The Puna region of Argentina west of Salta is some of the most beautifully barren high altitude desert in the world. Our expert guides travel this region in our new 4×4 trucks constantly and deliver a superb and safe experience complete with amazing photograph locations. Join with Spirit and tour puna Argentina for anywhere from 3 to 7 days. You may choose to end the tour puna Argentina in Cafayate, Purmamarca or San Pedro de Atacama – many options are possible and the following is a sample itinerary for the sites you may visit on the Tour Puna, including volcano Galan, the Campo de Piedra Pomez, Laguna Colorado and Laguna Grande to visit the pink flamingo colony.
Itinerary Tour Puna Argentina
DAY 1 – Pick up at your Salta hotel and drive through the 65 million year old Shell Gorge to Cafayate. Option to visit wineries for wine tasting in the highest altitude wineries in the world. O/N Cafayate
DAY 2 – Drive south into Tucuman province and visit the fabulous pre-columbian Inka site at Quilmes Ruins before continuing on through Londres with option to visit the Abandoned Inca site at El Shincal. Drive to Hualfin then enter the puna region of Catamarca province toward El Peñon for overnight.
DAY 3 – Today we visit the stunning high altitude sites including the Campo de Piedra Pomez, Laguna Grande where the pink flamingos reside, Laguna diamante and the Galan Volcano.
DAY 4 – We will drive to 11,800 feet on dry salt desert through Antofagasta de la Sierra, the salar de Arizaro and the famous salt Cone. Climb the salt dune at Arenal for a great vista then drive on to Tolar Grande for Overnight.
DAY 5 – Towards San Antonio de los Cobres, the crossing point of the famous Tren a las Nubes at almost 12,500 feet ASL. We will see the salt caves, Ojos de Mar and salar de Pocitos. Overnight.
DAY 6 – Either continue following the route of the Tren a las Nubes through El Toro Gorge to Salta, or across to Salinas Grandes and down the Cuesta de Lipan to Purmamarca or across el Paso de Sico to Chile – your choice, simply contact us with your requirements for this bespoke private tour of the Puna in Salta, Argentina.