Train to the clouds, Salt lake and Humahuaca's gorge
We can explore the traces and history of the train to the clouds, following the railways. Visit the isoleted Puna, surronded by vulcanoes and salt flats.
Then, the colourful Quebrada de Humahuaca, UNESCO world heritage site, for its beauty and history.
Two full days, plenty of changes, nature and ancient cultures.
Day 1: We go from Salta to San Antonio de los Cobres, following the Train to the Clouds railway, along the gorge called Quebrada del Toro. Lunch.
Then we will drive north crossing the high plateau of the "Puna", to get to the salt flat of "Salinas Grandes". From there we cross the east range of the Andes Cordillera, to get the highest point at 4170m and start driving downhill along the "Cuesta de Lipan" to Purmamarca, knowned for the Seven colours mountain. Night in PUrmamarca or Tilcara.
Day 2: We follow the panamerican road north, along the Quebrada de Humahuaca, visiting the towns of Tilcara and Humahuaca, the colonial curch of Uquia, and the beautiful painter palet in Maimara. Return to Salta by the rain forest old road.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel in Salta, or up to 30 km away from the city.
If you are staying further, you can pay and extra for the pick up, wich will vary according to the location of your hotel.
End location: I will leave you at your hotel.
Duration: 2 days
Toyota Hilux 4x4.
Capacity for 4 passangers
This price includes an English, Spanish, French or Italian guide. A 4x4 vehicule with capacity for 4 passangers. The price can be divided between all the prople joining the tour.
If you wish we can walk for 2 hours in a beautiful canyon out of the main road
We can carry bikes on the car. Bike rentals are not included, but I hardly reccomend you to do it if you enjoy biking, you will have a closer contact with the natural places, and you do not need to very fit, you can decide how much you want to bike, and when you had enough.
Food and drinks are not included.
Accomodation is not included in the tour price, but I can help you with the reservations if you ask me.
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She was a wonderful guide . My wife and I wanted to do some walking and hiking in the region and she readily agreed. Very informative and friendly and well traveled herself. She speaks English well. Great with the history of the region and went out of her way to be sure we had an excellent experience. I warmly recommend her without any reservation.