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Explora Argentina Norte in 16 days

  • 2-10 People
  • 16 days Traveling
  • All weather
  • SUV 4x4

Explora Argentina Norte in 16 days

The north of Argentina always dazzles by its harmonious combination of nature and living cultures, strongly rooted in the land. nature shows here its abundant generosity, from the valleys and gorges to the puna, giving a unrivaled frame to a trip full of contrasts and exciting experiences. the calchaquíes valley propose to live them as a singular experience. its people prehispanic resting on the slopes of their capricious hills, are only the start to discover a land of authentic settlers and cultures thousand years Cafayate, San Carlos, Molinos, Seclantás and Cachi are small towns where the voice of its inhabitants is heard as the song of the earth, with its parties, crafts and regional gastronomy. The Quebrada de Humahuaca presents landscapes of color that give a frame to a set of villages with adobe houses, historic chapels and pre-Hispanic ruins. traversed by the large river, which interweaves the volcano, Tumbaya, Purmamarca, Maimará, Tilcara, Huacalera, Uquía, Humahuaca, Iurbe and Tres Cruces, the Quebrada de Humahuaca preserves a unique magic and an important wealth archaeological site translated into pucarás, antigales and sites with cave paintings. The puna is a vast region shared by Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. their The main natural features are the high altitude above sea level, higher than the 3400 meters with mountain ranges, high hills and volcanoes, a cold climate and dry in height, undeveloped vegetation and typical Andean fauna. His cultural features highlights the ancestral idiosyncrasy of its Andean peoples that goes back to pre-Hispanic times and that thanks to the customs and traditions of the settlers, have been preserved through the ages. Beautiful salt flats, extensive lagoons guarded by high cordilleran peaks and green oases that nuance the imposing desert reliefs make up this dazzling region. It is a land that traces the traveler to the Pre-Columbian times to discover the traits of a past that remains very present in a set of small towns, still far from all modernity. Quiet and picturesque areas, where mud houses abound, stone and straw, and where the ancient customs are still respected. The north of Argentina offers the traveler a polychromy of landscapes with scenarios singular unique, that exalt the senses. pure and diaphanous heavens of eternal blue are interspersed with greens and ochres, denoting the infinite diversity of scenarios chained in a surface that invites you to discover it. The TOUR INCLUDES: 4x4 truck, with driver-guide and travel expenses Gas Equipment required for adventure tourism Picnic Equipment Lunch Dinner PIC NIC Hotels Snack and waters ** Vegetarian Alternative with prior notice Entrance to museums, nature reserves, protected areas, national parks Climate: The completion of this itinerary can be carried out at any time of the year, but recommended in the periods Spring - Summer - Autumn, however in summer in the region of the Puna there are strong winds, which in extreme cases can alter the duration of certain visits / trekking (Campo de Piedra Pómez), occasional snowfall can occur in winter, conditions access to certain places of the Tour (Mina Julia). As for the Prepuna region, torrential rains may occur during the summer season difficult access and / or exit the town of Iruya, this would only cause a delay temporary on day 16. Prices are subject to modifications depending on the preference and / or modifications by the passenger

Fully Narrated Tour:

The tour is available in English, Italian and Spanish.

Protected areas:

