Argentinian Northwest Self Drive Trip. Prices 2024-2025.

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Highlights of Northwest Argentina Fly & Drive Trip

The Argentine Northwest has a large number of cities and towns with unique natural and historical attractions. If you like to drive and travel through routes and paths at your own pace, don`t miss this 8-day trip through the provinces of Tucumán, Salta and Jujuy.
With your own rental car, we will advise you on the routes and paths you must take to visit important and wonderful destinations in the Northwest.

You will start from the city of Tucumán, an important historical center of the country, continuing through Tafí del Valle and Las Ruinas de Quilmes, the largest pre-Columbian settlement in the country.

We will cross to the province of Salta starting with Cafayate and Cachi, the perfect combination of impressive natural attractions and the highest vineyards in the world. Once in the city of Salta, you can visit its historic center and experience its lively nightlife.

Finally, we will travel to the province of Jujuy to visit San Antonio de los Cobres, Purmamarca and the Cerro de los Siete Colores to finish at the Quebrada de Humahuaca and its beautiful town and colorful surroundings.

This package includes 7-night accommodation and full support about which rental vehicle adapts best to the trip and your needs.

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STARTS
TUCUMAN (AR)
Tucumán Airport or Salta Airport
ENDS
Tucumán Airport or Salta Airport
DURATION
7 Days
FREQUENCY
Everyday
INCLUDED
- 1 night of accommodation in Tafi del Valle
- 1 night of accommodation in Cafayate
- 1 night of accommodation in Cachi
- 1 night of accommodation in Salta
- 1 night of accommodation in Purmamarca
- 1 night of accommodation in Salta
- Meals indicated in the "Menu" section (see below)
- Car rental for 7 days with reception at Tucumán airport and return at Salta airport
- Unlimited mileage, airport charge, local taxes, map and Third Party Liability insurance.
- 24 hour assistance for emergencies or inquiries.
NOT INCLUDED
- International and domestic flights (ask for prices and availability).
- Fuel of the rental vehicle
- GPS
- Optional insurance for the rental car and additional driver
- Excursions and activities indicated as "recommended" in the itinerary.
- Tickets to national or provincial parks and private areas or local communities
- Additional meals and drinks.
DIFFICULTY
Low
WHAT TO BRING?
- Comfortable and warm clothes and shoes.
- Water during trips and activities.
- Cell phone with GPS (we recommend downloading maps to use offline)
- Portable cell phone charger
- Sunscreen.
- Sunglasses.
- Insect repellent
- Money for meals, activities and extra expenses.
OTHER
- The idea of our Self-drive travel line is that you interact with the varied ecosystem that the Argentine Northwest offers. Driving yourself you will be able to visit different destinations and attractions at your own pace. In addition, you will stay in unique accommodations built in coexistence with nature and with local communities.
- The car category included will be Chevrolet Prisma Manual, Toyota Yaris or similar (depending on availability)
- To rent a vehicle you must be over 21 years old. In the case of being between 18 and 21 years old, you can rent with an extra charge (consult additional rental charges).
- Valid driver`s license from the country of residence
- Credit card (an amount will be frozen as a guarantee of the vehicle).
- Accommodation subject to availability. In case there is no availability in the chosen accommodation, another similar option will offer it.
- The trip can start from any of the capital cities. The itinerary can be modified to suit the passenger.
- If the vehicle is returned in a city other than the one where it was collected, an additional fee will be charged.
INCLUDED MENU
Day 1: Tucumán - Tafí del Valle
Meals not included

Day 2: Tafí del Valle - Cafayate
Breakfast

Day 3: Cafayate - Cachi
Breakfast

Day 4: Cachi - Salta
Breakfast

Day 5: Salta
Breakfast

Day 6: Salta - Purmamarca
Breakfast

Day 7: Purmamarca - Salta
Breakfast

Day 8: Salta
Breakfast

Details of Travel Packages

Day 1: Tucumán - Tafí del Valle
We arrive at San Miguel de Tucumán where we take our bus to start our independent excursion. In the capital of the city we will visit the historical area and the traditional "Casita de Tucumán". Then, we recomend to start the journey towards Tafí del Valle.
Along the way, we will visit La Quebrada de los Sosas, located in the middle of the Tucuman Forest. This first day we will penetrate into the Valles Calchaquíes.

1 night in Tafí del Valle.

Boutique category accommodation options (depending on availability):
Lunahuana Hostería
Mirador del Tafí Hotel
Las Tacanas Estancia
Waynay Killa Hotel



Day 2: Tafí del Valle - Cafayate
We start the excursion 23km away form Tafí, through Abra del Infiernillo. The way border the Amaicha river. We continue to Cafayate. Along the way, we will see Las Ruinas de Quilmes.
We will stay the night in Cafayate, best known as the land of wines. We do offer recommend to visit Quebrada de Cafayate which offers a view of special deformations, product of the erosion of the sand and the water.
We specially recommend to taste the wines that Cafayate offers to the tourists.
Finally, we return to Cafayate and stay the night there.

