Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina
Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina
Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina
Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina
Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina
Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina
Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina
Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina
Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina

Argentina - Multi Sport Adventure Tour

from US$1,990

A few days that will transform travellers by going deep into a region, disconnect from noise and reconnect with nature and self. Learn, share, experience. From day one we will meet experts and visit places that the independent traveller would not access. We will hike together with the Andean communities ... Read More

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  • Difficulty
    Fit: 3/5
  • Tour Type
    Guided Bike & Hike
  • Availability
    All year long - subject to lodging availability
  • Duration
    9 days / 8 nights
  • Distance
    Bike: 45km/day Hike: 8-22km

DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN SALTA

Arrive in Salta, you will be met by your driver who will take you to your hotel in in town. At 4:30 pm meet your guide in the lobby and walk into town, see the main square, visit the MAAM - High Mountain Archaeological Museum and Pajcha Museum. Walk to a private residential home for a briefing of days to come while enjoying local wines and empanadas.
Meals: Dinner included (D )
Activity: walking city tour 2 hours including museum. Grading: 1 – Relaxed
Lodging: Solar de la Plaza****  

Solar de la Plaza


Salta

Solar de la Plaza

With a colonial, sophisticated and personal style in its 30 rooms, Solar de la Plaza Hotel combines the tradition of a mid-twentieth-century mansion with the elegance of a contemporary high-end hotel building. Solar de la Plaza Hotel is located right in the city centre, opposite Güemes square. Our guests base their choice of this boutique hotel in Salta on a refined and intimate atmosphere, where details of a beautiful past and the staff’s tailor-made attention create a unique ambience. Our concept harmoniously combines comfort, relaxation and exquisite decoration with the scent of the orange trees in the square, the mansion’s inner courtyard and a view of Salta’s historic downtown, which can be enjoyed from the rooftop terrace. Here, guests can also make use of the hotel’s swimming pool, gym and sauna.

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access '; Restaurant ';
Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina

Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina

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DAY 2 – SALTA TO PURMAMARCA/QUEBRADA DE HUMAHUACA

8:00 AM - Depart in the morning on a 30-minute transfer to the town of La Caldera a small town on the ‘Camino Real’ or Royal Road that connected Lima, Peru to Buenos Aires in Argentina during colonial times. Bike north from La Caldera to El Carmen bike along old route 9, under a canopy of cloud forest. It is a rolling road that goes from one green valley to the next. Small agriculture farms are dotted along the way. We transfer north for 1 hour towards the Quebrada de Humahuaca, to Purmamarca at the foot of the Hill of the 7 Colours. Walk around the small town, this is the best place in the region to purchase weavings.
Meals: B,L,D
Activity: Biking: Grading: 2 – Easy Active - 50 km Elevation gain: 250 mt / -360 mt
Lodging: Manantial del Silencio  

Manantial del Silencio


Purmamarca

Manantial del Silencio

Built in the year 2000, in a strict neo-Spanish colonial style, respecting the local architecture with local materials (adobe walls and ceilings hollow reeds). The building was designed by Specialised architect Mariano Sepúlveda and tastefully decorated with objects belonging to historical families northern Argentina. It is located in Purmamarca, 70 km. from the city of San Salvador de Jujuy. The hotel has 18 standard rooms, 1 suite with a living room, bathroom with whirlpool and a house with two double rooms and two bathrooms. It also has a living room with TV, Restaurant, Bar, Cava, Meeting room, Business Center, Wi-Fi, heated pool, SPA with Jacuzzi, Scottish shower, massages, Reiki sessions, facials, Solarium and TV room and Games.

