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The Calchaqui Valley

5.0 (7)
10 days 9 nights
Argentina
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Upscale
Premium
Weight limit
95 kg / 209 lb

The northwest of Argentina is a region with ancient traditions and amazing landscapes. 

We ride our Peruvian Paso horses through the heart of the Calchaquí Valley starting in Cachi, surrounded by fascinating landscapes and buildings of colonial architecture. 

We walk around the streets, visit the arts & crafts market and wineries that produce excellent wines. Our equestrian route takes us to Seclantás, Molino, Angastaco and San Carlos. 

The Andean landscapes and the colonial villages and towns along captivate our attention and amaze us. The riding tour finishes in San Carlos where we say goodbye to our companions, the horses. 

We drive to Cafayate, known for its excellent wines. The Calchaqui Valley impresses all travelers with its majestic beauty, its people and their ancestral traditions where pre-Colombian traditions still remain intact and you can learn about the culture and art of the indigenous people who live there. 

US$ 3 004
per tourist for 10 days
Departing from
Salta
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Number of individuals
up to 10 tourists over 12 years old
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Photo Katrin H.
Katrin H. is the provider and guide of this trip
The provider speaks: English
Katrin is a great fan of adventure trips. She grew up in Germany, lives in Argentina and travelled to numerous countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. She is our sales agent and helps you find the right tour for you and is happy to answer all your questions. We have several English speaking guides.

Tour highlights

Enjoy Amazing Sceneries in Salta
Outstanding places where you can ride freely in wide open spaces with diverse landscapes you will not find anywhere else
Get to Know the Peruvian Pasos
Enjoy the comfortable gait of our horses that we breed and train ourselves
Enjoy Local Food and Wine Bodegas
Calchaquí Valley is a place with a very favorable climate for vineyards

Route details

Day 1
Welcome to Salta

Every detail is planned and organized to live the adventure of your life! We welcome you at the Salta airport and drive into the city, a journey of approx. 30 minutes that allows us to enjoy the views and understand why Salta is called “The Pretty”. 

We check into the Hotel Almería. After checking in, we can rest or go sightseeing around the city. We will have lunch in a traditional Salta restaurant. 

After lunch our guide shows you around Salta until dinner time. 

At dinner, we will eat at a typical Peña (a restaurant with live folk music and dances).

Day 2
Meet the horses in Chicoana
Day 3
Cachi visit
Day 4
Cachi to Seclantás
Day 5
Seclantás to Molinos
Day 6
Molinos to Angastaco
Day 7
Angastaco to La Viñita
Day 8
La Viñita to San Carlos
Day 9
Cafayate
Day 10
Goodbye
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

This trek leads you through valleys but also on mountain trails, you must feel safe on a horse and be able to ride 6 to 8 hours a day and various days in a row.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Upscale
Premium
Hotel
9 nights
9 nights
3* and 4* hotels

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Salta
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Tour conditions

Included

  1. Transfers from/to the nearest airport
  2. Accommodation
  3. All meals (half a bottle of house wine included for dinner)
  4. Guides and horses

Extras

  1. Personal expenses
  2. Alcoholic drinks
  3. Laundry
  4. Single room
  5. Supplement for small group if it applies

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

10 days
9 nights

It's important to know

Cancellation of booking

Change the date for free till 31 days before the tour.
Depending on the cause, we might charge a penalty.

Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 7 reviews
  • LA
    Leena and Eddie
    31 May, 2023
    about provider
    Everything we planned went perfectly. Our 2 day extension in Buenos Aires was well organized and we saw more than we could have dreamed of with our expert guide. At the Estancia, we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, excellent food and wine along with the professional and attentive service. The rooms were nice and horseback riding was something out of this world. The horseback program could not be done better and the horses were great as well. A special thank you for organizing such an extensive and interesting non-riding program for Eddie. It was a joy to see the sights of Cordoba with our friendly, expert guide. Overall, it was an unforgettable holiday and left us many memories.
    31 May, 2023
  • M
    Monica
    28 Feb, 2023
    about provider
    It is a place to rest. It is worth spending more than 5 nights. The rooms are very comfortable and fresh, the large clean bathrooms, good views, the patio is a dream. The hotel employees are very good. The food is excellent. Luckily the rooms do not have TV so the childrenhave other things to do. Highly recommended!
    28 Feb, 2023
  • A
    Andrea
    18 Oct, 2022
    about provider
    The people, the place, the food, the horses, the weather, everything combines perfectly! It is an ideal place to go as a family or as a couple, to rest, to read in the shade of a tree, ride a horse, walk. Thank you for your attention and love!
    18 Oct, 2022

Dates and Prices

  • Any dates on request during the season
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