The day begins visiting the towns that are in the Valley of Lerma passing through Cerrillos, La Merced, El Carril and Chicoana. At the end of 40 km, the Quebrada de Escoipe is accessed. Place of singular landscapes in terms of colors and geological formations of the pre-Andean orogeny.
Through Los Torreones and El Maray (1800 m) the ascent to Piedra del Molino (3348 m) begins in only 22 km. Through the Cuesta del Obispo the landscape transmutes and on the way you reach the Cardones National Park only high altitude park in Argentina.
During the day there are stops for photographs for example in Mal Cante, Cuesta del Obispo, Valle Encantado, Piedra del Molino, Recta Tin Tin etc. Then the journey continues through a desert area but no less interesting, you can eventually spot local fauna such as guanacos, wild donkeys, eagles, etc.
Further on we reach the Recta Tin Tin where the aforementioned park and its vast population of cardones can be seen in its entire splendor. Towards noon, we reached the town of Cachi. Cachi is located in the northern area of the Calchaquí Valley. At a height of 2200. It has a strong colonial imprint that is evident in its architecture that is discovered on page 21 when walking the streets of the town, in this town the visitor makes his first contact with the Calchaquí culture, its customs, and traditions.
Visit its archaeological museum. Lunch break (not included). In the afternoon we will return to Salta after visiting the town with colonial characteristics of Chicoana.
Guided sigthseeing tour
Roundtrip transportation to and from your centrally located Salta hotel
Live tour commentary provided in English & Spanish
Meals and beverages
Admission to the museum (2 USD per person)
Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Salta hotels.
You must be able to climb and descend stairs.
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
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Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
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