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Open Parking '; Closed Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Handicap Accessible '; Seminar Room '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Safe in Room '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';
Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina

Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina

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DAY 3 – SALINAS GRANDES AND VOLCANIC PUNA

Early morning walk at Paseo de los Colorados to capture the morning light on the Seven Colour mountain. We then drive up to Cuesta de Lipán (4170 m/13,680 ft.), a mountain pass on the road to Chile and Bolivia. The views of the valleys and multi-coloured hills here are breathtaking! We start cycling at the highest point, descending to Salinas Grandes, an ocean of salt flats that are perfect for exploring on foot guided by members of the local community who will show us how they use pack animals – llamas and donkeys – for transport of salt and food produced in the high mountains such as Potatoes, quinoa and fava beans to be exchanged by fruits and other goods from the low valleys. We also learn about the different way salt is harvested. During the afternoon we overland to San Antonio de los Cobres, a mining town where we spend the night.
Meals: B,L,D
Activities:
Walking: Paseo de Los Colorados – a one hour walk around the Cerro de los 7 Colores. Grading: 1 – Easy Active – 5 km – Elevation gain/loss: 100 mt.
Biking: Grading: 2 – Moderate - 40 km – Elevation loss: 720 mt
Overlanding: we explore volcanic formations on the route via Susques, Sey and La Polvorilla, on Ruta 40.
Lodging: Hosteria de Las Nubes***  

Hosteria de las Nubes


San Antonio de los Cobres

Hosteria de las Nubes

Exotic and wild destination, De las Nubes is the perfect strategic center to know this geographical, historical and culturally valuable region. Its careful setting, quality service and good food make this hotel an oasis in the middle of the Puna, sublime place for its location that only comes a true lover of adventure. De las Nubes is built at the entrance of the Village, where they finish the famous Quebrada del Toro. To enter the Hotel is to feel at home, with the enormous reception of the Inn in a minimalist style; steel armchairs and tiento, the bar with stone of the region, the fireplace that dominates the different sectors of the living room and the ponchos, blankets, and other fabrics made by local artisans.

Air Conditioning '; Open Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Handicap Accessible '; Internet Access '; Fishing '; Cable TV '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Safe in Room '; Restaurant ';
Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina

Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina

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DAY 4 – SAN ANTONIO DE LOS COBRES TO CACHI

  Depart at 7:30 am – this is our big over-landing day. We travel along route 40, the longest in Argentina and cross over its highest point at the Abra del Acay, at 4, 895 m.a.s.l. / 16,155 ft – after breakfast at the small mining town of San Antonio de los Cobres we drive up to the high pass, stopping several times to acclimatize and take photos. After the pass get on your bikes and descend the twisting gravel road, from the Acay Pass to La Poma – depending on weather conditions and the participants’ adaptation to altitude guides will adapt biking distance. We will enjoy stunning landscapes that change dramatically as we go from high mountain into the Calchaqui Valley, stopping for a box lunch and to catch our breath during one of the many times we cross the river that zigzags across the road. The road continues down passing through the small town of La Poma and Payogasta. Your destination is a restored old house in the town of Cachi, your home for the evening. Before dinner on the terrace we will learn how to weave in a loom. Meals: B,L,D Activity: Biking: Grading: 3 – Moderate – 25 to 40 km Elevation loss: 1,865 metres – From 4,895 m.a.s.l to 3,030 m.a.s.l. Lodging: El Cotijo Hotel Boutique

El Cortijo Hotel Boutique


Cachi

El Cortijo Hotel Boutique

The hotel was established in the year 1993 and resulted from the refurbishment of what used to be an old colonial house. It was built using regional materials such as stone, adobe, reed and wood. The hotel allows our visitors to experience what it is like living in a typical town house. The colors, odors, flavors and textures will accompany them during their stay and will help them feel a sense of ease and relaxation while admiring art. The geographic features of the place make it unique in terms of culture and architecture. Staying in this wonderful village frozen in the 1700s, yet full of life, is truly priceless.

Air Conditioning '; Open Parking '; Closed Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Handicap Accessible '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Safe in Room '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';
Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina

Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina

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DAY 5 – HIKING AT THE FOOT OF THE CACHI MOUNTAIN

Today we have an easy morning, and after a hearty breakfast we head out for a hike at the foot of the Cachi Mountain. Depending on the time of the year the agriculture fields we cross at the beginning of the trail, will have beans, tomatoes, corn, and peppers sprouting or drying in the sun. Return in the afternoon. Free to explore or relax on your own and find a nice spot for dinner in the small town. Meals: B, L Activity: Hike: 22 km on stony sloping terrain. Elevation gain/loss: 620 mt Lodging: El Cotijo Hotel Boutique  

El Cortijo Hotel Boutique


Cachi

El Cortijo Hotel Boutique

The hotel was established in the year 1993 and resulted from the refurbishment of what used to be an old colonial house. It was built using regional materials such as stone, adobe, reed and wood. The hotel allows our visitors to experience what it is like living in a typical town house. The colors, odors, flavors and textures will accompany them during their stay and will help them feel a sense of ease and relaxation while admiring art. The geographic features of the place make it unique in terms of culture and architecture. Staying in this wonderful village frozen in the 1700s, yet full of life, is truly priceless.

