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Spirit of South America is a boutique privately guided tour company unique in creating bolt-on tours for independent explorers. We meet you once you've arrived and take a bespoke tour to where you want to depart from. Add more tours to create a unique journey for as many days as you prefer. Check the sample trips and Email us your ideas And for our Japanese clients - NIHONGO WO HANASERU GAIDO TO ISSHO NO 'PRIVATE TOUR' WO TEIKYO SHIMASU. JIYU NI KIITE KUDASAI.

LATEST – Spring Discount on Salta Day Tours!!

Whether you prefer a family and friends private tour in one of our high-end SUVs or a place in a group tour by Mercedes minibus, Spirit have you covered. We operate minibuses catering for groups of up to twenty-one visitors, running every day of the year except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Travel along the Southern Circuit to Wine-drenched Cafayate or Andes Hideaway Cachi – the scenery for both is spectacular. Or take the Northern Loop to the Salinas Grandes Salt Flats and Humahuaca Gorge, featuring Purmamarca, Tilcara and Humahuaca.

For group travelers, simply go to the Day Tours drop down and select your destination. You can book instantly online securely via Paypal, you will be taken to your personal log in and the transaction will then request your details.

For private travelers, please email us with your dates and number of travelers for a personalized quote.

We look forward to showing you the very best of NOA – North West Argentina


To celebrate the arrival of spring (in the Southern Hemisphere) we are offering big discounts on our Salta Day Tours for bookings from now until the Spring Equinox September 22. Okay we know it’s still winter but it’s as warm here as summer up north and we’re ready.

Book a day tour on the Northern Loop and visit the Inca pueblos of the Humahuaca Gorge -a UNESCO heritage site – or the stunning high altitude Salt Flats, ending up at the 7 color hill in Purmamarca. Then take another day tour on the Southern Loop, through the 65-million year old Shell Gorge to wine-soaked Cafayate and/or another day tour to the forgotten tiny Andean pueblo of Cachi. You can’t go wrong with any of these guided tours from Salta which is why we want you to enjoy as many as possible.

To take advantage of the discounted price on your day trips, simply book two or more tours at the same time via the website here to different destinations on different days and receive 15% discount on two day tours and a sunny 20% discount on three or more day tours.

Applies to group minibus tours only, not private guided. Discount will be taken after deposit paid via paypal. Discount only applies to balances paid at time of pick up in US$.

Click here to Book Salta Group Day Tours

Que Disfrutas Mucho y Feliz Primavera!

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Private, Group or Solo?

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Private Guided Tours

We live where we travel and create personalized  journeys that inspire. Get away from the tour groups and into the culture while filling the senses with new flavors and vistas. You tell us your passion and we deliver.  

Group Day Trips

The boutique option for the budget traveler - The group tours run in luxury minibuses with English speaking guides  
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Women Only Trips

Psyche tours for gals who want some company on the road. Some also come with the inner journey attached - Check the schedule or ask us about your interests
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Who went with Spirit


We just wanted to say Thank You again for such a wonderful trip.  We have been telling everyone we’ve met in the last few days how amazing it (and you!) are! thank you again for everything! we had such a great time with you (and we enjoyed your BA suggestions as well!) Great gaucho pics!!! time to sort through mine… cuidate!


Tracy knew so much about Argentina’s history, politics, food, local insights, geology, everything. She’s a good person and quite passionate about sharing the region.  And her experience as a photographer means you’ll get to some of the best vantage points for photos. Again, can’t recommend Tracy Johnson enough, she’s fantastic


One other key point: Tracy is superb at planning a trip that is right for you and your family or group. During the planning stage, my wife and Tracy exchanged probably a dozen emails, with Tracy laying out possible itineraries and discussing things we’d like to do. The end result was a trip that was perfectly planned for us, from pick-up at Salta airport to the drop-off six days later.

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