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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Salta and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Salta activities? We have 50 tour ideas.


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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Cuesta del Obispo Mountain Bike Tour from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 195.40


Embark on this adrenaline-filled biking tour of Cuesta del Obispo Mountain. Spend an 8-hour day observing rock formations and Condors in their natural environment. All skill levels are welcome to join this tour as you will be led by a professional guide. <br />.

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Mountain Bike Tour from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 4 to 8 hrs
Priced From: USD 77.24


Go on an adventurous Mountain Bike tour through Salta's most incredible landscapes. This circuit is adapted to the requirements of each participant. There are several trails of varying degrees of difficulty ranging from easy-medium level to demanding. You can request the desired level before exiting, or the guide will adjust the itinerary according to the physical level of the group. We offer half and full day... Read More

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City Tours

Salta City Half Day Tour

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 22.00


Tour one of the cities with more history of Argentina and one of the best preserved. If you visit Salta, you can not miss this tour of the city and its surroundings.

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Cultural Tours

Full-Day Tour to Humahuaca Gorge from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 13 hours
Priced From: USD 60.00


Fill your day with distinct landscapes, small towns, Incan culture, and regional foods as you explore the best of the Humahuaca Gorge region which was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Highlights of this 13-hour trip include Seven Colors Hill, the town of Purmamarca, Incan archaeological sites, the elaborate Uquia Chapel and more. Hotel pickup and drop-off, guide, and transportation included.

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Cultural Tours

Salta Historic Folk Walk Including a Traditional Peña

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 139.00


Discover the history and folk traditions of northern Argentina during this 4-hour guided experience in the culturally-rich city of Salta. Spend an evening in a traditional peña (folk music club), where you'll learn the basic steps of a traditional dance while listening to stories... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Tren a las Nubes Experience from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 145.00


Take a drive on the iconic Tren a las Nubes (Train to the Clouds). Experience the combination of routes by private 4x4 and train and enjoy the Andean landscapes and culture, while benefiting the local and tourist development of the regions of the Quebrada and Puna. Offering exclusive attraction, the train journey from San Antonio de los Cobres to the famous La Polvorilla viaduct is a must!<br... Read More

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Day Tours in Salta

Beautiful Salta City Tour

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 3 hours (starts at 15:30)
Priced From: USD 19.00


Enjoy a city sightseeing tour taking you to monumental statues the San Francisco Church the Cathedral historical and anthropological museums and other cultural landmarks of the city

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Day Trips

Movitrack Safari Tour to Puna, Salt Falts and Purmamarca from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 14 hours
Priced From: USD 231.00


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.

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Day Trips

Full-Day Wine and Landscapes Tour of Cafayate from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 38.00


Take in stark landscapes, get a glimpse of traditional tobacco farming, and savor local wine and cheese during this guided tour of the best of the Cafayate region from Salta, Argentina. Hotel pickup and drop-off, guide, transportation and wine tasting included.

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Day Trips

Full Day Tour to Cachi from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 39.00


In this tour to Cachi, you&acute;ll discover one of the most breathtaking landscapes that Salta offers like the &ldquo;Cuesta del Obispo&rdquo; and the 'Parque Nacional de Cardones'. This amazing experience gives you the opportunity to visit&nbsp;one of the most beautiful villages in the province of Salta.

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Day Trips

Full-Day Tour to Salinas Grandes, San Antonio and Purmamarca

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 13 hours
Priced From: USD 75.00


On this full-day tour you will discover one of the most breathtaking landscapes that Salta and Jujuy offers.The most important point is the visit to the Salinas Grandes and finally the visit to the Seven Colors Hill Purmamarca town.

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Day Trips

Day Trip Discover Humahuaca Valley from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 69.58


Known worldwide, imposing Quebrada de Humahuaca has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This heavenly landscape of colorful hills is home to a variety of diverse, well preserved cultures.

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Day Trips

Full Day Trip to Salinas Grandes Salt Fields from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 14 hours
Priced From: USD 83.19


Travel to Salinas Grandes, one of the largest depressions in the province where large amounts of salt are extracted and experience the vast Puna plateau, the third largest in the world.