Parque Nacional Los Cardones

Professional Guide

Professional Guiding in High Mountain and Scientific Tourism

Hotel Pickup & Drop-off

Hotel Pickup and Drop-off is included in this tour

Trip Itinerary

Day #1 - Flight ITALY -BUENOS AIRES-SALTA.
Departure to Argentina with line flight.
Day #2 - 2nd DAY: SALTA-San Salvador de Jujuy-Quebrada de Humahuaca-Serranías del Hornocal-TILCARA (Night)
Departure: 08:00 from Salta Lunch: 12:30 – 13:00 Approx. Arrival: 7:30 p.m. Approx Dinner: 8:30 p.m. Km Routes: 336 km, 85% Asphalt 15% Gravel Trekking: 120 min Approx. Low Difficulty Hours in Pickup: 7 hours Approx. Average Height: 2700 m.a.s.l. Lodging Height: 2479 m.a.s.l.
Day #3 - 3rd DAY: TILCARA-Purmamarca-Salinas Grandes-San Antonio de los Cobres-Open the Acay -La Poma- PAYOGASTA (Night)
Departure: 08:00 Lunch: 12:30 Approx. Arrival: 7:30 p.m. Approx. Dinner: 8:30 p.m. Km Routes: 315 km, 30% Asphalt 70% Gravel Trekking: 90 min Approx. Low Difficulty Hours in Pickup: 7:00 AM Approx. Average Height: 3500 m.a.s.l. Lodging Height: 2451 m.a.s.l.
Day #4 - 4th DAY: PAYOGASTA-PN Los Cardones-Camino de los Colorados-Seclantas-Quebrada de las Flechas- CAFAYATE (Night)
Departure: 09:00 a.m. Lunch: 1:00 p.m. Approx. Arrival: 7:00 p.m. Approx. Dinner: 8:30 p.m. Km Routes: 175 km, 20% Asphalt 80% Gravel Trekking: 150 min Approx. Low Difficulty Hours in Pickup: 5 hours Approx. Average Height: 2000 m.a.s.l. Lodging Height: 1660 m.a.s.l.
Day #5 - 5th DAY: CAFAYATE-Quebrada de las Conchas-Garganta del Diablo-Bodega (Night in Cafayate)
Departure: 09:00 a.m. Lunch: 1:30 p.m. Approx. Arrival: 5:30 p.m. Approx. Dinner: 8:30 p.m. Km Routes: 100 km, 100% Asphalt Trekking: 210 min Approx. Low Difficulty Hours in Pickup: 4 hours Approx. Average Height: 1600 m.a.s.l. Lodging Height: 1660 m.a.s.l.
Day #6 - 6th DAY: CAFAYATE-Hualfín-Londres (archaeological site) -Route of the Adobe-FIAMBALÁ (Night)
Departure: 08:30 am Lunch: 1:00 p.m. Approx. Arrival: 7:00 p.m. Approx. Dinner: 8:30 p.m. Km Routes: 461 km, 100% Asphalt Trekking: 150 min Approx. Low Difficulty Hours in Pickup: 6:30 pm Approx. Average Height: 1700 m.a.s.l. Lodging Height: 1519 m.a.s.l.
Day #7 - FIAMBALÁ-Quebrada de las Angosturas-La Coipa-Balcon del Pissis-Cortaderas-Fiambala (Night)
Departure: 09:00 AM Approx. Lunch: 2:30 p.m. Approx. Arrival: 6:30 p.m. Approx. Dinner: 8:30 p.m. Km Routes: 292 km, 65% Asphalt 35% Gravel Trekking: Short walks at different stages of the tour. Hours in Pickup: Approx. Average Height: 3500 m.a.s.l. Lodging Height: 1519 m.a.s.l.
Day #8 - FIAMBALÁ-Palo Blanco-Las Papas-Pómez Stone Field-EL PEÑON (Night)
Departure: 08:30 AM Approx Lunch: PIC IAS 1:00 p.m. Approx Arrival: 6:30 p.m. Approx Dinner: 8:30 p.m. Km Routes: 193 km, 20% Asphalt 80% Gravel Trekking: 45 min Approx. Low Difficulty Hours in Pickup: 9:00 AM Approx. Average Height: 3000 m.a.s.l. Lodging Height: 3395 m.a.s.l.
Day #9 - EL PEÑÓN -Antofagasta of the Sierra-Campo Las Tobas (petroglyphs) -Volcán Galán-Laguna Diamond-Laguna Grande-El Peñon (Night)
Departure: 09:00 a.m. Lunch: PIC IAS 1:00 p.m. Approx. Arrival: 6:30 p.m. Approx. Dinner: 8:30 p.m. Km Routes: 131 km Approx. , 100% Gravel Trekking: Very short walks at certain stops Hours in Pickup: 7:30 AM Approx. Average Height: 4500 m.a.s.l. Lodging Height: 3395 m.a.s.l.
Day #10 - EL PEÑÓN-White Dunes-Pomez Stone Field-Carachi Lagoon Pampa-El Peñon (Night)
