Adventure Northwest Argentina

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Argentina
South America
Adventure, Round-Trip, Guided
13 days
1750 miles

Welcome to the most stunning and colorful northwest of Argentina!

This adventure tour is very multifaceted and an unforgettable experience. It will take you through the gorgeous Andes, through deep valleys and beautiful canyons with red sandstone formations, weathered by wind and water to bizarre shapes, over breathtaking steep and curvy mountain passes, into traditional villages, to the high altitude deserts of the Puna with its wide open plains, to dry salt flats, remote lagoons and towering volcanoes.

A fantastic trip through Argentina's gorgeous landscape!

Our round-tour starts in Salta and leads you on a fantastic trip through Argentina's gorgeous landscape. The route will take you on twisty roads through narrow gorges, broad valleys, and over high mountain passes (13.680 ft). Ride through magnificent canyons, and visit National Parks and ancient ruins. Enjoy the beautiful wine capital of the Salta region. We will ride along the Calchaqui River and through the rough landscape of the “Valley of Arrows”. We will go on a 5-hour hike into the mountains to a wonderful lookout point from where we will have stunning views over the valley of Iruya. We will also explore the traditional village with its unique charm. We will find the plains of La Puna and the salt flats of Salinas Grandes. You will relax in high quality hotels and have time to check out the delicious traditional cuisine in the best restaurants available.

Riding two-up!

This adventure tour is suitable for any motorcyclist with some off-road experience and a great trip to bring your partner or kid. The support vehicle stays with the bikes at all times and carry your luggage to the accommodation.

Highlights:    Lerma Valley, Quebrada de Cafayate, Calchaqui Valley, Quilmes ruins, Tafi del Valle, El Mollar, Mehir Park, Los Alisos pass, Belen, Santa Maria, Cafayate, Calchaquí River, Valley of Arrows, Cachi, Los Cardones Nationalpark, Quebrada de Humahuaca canyon, Abra del Condor pass, Iruya, Yavi, rock carvings, Laguna Los Pozuelos, Tilcara ruins, La Cuesta de Lipán pass, Salinas Grandes, viaduct La Polvorilla, "Train to the Clouds", Abra El Acay pass

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13 days
10
1750 miles
6
3 (see skill level)
Paved and gravel roads (about 40%)
SLA
4-10
Recommended
Good
Passenger only, minimum age 16+
High quality accommodation

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Salta and transfer to the hotel (0 miles)
Day 2: Salta – Tafi del Valle (188 miles)
Day 3: Tafi - Andalgala (188 miles)
Day 4: Andalgala - Cafayate (188 miles)
Day 5: Cafayate - Cachi (100 miles)
Day 6: Cachi - Salta (100 miles)
Day 7: Salta - Iruya (188 miles)
Day 8: Iruya (0 miles)
Day 9: Iruya - La Quiaca (125 miles)
Day 10: La Quiaca - Tilcara (231 miles)
Day 11: Tilcara – San Antonio de los Cobres (175 miles)
Day 12: San Antonio de los Cobres - Salta (125 miles)
Day 13: Transfer to the airport and departure from Salta (0 miles)

Booking Requirements

- All-weather motorcycle experience
- Rider's age, minimum 21 years
- Endurance to ride for long distances
- Dirt riding experience
- Valid motorcycle endorsed driver's license, category A (non-restrictive)
- Valid ID, or any required document to travel to this country (passport, visa, etc.)
- This tour covers high-altitude areas. If you have lung, heart, or blood circulation
  problems, please consult your doctor in advance
- Helmets required

Pricing


Rider Passenger
BMW F700 GS: US $5900 US $2990
BMW F800 GS: US $6300 US $2990
BMW R1200GS: US $6600 US $2990
Own motorcycle: -- --

Single room supplement:

US $800

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Note: All prices are based on a minimum of 4 riders per group.

Included Services

- Experienced tour guide on motorcycle, multilingual
- Rental motorcycle
- Third party insurance and comprehensive insurance, with deductible: US $4000
- Gasoline
- Support vehicle for luggage transport and service (mechanic) & passengers (limited)
- Maps
- Motorcycle documents for border crossing
- Satellite phone
- Airport shuttle (SLA)
- Snacks & water
- 12x Breakfasts
- 12x Dinners
- 12x Accommodations, double occupancy (if share is not available,
  the single supplement will apply)
- Booking fee
- Taxes
- Toll fee & ferry fees
- Luggage storage

Not included

All services not specified in the "included services" section, such as airfare.

Payment Requirements

- 35% deposit required for reservation
- The balance is due 6 weeks prior to the tour start
- Deposit and balance is due via bank transfer, with valid credit card (MasterCard,
  Visa, American Express, Discover), or with PayPal

Tour Dates

Mar 19 – Mar 31, 2016
Apr 9 – Apr 21, 2016
Sep 3 – Sep 15, 2016
Nov 26 – Dec 8, 2016
Dec 17 – Dec 28, 2016

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SLAHO01- SLAANA / 2016/02