Join Spirit for a trip high into the Andes altiplano on the Salta to Cachi tour. Passing through a variety of climatic landscapes, from rainforest to puna, we arrive at the tiny forgotten pueblo – magical Cachi.
Itinerary Salta to Cachi Tour
We pick you up at your Salta Hotel in an air-conditioned and comfortable minibus for the drive south through the tobacco planted Lerma Valley and some of the small pueblos on the outskirts. We drive through a section of cloud forest and the Enchanted Valley, a colored gorge with semi-tropical micro-climate. Reaching the Cuesta del Obispo, (Bishop’s Slope) we climb the switchback road cut onto the side of a mountain often swathed in a lagoon of cloud. At the top we stop view photos and continue along the Recta del TinTin, part of the original Inca Trail from Cusco to Rio de la Plata (Buenos Aires). Another stop in the National cactus park where the oldest among the army is over 500 years.
We arrive in Cachi on the legendary Ruta 40, after driving past the majestic Nevado (mountain range). There is time to visit the hilltop burial ground, the tiny adobe church, the museum and have lunch (not included). The return trip takes the same road back to Salta for drop off at your hotel from 1900.
The salta to Cachi tour costs US$55 and runs every day of the year EXCEPT December 25 and January 1. The excursion is instantly bookable online with a US$25 deposit HERE. Please leave your preferred date and pick-up hotel in teh customer notes section at chack out. be ready for pick up from 0715 and have a fantastic day in the Andes.
This tour is available as a private guide tour with an expanded itinerary and as part of the Calchaqui Valley Tour HERE. Please inquire for your bespoke guided tour of Salta, Argentina.