Northwest high altitude wines 5 days / 4 nights
Day 1 Salta
Upon arrival at the airport, welcome and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Salta.
Day 2 Salta / San Antonio de los Cobres / Purmamarca
Breakfast. The trip begins in Salta towards the Tastil Ruins arriving to San Antonio de los Cobres, after a two hours stop for lunch (not included) and a short visit the town. We continue our trip along Route 40 crossing one of the most desert areas of our country. Soon, and already in the province of Jujuy, we arrive to Salinas Grandes (The Great Salt Flat), where the immensity of the area, the white shiny salt invites you to relax and take good shots. We continue down the Lipán Cliff arriving to Purmamarca, one of the typical town of Humahuaca Gorge with its Seven Colors Hill and the enchant of the small houses. Welcome drink at the hotel. Overnight in Purmamarca.
Day 3 Purmamarca / Quebrada de Humahuaca / Salta
Breakfast. We will start towards the town of Tilcara where we visit the Pucará (ancient ruins), the Archaeological Museum, and Huacalera, then we cross the Capricorn Tropic, from where the colors of La Pollera del Coya Hill can be seen and really good pictures taken because of the daylight. We visit
Uquíaand its church, where the paintings of the Arcabuceros Angels (important vestige in the zone of the Cuzqueña School) are kept. Continue to Humahuaca, this town has an important Church and the Independence Monument (the Indian) of the sculptor Soto Avendaño. We will observe, from the route, La Paleta del Pintor (Paintor"s framing) the town of Maimara. We continue to San Salvador de Jujuy where the Flag Hall and the Cathedral, characterized by its pulpit carved in wood and gold and the statues of Lola Mora are visited. Finish the tour in Salta. Overnight in Salta.
Day 4 Salta / Cafayate
Breakfast. The journey starts from Salta city to the south, along route 68 through the Lerma Valley and its historical towns. We reach Quebrada de las Conchas (the Shell´s Gorge), where wind and water erosion carved curious shapes on the rocks (The Amphitheater,´Devils throat, The Toad, The Castles, among others). When we arrive to Cafayate, we will visit one of its wineries, famous for their production of Torrontes, with special characteristics due to the particularities of the climate and land. We are able to stay in a vineyard rural hotel. Overnight in Cafayate.
Day 5 Cafayate / Salta / End of the tour
Breakfast. This morning, you are able to relax at the hotel or enjoy the following activities:
- Wine cellar and vineyard visit with wine tasting
- Make your own wine
- Blind Wine tasting
- Working my land (participating in the wine harvest, from 24feb until 10april)
- Bicycling along the vineyards
We will return to Salta through the Quebrada de las Conchas (the Shells´ Gorge) and the Lerma Valley. At the according time regular transfer to the airport to take our flight to the next destination.
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