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Argentina group activity horse riding

Like a Gaucho in Sunny Salta

Bite-sized trip

  • Itinerary:
    Salta - Chicoana - Salta
  • Duration:
    3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
  • Price:
    from £348 per person (excluding flights)
Ride horseback through the green valleys and tobacco plantations of sunny Salta, steeped in folklore, colonial charm and traditional Gaucho spirit. Sit around shady plazas, grab some steaming empanadas at the street stalls and enjoy a classic Argentine barbecue. Salta is sunny in both weather and atmosphere, with a festive vibe and folk music drifting through the streets. Nestled in the basin of the beautiful Lerma valleys, it’s a lovely area to explore. During this trip, you’ll spend 2 nights in the city, and spend a day on a working ranch.
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Day 1 – Arrival in Salta

Salta lies in the green hills of the Lerma valley at 1280m altitude and the flight into the tiny airport is incredibly scenic. When you arrive, you’ll be collected at the airport and transferred to your colonial hotel in the heart of Salta. The hotel is cosy and welcoming, with just 20 rooms and a panoramic patio. The rest of the day is totally free, so wander through the cobbled streets, snack on steaming empanadas and soak up the atmosphere. The central plaza is wonderfully romantic, especially in the evening.

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Day 2 – Salta – full day gaucho experience

This morning, you’ll be transferred from Salta to a working ranch in nearby Chicoana. You’ll be offered a traditional breakfast before mounting your horse and riding from the historical square of Chicoana into the sweeping tobacco plantations, flanked by mountains on all sides. It’s sure to give you a real sense of freedom.

Next, you’ll journey to the Estancia Sayta where a sizzling BBQ will be prepared for you. After the BBQ, your guide will play folkloric Argentinian music on his guitar. It’s a wonderful way to spend the evening. Afterwards, you’ll travel back to your hotel in Salta – but if you’d rather sleep at the ranch then we can arrange this for you too, just ask!

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Day 3 – Departure from Salta

Your trip ends after breakfast this morning and it’s time to wave goodbye and carry on your adventure in Argentina.

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Accommodation

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Like a Gaucho in Sunny Salta

For this bite-sized trip we offer the following options

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Upgrade to our In Style accommodation

  • Price:
    From £458 per person (excluding flights)
  • Included:
    In Style accommodation, excursions, transport and meals as described above

For this bite-sized trip we have an alternative option available for your accommodation. Our In-Style version is something a bit more special or unique but still with lots of local flavour! If you would like to upgrade your accommodation for this bite-size trip select our In Style option below.

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