1 night in Cafayate.

Boutique category accommodation options (depending on availability):
Villa Vicuña Bed & Breakfast 
Asturias Hotel 

Accommodation options in the Luxury category (depending on availability):
Patios de Cafayate
Viñas de Cafayate



Day 3: Cafayate - Cachi
Through the route between Cafayate and Cachi, we will be able to see beautiful landscapes as La Quebrada de las flechas. Once we arrive at Molinos village, we will branch off to know La Finca Colomé, an important wine ranch producer. In Colomé we will visit the museum dedicated to James Turrell. 
When we arrive at Cachi, it is impossible not to visit the museum, the church and the cemetery.

1 night in Cachi

Boutique category accommodation options (depending on availability):
El Cortijo Hotel



Day 4: Cachi - Salta
A beautiful way from Cachi through National Park Los Cardones. The highest top of the journey is Piedra del Molino. Then, we descend by Cuesta del Obispo, that leads us to the city of Salta.

Accommodation for 1 night in Salta

Boutique category accommodation options (depending on availability):
Del Vino Hotel
Balcony of the Plaza

Accommodation options in the Luxury category (depending on availability):
Mythical Legacy Salta Hotel 
Kkala Hotel Boutique 



Day 5: Salta - San Antonio de los Cobres - Purmamarca
This is the largest day of the entire excursion but one of the most beautiful. We depart from Salta to penetrate La Quebrada del Toro. We continue the way that Tren a las nubes makes. 
Once we arrive at San Antonio de los Cobres we have lunch. Our journey continues through the puna and the Salines. After that, we continue to Purmamarca, a village in Cerro de los Siete colores.

1 night in Purmamarca

Boutique category accommodation options in Purmamarca: (depending on availability)
Colors of Purmamarca Hotel
Casa de Piedra Hostería



Day 6: Purmamarca - Quebrada de Humahuaca - Salta
We recommend to enjoy Pumamarca during the morning, to  go on, later, towards the villages in Humahuaca. There, you will visit the villages of Tilcara, Uquia.
In the afternoon, we return to Jujuy capital.

1 night in Salta



Day 7: Salta - Buenos Aires
Return the vehicle in Salta airport
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Magnificent 6-day journey on history and landscape
14/07/2016
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6 days traveling in the Quebradas and high Puna was worth every minute. The mix of landscape, geology, history, people and wildlife is an eye-opener. Take extra days, don't rush, be prepared for altitude, bring your cameras, don't expect 5-star hotels and enjoy the comfort of simple adobe, and appreciate that you are following in the footsteps of many peoples over the centuries and more. Have traveled the world for 50 years and this was one of the very best weeks in all that time. Informed, experienced and very attentive guides in all the different tours.

Reviewed by nick
Brilliant tour of the northwest argentina
14/07/2016
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Right from the first email from cecilia from Tangol Tours we had the feeling that we were in good hands. We had only a vague idea about what we wanted to do in northwest Argentina and she was able to make some suggestions which, after some discussion (including a Skype chat), led to us agreeing a plan. We went for 2 short tours; a 4 day/3 night one taking in Tilcara, Purmamarca, Susques and San Antonia de los Cobres, and a 3 day/ 2 night tour stopping at Seclantas and Cafayate. He also arranged tickets for us to attend La Serenata, a folkloric music festival that was on when we were in Cafayate (and which turned out to be excellent). She suggested a range of accommodation for us to stay and booked it all for us. SHe then met us at the airport and took us to our first hotel and made sure we were all prepared for the tour. Our guide, Pablo, was tremendous. He was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about his region. And he showed us some amazing sights. The countryside is so varied and interesting and we saw some truly stunning scenery. And he added in so much information about history, geology, local customs etc. He was also knowledgeable about local food and took us to some excellent and varied restaurants. Sampling good quality local food is such an important part of travelling for us. And he seemed to judge very well the pace of the trips and varied the level and type of activity from day to day. All in all a great trip.

Reviewed by Cool traveler
Great trip through the Andes in the northwest
14/07/2016
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We had a great trip with Tangol Tours. They helped us organise a 7 day trip that showed us the highlights of the Salta and jujuy area. they recommended hotels and booked them for us - and picked us up at the airport when we arrived. We spent the weekend looking around Salta and then got picked up for a round trip from Salta to San Antonio de los Cobres, to Susques, Tilcara (via Purmamarca,) and back to Salta. It was stunning scenery throughout, and Jed was great - knowing the best spots to stop for photographs - and avoiding both a crazy driver trying to pass on a blind bend and a herd of Vicuña's who decided to cross the road as we passed. All in all - a great trip and would recommend Tango l, as well as the northwest region. If you come to Argentina and you need a travel agency that deals with english customers then email them or go to one of their 2 shops in buenos aires, Argentina.

Reviewed by Mark

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