Air Conditioning '; Open Parking '; Closed Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Handicap Accessible '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Safe in Room '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';
Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina

Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina

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DAY 6 – CACHI TO CAFAYATE

Today we have an easy morning and after a hearty breakfast we will learn about the weaving techniques in the Calchaqui Valley. We head south, again along Ruta 40 driving through the small villages of Seclantás, Molinos, Angastaco, Animaná and San Carlos. Cafayate is the most vibrant and biggest small town in the Calchaquí Valley, owing its growth to the wine industry. From late 1800s to mid- 1900s the wineries produced mostly bulk wine, but since late 1990s ride most wineries chose to produce boutique altitude wines. Evening walk in vineyards and wine tasting to learn why altitude wines are so special and why they are different. Meals: B,L,D Activity: Hiking: 8 km on stony sloping terrain. Grading: Easy Elevation gain/loss: 150 metres – hiking to/ from 2,100 to 2,260 m.a.s.l. Lodging: Patios de Cafayate  

Patios de Cafayate


Cafayate

Patios de Cafayate

In the midst of the vineyards of the winery El Esteco and with the Calchaquí Valleys in the background, the farmhouse - which belonged to the traditional family of Michel Torino founded in 1892, today is part and soul of this incredible hotel with wide walls, glazed domes that illuminate the corridors, Spanish tiles on their ceilings, wrought iron portals, rumorous fountains, typical cisterns, and a large collection of period furniture and paintings. A unique proposal in Cafayate that unites around the theme of wine, the winery and the hotel. A must for those who want to enjoy their hospitality, the landscape that surrounds it, its history, its art and the incredible warmth of its people. Its 32 rooms, arranged between spacious courtyards and colonial style, welcome you with the comfort of its spaciousness and original furniture, but also with the modernity of its equipment and services. Gardens neatly maintained, and a magnificent pool surrounded by pergolas laden with grapes frame the evenings of the valleys, giving freshness to the radiant sun. A corral with llamas, from where horseback excursions leave the vineyards, reaffirm the traditions of the area. With more than 10 years of life today has a new proposal, so that our guests can really live the culture of the valleys in full. Tranquility, sunny days, cool nights, a glass of delicious wine and good cuisine. Laderas that change colors with the sunset or sunrise and a team that is trained to make Patios a unique experience in these distant latitudes, so that they can thus "Experience the Calchaquíes Valleys".

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Restaurant ';
Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina

Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina

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DAY 7 – CAFAYATE BIKE AND WINE

Today we start at 09:00 am and bike south along Route 40 on a rolling road that combines vineyards and desert landscapes. At the end of the ride we hike in the Quilmes ruins and learn all about the region in pre Hispanic times. On the way back to Cafayate we will visit a winery for more learning about altitude wines. Free evening to explore the small town on your own. Meals: B, L Activity: Biking: 45 to 60 km on sloping paved road. Grading: moderate – Elevation gain: 120 mt Lodging: Patios de Cafayate  

Patios de Cafayate


Cafayate

Patios de Cafayate

In the midst of the vineyards of the winery El Esteco and with the Calchaquí Valleys in the background, the farmhouse - which belonged to the traditional family of Michel Torino founded in 1892, today is part and soul of this incredible hotel with wide walls, glazed domes that illuminate the corridors, Spanish tiles on their ceilings, wrought iron portals, rumorous fountains, typical cisterns, and a large collection of period furniture and paintings. A unique proposal in Cafayate that unites around the theme of wine, the winery and the hotel. A must for those who want to enjoy their hospitality, the landscape that surrounds it, its history, its art and the incredible warmth of its people. Its 32 rooms, arranged between spacious courtyards and colonial style, welcome you with the comfort of its spaciousness and original furniture, but also with the modernity of its equipment and services. Gardens neatly maintained, and a magnificent pool surrounded by pergolas laden with grapes frame the evenings of the valleys, giving freshness to the radiant sun. A corral with llamas, from where horseback excursions leave the vineyards, reaffirm the traditions of the area. With more than 10 years of life today has a new proposal, so that our guests can really live the culture of the valleys in full. Tranquility, sunny days, cool nights, a glass of delicious wine and good cuisine. Laderas that change colors with the sunset or sunrise and a team that is trained to make Patios a unique experience in these distant latitudes, so that they can thus "Experience the Calchaquíes Valleys".

