Multi-day trip

From Salta: 2-Day Cachi and Humahuaca Tour with Transfer

Activity provider: TIAMAR TRAVEL EVT

From Salta: 2-Day Cachi and Humahuaca Tour with Transfer

Activity provider: TIAMAR TRAVEL EVT

From US$ 75 per person

Take a guided journey to the most impressive spots in the provinces of Salta and Jujuy. Explore the traditional towns of Cachi and Humahuaca, among others, to discover major cultural buildings.

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
You must to right at 7.00 am to pick up at Downtown Hotels

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel across dramatic landscapes such as Cuesta del Obispo and the Parque Nacional de Cardones
  • Drive through the magnificent landscapes of the Gorge of Escoipe and Las Laureles
  • Marvel at the Hill of 7 Colors, located just behind the town of Purmamarca
  • Visit the towns of the historic Quebrada de Humahuaca
  • Discover a landscape from a fairytale at El Valle Encantado ("The Enchanted Valley")
Full description
DAY 1. Tour to Cachi. Depart Salta and journey along Provincial Route 68, traveling through the small towns of Cerrillos, La Merced and El Carril. Then, drive along Provincial Route 33 to pass the dramatic Gorge of Escoipe and Los Laureles. Next, start your journey along the famous winding road of the Cuesta del Obispo (Bishop's Slope). Admire the magnificent rock formations en route to the summit at 3,348 meters above sea level. Travel through the Parque Nacional los Cardones ("National Park of the Cactus"), named for its abundance of cardon grande cactus bush formations. Arrive in the beautiful town of Cachi in time for lunch. Then, stroll through streets of perfectly-preserved colonial architecture. Visit the town church in Central Plaza, and go to the historical museum showcasing the history of the Aboriginal communities. Pick up some souvenirs in the craft market and enjoy some free time to shop before the return drive to Salta. Day 2. Tour to Humahuaca On this full-day tour you’ll travel from Salta city to San Salvador de Jujuy. This is where your adventure begins, with visits to the towns of La Quebrada de Humahuaca. The first of the towns on the itinerary is Purmamarca, with the spectacular Cerro de Siete Colores (Hill of 7 Colors) rising behind it. Take a walk to the principal square, where craftsmen display and sell their work. Afterwards, visit the church, which played an important role in local history. From the road you’ll be able to see the Paleta del Pintor Hill, before arriving in Humahuaca town. Enjoy a break for lunch and take some time to explore the town. Admire the impressive Monumento de la Independencia (Independence Monument). As you make your way back to Salta, you'll visit a chapel built 700 years ago that has an altar covered in gold. You’ll also get to see priceless paintings of the Cusco School and a small monument marking the imaginary line of the Tropic of Capricorn. Stop in Tilcara town for a walk to its main square and church. There will also be time here to visit the Anthropology Museum. The final stop on the tour is Las Ruinas Incaicas del Pucara de Tilcara. These ruins date back to a society even older than the Incas. Finally coming back to Salta.
Includes
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off The both days
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz minivan
  • Certified bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Accommodation
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour involves around 2 hours of traveling through low-quality dirt roads and another 2 hours through the highway on the way back. All vehicles are high-quality minivans
  • The guide is bilingual and will speak both English and Spanish in case the group is mixed

Product ID: 416737