Luxury Argentina Northwest

Enjoy the Argentina Northwest in an exclusive way!

Salta

Calchaqui Valleys

Train to the Clouds

Humahuaca Gorge

Luxury Argentina Northwest is exclusive travel to know best attractions of Salta and Jujuy enjoying the most exclusive accommodations and services.  Explore the colorful landscapes of the north of Argentina in a wonderful trip. Mountain villages, with mud houses, its fairs with colorful handcrafts, the delicious local food, the landscapes of multicolored hills, valleys and gorges, the warmth of its people, their clothes, their customs, their music, create for the Argentina Northwest Region an identity of its own that makes this destination a must for those visiting Argentina.

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Know Buenos Aires, Argentina's vibrant Capital
  • Discover The Lake District
  • Enjoy wildlife in Puerto Madryn
  • Hike in El Chalten
  • Visit the stunning glaciers of El Calafate
  • Navigate the Beagle Channel in Ushuaia

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  • Completely private tours in each destination
  • Private transportation
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
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AT A GLANCE

An adventure through the incredible landscapes of the Northwest discovering its best attractions. Luxury Argentina Northwest is 9 days tour exploring the north of Argentina. Start your tour in the city of Salta, gateway of this amazing region, then go to explore the amazing Calchaqui Valleys including Cuesta del Obispo, los Cardones National Park, Cachi, Molinos and Cafayate.

Continue your trip crossing the beautiful landscapes of the De Las Conchas Gorge with its incredible and colorful geoforms like The Cathedral, The Amphitheater, The Devils Throat among others. Enjoy the spectacular ride in the Train to the Clouds and its incredible travel through the Puna. visiting the picturesque, the Salt Flats and the the amazing Seven Colours Hil in Purmamarca. Finally tour the stunning and colorful route of Humahuaca Gorge touring its small mountain villages like Purmamarca and the Seven Colours Hill, Maimara and its cementery and the Painter’s Palette Hill, Tilcara and the Pucará and Uquia with its magical Church. Let’s discover this Luxury Argentina Northwest itinerary!

All travel ideas are fully customizable, so we make travel proposals adapted to your interests, activities you enjoy, travel dates and destinations you want to visit.

Example Trip Itinerary

DAYS 1-2

Salta

Transfer

Private transfer from the airport to your hotel in Salta

Accommodation in Salta
House of Jasmines

Just off the Andean Mountains a few minutes from Salta, discover the luxury House of Jasmines hotel – member of Relais & Chateaux – and allow yourself to be carried away by the warm, romantic atmosphere of the Northwest of Argentina. 

  • Welcome to the Northwest
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Luxury Argentina Northwest itinerary starts in Salta La Linda. This beautiful north city is located in the Lerma Valley, at the foot of San Bernardo Hill, it is the main city and gateway to the Argentine Northwest Region. It was founded by the Spanish in 1582, it retains the only architectural style that was not copied from Europe, the American Baroque. Its main square is surrounded by the main buildings such as cathedrals, San Francisco and Santo Domingo. Salta also has important museums with archaeological exhibitions of world relevance. Its cultural shows, diversity of peñas, restaurants and tourist services make the visitor experience to this beautiful city unforgettable.

Day 1: Arriving to Salta La Linda
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The first day of your Luxury Argentina Northwest itinerary you will arrive to Salta La Linda. Once you arrive you will feel at each step both colonial history and a strong Andean culture. Your local guide will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to your exclusive accommodation, House of Jasmines, an exclusive estancia, with an elegant 100-year-old mansion, where everything was designed to offer guests complete relaxation. After checking in, you can enjoy the place an relax, take a horse ride to know the surrounds or go for a walk to shore of the river. In the evening enjoy the sunset tasting the best local wines, accompanied by local cured meats.

Day 2: Explore Salta
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Today you will enjoy the breakfast and sunrise in your wonderful country accommodation, take your time to fully feel the nature and the relaxing atmosphere. When you decide the local guide will pick you up to show you best attractions of Salta La Linda, to discover more of this Luxury Argentina Northwest itinerary. You will visit the historic city center, the main square, the Cabildo, you will visit the Museo de Arqueología de Alta Montaña, which presents exhibitions dedicated to pre-colonial culture and the famous Llullaillaco Children, three Incas children mummies that were discovered on top of Llullaillaco in 1999. At midday go to visit one of the city restaurants to enjoy the local cuisine. After lunch and visiting the historic city center you will continue exploring taking the telesphere to ascend to the top of San Bernardo Hill to admire the wonderful panoramic view from the view point.

