GROUP DEPARTURES: Consult
A paradise with history
The Calchaquies Valleys are a system of valleys and mountains 520 km long that extends through the provinces of Catamarca, Tucumán and Salta, Argentina, up near the border with Bolivia. Is considered one of the most remarkable and beautiful Argentina. In this region developed Culture in Santa Maria, agriculture and ceramics, belonging to the set of Andean Civilization. Its capital, Santa Maria, still exists. Named after one of the three nations pazioca, the calchaquíes, the indigenous culture has maintained a 100-year war with the invading Spanish known as the Calchaquies Wars, initiated in 1562 by the military leader Juan Calchaquí.
Day 1 (Sunday): The meeting will be in the city of San Miguel de Tucumán. Depending on the times you have arrived, those who travelled by plane and / or by bus will go towards the town of Tafi del Valle. Check in at the lodge / hostel. We will have lunch. In the afternoon we visit the great town, enjoying their intense green scenery and watching the classic architecture of the place to later have dinner. Spend the first night.
Day 2: Breakfast. This day will be dedicate to make one of the most beautiful excursions in the region, knowing the cascade of Los Alisos. Tafi We left for 15 km to the Carreras Valley. Appreciate the older areas of the valley, the Jesuit church, and the Andean peoples, on the slopes of Cerro Pelao. After 20 minutes 4x4, will enter, to trekking to the waterfalls. Walk for 2 hours. and 30 "to the waterfall. Optional (separate cost): horseback riding or mountain biking. Light lunch and tour. Afternoon return. Supper. Second Night.
Day 3: Breakfast. With the morning free to explore what we feel like in the Tafi del valle (shopping, walking, etc.) and after lunch, we will travel to continue our adventure through the Valleys Calchaquies, now on Route 307. We will pass through El Infiernillo, to over 3000m and descend to Amaicha Valley. We settle into the new accommodation and visit the Museum of Pachamama. Have some snack and visit Amaicha astronomical observatory. Dinner. Third Night.
Day 4: Breakfast. Continuing our journey, we will visit the ruins of Quilmes, way to Cafayate, a place that gets all the attention with their history. Continue and go through Cafayate. Walk around the town, its square and its church. Lunch. In the afternoon we will go to Cachi, after touring the famous stretch of Route 40 between San Carlos, Angastaco and Cachi. A picturesque, at the foot of the Nevado de Cachi, over 6000 meters. Walk through the village. Dinner. Fourth night.
Day 5: Breakfast. Cross the beautiful National Park Cardones, amid a stunning wilderness, and travel along the route that goes to Salta in the Cuesta del Obispo, entering Amblayo, a village lost in time and in the magical geography of Salta. Arrival in Salta in the afternoon. Hostel. We will have some rest to later spend the farewell dinner. Fifth night.
Day 6: Breakfast. Morning and day leisure. There are many options activities such as: rafting on the Rio Oath, Chicoana ride a jungle valley with great views, climb the hill. Free time to explore the "Linda". Farewell dinner. Sixth Night.
Day 7 (Saturday): Breakfast. Finalizing the program. Each will begin returning to their place of residence or simply continue to your next destination or adventure (see following schedule). Farewell group. End of our services.
Accommodations are shared rooms.
Those who want a choice in single or double check.