5-Day Salta Adventure Tour
Product Code: 3215-221722
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Enjoy a thrilling 4 night adventure in Salta la Linda
  • • Take the Safari to the Clouds to discover Argentina's diverse landscape
  • • Mountain bike through San Lorenzo's lush trails
  • • Discover the Mountain of the Seven Colours
  • • Go river rafting on Rio Juramento followed by a zip-lining trip!
Tour Code
3215-221722
Duration
5 days
Departure City
Salta
End City
Salta
Tour Type:
Adventure
Language:
English, Spanish
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: UNESCO, Nature, Adventure, Backpacker

Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations; Get in touch with Mother Earth; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour; Geared to the "Get up and go!" traveler who want to enjoy independent or semi-guided adventures

Style: Independent

No guide will be available except during included excursions/activities/transfers

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Strenuous

Activities are geared towards experienced and fit travelers

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Itinerary
Day 01
Salta

Arrival at Salta

Hotel: Altos de Balcarce or similar

Upon your arrival at Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport, you will be meet your driver and transfer to the Patios De Lerma Hotel in the city center.

The rest of the day will be free for you to spend at your leisure.

Tips:
Altos de Balcarce is a distinguished and comfortable 3 stars hotel in Balcarce Street, one of the most important tourist areas of Salta. Strategically located a few blocks from downtown, offers guests a privileged location in the heart of the city and quick access to the most important places.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Salinas Grandes

Safari To the Clouds

Hotel: Altos de Balcarce or similar

Hop aboard our state-of-the-art, all-terrain vehicle as we explore three different circuits in the Northwest of Argentina! The excursion start early in the morning in order to enjoy the most of the day and the sunlight along the journey.

Thanks to the technical conditions of our vehicles, the "Safari to the Clouds" gives us the possibility to combine three different circuits in the Northwest of Argentina in one day.

From Salta, going through the Lerma Valley, you will go on to the Quijano Camp where you will be told the train's history, admiring the first machine which performed the trip. The journey continues to Quebrada del Toro, always parallel to the rails, and you will stop at the Toro River Viaduct, which you will climb, going around 40 meters up.

Then, the journey continue, going through other bridges and viaducts ( the train crosses 29 bridgesm 21 tunels, 13 viaducts, 2 curls and 2 zigzags. The Movitrack panoramic view lets you see the huge Railway engineering work and its bridges and tunnels.

Then, you will stop in a big cardones zone, hundreds of years old species and around 10 mtrs high. The trackrails will then start forming a winding way, going up the hill. As it continues to rise up, crossing small villages such as Santo Rosa de Tastil, Las Cuevas, and then arriving in San Antonio de los Cobres, the most important city within the Quebrada.

Then, it goes on until the famous Polvorilla viaduct. Highlight and most known of the point of the high points by which the Tren de la nubies transit.

During the way back, you will visit the Santa Rosa de tastil village for lunch. After resting, we'll visit the Archaeological Museum and have a walk by the ruins belonging to the Atacama culture during the pre-hispanic time.

At last, you will arrive to Cuesta de Lipá, a 2000 meters decrease and 35 kms transition from the desert puna grassland to the fertile valleys, more humid, to arrive at the picturesque village if Purmamarca, located at the bottom of the famous Cerro de los Siete Colores.

The we will return to the city around 7:00pm.

Tips:
This tour will lead you to altitudes of over 4,200m and we highly suggest you consult a doctor before joining the tour if you have a medical condition.

Tour does include food and beverages (breakfast, snack, lunch and drinks will be served during trip in the vehicle)

Departure: 6:15 AM Pick up from Caseros 468 (Off. in Tastil) and begging of the tour
Meeting point: Caseros 468 (Off. in Tastil)
6:00 PM Drop off at the hotel

Duration of the excursion: 12 hours

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Salta

Juramento River River Rafting & Zip-lining

Hotel: Altos de Balcarce or similar

The excursion starts in Salta, from where you will take the transfer to go to the Salta rafting base.

The rafting starts at the base with an instructive and safety rafting class. After checking our equipment we will begin our river rafting excursion on Juramento River.

There are 10 Class III rapids ajd tye Class II rapids, framed by the imposing landscape of the Juramento River's Canyon. Its walls were, 65 millions of years ago, gigantic beaches occupied by prehistoric animals. The descent starts at the base and ends 12 kms later, in the Paraje Los Lapachos. The return to the base by ground takes about 20 minutes.

The difficulty of the rafting is intermediate, taking about 2 hours time.

Once back at the base, we will enjoy an exquisite asado, made of various selections of meet and roasted offal. We will have time to rest before continuing with the adventure during the afternoon.

The zip line circuits start with an introductory talk about the activity and the correct utilization of the equipment to be able to enjoy these instructive experience, feeling safe and at ease.

We will leave the base with 2 trained guides up the mountain on a 15 to 20 minute trek to the 1st platform. There, we'll start the course with the steel cables, to test out your zip-lining skills and gain confidence. The highest cable is 200 meters high above the river's level, and the longest is 600 meters, allowing us to travel 35 km/hour with an incredible flying sensation. The last cable takes us back to the base.

The circuit last 1hr 30min.

You will go back to Salta from the base by vehicle.

Tips:
What to bring?
Long pants, sneakers or hiking boots. Repellent and sunscreen. Double change of clothes or a swimsuit, towel.

Lunch Included

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Salta

Mountain bike through the Yungas Mountain Forest

Hotel: Patios de Lerma Hotel or similar

After having breakfast or lunch in your hotel, you will be collected by your guide at 9:00am (morning tour) or 2:00pm (afternoon tour).

Today our goal is to travel West of the Lerma Valley with a short bike ride. After getting the bikes ready and going over the safety instructions, you will start riding on rural trails, entering the Quebrada, full of vegetation and water courses.

The fun of the activity is to cross rivers and the various natural obstacles by bike and feel the true essence of bike mountain without being professional. We will come upon corners where you will be able to enjoy the rivers, falls and observe the fauna and flora.

The course goes over the forest vegetation which surrounds the San Lorenzo location, in which one of the most conserved biomes of the argentinian northwest is conserved, called Yungas our Mountain Forest.

After almost 3 hours of activity, we will go back to Salta by bus, arriving at about 2:00pm (morning tour) or 7:00pm (afternoon tour)

Tips:
What to Bring:
Comfortable clothes - Hat - Sunglasses - Trekking shoes - Sunblock.

Tour runs from 10:00am - 2:00pm or 3:00pm - 7:00pm.

Includes:
- Complete Equipment (Bikes, Helmets, etc.)
- Snacks
- Mineral water
- Insurance

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Salta

Salta Departure

In the morning, after breakfast, you will check out from your hotel and have free time until your vehicle comes and get you to take you to the airport.

Visiting Attractions

Pick-up Details/Transfers
Airport transfers will be arranged by the local operator prior to the start of the tour. Transfers are available from the following airports:
Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport - SLA
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 4-Night Accommodation in standard room for selected hotel with breakfast included
  • Tours and transfers as specified in itinerary
  • Taxes
  • Bilingual Guides
  • Equipment for Mountain bike, Rafting and Zip Line

Package Excludes

  • Flights
  • National Parks Fees
  • Extras, Meals and Others NOT Specified in itinerary
  • Personal expenses
Special Notes
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems or serious medical conditions.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • A large amount of physical activity is involved.
  • Please provide us with your flight information prior to the start of the tour to arrange your airport transfer services.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Tour requires a minimum of 2 guests to depart.
* Not valid for special dates such as New Year's Eve, Carnival, Holy Week
* Rates subject to change without prior notice.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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