• Duration: 3 hours
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  • Meet on location or pick up
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Description

See top attractions in this thriving metropolis with cultural museums and jewel-like Neoclassical buildings such as the Cathedral of Salta and San Francisco Church. Ascend San Bernardo Hill for panoramic views, visit sights commemorating Argentina’s war for independence, shop at the Artisan Market and travel to the village of San Lorenzo, a subtropical retreat for the wealthy. 

Round-trip transport from most Salta hotels is included.

Itinerary

Salta.

After hotel pickup, we will head by coach toward the city center and listen to your expert guide share the history of Salta. Founded in the 16th century by Spanish visionary Hernando de Lerma, Salta turned into a wildly successful trading center. There, you will see evidence of Salta’s heyday in the gold-plated cathedrals and mansions as your vehicle winds through the city, which went into decline after Argentina’s war for independence and the changing of trading routes on the Pacific coast. Today, Salta is known for its beautiful and well-preserved colonial architecture.

Salta - Cathedral of Salta

Reaching the central plaza, you will behold the grand, twin-towered Cathedral of Salta built in 1885 and you will learn about national hero General Güemes, whose remains rest in the cathedral. He fought against the Spanish during Argentina’s war for independence.

Salta - Historical Museum of the North

Then, you will pass by the Cultural Center of the Americas, and note the Spanish viceroyalty colonial architecture of the Historical Museum of the North, housed in the old cabildo, or town hall.

Salta - San Francisco Church

You will admire postcard-perfect San Francisco Church with towering white pillars supporting a crimson-colored façade. Its purple belfry stands 174 feet (53 meters) tall and the bell it holds was constructed out of the cannons used during the Battle of Salta.

Salta - Monument to General Güemes

Then, you will pass by the 16th-century San Bernardo Convent, one of the oldest buildings in the city and the monument to General Güemes.

Salta - San Bernardo Hill

Then, we will leave the city center and head into the foothills skirting Salta. At the top of San Bernardo Hill, you will take in sweeping views of the city and Andean peaks.

Salta - Battle of Salta Monument

You will see the Battle of Salta monument and February 20th Park, built in commemoration of the battle fought and won here during the war for independence.

Salta - San Lorenzo

You will visit the nearby village of San Lorenzo, frequented by wealthy families from Salta during the summer because of its unusual subtropical microclimate.

Return to Salta city

We will return to Salta and stop at the Artisan Market, located inside a traditional white colonial building to peruse the offerings from craftsmen who travel from all over the province to sell their goods here. You will snack on alfajores (cookies with caramel filling) and candied walnuts, or pick up one-of-a-kind purses, blankets and jewelry (snacks and shopping at your own expense). With your souvenir shopping done, you’ll be taken back to your hotel.

Meeting points

Pick up locations

What's included

Hotel pickup and drop-off
Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle

What's excluded

Gratuities
Food and drinks

Important information

  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • No public transportation nearby
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • The pick up transfer is only from selected centrally located hotels. If your hotel is outside the geographic area, we will confirm you the closest meeting point. Indicate the name and address of your hotel. We suggest you to confirm the booking details with us prior to travel, or upon arrival at your destination. Please note that departure times and locations may vary slightly. OFFICE NUMBER: (+54 11) 4363-6000 (Mon to Sat from 9 to 18 Hs and Sundays from 10 to 19 Hs) EMERGENCY MOBILE: (+54 911) 4991-4035 (After office hours)
  • The pick up transfer is only from selected centrally located hotels. If your hotel is outside the geographic area, we will confirm you the closest meeting point. Indicate the name and address of your hotel.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 1000 days or less before departure

Categories

  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR
  • CITY TOURS

Guided Language

  • English
  • Español

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