Departure: 09:30 a.m. Lunch: PIC IAS 1:00 p.m. Approx. Arrival: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Approx. Dinner: 8:30 p.m. Km Routes: 100 km Approx 100% Gravel Trekking: 150 min Approx. Low Difficulty Hours in Pickup: 5:00 hrs Approx. Average Height: 3000 m.a.s.l. Lodging Height: 3395 m.a.s.l.
Day #11 - EL PEÑÓN-Antofagasta of the Sierra-Quebrada del Diablo-Salar de Antofalla-Botijuelas-Ojos from sea-ANTOFALLA (Night)
Departure: 09:00 a.m. Lunch: PIC IAS 1:00 p.m. Approx. Arrival: 6:00 p.m. Approx. Dinner: 8:30 p.m. Km Routes: 184 km, 100% Ripio / Salar Trekking: 45 min Approx. Low Difficulty Hours in Pickup: 6:00 AM Approx. Average Height: 3400 m.a.s.l. Lodging Height: 3397 m.a.s.l.
Day #12 - ANTOFALLA-Salar de Arizaro-Cone of Arita-La Casualidad-Mina Julia-Caipe-TOLAR GRANDE (Night)
Departure: 08:30 am Lunch: PIC IAS 1:00 p.m. Approx. Arrival: 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Approx. Dinner: 8:30 p.m. Km Routes: 340 km, 100% Gravel / Salar Trekking: 45 min Approx. Low Difficulty Hours in Pickup: 9:00 AM Approx. Average Height: 3400 m.a.s.l. Maximum Height of the Day: 5225 m.a.s.l. Lodging Height: 3395 m.a.s.l.
Day #13 - FTOLAR GRANDE- Salar del Diablo-Pocitos-Open the rooster-SAN ANTONIO DE LOS COBRES (Night)
Salida: 09:00 hs Almuerzo: 12:30 hs Aprox. Llegada: 18:00 hs Aprox. Cena: 20:30 hs Km Recorridos: 215 km 100% Ripio/Salar Trekking: 150 min Aprox. Dificultad Baja Horas en Camioneta: 5:30 hs Aprox. Altura Promedio: 3500 m.s.n.m. Altura de Hospedaje: 3758 m.s.n.m.
Day #14- SAN ANTONIO DE LOS COBRES-La Polvorilla-Susques-ALFARCITO Viaduct (Night)
Departure: 09:00 a.m. Lunch: 1:00 p.m. Approx. Arrival: 5:00 p.m. Approx. Dinner: 8:30 p.m. Km Routes: 217 km, 100% gravel Trekking: 150 min Approx. Low Difficulty Hours in Pickup: 6:30 pm Approx. Average Height: 3600 m.a.s.l. Lodging Height: 3514 m.a.s.l
Day #15 - ALFARCITO-Valley of the Moon-Sta.Catalina-Yavi-LA QUIACA (Night)
Departure: 09:00 a.m. Lunch: PIC IAS 1:00 p.m. Approx. Arrival: 7:00 p.m. Approx. Dinner: 8:30 p.m. Km Routes: 404 km, 100% Gravel Trekking: 120 min Approx. Low Difficulty Hours in Pickup: 7 hours Approx. Average Height: 3550m.s.n.m. Lodging Height: 3455 m.a.s.l.
Day #16 - LA QUIACA-Tres Cruces-Open the Condor-San Isidro-IRUYA (Night)
Salida: 09:00 hs Almuerzo: PIC NIC 13:00 hs Aprox. Llegada: 17:00 hs Aprox. Cena: 20:30 Km Recorridos: 180 km, 65% Asfalto 35% Ripio Trekking: Caminatas breves en diferentes paradas. Horas en Camioneta: 5:00 hs Aprox. Altura Promedio: 3000 m.s.n.m. Altura de Hospedaje: 2712 m.s.n.m.
Day #17 - IRUYA- Open the Condor- Quebrada de Humahuaca- San Salvador de Jujuy- SALTA (Night)
Departure: 09:30 a.m. Lunch: 1:00 p.m. Approx Arrival: 7:00 p.m. Approx Dinner: – Km Routes: 323 km, 80% Asphalt 20% Gravel Trekking: 130 min Approx. Difficulty Low / Medium Hours in Pickup: 6 hours Approx. Average Height: 2500 m.a.s.l. Lodging Height: 1200 m.a.s.l.
Day #18 - Flight SALTA-BUENOS AIRES-ITALY.

Reviews

In February 2018 I traveled with a group in the magical Puna Argentina! 13 days enter lagoons, mountain ranges, gorges and hills of thousands of colors. I absolutely recommend the service with the excellent guide Adrian Aguero. His professionalism and deep knowledge of this region has made our trip happy and perfect!
Tiziana
February 2018

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