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Outdoor Adventures from Salta

By Viator, February 2018

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The pristine high-altitude gorges, peaks, deserts and river valleys of Argentina’s northwestern provinces have earned Salta the reputation as the hub of outdoor adventure in the area

One of Salta’s most popular outdoor pursuits is river rafting through the scenic Juramento Canyon. These excursions begin at the base of the Cabra Corral dam and take passengers on a two to three-hour trip through more than two dozen class II and III rapids. The lake created by the dam is also a popular spot for bungee jumping and zip-lining canopy tours, allowing participants to “fly” from platform to platform high above the Juramento Canyon.

Eco-tourism has also carved out a niche in the province. Bird-watching expeditions lasting anywhere from a few hours to several days take visitors into the cloud forests, woodlands and Andean foothills, usually in hopes of spotting an Andean condor soaring high above the cliffs.

Even non-adrenaline junkies can enjoy the natural beauty of Salta. A highlight of any trip  to the region is a visit to the massive and ancient salt sea known as Salinas Grandes. Formed over a million years ago, Salinas Grandes covers an area as far as the eye can see  one of the country’s most surreal landscapes.

The UNESCO-listed Quebrada de Humahuaca gorge, with its multihued canyon walls, is yet another landscape distinctive to the region, as is the Hill of Seven Colors (Cerro de Siete Colores) rising above the town of Purmamarca in neighboring Jujuy province. In the morning hours, when the colors are at their most vivid, the hill looks more like a watercolor painting.

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Safari to the Clouds Tour of Northwest Argentina from Salta, Salta, null
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Safari to the Clouds Tour of Northwest Argentina from Salta

Thanks to the technical conditions of our vehicles, the "Safari to the Clouds" gives us the possibility to combine three different circuits in the ...  Read more

Location: Salta, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $264.00
Full-Day Tour of Cachi and Calchaquí Valleys from Salta, Salta, Safaris
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Full-Day Tour of Cachi and Calchaquí Valleys from Salta

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the Cachi and Calcahaqui valleys during this tour of dramatic gorges, high altitude flora and fauna, Incan history, tranquil towns, ...  Read more

Location: Salta, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Cloud Forest hiking, Salta, Day Trips
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Cloud Forest hiking

A gentle morning hike through the sub-tropical scenery of the Cloud Forest: this short expedition of three hours in the Yungas is suitable for all. We trek in ...  Read more

Location: Salta, Argentina
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.99
Day long Hike to Inca ruins, Salta, Hiking & Camping
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Day long Hike to Inca ruins

This is a tough 17km hike for experienced, adventurous and fit trekkers! We travel up into the multi-coloured canyon of the Quebrada de Toro through stunning ...  Read more

Location: Salta, Argentina
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $128.89
5-Days Adventure Trip in Salta, Salta, Hiking & Camping
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5-Days Adventure Trip in Salta

Discover Salta differently. Ride in SUV vehicles thorugh the ravines and valleys which open the way to the Tren de las Nubes, navigate and fly above the ...  Read more

Location: Salta, Argentina
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $744.00
San Lorenzo Full-Day Private Group Yungas Trek From Salta, Salta, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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San Lorenzo Full-Day Private Group Yungas Trek From Salta

Discover the wonders of the Eastern Andes on a full day Trek to San Lorenzo. Accompanied a professional guide, specialized in Andinism, this exclusive and ...  Read more

Location: Salta, Argentina
Duration: 9 to 11 hrs

From USD $112.00
Zipline Adventure Tour from Salta, Salta, Hiking & Camping
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Zipline Adventure Tour from Salta

Adventure lovers will find a great way to visit Salta's surroundings through this excursion. The Zip Line Adventure Tour from Salta takes you to the largest ...  Read more

Location: Salta, Argentina
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Underground Rivers and Mountain Trekking Tour from Salta, Salta, Ziplines
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Underground Rivers and Mountain Trekking Tour from Salta

Venture away from the city of Salta to explore hidden caves and underground streams during this 12-hour trekking tour from Salta. Ride a 4WD through Lerma ...  Read more

Location: Salta, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $259.00
River Rafting and Zipline Tour from Salta with Argentine BBQ Lunch, Salta, Day Trips
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River Rafting and Zipline Tour from Salta with Argentine BBQ Lunch

Enjoy Argentina’s great outdoors from the water and the air on this adventure tour that combines river rafting and ziplining. After a scenic drive from Salta ...  Read more

Location: Salta, Argentina
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $156.00
Movitrack Safari Tour to Puna, Salt Falts and Purmamarca from Salta, Salta, White Water Rafting
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Movitrack Safari Tour to Puna, Salt Falts and Purmamarca from Salta

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Get on board of our special 4x4 truck with open roofs and set off on this amazing expedition to the heights of the Puna, the Salt Falts and Purmamarca town.

Location: Salta, Argentina
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $249.00

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