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Active version: Northern Argentina - Chile - Bolivia: 18 days




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Federico Norte

Norte Trekking

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Active version: Northern Argentina - Chile - Bolivia: 18 days




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Active version: Northern Argentina - Chile - Bolivia: 18 days

Experience to discover the Andean region of Northern Argentina, Chile an Bolivia, focusing in a local culture, food & wine experience (on the first part of the trip) visiting remote areas and ancient villages in a many natural reserve areas and wilderness landscapes such as huge salt plains, arid high deserts and big contrasts of colours on the mountains. Some treks and hikes during the program to enjoy the nature in full contact with the landscapes.

Arrival day

Arrival in Salta - transfer In to the Hotel in Salta city - meet with the guide/driver who will be with you on the first part of your trip (Argentina side). Night

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Calchaquies Valleys: hike with condors

Leaving Salta city in the morning time, we go to climb up the road (The Bishop's road) to the first part of Andes mountains where we will reach the Enchanted Valley (Valle Encantado) at 3.000 mts. above sea level. We will stop de vehicle to hike for 2 hours. If the weather it's clear, may be we will see condors flying, once we back to the truck we will get the road again to do to Cachi village where we will spend the night. Salta - NP Los Cardones: 2 hours hiking - Cachi. Read more

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Hiking to the hide lake

Another active day! after leaving Cachi village, we will start to drive on the national road 40 (the longest and mos famous road in Argentina) until get a small village named Brealito where we will leave the vehicle to start our trekking. This will be longer than the day before, we will walk for 4 hours more or less, in a very nice area with enormeous rocks and plenty of cactus to see a beautiful natural lake at 2.800 mts. above sea level. Once we finish, we will back to the truck adn we will going to the village where we will spend the night: Molinos. Read more

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Land of wine and food

Leaving Molinos in the morning, we back to the gravel road visiting on the way Quebrada de Las Flechas (white rock formations) and the we will arrive in Cafayate where we can have a lunch and visit a couple of wineries on the evening time.

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From the valleys to the gorge

The first 50 kms of trip will be an incredible scenic road know like Quebrada del Rio Las Conchas with plenty of rock formations mainly with red soil, then we will get into the valley where is Salta but we will passing by heading to Jujuy province in the north, taking the famous Quebrada de Humahuaca (World Heritage by UNESCO), visiting Purmamarca villare (famous by the 7 colour hill) and finally Tilcara city where we will spend the night. Read more

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14 colours in one hill?

In Tilcara we will visit an indian ruins (Pucará) of the primitive culture who live in this region before the Spanish colonization, then we will go up to the north to visit Humahuaca city where we can have a lunch of regional food in a local restaurant, after this, we will drive up de mountains to 4.200 mts. to visit the wonder of "El Hornocal" and the 14 colours in the mountains like you will see on the pictures. Awsome place...where we will stay one hour and we will return back to Humahuaca to continue our road to a beautiful road heading to Iruya village where we will spend the night. Read more

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hiking to the sky

Day without driving! Full day hiking (6/7 hours) over the mountains and small villages in the mountains of Iruya..and we will spend the night in the same hotel

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Welcome to Bolivia

ILeaving Iruya back 54 kms. to the main road to get the northern city of Argentina: La Quiaca...the border with Bolivia where when you cross, we will change the crew: local guide and local transportation will be waiting for you. After assist you on the migration procedure, we will cross the international bridge walking to meet the private Bolivian transport who will bring you to the nearest village named Tupiza in just 1 hour of driving. Once you get Tupiza, you will check in into the hotel. Read more

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Into the Altiplano

Leaving Tupiza in the early morning, we will visit Puerta del diablo, Valle de los Machos, Cañon del Inca and Toroyoj. After Lunch, at 1pm we will travel directly to the final destination: Uyuni city and Colchani, in Uyuni Salt Flat: on the way we will passing by small villages like Atocha, near by a silver mine, then after few hours, one we will be in a high plateau at 3.500 mts. above sea level "the altiplano" we will get Uyuni village and then we will go to the salt flat to spend the night in one of the Salt Hotel on Uyuni Salt Flat Lunch & Dinner included Read more

