|Tucuman - Salta - Humahuaca Canyon
(7 days, 6 nights)
Day 1: Buenos Aires - Tucuman
Flight from Buenos Aires to Tucuman. Reception and transfer to your hotel. Aftrernoon city tour. Founded in 1565, the city was moved to the present site in 1685. Popularly known as "El Jardín de la República" (The garden of the Republic), a visit includes the Obispo Colombres House, the historical House of the Declaration of Independence, the outstanding Cathedral, Casa Padilla Museum and the El Cadillal dam.
Day 2: Tafi del Valle - Qilmes
After breakfast, full day excursion to Tafi del Valle and Qilmes. Tafi del Valle is situated in a deep depression and borders on Calchaquí mountains to the east (Mala Mala and Tafí Mountains at 3,500 m), on Muñoz Hill (4440 m) to the west and to to the south Nuñorco Grande at 3,500 m.
Tafí provides excursions to the high mountains and valleys.
The Nuestra Señora del Carmen Church, la Quebradita narrow pass and La Angostura dam are also interesting sites. Visit to the old city of Quilmes which sheltered a large Indian population (considered the largest pre-Hispanic human settlement of Argentina). Today, its restored ruins and museum houses traces of a largely unknown ancient culture.
Return to your hotel.
Day 3: Cafayate - Molinos
Full day excursion to Cafayate, a small town near to the Calchaquies Valley where some of the finest wines of Argentina are produced. Molinos is a traditional village in the Calchaquí Valley which preserves important archaeological ruins. A visit to its church, built in the XVIII century, and sanctuary to the remains of the last Spanish governor of the province of Salta.
Return to your hotel.
Day 4: Cachi - Salta
After breakfast, excursion to the tiny village of Cachi at the foot of the ice peak of Mount Cachi 2280m. The Parish Church of Cachi has been declared a National Historic Monument. Famous for its furniture made of ‘cardón’ or giant cactus wood. Next to the church stands the Archaeological Museum, where numerous pieces brought from Las Pailas, a site near Mount Cachi foothill, are exhibited. Visit to the Recta del Tin Tin, an unforgettable landscape of giant cardon cacti. Onwards to Salta, the capital of the province. Accommodation in Salta.
Day 5: Salta
Half day city tour of Salta, the best preserved colonial city in Argentina. It is located in Lerma Valley, at the foothill of the San Bernardo Hill, situated at 1280m meters. With many interesting buildings such as the Cathedral, dating back to the second half of the XIX century; the Cabildo, built at the same time, which houses the Historic Northwestern Museum; the San Francisco Temple and Convent, whose present building was finished by the mid XVIII century and which was declared Minor Basilica by the
Vatican in 1997; San Bernardo Convent, which dates back to the XVI century; and the Handicraft Market. Free afternoon to enjoy Salta at your own leisure.
Day 6: Humahuaca Canyon
Full day excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Humahuaca Canyon. The tour will include a visit of the canyon, several villages, native markets, pre-Columbian mummies, and the remains of an ancient pre-Inca fortified town. Return to your hotel.
Day 7: Salta - Buenos Aires
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the return flight to Buenos Aires and your return flight home.
Option of an extra day to enjoy the famous "Train of the Clouds" through breathtaking canyons such as Quebrada del Toro in the Northern Andes.
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