"Valleys - trekking and rafting" Safaris
Duración: 4 days 3 nights (2 in hotels, 1 in camp)
Departure from Salta city at 07:00 am , after 2 hs. driving, we stop the car just on the
begining of the mountain, to take a local bus (Salta-Cahi). In a bus we will climb the mountain
to the top of the road at. 3.348 mts. a.s.l. and we will start downhill trekking for about 7 hours
will give you the opportunity to enjoy an impressive landscape such as the famous " Cuesta del Obispo"
at 1000 mts we take a snake-like road that will later lead us to an incredible craggy canyon the ideal
habitat for the local avifauna. On the way we will visit a small cave with rupestrian pictures and if
weather permits we might be gifted with the majestic flight of a condor. No special physical training
is required since the whole trek is downwards. Once in the vehicle, we will continue our way to
a small town of Cachi where we will spend the night at a local family
house where they receive visitors.
Trekking duration : 7 hours
We continue our trip in the 4X 4 vehicle along route 40 to the south of the valley.
We will go through another charming town called Secantas to reach the natural pond of Brealito
at 2.700 mts, We shall walk 2 to 4 hours on the group´s physical condition after the
previous day´s activity. Then we will go directly to the camping place(in the wild),
put up the tents, dinner and then contemplate the deep velvet night sky crossed
by silver trails of falling stairs as you have never seen it before.
Hiking duration: 3 hours
After take a breakfast in the camp, we will drive the towns of San Carlos and Cafayate,
visiting vineyards (if you are interested) and then, we continue to Quilmes in Tucuman
province where we can walk over the indian ruins for 1 hour. The place where are situated
this ruins is amazing and we will get an excellent view of the Valley. After the hinke,
we can stay in the hotel of the ruins or we returning to Cafayate again to stay there.
From Cafayate or Quilmes, wherever we slept last night, we will go driving through
Quebrada del Rio Las Conchas along the paved road which will still offer many places to
make a stop and take great shots of the strange rock formations and multicolored mountains .
Then we will get the big valley again where is Salta city but before do that, we will go to
Juramento Canyon for rafting (2 hours descent)and after the raft we will eat a BBQ. and will return
to Salta city.
Duration: 4 days (two night in hotel and one night in camp )
Rafting: 2 hs. (4ºday)
Trekking/hiking: 7 hs. (1º day) 3 hs. (2º day) 1h. (3ºday)
Distance driving: 650 kms.
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