This two day overnight Salta to Purmamarca tour is the ideal journey to the north of Salta and Jujuy, with the chance to spend a magical night in an Andean mountain pueblo. This is the tour that travels Purmamarca to salinas grandes, not available from the pueblo itself. Together with our Southern loop Calchaqui Valley tour, you will see every highlight of Salta and the north of Argentina.
Salta to Purmamarca Tour Itinerary
DAY 1 – Pick up at your Salta hotel or the airport and drive north into the UNESCO world heritage site Humahuaca Gorge. We visit the famous 7 color hill in Purmamarca and have the change for a short hike around Los Colorados. We will visit the tiny church and the artesans on the Plaza to complete the city tour Purmamarca. After lunch, we will travel up the switchback road, Cuesta de Lipan then drop down to Salinas Grandes salt flats. Overnight in Tilcara (or Purmamarca if you prefer but the food is better in Tilcara)
DAY 2 – We drive deeper into the Humahuaca gorge to visit the minute church at Uquia housing some 16th century paintings with a story. We continue to Humahuaca city tour and climb to the monument. Returning to Tilcara for lunch and a visit to the pucara hill top fort with views up and down the valley and towards the famous painter’s palette rock formation. On the return to Salta we visit San Salvador de Jujuy and drive the cornisa cloud forest route. Drop off at hotel or airport.
Note – this tour can be run on alternate so that you may continue for the transfer from Purmamarca to San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. Please inquire.
Note – This tour is available as a two day group minibus 2 Day Humahuaca Gorge Tour with accommodation on a self-tour basis.