Private tour Cachi, Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca
In this 3-day Salta y Jujuy´s excursion, you will get to visit the best places of Argentina`s NorthWest. If you still have a blank on your itinerary, we invite you to experience a one-of-a-kind way of discovering our region!
Excursion to Cachi:
Cachi is one of the best places to visit in Salta! To get to Cachi we need to drive through two unique and incredible places: Los Cardones National Park and Cuesta del Obispo.
A few kilometers after the start of the trip we will leave Salta behind and slowly getting in to the Quebrada de Escoipes, a surprising spot full of green vegetation and amazing red hills on the side. This place connects with Cuesta del Obispo, reaching over 3,400 meters above sea level on a mountain road zigzagging incredible panoramic views.
From here, we can see different formations and maybe we will find some condors flying in its habitat. After leaving Cuesta del Obispo, we enter into Los Cardones National Park, a valley framed by colorful formations and incredible high mountains with peaks that rise above 6,000 meters high!
In the middle of this immensity, we will find a cacti forest (Cardones National Park), where we can walk, take pictures and observe very closely these huge inhabitants of the Andes. Also, if we are lucky, we might be able to spot some guanacos grazing in the high meadows.
After all this we will arrive to Cachi, a charming, little, and colonial town whose architecture invites us to walk, have a coffee in the square and enjoy.
In this place we will spend the first night of the tour.
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On the way, we will be able to see the Cachi, Palermo and the Acay, a wall of high mountains that exceed the 6.000 meters of height. We will also be able to see volcanic rocks, green meadows and capricious formations.
In the middle of this breath taking landscape, if we are lucky we might spot some wild animals, like guanacos, vicuñas, chinchillas and maybe some suris (Andean reah).
At noon, we will stop for lunch in the town of San Antonio de los Cobres, a mining little town. After lunch, we will arrive to Salinas Grandes where we will have time to take funny pictures, walk along the salt flat and enjoy the white immensity.
To crown the day we will descend the Cuesta de Lipán at sunset, until we reach Purmamarca. There you will have time to relax, enjoy the village and have a good dinner.
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Purmamarca offers all the facilities
At the end of our walk, we will start the excursion to the city of Salta and in a few kilometers; we will take Route 9 where we will have a total contrast: from the arid and colorful landscapes, we will go to the green mountain forest without any transition.
The path turns green and as we get into the mountain, as it is covered with trees, lichens, lianas … we must be very focused on the road in order not to miss any of the wild animals we might cross by in forest.
With good eye, and good luck, we might see different types of birds; some as big as the turkeys of the mountain, maybe spot a corzuela (small deer of our forests) or some wild cat!
When we arrive to Salta, our tour will be concluded.
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Booking: to book the tour, we require a 50% deposit of the total amount of the tour. The remainder should be cancelled before starting the tour. This deposit is a non-refundable payment.
In case you have completed the payment, our cancellation policy is the following:
• 50% of your total amount will be charged if you do not notify us about your cancellation or any changes within 9 to 5 days before your scheduled arrival.
• 100% of your total amount will be charged if you do not notify us about your cancellation or any changes within 4 days your scheduled arrival or No show.
Terms and fees for international transactions
• We offer a discount of 5% paying cash in US Dollars
• International bank transference via SWIFT code: 0% fee
• Payments via Paypal: 7% fee