Salta, & Argentine Northwest

Cultural, Food & Wine Experience, 7 days / 6 nights


The vast territory of Argentine Northwest & Salta, offers an extraordinary range of landscapes, from the dry arid desert of the Puna  (High Andean Plateaus) to the luxuriant lush greens of the sub-tropical Yungas jungle. A mosaic of Pre-Columbian cultures, this reflects on the local cuisine and delicious native dishes. Some of the world´s highest vineyards are also planted in the region, cradle of superb Torrontes and Malbecs.

  • Explore the fantastic landscape and cultures of the Puna– (High Andean Plateaus).
  • Walk the colonial  streets of Salta , and visit the world class MAAM, High Altitude Archeology Museum , which  preserves  the findings of  “Children of Llullaillaco” (mummified bodies of three Inca children found at the Andes, above 22,000’ ).
  • Dine at private Haciendas and some of the world´s highest vineyards, while enjoying   Argentina´s famous Malbecs & Torrontes.
  • Drive through lost in time quaint villages, and  leisure away at luxurious classic properties and Wine lodges.


Day 1: Trip starts in Salta, transfer to Purmamarca-

Afternoon reception at Salta airport and depart directly for Argentina’s northernmost province of Jujuy and the Quebrada de Humahuaca. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this colorful canyon is home to 10,000 years of human settlements with developing traditions, music, art and religious beliefs that still thrive today throughout the small adobe and cobblestone villages. Your home for the next two nights is in the quaint village of Purmamarca. Evening leisure, and dinner on own (the village offers excellent dining options for local cuisine).

Lodging : Manantial del Silencio- Purmamarca

Day 2 Purmamarca & Puna ( Altiplano – High Andean Plateaus)

This morning we set out on foot  through the village narrow streets,  and  loop around the Seven Color hills before   taking  a scenic drive over Cuesta de Lipán high pass, with spectacular views and chances  of spotting wild vicuñas and guanacos. We finally reach Salinas Grandes the immense salt flats, an otherworldly landscape that provides stunning photographic and walking opportunities.  Picnic lunch by while  enjoying  the surreal scenery of the High Andean Plateaus. Mid afternoon return to Purmamarca and evening leisure.

Lodging: Manantial del Silencio – Purmamarca

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Day 3: Cloud Forests & Colonial City of Salta

Today we  are set for  an amazing contrast with the  desert landscape of previous days, as we leave the arid  Puna behind and drive  on narrow roads through  subtropical cloud forests (yungas)  stopping along the way  for sights, scents  and sounds of the jungle.  We continue then to Colonial Salta. Check-in at the hotel, and lunch on own.  The afternoon walk thought the City´s historical district reveals true  colonial treasures: among them the striking red-and-gold baroque San Francisco Church, built in 1625, the café terrace-lined 9 de Julio Square, and the city´s Cathedral. We walk to Salta´s popular San Miguel food market in search of unique Andean spices and local aromatic herbs. Later on is time to visit MAAM, the  High Altitude Archaeological Museum, built to preserve and display the outstanding archaeological findings of “Children of Llullaillaco” mummified bodies of three Inca children found at the peak of Mount Llullaillaco at above 22,000’ ( as of today acknowledged as the highest burial site in the world). The displays also bring amazing insight to the ancient customs and traditions of the Incas.

Lodging at Legado Mítico,    Boutique Hotel


Day 4: Wines and Crafts at Cafayate

Morning scenic drive across Quebrada de las Conchas (Las Conchas Gorge) to the town of Cafayate, known for its superb artisans and high altitude vineyards. We stop on the way for easy hikes, amid the arid, almost moonlike formations of the Quebrada. Arrive at Cafayate and private  lunch at El Porvenir  Hacienda & Vineyards, producers of outstanding Malbecs and Cabs. Check in and dinner at our home for the next two nights, Patios de         Cafayate, the wine resort located at the grounds of El Esteco Winery.

Lodging: Patios de Cafayate

(B, L, D)

Day 5: Cafayate

Walk from the vineyards surrounding our lodge to the village. We’ll make our first stop at some of Argentina’s most renowned artisans’ homes to learn about their crafts. Then we continue visiting the town’s main square with its colonial church, and sample some delicious, flaky empanadas to go. Follows a short drive to Bodega Mounier, where we sip young Torrontés over a menu of exquisite local ingredients, while enjoying  one of the best sights of the Calchaqui valleys.

During the early afternoon, as we return to our wine resort, we delight our palates once more with a quick visit to the local goat cheese factory. The rest of the afternoon is yours to relax at the lodge.

Lodging: Patios de Cafayate

(B, L)

Day 6: Cafayate to Cachi

We drive north through the Calchaquí Valleys and across Quebrada de las Flechas (Arrow’s Canyon) a fascinating bulbous rock formation on some of the driest geography on Earth. Roadside, ancient cemeteries beckon us to enter.We stop for lunch at the oldest Hacienda in the region, by  the sleepy town of Molinos, and then continue on to the quaint village of Cachi. Your charming accommodation is placed on a hill overlooking this colonial treasure.  Afternoon relax at the grounds or enjoy the Spa. Dinner this evening is at Viracocha, the local spot that masters Andean cuisine.

Note:  Cachi offers some exceptional  half day trekking options.

Lodging: Merced del Alto

(B, L, D)

Day 7: Cachi to Salta

This morning we head for Salta. Our journey (3.5 hours), takes us through the Cactus filled landscape of Los Cardones National Park, Cuesta del Obispo high pass, and  down into the cloud forests.   Early afternoon arrival to  Salta Airport to board connecting flights .


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Trip includes:

– All accommodations in “Boutique Luxury” lodging, on double occupancy:

Boutique Hotels / Wine estates (All lodges are subject to availability)

–  Meals, as described in the detailed itinerary (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)

– Private transportation in all locations

– Private expert local guides (English- Spanish).

– Wine expert guides during Wine Tasting activities.

– Wine Tasting & Outdoor Activities as described,  

– Water Bottles during outdoor activities & shuttle time.


Not Included:

– Wines and other alcoholic beverages during meals/ except during wine tasting activities (included).

– Insurance of any kind.

– International and domestic airfares

– Tips for guides and drivers.

Days 1 & 2 Manantial del Silencio

Ruta Nacional 52 km 3.5 Purmamarca-Jujuy, Argentina

Tel: +54 (388) 490-8080


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Day 3Legado Mitico

Mitre 647, Salta, Argentina

Tel: +54 (387) 4228786


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Day 4& 5Patios de Cafayate

Ruta Nacional 40 y Ruta Nacional 48, Cafayate, Salta, Argentina

Tel: +54 (3868) 422229


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Day 6 La Merced del Alto

Fuerte Alto, Cachi, Salta, Argentina

Tel: +54 (3868) 490030


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