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Hiking to Tunupa volcano

This will be a full day to visit the biggest salt flat in the world: Uyuni or the local name: Gran Salar de Tunupa On this day we can have 2 options: Option 1: Stargazing tour + Sunrise in the salt flat from 3am to 7:30am, then we will go back to the hotel to rest until midday, and after lunch,we will enter to the salt flat again to visit Montones de Sal, Ojos del salar and Incahuasi Island. At the end of the afternoon, we will see the sunset before go to the hotel.(In case the moon is full, this option is not available, or we could see the stars after sunset, before moonrise) Option 2: Sunrise in the salt flat and then we will go to visit Montones de Sal, Ojos del salar and Incahuasi Island and Galaxies. At the end of the afternoon, we will see the sunset before go to the hotel. The night on this day will be in Tayka Salt Hotel or Tambo Coquesa Hotel....close to the place where we will trek on the next day Lunch & Dinner included Read more

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Hiking to volcano Tunupa

We will leave around 5am from hotel to start climbing the Tunupa Volcano, it will take you around 7 hours to go and back, so you will be back around 12-13 hs for lunch, after that, we will cross the salt flat once more to go to Colchani to spend the night in Salt hotel Palacio de Sal or similar

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High lakes of the Andes

We will depart from hotel at 8:30am and travel to Uyuni to visit the train cemetery, after that, we will travel for 2 hours approximately to arrive to San Cristobal. Then we will continue traveling to visit Italia Perdida, Anaconda, Laguna Negra and finally we will arrive to Villamar where we will spend the night Read more

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Red & Green lakes

The last day in Bolivia will be ecxiting! After leaving the hotel of the last night, we will se the "Laguna Colorada"...a really red lake full of flamingos where we can take amazing pictures in the morning time. Then on the way to the border, we will visit a place named "Sol del Mañana" where are some geysers. Around midday, we will arrive to hot springs, where you can swim for a while. After lunch, we will go to Dali Desert and Laguna Verde. At 3pm, we will take a private transfer from border to San Pedro de Atamaca where we will spend the night. Only Lunch included.- Read more

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Hiking on the desert

Early in the morning...05:30 AM , we will start the excursion to the "Geysers del Tatio", after one hour and a half of driving, when we will arrive to the geothermic field at the sunrise time, we will have the breakfast and we will wait the geysers rise the columms of water steam up to the sky at the meantime when the sun is rising. Then, we will return down the road to a small village on the way down named Machuca where we will start a trekking down hill over a narrow gorge following a stream during 4 hours untill we will get another small village named Rio Grande where a vehicle will be waiting to pick us up when me finish the trek to transport us to in San Pedro de Atacama to spend the night Read more

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Cultural day and enjoy the desert

On this day, everything it's around the small area of San Pedr de Atacama, so we will not have long driving time. Morning time: we will go to visit 2 ruins of indians (Quitor and Tulor) , then we back to the village for luch, and rest until 4:00 PM where we will go to the Valleys: Mars and Moon to see the sunset. Read more

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Back to Argentina

8:00 AM we will start our trip back to Argentina over the Sico pass in a beautiful and scenic road. First we will cross 2 small village like Toconao and Socaire, and then, we will go to visit 2 lakes close to the road: Miscanti and Meñiques, then we continue in our vehicle and we will stop in a nice place named Salar de Aguas Calientes where we will have a pic nic. After we continue to the Argentinien border where we will meet again with a migration and custom agents to go into Argentina and continue to the village San Antonio de Los Cobres to spend the night in a hotel. Read more

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Where we start

After the breakfast in the hotel, we start our trip descending from the mountains to the valley where is Salta city. A beautiful road near by the railroad used by the famous Train to the Clouds. On the way we will stop in a place where is a Primary and Secondary School for a children who live in the mountain area and where there is an very interesting handcraft market. We will arrive in Salta city around the midday and then you will have the rest of the day fee. Read more

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This is "The end"

Transfer out Hotel to Salta Airport to take your flight to Buenos Aires (or domestic destinations) or any international flight (Panama/Lima).-


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Salta city
Day 2
Location Cachi, Salta
Day 3
Location Molinos, Salta
Day 4
Location Cafayate, Salta
Day 5
Location Tilcara, Jujuy
Day 6
Location Iruya, Salta
Hotel Hotel Iruya
Day 8
Location Tupiza, Bolivia
Day 9
Location Uyuni, Bolivia
Day 10
Location Uyuni, Bolivia
Day 11
Location Uyuni, Bolivia
Day 12
Location Villamar, Bolivia
Day 13
Location San pedro de Atacama, Chile
Day 16
Location San Antonio de Los Cobres
Day 17
Location Salta city


Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Lunch and Dinners in some days of Bolivia
  • Local guides Spanish/English spoken
  • Tax

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrances to Natural Reserves and Museums entrances
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Foods and Beverages in Argentina and Chile
  • Additional journeys and transfers

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