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The pristine high-altitude gorges, peaks, deserts, and river valleys of Argentina’s northwestern provinces have earned Salta the reputation as the hub of outdoor adventure. From cloud forest hiking to river rafting, these are some of our favorite outdoor activities.
 
Hiking and Trekking
Hiking opportunities from Salta are as varied as the region’s diverse landscapes. Travelers might find themselves hiking through the subtropical Yungas cloud forest of San Lorenzo, trekking through the multicolored canyon of Quebrada del Toro (Bull’s Gorge) to ancient Incan ruins, or exploring the caves of Los Cardones National Park.
 
River Rafting
One of Salta’s most popular outdoor pursuits is river rafting through the scenic Juramento Canyon. These excursions begin at the base of the Cabra Corral Dam and take passengers on a 2- to 3-hour trip through more than two dozen class II and III rapids.
 
Ziplining
South America’s largest zipline canopy circuit can be found just outside Salta. The series of cables, some as long as 1,900 feet (600 meters) take adventurous travelers on a high-flying journey some 650 feet (200 meters) above the ground.
 
Sightseeing Safaris
Travelers who want to see as many of Salta’s natural wonders as possible can opt for a sightseeing safari. Options include a day trip along the route of the famous Train to the Clouds as it passes through Bull’s Gorge, a visit to the Salinas Grandes salt lakes, or an excursion into the remote deserts and salt plains of Northern Argentina.
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Full-Day Tour Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca whith trekking and More from Salta

Full-Day Tour Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca whith trekking and More from Salta

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Argentina’s wild northwest is home to some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes, and this full-day small-group tour from Salta checks off all the most photo-worthy sights. Marvel at the UNESCO-listed Humahuaca gorge and the ‘Hill of Seven Colors; pose for photos on the startling white salt flats of Salinas Grandes; and shop for handicrafts at the legendary Purmamarca market.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Salinas por Purmamarca + Humahuaca en 2 Días

Salinas por Purmamarca + Humahuaca en 2 Días

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Esta excursion grupal de 2 dias incluye la visita a los puntos turisticos mas importantes de la Porvincia de Jujuy. (Pueblo de Purmamarca - Cerro de 7 Colores - Cuesta de Lipan- Salinas Grandes - Paseo de los Colorados - Pueblo de Humahuaca), brindandoles a los pasajeros la posibilidad de pasar una noche (o mas) en el bellisimo y encantador Pueblo de Purmamarca, el cual es un icono de la Quebrada de Humahuaca (Patrimonio de la Humanidad).
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  • 2 days
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Calchaquí Valley and Cafayate Winery Day Trip from Salta
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Calchaquí Valley and Cafayate Winery Day Trip from Salta

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Discover the natural wonders of the Salta province during this full-day sightseeing and wine tasting day trip from Salta. Trek south of Salta into the rivers, mountains and gorges of the Calchaquí Valley. Stop at the Devil's Throat rock formation to snap some photos before continuing on to the winemaking town of Cafayate. You'll tour a winery and taste some local wines before making the return trip to Salta.
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  • 12 hours
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$29.96
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Full-Day Tour to Humahuaca, Purmamarca and Tilcara

Full-Day Tour to Humahuaca, Purmamarca and Tilcara

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Explore the extraordinary landscapes and historic gems of Argentina’s wild northwest on this full-day tour from Salta. Marvel at the UNESCO-listed Humahuaca gorge and the ‘Hill of Seven Colors; shop for handicrafts at Purmamarca market; visit the ancient ruins of Tilcara; and admire the legendary Arcabuceros Angels at Uquía Church.
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  • 12 hours
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Quebrada de Humahuaca Day Trip from Salta Including Purmamarca
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Quebrada de Humahuaca Day Trip from Salta Including Purmamarca

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Discover the unusual landscape of Quebrada de Humahuaca on this full-day excursion from Salta. Travel along an ancient Incan route through multicolored canyons to this gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Stop at small indigenous villages like Humahuaca, Purmamarca and Tilcara to view historical adobe churches and ruins. Visit San Salvador de Jujuy, a small city situated among the wooded lowlands, before returning to Salta on Route 9.
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  • 12 hours
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One Day Tour of Cachi and Calchaquí Valleys from Salta

One Day Tour of Cachi and Calchaquí Valleys from Salta

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The rugged deserts and rock-sculpted valleys around Salta are some of Argentina’s most impressive natural landscapes. This full-day tour offers non-stop photo opportunities as you explore the Calchaquí Valleys, look out over the Enchanted Valley from Bishop’s Cliff, and see the gigantic cacti of the Los Cardones National Park.
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  • 12 hours
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Hornocal, 14 colors mountain, trough Humahuaca´s gorge