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Restaurant ';
Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina

Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina

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DAY 8 – CAFAYATE TO SALTA

Morning departure along route 68 that winds through the Quebrada de las Conchas, a natural monument of red stunning formations. We lunch near Talapampa then on to Salta during the afternoon and check in to House of Jasmines for a relaxing evening and afternoon. Meals: B|L |D Activity: Bike: 66 km from La Yesera to Talapampa. Elevation loss: 380 mt. Lodging: House of Jasmines  

House of Jasmines


Salta

House of Jasmines

At the base of the Andes and just a few minutes from Salta, the House of Jasmines estancia is cradled by a warm and romantic atmosphere. At the end of a eucalyptus lined driveway, an elegant 100-year old mansion welcomes travellers. Representing the art of hospitality dear to the Fenestraz family, the rooms and suites are a model of comfort and refinement. From the large 100 hectare park to the spa and pool, everything has been designed to offer guests total relaxation. With its large fireplace and clay oven, the House of Jasmines dining room, La Table specializes in Argentinean cuisine showcasing regional produce. House of Jasmines is also the perfect starting point to explore the natural wonders of northern Argentina.

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Restaurant ';
Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina

Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina

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DAY 9 – SALTA – AIRPORT AND CONNECTIONS

  Morning at leisure or enjoy a 3-hour horseback ride in the surrounding fields and forest. Depending on the time of your flight you can have an early lunch before going to the local airport located 15 minutes away from House of Jasmines.

House of Jasmines


Salta

House of Jasmines

At the base of the Andes and just a few minutes from Salta, the House of Jasmines estancia is cradled by a warm and romantic atmosphere. At the end of a eucalyptus lined driveway, an elegant 100-year old mansion welcomes travellers. Representing the art of hospitality dear to the Fenestraz family, the rooms and suites are a model of comfort and refinement. From the large 100 hectare park to the spa and pool, everything has been designed to offer guests total relaxation. With its large fireplace and clay oven, the House of Jasmines dining room, La Table specializes in Argentinean cuisine showcasing regional produce. House of Jasmines is also the perfect starting point to explore the natural wonders of northern Argentina.

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Restaurant ';
Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina

Multi-sport tour through Northwest Argentina

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

• Transport in a Toyota Hilux 4x4 throughout
• Transfer in/out from all airports.
• Accommodation in a double room with breakfast
• Bilingual driver/guide throughout trip
• Entrance tickets to the MAAM and walking tour in Salta
• Entrance tickets to Quilmes archaeological site
• Meals per day as mentioned with water and a glass of local wine and tip
• Water in vehicle and during activities
• Fresh and dry fruits when biking
• Bikes and helmets and water bottles
• Trekking poles
• Wine tasting in Cafayate
• Luggage handling and space for 1 bag 1 carry-on pp

Not included:
• Meals or drinks not mentioned in itinerary
• Alcoholic beverages
• Changes to itinerary due to unforeseen events.
• Medical and travel insurance (required)
• Personal expenses
• Tips for driver and guide
• Biking guide when requested (can be added with a supplement)

Lodging

Accommodation: 6 nights in charming 3 and 4 star hotels. All accommodations include private bathroom and a variety of other amenities. Hotels included:
- Solar de la Plaza - Salta**
- Manantial del Silencio - Purmamarca**
- Hosteria de Las Nubes - San Antonio de las Nubes**
- El Cotijo Hotel Boutique- Cachi**
- Patios de Cafayate**
- House of Jasmine's - Salta**
 
** Please see Itinerary tab for more information **

Following our ethos, we use characterful accommodation that enhances the overall adventure travel experience, inns, hotels, and guest houses that are adapted to host travelers.


