Salta Valley & Canyons


The northwest around Salta is arguably the most beautiful part of Argentina. The variation of scenery on this tour is simply amazing and unmatched anywhere is South America with its wine region, Andean puna (grassland), bright red gorges, jagged mountain valleys, salt flats, jungle, arid desert and of course really friendly people and great food.

9 Days


Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Hotels
  • * Tours and transport as per the itinerary
  • * Airport transfers

* Accommodation with breakfast everyday including:

  - 2 nights in Salta,

  - 1 night in Cachi,

  - 1 night in Cafayate,

  - 2 nights in Salta,

  - 1 night in Purmamarca,

  - 1 night in Salta. 

* Other meals where stated


Difficulty Rating 1 (easy)
Single Surcharge

FROM US$1,740 - Subject to season and availability, contact us for more details. 


Train into the clouds available as an extra add-on.

* Please note San Antonio de los Cobres is at 4000 metres above sea level and some time to acclimatize prior to your visit is highly recommendable.

Price Dependent upon

Season and Availability


Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.
4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.

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Accommodation & Pricing

Standard ARTSSC-STD AUD 2680
Superior ARTSSC-SUP AUD 3080

The below hotels are our preferred options for the respective tour standards mentioned above. Hotels can easily be changed at the customers request. We also note that in some cases our preferred hotels may be unavailable and in those circumstances we may need to provide an alternative hotel of a similar standard.

 Hotel Manantial Del Silencio - Purmamarca
Standard Room
Built in the year 2000 in a strictly neo-colonial style, the Hotel Manantial maintains the local architecture in which indigenous materials were used such as adobe walls and hollow canes for the roof. The building was designed by the architect Mariano Sepulveda (a specialist in Spanish colonial architecture), who in 1985 was granted the Nobleman's Cross by the Royal Order of Isabel la Catolica for his work in Spanish colonial style in Argentina. The hotel is tastefully decorated with objects belonging to historical families from the north of Argentina. The hotel has 18 ample well-appointed bedrooms overlooking the gardens and mountains. There is also a suite on the upper floor which has a private sitting-room, a canopied bed and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi overlooking the 'Cerro de Siete Colores' and the formations of 'Los Colorados.' All the bedrooms have a private bathroom, direct national and international dial phone and Wi-Fi.
 Finca Valentina - Salta
Standard Room
Finca Valentina is located at the feet of the Andes, a refurbished country house maintaining the local traditional architecture externally, but with the layout, light and comfort of modern living. Each element of this house, from a glass to a piece of furniture, has been chosen while travelling to different places, and every little detail tells its own story. All the rooms have under floor heating, private patio or access to the gallery and luxury beds and linen. Guests are also free to enjoy all of the facilities the house offers including: living room with library and wooden fireplace, internet wi-fi, swimming pool with solarium, outside spaces, garden and barbeque area.
 Cafayate Wine Resort - Cafayate
Standard Room
Visit the Cafayate Wine Resort and discover a unique place to enjoy fine wines, magnificent landscapes, and the peace and quiet that only the Vinas de Cafayate-Wine Resort can offer. Located 5 minutes from the 18 hole golf course designed by Bob Cupp. The Wine Resort has 12 double rooms (with twin or king size beds), triple and single. All rooms have: Private bathroom with a bathtub Walk in closet, Heating, air conditioning and safety-deposit box.
 La Merced del Alto - Salta
Standard Room
Hotel La Merced del Alto is set in the Calchaqui valleys, just 2km from the historic town of Cachi, 157km from Cafayate and 159km from Salta in Argentina. Hotel La Merced del Alto has breathtaking views of the surrounding hills, rivers, and streams. This boutique hotel, characterized by its personalized service, maintains distinctive characteristics typical of the northern region. Built in the traditional style of the area's manor houses, the wide interior patios and galleries of Hotel La Merced del Alto re-establish the splendor of regional construction materials. Enjoy stunning views of the colorful and snowy peaks from every room and the best service and cuisine in the region.
 Design Suites Salta - Salta
Junior Suite Room
Located in front of the Belgrano Square, Design Suites Salta features a rooftop heated swimming pool with panoramic city views and a renowned regional award-winning restaurant. The hotel also has a spa, a massage room and full gym facilities. It offers a quiet atmosphere with modern design in the historical centre of Salta. In addition to friendly staff, the 4-star hotel offers a bar and a dry sauna. A full buffet breakfast is served daily in the charming restaurant. The stylish rooms in this design hotel have modern furniture and plenty of natural light, as well as free internet access and private bathrooms. Design Suites Salta offers 24-hour front desk assistance, daily maid services, meeting facilities and an on-site souvenir shop.
 Refugio de Coquena - Purmamarca
Standard Room
El Refugio de Coquena is located between the mountains and only four blocks from the main square, has 10 spacious rooms of which three have a jacuzzi. Room features include: Patios/balconies overlooking the Cerro de los 7 Colores and Cerro Morado Hairdryer, laundry and ironing. Jacuzzi The hotel itself includes: Pool Parking Underfloor heating Wi-fi Internet All-terrain bikes for excursions.
 Killa Cafayate Hotel - Cafayate
Standard Room
Located in the heart of Cafayate, the Killa Cafayate Hotel has 15 rooms and suites, all of them with air-conditioning, heating, ceiling-fan, safe-box, shoe-cleaning kit, wireless Internet, sommier bedding, hair-dryer and fully-equipped bathroom with bath-tub. Rooms and suites have view to the hotel gardens, mountains and Cafayate main square. The hotel offers room-service, bar & cafeteria, swimming pool, solarium, car-parking, massage- service, baby-sitter service, doctor on-call service, bikes- renting, fax, wireless Internet and notebook for guests use at the front-office.
 ACA Cachi - Salta
Standard Room
Featuring an outdoor pool and a heated Jacuzzi, the Hosteria ACA offers well-appointed rooms just a short drive from Los Cardones National Park. Cachi town centre is within a 10-minute drive of the motel. The Hosteria ACA features include laundry facilities, a playground and a safe-deposit box. Facilities include a solarium, a ticket service and a bbq/picnic area. The motel has complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. All the rooms at the Hosteria ACA include cable / satellite channels, a safe and a TV. Each is equipped with a mini bar and room service is available. The Hosteria ACA has its own on-site restaurant, perfect for those wishing to dine in. There is also bar on site, offering guests a variety of refreshing drinks. Breakfast is served at the motel daily. The Hosteria ACA conveniently provides free parking for guests travelling by car. Tours and other travel arrangements can be booked at the motel's tour desk.
 Antiguo Convento - Salta
Standard Room
The Hotel del Antiguo Convento is located in the old historic part of Salta, a few minutes away from Plaza 9 de Julio and close to the San Francisco Church and the San Bernardo Convent. The hotel is an old restored house, which offers the combination of colonial style with modern comfortable facilities. The rooms are spacious, rustically decorated and well equipped including heating and air conditioning. Wi-Fi is also available. Other hotel facilities include a swimming pool, beautiful gardens and a colonial patio where a snack bar service can be enjoyed. In 2007, the hotel won the Golden Award for Quality and Business Prestige.

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