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Lead Price
From £895pp
7 days & 6 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Self-drive North- West Argentina

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.


DAY 1: Fly to Salta via Buenos Aires
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Fly to Salta via Buenos Aires

Fly from Buenos Aires to Salta and stay 2 nights at Hotel La Candela or similar. Collect your hire car on either Day 1 or Day 2. (B)

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

DAY 2: Salta
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Explore this beautiful city, with its colonial architecture and fascinating museums, such as the splendid High Mountain Archaeological Museum (MAAM).(B)

DAY 3: Purmamarca
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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
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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
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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
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Continue through the Calchaqui valley to Cafayate with its excellent wine estates. Stay overnight at Hotel Viñas de Cafayate. (B)

DAY 7: Salta
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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.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Scenic self-drive
  • Travel through dramatic scenery, from the high altiplano and salt flats to giant cacti deserts
  • Explore the colonial city of Salta
  • Stay on a wine estate
  • Stay in 3- & 4 star accommodation

What's included

  • Domestic flights
  • Car hire
  • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative

Important information

Standard tour
Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 4-star or good 3-star accommodation throughout, or the best alternative elsewhere.
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.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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