N N L M
UV 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 5/M 7/H 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

El Calafate

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1661 1559 1355 1050 541 337 236 439 846 1152 1355 1559
Min temp (C)(F) 541 541 337 134 -228 -425 -523 -327 -228 32 337 439
Sunshine hours 8 7 6 5 4 3 3 5 6 7 8 8
Daylight hours 16 14 12 11 9 8 9 10 12 14 15 16
Rainfall (mm)(in) 422 402 512 502 482 472 462 442 392 361 361 422
Rainy Days 6 5 6 8 8 6 7 6 5 6 5 6
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 8/VH 7/H 5/M 2/L 1/L 1/L 1/L 1/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

El Chalten

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1763 1661 1559 1254 846 643 643 643 948 1254 1457 1661
Min temp (C)(F) 745 745 541 337 32 -130 -130 -228 134 337 541 643
Sunshine hours 8 8 6 5 4 3 3 5 6 7 8 8
Daylight hours 16 14 12 11 9 8 9 10 12 14 15 16
Rainfall (mm)(in) 582 622 693 924 904 873 733 673 502 643 472 522
Rainy Days 4 4 5 7 7 6 7 6 5 5 4 5
Humidity VH H M L L L L L M M VH VH
UV 9/VH 7/H 5/M 2/L 1/L 1/L 1/L 2/L 3/M 5/M 8/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Mendoza

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3086 2679 2373 1966 1559 1559 1864 2068 2577 2882 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1661 1457 1050 643 236 236 439 643 1152 1457 1661
Sunshine hours 10 9 8 7 6 6 6 7 8 9 10 10
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 361 351 291 120 60 50 60 40 100 131 191 271
Rainy Days 6 5 6 3 2 2 2 2 4 3 4 5
Humidity H M L N N N N N N N L M
UV 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Puerto Madryn

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2781 2475 2170 1661 1254 1254 1457 1763 1966 2373 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1355 1152 846 439 236 134 236 439 745 846 1254
Sunshine hours 10 9 8 7 5 4 5 5 8 8 9 10
Daylight hours 15 14 12 11 10 9 9 11 13 13 15 151
Rainfall (mm)(in) 110 151 131 120 201 161 141 90 131 191 191 100
Rainy Days 4 5 4 5 6 7 5 5 5 5 4 4
Humidity VH VH H M L L L L M H VH VH
UV 10/VH 9/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L 1/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1864 1864 1457 1254 1254 1050 1050 1152 1355 1559

Purmamarca

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2577 2373 2373 2068 1864 1559 1559 1864 2170 2373 2475 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 948 846 541 134 -228 -327 -130 337 643 846 948
Sunshine hours 8 7 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 8
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 733 622 361 70 10 30 10 20 30 120 221 562
Rainy Days 18 15 12 4 1 1 1 1 1 4 7 15
Humidity E E E E H H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 7/H 6/H 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Salta

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 2679 2577 2373 2170 1966 2068 2272 2475 2679 2882 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1559 1457 1152 745 337 236 439 745 1152 1457 1559
Sunshine hours 6 5 4 5 5 5 6 7 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1747 1556 1094 301 70 30 20 50 60 241 612 1215
Rainy Days 14 13 12 7 3 2 2 2 3 5 9 13
Humidity M L L N N N N N N L L M
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

San Martin de los Andes

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2373 2373 2068 1864 1559 1559 1864 2170 2373 2475 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 745 643 846 541 134 -228 -327 -130 337 643 846 948
Sunshine hours 11 10 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 8
Daylight hours 15 14 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 261 301 361 70 10 30 10 20 30 120 221 562
Rainy Days 5 5 12 4 1 1 1 1 1 4 7 15
Humidity E VH E E H H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 10/VH 11+/E 11/E 7/H 6/H 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Ushuaia

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1254 1254 1152 846 541 337 337 439 745 948 1050 1254
Min temp (C)(F) 439 439 236 134 -130 -327 -327 -228 -130 134 236 337
Sunshine hours 6 6 5 4 3 2 3 4 5 6 7 6
Daylight hours 17 15 12 10 8 7 8 10 12 14 16 17
Rainfall (mm)(in) 442 492 562 542 492 492 381 442 402 361 381 452
Rainy Days 14 12 10 12 11 8 8 7 7 8 10 11
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 7/H 6/H 3/M 2/L 1/L 0/N 0/N 1/L 2/L 5/M 6/H 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) 846 846 846 846 745 745 643 643 643 643 745 745

Villa La Angostura

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2170 1966 1559 1152 846 643 846 1050 1457 1763 2068
Min temp (C)(F) 745 643 541 337 236 32 32 -130 32 236 439 643
Sunshine hours 11 10 8 6 4 4 4 5 6 8 10 11
Daylight hours 15 14 12 11 10 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Rainfall (mm)(in) 452 582 984 1215 954 1054 26711 2329 1486 944 853 723
Rainy Days 5 5 6 7 12 12 12 10 8 7 5 5
Humidity E VH H M L L L M M H VH E
UV 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 4/M 2/L 1/L 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Standard Private Tour in brief

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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Dates & prices

ANW2021

 

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
    • Overseas airport taxes
    • 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

  • Salta

    Salta takes its name from the Aymara word "sagta", meaning very beautiful, and is known...

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  • Cachi

    Cachi, meaning "salt" in the Quechua language, is a picturesque town 157 km south of...

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  • Cafayate

    Cafayate is a peaceful, picturesque town surrounded by vineyards which produce...

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  • Salta

    Salta takes its name from the Aymara word "sagta", meaning very beautiful, and is known...

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  • Purmamarca

    The town of Purmamarca lies in an area of dusty canyons and oases at an elevation of ove...

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