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Salta and the Northwest of Argentina once lay at the heart of the Inca Empire and their influence remains, woven in amongst the Spanish colonial architecture, strong gaucho culture, and otherworldly landscapes of this extraordinary region. Salta and its surroundings share more traditions, local delicacies, and indigenous languages with the Quechan peoples of neighboring Bolivia and Chile than with the rest of Argentina. The landscape is a patchwork of immense gorges and spectacular rock formations. Mountain roads wind through gorges, desert, and cactus forests and lead to the world’s highest-altitude vineyards and some fabulous wineries. Join us on this exciting journey where we will explore easygoing villages and hike through gorgeous natural wonders, all while enjoying traditional estancia hospitality and superb local wines.
The listed price of this trip is per person based on double occupancy.
You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. We have two options for you:
Shared Room (subject to the latest Covid-19 guidelines): You'll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.
Private Room: Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost of $980. After booking your trip, please request a private room when you fill out your traveler information form and we’ll add the option to your booking and final balance.
You should plan to arrive in Salta City before 4:00 p.m. on Day 1. Airlines offer multiple flight options daily between Buenos Aires and Salta. Our tour concludes in Salta City on Day 11 with a transfer to the Salta airport coinciding with your chosen departure flight.
If you are joining the October 2022 departure, consider extending your travels in South America by also joining our Mountains, Lakes & Wilderness in Untamed Northern Patagonia trip!
This journey is based on overland travel, with drive times up to 4 hours per day. Travelers should feel comfortable walking two to four miles over the course of each day, remaining on their feet for long periods of time, and sometimes walking on uneven terrain. Elevations reached on this itinerary range from 3,780 ft (Salta) to 11,300 ft (Salinas Grande). The highest sleeping elevation is 8,300 ft in Cachi.
A portion of your trip fees will go to support Fundación Unir that is working to promote the integral development of people collaborating with the basic needs of work, food, housing, and health. Among its many projects, Unir fixes bicycles to donate to local children, purchases tools and materials for local craftspeople, and purchases machinery for local businesses and entrepreneurs. Your participation in this trip will also provide significant financial contributions to the communities we visit, directly supporting small businesses, schools, villages, and local families. In addition, this trip's focus on traditional customs will help to preserve and maintain them for future generations.
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated, though in most cases ingredients can't be substituted or omitted from particular dishes. If you have a severe allergy, please contact us to find out if this is the right trip for you.
U.S. passport holders do not require a visa for travel to Argentina, but this may vary depending on traveler citizenship. Please check requirements for travel to Argentina and any countries passed through in transit. A passport is required for international travel. We recommend your passport expire at least six months after your return home.
The CDC recommends all travelers be up-to-date on all routine vaccines before every trip. Please check these recommendations and discuss them with your doctor.