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From Salta: Salinas and Hornocal 2-Day Tour with Transfer

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Explore some of the most incredible natural landmarks of Argentina on a 2-day excursion. Visit the awe-striking salt flats at Salinas Grandes and the spectacular valley of Quebrada de Humahuaca.

Highlights

  • Explore the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic
  • Visit the postcard-perfect village of Purmamarca
  • Admire the Hill of Seven Colors in Purmamarca and the Hill of Fourteen Colors in Hornocal
  • Visit the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Learn the history and culture of the region with the help of a Spanish-speaking guide

Description

DAY 1: Your first stop of the day is at the beautiful town of Purmamarca, one of the most picturesque villages in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quebrada de Humahuaca. Visit the town's vibrant main square and perhaps pick up some souvenirs at one of the many surrounding craft stands. Afterward, enjoy a visit to the breathtaking and aptly-named 7 Color Hill. Later, continue your ascent along the majestic Cuesta del Lipan to reach the Salinas Grandes, one of the 7 Wonders of the Argentine Republic. Here, enjoy some free time to admire the unique salt planes and famous pools. Afterward, return to Purmamarca and break for lunch at one of the many traditional restaurants before returning to Salta. DAY 2: The adventure begins at approximately 7:00 AM with pickup from centrally-located hotels in Salta. Guests outside the city center may also choose to meet the group at the Tiamar Tarev Agency Office in central Salta.   Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned van and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the National Route 9 on the way to Jujuy province where we visit the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a narrow mountain valley declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Stop in Purmamarca and admire the Hill of Seven Colors and its striking red and orange hues before exploring the main square and local craft stands. Continuing along Route 9, we reach the town of Humahuaca, located at 2,939 meters above sea level. Wander down to the Church of La Candelaria and visit the Independence Monument before enjoying free time for lunch. After lunch, enjoy 45 minutes of free time to explore Hornocal and its Hill of Fourteen Colors. Return along Route 9 to Salta City.

Includes

Driver/guide Pick-up and drop off at downtown hotels all days Transportation by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz minivan Certified bilingual guide in Spanish and English

Important Information

  • Please note that hotel pickup and drop-off is only available from hotels located within 15 blocks of the Plaza 9 Julio

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

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