Argentina Tours From Salta To Cafayate | Argentina Road Trip | GeoEx

Colors of Northwest Argentina

Savor the Region's Vivid Terrain and Culture

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Colors of Northwest Argentina

Custom Travel | 8 Days
  • A superb road trip through national parks and red-rock canyons
  • Celebrate the Gaucho culture in an off-the-beaten path region
  • Go wine tasting at elegant vineyards and barbecue with the locals
  • Get acquainted with Salta’s exquisitely preserved colonial center
  • Active options include hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking

Up in this far-flung corner of Argentina lie magnificent swathes of land that have more in common with the country’s Andean neighbors than the modern, European-influenced areas further south. A lunar landscape awaits—cacti-dotted deserts and gorges striped with an array of warm hues. Imagine a confluence of California Wine Country and Zion National Park with an Andean twist. It’s a road trip with stops to sample malbecs at acclaimed estancias, get active outdoors, visit charming villages, and explore Salta, one of Latin America’s best-preserved colonial cities—perfect if you’re seeking a less-traveled Argentina.

Trip Overview

Kudos to you and your team at GeoEx for putting together such an amazing itinerary beginning in Iguazu. While I am not typically a fan of multiple accommodations when traveling, the venues you selected were so special that they overcame the challenges of frequently mobilizing the troops.


Start out in Buenos Aires, a sensual city with intriguing architecture and history, visiting Recoleta cemetery and the brightly painted tango haven of La Boca.


Fly north to Salta and continue by road to Cafayate, passing through the brilliantly colored hills and ochre-kissed gorges of Quebrada de las Conchas.

3 – 4

It’s on to Cachi for hiking, horseback riding, and wine tasting in the surrounding valley   Meander the colonial village’s cobbled streets, stopping in the archaeological museum and open-air market.


Los Cordones National Park, home to thousands of giant cacti, invites you to watch for condors while hiking in the beautifully lush Valle Encantada Return to Salta.


Make friends in Salta, whose culture is reminiscent of its high Andes neighbors in Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia Duck into artisan shops and lovely San Francisco church.

7 – 8

After a morning in the countryside, fly to Buenos Aires for a final evening to explore the city   Depart from Buenos Aires.

8 – 13

The optional Purmamarca and Atacama Desert extension explores rich pre-Hispanic traditions, sand dunes, geysers, salt flats, desert lagoons, and snowcapped volcanic peaks.



Interested in adding time in Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, moai-dappled Easter Island, Uruguay (with colonial masterpieces and gaucho culture), the wildlife-thronged Peninsula Valdez, the Argentine Lakes District, or beyond? We're happy to make the arrangements.

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Dates & Prices


Custom Trips offered year-round


From $5850 per person (Custom Trip)


  • Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
  • Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
  • All accommodations
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Sightseeing, events, visits, and entrance fees
  • Most meals
  • Bottled water at included meals and while sightseeing
  • Services of local guides, drivers, and other staff
  • Some gratuities
  • Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance

A Journey Built Just For You

Take customization to the next level on a journey fully tailored to you. GeoEx's destination specialists will gladly tailor this existing itinerary—or build one completely from scratch—to suit your style, interests, and time frame. Contact us to see what's possible.

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