In the evening you have to taste the delicious local food or go to the local peñas to enjoy the folkloric music and dance. And after a glass of wine, you will probably join in for dancing!

DAYS 3 - 7

Calchaqui Valleys

Accommodation in Molinos
Hacienda de Molinos

This traditional hacienda, which dates back to the 18th century and was home to the last governor of Salta appointed by the King of Spain, has been refurbished to provide you with all comfort expected from a 21st century hotel, while preserving the essence and typical features of colonial times.

  • Five days Exploring the Calchaqui Valleys

Today you will continue the Luxury Argentina Northwest itinerary taking five days to explore the Calchaquis Valleys. This area will surprise you because of the vastness of its wonderful valleys, you will follow routes through pronounced gorges, dotted with local flora and fauna, Inca history vestiges, enchanting quiet villages, antique churches and interesting museums.

Day 3: Los Cardones Nationl Park, Cahi and La Paya
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Have breakfast and pack your luggage to continue discovering this Luxury Argentina Northwest itinerary, today you have a different accommodation. You will start traveling to the southwest to the fantastic Calchaqui Valleys accompanied by your local guide. Start the adventure visiting the two first gorges the Laures and Escoipe, then the landscape begins to change little by little until you approach to the Cuesta del Obispo (Bishop Slope), a 20-kilometer stretch of zigzag of provincial route No. 33 that reaches its maximum height of 3620 meters in Piedra del Molino. The landscape that accompanies this winding road is spectacular and from the top you will be able to appreciate an incredible panoramic view of the valley.

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Los Cardones National Park, a cactus and cardon desert that was declared a protected area to promote its preservation over time, is crossed by the Recta del Tin Tin a perfect straight line upon which the route was built. It is so perfect that is difficult to achieve with the technology we have nowadays, but according to anthropological and historiographic studies, it was constructed in an artisanal way by the original peoples that inhabited the area. You will make a stop to visit the area and take some pictures of the huge cactis.
You will continue the way to Cachi, a small town in of Spanish and native traditions forms the most beautiful architecture. Once in Cachi you will have some free time to have lunch. Then continue exploring the valleys and visit the beautiful mountain village of Molinos where you will spend the night. Explore the town with your guide and go to your exclusive accommodation to relax after a wonderful day exploring the Calchaqui Valleys.

Day 4: Molinos, Colomé Wineyard
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The third day of our Luxury Argentina Northwest adventure go to visit Colomé Wineyard. The passion, persistence and relentless determination to plant the highest vineyard in the world led Donald Hess to the Salta region, Argentina, where he planted Malbec on a farm he called Maximum Height. Tour the winery and enjoy lunch at the vineyard’s superb restaurant.
In the afternoon, take time to visit the on-site museum. Among the vineyards located at the highest altitude in the world in the Calchaquí Valley, the only museum dedicated exclusively to the work of the prestigious American artist James Turrell stands. It belongs to The Hess Art Collection and opened in 2009. It is located on the grounds, next to the Winery and the Founder’s House. Wine and art are closely linked.
In the afternoon come back to the hotel to relax and prepare to the next day. Is time to pack your luggage again!

Accommodation in Cafayate
Patios del Cafayate

Amidst the vineyards of the winery El Esteco and with the breathtaking Calchaquí Valleys in the background, the original farmstead of this estate founded in 1892 is today the soul of this unique 32-rooms country hotel.

Day 5: Cafayae Wineries
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Have breakfast and prepare to continue to your next adventure. Start your travel to Cafayate and visit on the way the small village of Angastaco, just before visiting Las Flechas Gorge, with its spectacular rock formations. After visiting its curious passages, you will arrive at Cafayate where you spend the night. You will go to your exclusive accommodation Patios de Cafayate. In the middle of the vineyards of the El Esteco winery and with the Calchaquí Valleys in the background, is located the original country house of this estancia founded in 1892, which today is part and soul of this incredible 32-room country hotel. Enjoy the afternoon touring the wineyard and taking one of its incredible experiences.

