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4-Day Northwest Argentina: Trekking to the Clouds

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Overview

This trek begins at the foot of Cerro El Gólgota in Ingeniero Maury and ends four days later in Quebrada de San Lorenzo, right next to Salta city. Explore an old Inca trail amid landscapes of great contrasts. The first part of the tour takes place in a dry and arid climate. During the final segment we will enter the rainforests of Salta’s Yunga. Along the route, we will be in contact with nature and the culture of a special area of Salta.

Starting at the Quebrada del Toro, our first ascent will be surrounded by cardones (giant cacti) and will reveal the snowy peaks of Cerro San Miguel and Acay. The trail leads to the archaeological site of “Sillón del Inca” (Inca Seat), ruins that once belonged to the southern part of the Inca empire. We will continue the trip visiting the local inhabitants of the area, who work the fields and breed livestock over in villages over 3,000 meters high. Camp sites and dinners will be the time to share moments with the group and sometimes with locals when we camp near their homes at night.

GROUP DEPARTURE DATES:

--April 14

--May 24

--June 7*

--July 19

--August 8

--September 6**

--September 20*

--October 4**

--October 18*

--November 2**

--November 15*

--December 6

*New Moon

**Full Moon

Private departures available upon request (2 person minimum)

Itinerary in Brief

  • DAY 1: San Antonio de los Cobres to Sillon del Inca
  • DAY 2: Sillon del Inca to Lerma Valley
  • DAY 3: Lerma Valley to Yunga
  • DAY 4: Yunga to Salta

Highlights

  • Inca Trail and ruins
  • Salta
  • Yunga Rainforest
  • Camping
  • Meeting locals
  • Sillon del Inca archeological site
  • trekking

LOCATIONS: Salta

ACTIVITIES: Mountain Trekking

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