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Tailor-made tours

Colonial Northwest


7 days


North-west Argentina offers a striking landscape of sweeping Andean plains, deep gorges and fertile valleys. However despite containing some of the country’s most impressive scenery, the region is often overlooked. So take our advice and make sure you include this lesser-visited corner of Argentina on your next trip! You’ll travel from the colonial centre of Salta to the deep-red rock formations of the Cafayate Gorge and beyond. Ask our expert consultants about designing your own personal self-drive itinerary. So you leave the planning to us, and hit the road with nothing to think about except enjoying the views. Or if you prefer, we’ll organise a driver and guide to escort you on this fantastic journey. Why not extend this classic road trip for even greater exploration? Check out our High Andean Adventure circuit or give us a call to discuss more options.


  • Admire the incredible colours of the majestic northwest. The famous Hill of Seven Colours contains all the shades of this dramatic landscape in just one peak.
  • Salta is Argentina’s loveliest city, with a pretty colonial centre, fantastic restaurants and a pleasant climate.
  • Visit a vineyard in Cafayate and taste the famous Torrontes white grape variety.
  • Tucuman is well and truly off the tourist trail. This low-key provincial capital is a great base for exploring the surrounding area.
  • See the enormous cacti of Los Cardones National Park


Day 1 Salta

Arrive in Salta, the best preserved colonial city in Argentina. Afternoon tour visiting San Bernardo Hill for a great view of the city

Day 2 Salta

Depart on a tour of Humahuaca Gorge and see the colourful villages of Purmamarca, Tilcara, and Humahuaca. On the way back to Salta visit Maimara and Jujuy.

Day 3 Salta/Cachi

Enjoy a tour around the Calchaqui Valleys. Pass by Cuesta del Obispo, Recta del Tin Tin and Los Cardones National Park. Overnight in the quaint mountain village of Cachi.

Day 4 Cachi/Cafayate

Morning at leisure. Then travel to Cafayate along mountainous roads, passing by Seclantas, Molinos and Angastaco and the Arrows’ Ravine. Arrive in Cafayate, famous for its Torrontes wine.

Day 5 Cafayate

In the morning you will tour the town of Cafayate and visit a wine cellar for a tasting. Afternoon at leisure to relax or hire a bicycle and tour the local vineyards

Day 6 Cafayate/Tafi del Valle

Morning visit to Quebrada de las Conchas with its unusual rock formations, including the Devil’s Throat, the Amphitheatre and the Castles. Depart towards Tafi Del Valle and visit Quilmes ruins on the way.

Day 7 Tafi del Valle/Tucuman

Travel along the Sosa Gorge, crossing the Calchaqui mountains through lush cloud forest and descending to the humid plains of Tucuman. Enjoy a city tour of Tucuman and transfer to the airport. Option to extend your trip to Iguazu Falls or Mendoza.


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