Hornocal, 14 colors mountain, trough Humahuaca´s gorge

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Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world can be seen in one day on the excursion to Hornocal. The hill of the 14 colors, the entire Humahuaca gorge, visiting the Pucara de Tilcara and the 7-color hill in Purmamarca.
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  • 13 hours
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Full Day Excursion to Salinas Grandes from Salta

Full Day Excursion to Salinas Grandes from Salta

Visit Purmamarca and the Crafts Market Incredible views of Cerro de 7 Colores will make your experiences very good. Enjoy the scenery of the Salinas Grandes - very good possibility of taking artistic photos that will be a source of envy for your friends who did not travel!
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  • 12 hours
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Full-day Cachi and Los Cardones National Park from Salta

Full-day Cachi and Los Cardones National Park from Salta

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Explore the wild landscapes of northwest Argentina on this full-day Cachi tour from Salta. Journey through the Escoipe Gorge and the Enchanted Valley, drive the winding mountain road of Cuesta del Obispo, and marvel at the giant cacti of the Los Cardones National Park, then admire the colonial architecture and browse the handicrafts market of Cachi.
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  • 11 hours
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Cloud Forest hiking

Cloud Forest hiking

This is a taste of lush, sub-tropical jungle landscape, close to Salta city, and in complete contrast to some of the more rugged desert terrain of north-west Argentina. Our guide is experienced in hiking all terrain, and speaks English and Spanish. We have groups of a maximum of four people, so every hike can be tailor-made to your taste. We will provide a typical salteño lunch of empanadas, included in the price. This particular short trek is suitable for all abilities.
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  • 4 hours
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4 Days 4 full Excursions Promotion

4 Days 4 full Excursions Promotion

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Save time by taking four excursions to the Argentine north in four days from Salta. You’ll visit the rock formations and wineries of Cafayate; the hills and mountains of Cachi; Humuhuaca and the Salinas Grandes. You’ll see a ton in a relatively short amount of time and won't have to worry about planning or transportation on a tight schedule. Plus, wine tastings are included.
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  • 4 days
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Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca Full Day Tour from Salta

Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca Full Day Tour from Salta

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Discover the scenic landscapes of Purmamarca and Salinas Grandes on a full-day tour from Salta. Get an early start to travel to the Salinas Grandes salt flats and take in the otherworldly scenery. Continue to the Lipan Slope (Cuesta de Lipan) and marvel at the engineering that allows vehicles to ascend the steep mountain. In charming Purmamarca, your guide shows you the highlights of the village before you head to Humahuaca, located near the multicolored mountains known as the Serranias del Hornocal.
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  • 11 hours
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$98.00
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Private Tour: Full-Day Train to the Clouds Experience from Salta
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Private Tour: Full-Day Train to the Clouds Experience from Salta

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Go on a grand adventure aboard the Tren a las Nubes with this train-ride experience, including round-trip transport from Salta. This experience also includes a ride on the Train to the Clouds, one of the highest railroads in the world. Along the way, stop in the town of Campo Quijano, see the famous Viaducto del Toro, and enjoy breakfast and go to a craft fair at El Alfarcito. Plus end your day with a visit to San Antonio de los Cobres, where you can plan your own free time by going on a trek with llamas (own expense).
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  • 14 hours
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Cafayate: 2-Day-Trip from Salta City

Cafayate: 2-Day-Trip from Salta City

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Argentina’s northwest region is similar in look and feel to the American southwest. Dramatic landscape and a laid-back atmosphere transport you to another world where you can truly unwind and experience life at a slower pace. This overnight round-trip road trip to Cafayate from Salta includes winery tours comfortable accommodations and stunning scenery.
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  • 2 days
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Cafayate Wine Route Day Tour from Salta

Cafayate Wine Route Day Tour from Salta

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Savor the delicious wines and colorful scenery of one of the highest wine route in the world during this 10-hour trip near Cafayate. Explore this increasing popular wine-making region during tasting stops at two local wineries and a stop at the city’s Museum of Vine and Wine. As you travel you’ll also get to enjoy the area’s mountain landscapes and the picturesque Las Conchas River Gorge.
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  • 10 hours
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$106.67
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Exclusive day-long private tour of Cafayate vineyards

Exclusive day-long private tour of Cafayate vineyards

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Maximize time in Cafayate with a full-day private vineyard tour from Salta. Get picked up at your hotel and travel through the scenic Quebrada de las Conchas canyon. Taste local wines including Malbec, Torrontes, and Tannat at three vineyards in Cafayate. Learn about high-altitude wines and leave the driving to your private guide.
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  • 10 hours
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$274.50
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4-Days Tour of Salta Cafayate and Humahuaca