Day 6: More of Cafayae Wineries
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On the sixth day of Luxury Argentina Northwest adventure take a relax morning in your accommodation, enjoying this fantastic place. In the afternoon let’s take a look to another winery and wineyard. Enjoy a relaxing day touring the El Porvenir wineyard to try the best Cafayate wines and learn about their production process.

Day 7: De Las Conchas Gorge
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Today you’ll leave Cafayate and to immerse accompanied by your local guide, into the forbidding of Las Conchas Gorge, a wonderful lanscaped where the erosion has carved fascinating red shapes into the rocks. Go to visit this Natural Reserve to enjoy the views of its colorful hills and discover the most particular rocky highlights: the Frog, Obelisk the Castles, Amphitheater and the famous Devil’s Throat. You will finish the day coming back to Salta. Your accommodation, located in the city center, Legado Mítico, is a beautiful traditional house restored to be a luxury hotel. You can stay ay the hotel of go to explore more of the city night.

DAYS 8

Salta: Train to the Clouds
Accommodation in Salta
Legado Mítico

Legado Mítico Salta is a high-end boutique hotel in the Historic District of the city Salta. Live the restorative feeling of staying in a house that retains its origin as a patrician family, with the most exclusive amenities that place it at the top of hotel ratings in the region.

UP GRADE : House of Jasmines
Day 8: Take a ride in the Train to the Clouds
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Today you continue this Luxury Argentina Northwest itinerary living an incredible experience, The Train to the Clouds. This is a unique and special trip through the wonderful landscapes of the Puna Region. The trail travel from Salta to Santa Rosa de Tastil making stops in each station in the picturesque mountain villages, allowing you to enjoy every part of this amazing travel. This trip combines the beautiful landscapes and the magnificent sensation of traveling between the clouds with the incredible stories of the epic construction of the railway, in the 1920, initiated by the engineer Richard Fontain Maury. Let’s take a ride to the clouds!

Day 9: Humahuaca Gorge
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The last but not less exiting day of our Luxury Argentina Northwest itinerary. Continue your trip traveling north to Jujuy Province to explore the beautiful mountain valley landscape of the Humahuaca Gorge and the impressive colourful mountain range during all the way. Humahuaca Gorge is dotted with a bunch of amazing attractions such us the Cerro de los Siete Colores (Seven Color Hill) in Purmarca, the Pucará de Tilcara, a dilapidated but well restored pre-Incan native fortress and the Cerro Paleta del Pintor (Painter Palette Hill) at Maimará village. You will also visit the small town of Uquía to see 17th-century paintings by indigenous students of the Cuzco School called Cusqueñas Paintings and the little Uquía Church. Then you will pass through Huacalera, and while crossing the Tropic of Capricorn road, admire the multicolored La Pollera de la Coya Hill.

Finally, you reach the picturesque Humahuaca and enjoy its colorful narrow streets, handcraft markets and typical local food. You will make different stops on the way to Humahuaca and back, finishing the day in Purmamarca, where you will spend the night. You can spend the evening enjoying beautiful the view of the Seven Colors Hill and visiting the main square and its colorful handcraft faire.

Transfer

Private transfer to Salta Airport

Flight

Flight from Salta to your next destination

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Add an extra night in Cafayate so you can know more about the wine production and enjoy visiting some other wineries and wineyards. You can also extend the itinerary by adding one more night in Salta City to take a historical tour with your local guide to learn more about Salta’s history, visiting the museums, historical monuments and churches.

Add some days in Buenos Aires to enjoy the vibrant Argentine Capital. Extend your visit with some time in Tucuman to complete your trip to the Argentina Northwest visiting Tafi del Valle and the Quilmes Ruins or spend some time in Iguazu inside Atlantic Rainforest with its lush vegetation and colorful wildlife and the stunning waterfalls.

Take some days to visit the Cuyo Region, recognized worldwide for the production of the highest quality wines in the world. Enjoy its landscapes of vineyards and wineries surrounded by valleys, rivers and the impressive Andes mountain range.

Extend your visit with time in Patagonia or the lovely Lake District and Bariloche. Enjoy incredible landscapes surrounded by forests, mountain, lakes and glaciers.

Include some time to relax! After a few days traveling you probably would enjoy some free time to relax or receive a massage that will you feel renew and energized for the rest of your trip. Most of the hotels have SPA services or wellness center.

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