This travel adventure explores northern Argentina though its wines, cuisine and local traditions and its spectacular natural settings. It is a magical journey in which the colors of the north and the beautiful city of Salta will leave you amazed
The journey begins in Salta, often called “Salta la Linda” (Salta the Beautiful), which means beautiful place in the Aymara language. The city sits 1,180m above sea level in the fertile Lerma Valley at the foot of the Andes Mountains
Meet your guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Salta – presentation of the itinerary – Welcome dinner – Overnight in a 4-star hotel in Salta
After breakfast, city tour de Salta, where we will explore the beautiful colonial city, its history and its secrets – Lunch at a local restaurant and free afternoon – Overnight in a 4-star hotel in Salta
After breakfast depart for the impressive ravine called the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with beautiful views of mountains, valleys, canyons, and the colorful rock formations of the Hill of Seven Colors along the way. The old Incan route takes us through tiny indigenous villages, with visits to colonial-era adobe churches and ancient ruins – San Salvador de Jujuy – return to hotel in Salta and free time – Overnight in 4-star hotel in Salta
After breakfast and check-out, depart for the Estancia Colomé, considered the world’s highest winery with vineyards at 2,200-3,015 m a.s.l., where we will enjoy excellent high-altitude wines, dishes prepared with local products, and visit the James Turrel Museum (The Hess Art Collection) – Along the way we will cross the spectacular Cuesta del Obispo (the Bishop’s Pass), located between the Paraje El Maray, the Quebrada de Escoipe and the Piedra del Molino (3,348 m a.s.l.) and connect the Lerma Valley with the Alto Calchaquí Valley – Lunch in the quaint village of Cachi, then continue on to the Hacienda Colomé, at 2,300 m a.s.l. – Check-in at hotel and dinner – Overnight at Estancia Colomé
After breakfast and check-out, depart for the city of Cafayate, where we have lunch and visit the San Pedro Yacochuya family winery, one of the area’s best in fine wine production, for a tasting of high-altitude Torrontes and Malbecs – Overnight in a small hotel in Cafayate
After breakfast, our first visit will be to the artisanal Utama Winery, where the owners will explain how they make their wines – Continue on to the Las Nubes Winery for a visit and lunch – Tour Cafayate by bicycle, enjoying beautiful views of the sunset and a delicious ice cream made from Torrontes wine – Overnight in a small hotel in Cafayate
After breakfast, depart for Salta, enjoying northern Argentina’s beautiful landscape and a stop at Garganta del Diablo (the Devil’s Throat) along the way and lunch – free time in Salta for personal activities – Overnight in a 4-star hotel in Salta
Breakfast and check-out – At leisure until your airport transfer for the return flight home – End of tour
Private land transportation and airport transfers
Bilingual expert guides
All entrance fees, premium and reserve wine tastings at the wineries
7 nights in small and 4-star hotels
7 buffet breakfasts
6 lunches with wine
2 dinners with wine
City tour of Salta and biking tour of Cafayate
Daily mineral water
Tips at meals as indicated in the itinerary
This is a private tour for active travelers who do not have problems with altitude.
“This lovely city up north of Argentina is a most interesting place to visit. It has this famous museum with the child-mummy and many other surprises of beauty and history. The town of Salta is a real discovery for all who visit; food and regional wines are abundant and great! Malbec and Torrontes!
Salta and it’s extended region was brought to us by a fantastic guide specialized in wine and vineyards in South America. Karen Gilchrist is always willing to allow surprises and new discoveries of stunning beauty and cultural interest.
We keep the Salta-experience as one of our most exceptional travel journeys ever”.
Thank you Karen !
Verena and Dieter Hoeppli
New York - USA