4-Days Tour of Salta Cafayate and Humahuaca

Experience local life away from the tourist trail on this 4-day tour, including 3 nights accommodation in Salta and excursions to Cafayate and Humahuaca. Discover Salta’s rich colonial heritage, visit the wine-making town of Cafayate and drive the ancient Inca route through the UNESCO-listed Humahuaca valley, stopping at traditional artisan villages along the way. It is situated in a fertile valley that even today still bears the name of its founder "Valle Lerma". San Bernardo Convent, San Francisco Church and the Cabildo with its stunning arches, stand out most amongst Salta’s architectural colonial heritage.
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  • 4 days
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Promo 3 excursiones: Cafayate + Cachi + Hornocal

Promo 3 excursiones: Cafayate + Cachi + Hornocal

Al contratar esta promocion de 3 excursiones de Dia Completo, los pasajeros tendran la posibilidad de visitar formaciones naturales mundialmente conocidas en la Quebrada de las Conchas (Excursion de Cafayate), como asi tambien podran visitar y conocer paisajes encantadores de los Valles Calchaquies, Quebrada de Escoipe, Cuesta del Obispo, Parque Nacional Los Cardones, Pueblo de Cachi, etc. (Excursion a Cachi). Visita el Hermoso Pueblo de Purmamarca y al Cerro de 7 Colores. Recorrido en la Quebrada de Humahuaca (Patrimonio de la Humanidad). Visita a las Serranías del Hornocal. Visita el Famoso Pueblo de Humahuaca. Los Pasajeros tendrán la posibilidad de, ademas de visitar lugares de Gran Belleza y famosos a Nivel Mundial, podrán aprender, conocer y vivenciar muchísimos aspectos de la Cultura e Historia del Norte Argentino.
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  • 3 days
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Full-Day Salinas Grandes Tour from Salta
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Full-Day Salinas Grandes Tour from Salta

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Experience the ‘Salinas Grandes,’ a magical collection of salt flats in Northwest Argentina, during this 13-hour day trip from Salta. Explore some of the area’s picturesque small towns before reaching this surreal landmark, an area where a landscape of shiny-white salt seems to extend to the horizon. You’ll also stop by the village of Purmamarca on your way back to Salta.
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  • 13 hours
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San Antonio de los Cobres Day Trip from Salta
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San Antonio de los Cobres Day Trip from Salta

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Journey from Salta to San Antonio de los Cobres on this full-day coach tour. Follow the route of Argentina's Train to the Clouds and travel through Quebrada del Toro, crossing bridges and viaducts in Chorrillo and Alisal on this scenic round-trip drive. Visit Santa Rosa de Tastil, a pre-Incan archaeological site, before arriving at your quiet mountain town destination where you can look out over the Polvorilla Viaduct.
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  • 10 hours
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$73.50
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Andes Foothills Mountain Bike Tour from Salta
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Andes Foothills Mountain Bike Tour from Salta

Cycle through the scenic foothills of the Andes on a half- or full-day mountain bike tour from Salta. Soak up spectacular views of northwestern Argentina's scenery as you cross bridges and pass by waterfalls and alpine villages. Expert guides ensure everyone's safety and pick tracks of varying difficulty to suit the abilities of each group. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off and bike rental so you can save all your energy for the trails.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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$75.90
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Promo 3 Excursiones : Cafayate + Salinas + Hornocal (3 Días)

Promo 3 Excursiones : Cafayate + Salinas + Hornocal (3 Días)

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Este Paquete / Combo Especial de Excursiones Combina 3 Excursiones de Día Completo. Contiene 3 diferentes recorridos que te cautivarán con sus majestuosos paisajes. Cafayate te deslumbrara con su quebrada, Hornocal con su hermoso Cerro de 14 colores y Salinas Grandes te atrapara en su inmensidad.
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  • 1 day 12 hours
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Full Day Excursion to Cafayate from Salta

Full Day Excursion to Cafayate from Salta

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Impressive views of Valles Calchaqui will accompany you all the way. Visit winery in Cafayate with tasting of locally produced wines Get to know the high altitude vineyards and taste the authentic Argentine wine "torrontes".
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  • 12 hours
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$69.00
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Adrenaline Pack Experience From Salta
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Adrenaline Pack Experience From Salta

Dare yourself to try Salta’s most adventurous experiences—bungee jumping, bridging, ziplining, and rappelling—on a half-day tour that will send you off the edge and into the air. Combining the activities is a great introduction to four thrilling adrenaline sports, and you’ll explore the gorgeous landscape around Salta as you take on an exciting challenge.
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  • 4 hours
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$196.61
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