North Argentina - Multi Sport Adventure (rates per person based on double occupancy)
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8 Nights / 9 Days
Buenos Aires Add Ons
Min 4 Participants1990 USD TBD USD
Single Supplement 400 USD TBD USD
Bike rental Included N/A
Custom Groups Welcome inquire inquire
*We can go with as few as 2 persons, rates are higher. Larger groups possible; note that we use Toyota Helix vehicles which make multiples of 4 the ideal number for pricing.

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Tour Details

Tour Highlights:
- wine tasting in local residence in Salta
- Quebrada de Humahuaca - Organic farming and solar energy, a foodie experience
- Salinas Grandes - hiking the Andean communities, a grassroots local project
- Paseo de los Colorados - 7 Colors Mountain
- Horse back riding option in Salta
- Cafayate high altitude wines - biking and (later) tasting and learning about altitude vineyards

- Arrive in Buenos Aires at the international airport, which is different from the domestic airport. A long transfer is required between airports; check with us before booking domestic flights to Salta where the trip starts.
Salta is located in north-western Argentina with roots closer to Peru and the cities of Arequipa and Lima than the capital city of Argentina, Buenos Aires. The air here is different, both because of the Andes geography and because the blend of people and culture is different: Andean, Spanish, Lebanese, Italian, British all blended in one. The charming town of Salta is renowned for its eclectic architecture, striking landscapes, and rich cultural history.
 
Need to Know:
- domestic flights to Salta not included - allow time to change airports
- arrival at Salta airport you are met and transferred to the first hotel to start the tour
- this is a biking and hiking tour at elevation
- rates vary according to group size; adaptations possible

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
This is a guided trip with support transportation included. Departure dates are available on request for for parties of 4. Departures for 2-14 pax are possible - please inquire

Level: Level 3+ Fit: Activities are different each day but all are graded from Moderate-Vigorous. Intensity is mostly due to altitude, not requiring participants to have special skills or or to be very physically fit. Support vehicle is always close by.
 
Dates: This trip can go any dates throughout the year, subject to availability. Minimum 2 persons, ideally 4-6 persons to achieve better pricing.

 

Best Time To Go: April - June, October - December.

Average temperatures:
January: 84 °F (29 °C) 68 °F (20 °C)
February: 77 °F (25 °C) 66 °F (19 °C)
March: 79 °F (26 °C) 64 °F (18 °C)
April: 72 °F (22 °C) 59 °F (15 °C)
May: 66 °F (19 °C) 52 °F (11 °C)
June: 61 °F (16 °C) 46 °F (8 °C)
July: 59 °F (15 °C) 46 °F (8 °C)
August: 63 °F (17 °C) 50 °F (10 °C)
Sept: 66 °F (19 °C) 52 °F (11 °C)
October: 72 °F (22 °C) 57 °F (14 °C)
November: 77 °F (25 °C) 61 °F (16 °C)
December: 82 °F (28 °C) 64 °F (18 °C)

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    Argentina Guides: Ana
    Ana Ines Figueroa Alexander was born in Salta, Argentina..A Certified Fitness Instructor, horsewoman and hiker; she developed a passion for travel while visiting Europe, Africa and the wonders of South America. After extensively visiting the USA, she came back to Argentina and has worked as a guide and trip designer for many legendary international adventure and luxury travel companies. She is also a writer, having written in both Spanish and English the texts for the photographic books by Ossian Lindholm: Argentina’s North; Ischigualasto, the Valley of the Moon and Talampaya and The Calchaquí Valley; also The Spirit of the North, with photos by Jasmine Rossi. She is trip planner, designer, loves talking with travelers about the fascinating South American history and traditions. Ana is a conservationist and advocate of tourism as a means to improve the life of those who live in the remote Andes.

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    Included are: helmets, water bottle in cages, flat pedals or with cages, handlebar bags and flat tire materials for quick changes by yourself or with guide assistance. Travelers can bring their own clipless pedals for installation. Travelers are encouraged to bring their own bike computers and/or GPS app/devices.
    Bikes Included in trip price.


    Pedals: flat or with cages. Travelers may bring their own clipless pedals to have installed.

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