Our most popular tour – the 6 Day private tour Salta may also be slightly scrunched to make a 5 day/4 night trip. What makes this journey stand out is that is takes the northern and southern loop at a smooth pace, managing to encompass your bespoke requirements for landscape, culture, scenery, history, and wine.
As usual, we optimize the itinerary to take into consideration your flight arrival and departure times – just ask us to build your perfect bespoke tour. We customize to your special interests – Want more wine tastings? No problem. We are such wine experts, we even run a special wine tour but if you want to see, or rather taste, more, just let us know.
Itinerary for 6 Day Private Tour Salta
DAY 1 – Pick up Salta hotel or airport and travel south through the Quebrada de las Conchas, a 65 million year old gorge with colorful rock formations and arrive to Cafayate. Lunch at a winery in the mountains with spectacular view. In the afternoon visit two more Cafayate wineries to taste the local Torrontes wine unique to this area. As many wine tastings as you prefer, usually exclusive. O/N
DAY 2 – Visit Quilmes ruins – a Pre-Inca tribal village and afternoon in Cafayate for further tours of Salta wineries with tastings and a visit to the wine museum. O/N
DAY 3 – Drive north through Arrow Gorge – a stunning lunar landscape. Lunch at Molinos, a visit to Seclantas and continue along Artesan route, as taken by the Dakar rally, to visit the llama wool weavers. Afternoon arrival at Cachi with time to visit the church and museum. O/N
DAY 4 – After a night at a typical northern Estancia (working ranch) and enjoying morning views of the mountain range with breakfast, we continue through the national cactus park, with an army of cacti across the horizon. After the drive down hairpin Cuesta del Obispo through the colorful cloud forest valley, we arrive in Salta city. After a short orientation city tour, the remainder is free for museums. O/N
DAY 5 – After breakfast the Salta private tour heads north for a tour of Humahuaca Gorge. First stop is a tour of Purmamarca and the 7-color hill. There is time for lunch and to see the craft shops on the plaza before driving up Cuesta de Lipan for a tour of salt flats Salinas Grandes. O/N in Purmamarca or Tilcara
DAY 6 – Today we tour Humahuaca Gorge, starting at Uquia and the centuries old painting hidden in the pocket-sized church. We continue to Humahuaca at 3000meters above sea level before returning to Tilcara for lunch and a visit to the Pucara (Inca hilltop fort). Return to Salta or the airport via cornisa cloud forest route.
This 6 day private tour Salta is also available as a 5 day private tour Salta with some adjustments to the second day. INQUIRE NOW for details.
For a shorter tour of Salta try the three day Calchaqui Valley Tour or the two day Salta to Purmamarca tour.
We always follow the light to get you the best photography locations, but for an instructional travel photography workshop, check for special tours running with award winning photographer, Skylar Johnson.