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After a taste of the vibrant culture of Argentina’s capital city of Buenos Aires, head to the Northwest where we’ll introduce you to the most amazing colorful canyons and gorges in the high desert.

Dotted with small villages where traditions and beliefs are still held closely within people’s hearts, you’ll experience a solemn Catholic festival, photograph exquisite colonial churches and wander small local markets. Experts will share their in-depth knowledge about the traditions, cultures and archaeology of this high desert plateau.

* The Santa Rosa de Lima Festival occurs annually on August 30th; this itinerary can be adjusted if travel times do not coincide with the festival

Argentina like never before...


Dates and Land Cost

Starting at $3875.00 per person (based on double occupancy based on 2 people)

Dates: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - Thursday, September 3, 2015

Please note: Custom dates and prices available


Trip Concepts

  • Religion and Pilgrimage Sites
  • Environment and Natural History

Customized Travel

This is not just a slogan - it's the way we do business.

If this trip itinerary isn't exactly what you want or if the group departure dates don't quite fit your timeframe, we would be thrilled to create a personalized trip that matches exactly what you, your friends or your family wish to do. Since its inception in 1988, Myths and Mountains has been a pioneer in the field of customized and solo travel. We know that there's no such thing as "one itinerary fits all," and we're committed to matching your particular trip to your dreams.

So, go back and look at the itinerary carefully. Check what you like and don't like and give us a call. We'll ask you lots of questions designed to help us understand your travel style, budget, interests, and wishes, and then we'll channel all our global connections, in-depth destination knowledge, and decades of travel planning experience into creating an extraordinary adventure filled with unforgettable experiences. Our custom trips are not just standard "packages" adjusted to fit your travel dates - they're individually tailored itineraries, as unique as you are.

Here's how we will collaborate with you:

1. Read through the itineraries that interest you and think about what you like and don't like, the dates, other places you might want to visit or other activities.

2. E-mail us at travel@mythsandmountains.com or call us at 800-670-6984 to let us know your thoughts.

3. Talk with us about what worked and did not work in the programs you were considering, where you want to go, your timeframe, travel companions, budget, special interests and travel style.

4. We will send a brief sketch and approximate land cost based on our discussion, for you to review that includes the suggested changes we discussed.

5. Based on your feedback of the sketch, we will rework your itinerary according to your guidelines. Should you wish to talk with previous travelers who have asked us for customized itineraries, we are happy to give you references.

6. Review the new program. If it works, we will usually ask for a deposit: 25% of the cost, 50% if you are 120 days out. At that point, we will confirm all of the reservations and guides, send you a full packet of preliminary information and prepare your formal, personalized, detailed daily itinerary.

After all, it's your unique vacation. Invite your family. Bring your friends. Dream big. Then call us and let us make your dream a reality.

Itinerary At A Glance

Day 1 Arrive in Buenos Aires, walking tour.
Day 2 In-depth Buenos Aires city tour of iconic highlights.
Day 3 Transfer to airport, fly to Salta, afternoon tour & High Mountain Archaeological Museum.
Day 4 In-depth Salta tour of churches and artisan areas.
Day 5 Drive to Purmamarca, colorful local market.
Day 6 Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Festival.
Day 7 Drive through Humahuaca Gorge to visit villages, old chapels and markets.
Day 8 Drive south to Tilcara and Yavi villages with old churches and unusual stone structures.
Day 9 Visit Pucará, a restored pre-Columbian fort and excellent small museum. Return to Salta.
Day 10 Transfer to airport to fly back to Buenos Aires. Rest of day at leisure.
Day 11 Transfer to airport for flight back to Buenos Aires, return to USA in evening.

Contact Us

Adventure. Experience. Transform. Let the culture embrace you.

Myths and Mountains is THE adventure travel company for the discerning and inquisitive globe-trotter seeking a hand-crafted, life-changing experience. With more than 25 years of expertise in designing award-winning trips focusing on cultures and crafts, religion and pilgrimage sites, environment and natural history and natural healing and traditional medicine, we promise adventures beyond the guidebooks, excellence beyond expectations, and guaranteed departures.

Want a custom-designed trip just for you and your friends? It's our specialty! Welcome to a remarkable experience - Myths and Mountains style!