8 days in Northern Argentina Itinerary

8 days in Northern Argentina Itinerary

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8 days in Northern Argentina Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Salta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Purmamarca
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Cachi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Vancouver

3
nights
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Get some historical perspective at Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy and Immaculada Madre del Divino Corazon Eucaristico de Jesus. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nuestra Senora de la Merced and Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Profesor Jorge A Mendoza. The adventure continues: trot along with a tour on horseback, examine the collection at Museo Catedralicio Monsenor Carlos Mariano Perez, make a trip to Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Guemes.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salta trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Salta is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Salta is 5 hours. In February, Salta is much warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Purmamarca.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Salvador de Jujuy, Horseback Riding Tours, Quebrada de San Lorenzo
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1
night
Purmamarca

Purmamarca ©
With a population of just over 2,000, the small village of Purmamarca possesses a remote Andean charm, with its adobe houses and colorful market streets some of the most photogenic in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Cerro El Porito, take a memorable drive along Cuesta de Lipan, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Morado, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima, and finally make a trip to Algarrobo Historico.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Purmamarca trip planner.

You can drive from Salta to Purmamarca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cachi.

Things to do in Purmamarca

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
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Cerro Morado ©
Cerro Morado
Cuesta de Lipan ©
Cuesta de Lipan
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima ©
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima

1
night
Cachi

Cachi ©
Though it's the biggest settlement for miles and locals call it a city, Cachi is really more of a village with a population of just over 2,000.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): appreciate the views at Valle Encantado, then examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico Pio Pablo Diaz, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cachi Iglesia, and finally make a trip to Recta del Tin Tin.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cachi trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Purmamarca to Cachi in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cachi

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Cachi Iglesia ©
Cachi Iglesia
Valle Encantado ©
Valle Encantado
Museo Arqueologico Pio Pablo Diaz ©
Museo Arqueologico Pio Pablo Diaz