Flight to Salta. Salta is known for the nation's best-preserved colonial architecture and natural, red desert plateaus. Afternoon city tour of the Cathedral; Cultural Center America, Historical Museum of the North (Town Council); and "San Francisco" Church. We ascend to "San Bernardo" Hill to enjoy panoramic views. Evening is at leisure.
Full day tour to Cafayate and its historical towns. Discover Quebrada de las Conchas (the Shell´s Gorge), where wind and water erosion carved curious shapes out of the rocks (The Amphitheater, Devil’s throat, The Toad, and The Castles). Arrive in Cafayate, set amid a pink, sandy landscape of cactus-dotted vineyard. Discover some wineries famous for their production of Torrontés, an aromatic white wine. Be adventurous and explore lunch on your own. After lunch, return to Salta. Rest of the evening is at leisure. Dine at one of the many restaurants ranging from traditional Argentinean to vegan food.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Full day of touring with "Safari to the Clouds" tour. Climb aboard an unique safari vehicle for an unforgettable adventure combining three Northwestern Argentinean Routes in one day. First, “Roads to the Clouds”, following the railways of the famous Train to Clouds.Second, the crossing of the Puna on Route 40 to the Salinas Grandes. Third, Cuesta de Lipan, a decrease of 2,000 meters in 22 km. Optimize photo opportunities with contrasting landscapes from the desert to the fertile highlands of the wettest valleys. Arrive at thepicturesque village of Purmamarca with an amazing backdrop of the famous Mount of Seven Colors, light orange, white, purple, brown, red, green and yellow. The circuit closes with arrival in Salta at about 21.30 hrs.