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Day Trips

Calchaqu Valley Scenic Drive and Day Trip to Cachi from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 58.19


See the incredible natural attractions of the Calchaquí Valley on this 'wow'-inducing day trip from Salta to Cachi! Enjoy a comfortable and scenic round-trip drive to the charming village, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who describes the terrain along the way. From gorges to bridges to... Read More

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Day Trips

Calchaqu Valley and Cafayate Winery Day Trip from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 53.19


Discover the many ways Mother Nature blessed Argentina's Salta province on this day trip that combines spectacular scenery with delicious wine. You'll head south of Salta city into the Calchaquí Valley, known for its array of gorges, rivers, mountains and valleys. Stop at dramatic rock... Read More

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Day Trips

Full-Day Tour Cafayate Calchaqui Valleys with Wine

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 35.00


This day-trip to Cafayate offers you one of the most beautiful landscapes in South America. You will be able to see formations in the mountains like The Castles, The Amphitheater, The Devil's Throat and more. In the town of Cafayate you will have a wine tasting and time to walk around the beautiful town.

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Day Trips

Full-Day Tour of Cachi and Calchaqu Valleys from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 44.00


Immerse yourself in the Cachi and Calcahaqui valleys during this tour of dramatic gorges, high altitude flora and fauna, Incan history, tranquil towns, churches and museums. Hotel pickup and drop-off, bilingual guide, transportation, all fees and snacks are included. 

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Day Trips

Bull Lagoon and Flamingo-Watching 4x4 Tour from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 253.00


See rare Andean flamingos at Laguna del Toro (Bull Lagoon) during this full-day trip from Salta. You'll travel in a 4x4 vehicle and visit the archaeological site of Santa Rosa de Tastil village with your guide. A boxed lunch by the lagoon plus round-trip hotel transport are... Read More

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Day Trips

Underground Rivers and Mountain Trekking Tour from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 253.00


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 Valley and into Los Cardones National Park, explore the caves along the Calchaquí River, and sit down for a picnic lunch amid Salta's... Read More

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Day Trips

Yungas and El Rey National Park 4x4 Full Day Tour from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 253.00


Journey to the beautiful Yungas forest and El Rey National Park on this 10-hour guided day tour from Salta in a 4x4 vehicle. Explore the diverse environments, learn about the inhabitants that make their home there, and hike the trails of El Rey National Park as your guide highlights the... Read More

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Day Trips

Cachi Full Day Tour from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 74.00


Discover the small region of Cachi while on this 8-hour tour from Salta. Travel through the landscape including multiple gorges such as The Laurel's Gorge and Escoipe Gorge. Explore the town of Cachi, paying a visit to the Archaeological Museum and Church.

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Day Trips

Cafayate Full-Day Tour from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 68.00


Explore natural features and Argentine wine on a day trip from Salta to Cafayate via the Lerma Valley. You'll see the carved rock formations of Quebrada de las Conchas and visit a winery in Cafayate for an included wine tasting.

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Day Trips

Tobacco Route Full Day Tour from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 183.00


Discover the history, culture, and production methods of one of Argentina's most profitable products, tobacco, during this 8-hour tour from Salta. Visit a tobacco factory, see the fields where the crop is grown, and learn about the different varieties of snuff produced in the area before sitting down for lunch at the Cabra Corral Dam (own expense). Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

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Day Trips

Salinas and Purmamarca Full Day Tour from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 110.00


Embark on this 10-hour tour from Salta to Purmamarca, accompanied by an English-speaking guide. Climb Cuesta de Lipán and move down the large Salinas to observe workers in their daily lives. Return to your hotel after getting the opportunity to marvel at the Seven Colors Hill.

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Day Trips

Great Salt Flats Tour from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 13 hours
Priced From: USD 138.75


This tour will take you to one of Argentina's most magical places: the Great Salt Flats in Salta (Salinas Grandes). Located at the furthest northwest point in Argentina, the Salinas Grandes offer it's visitors a completely surreal image that won't be forgotten. Don't miss the opportunity to go on a trip out of this world!

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Day Trips

Wine Route Day Tour from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 132.91


Hop on a bus and travel along the scenic Route No 68 to tour to the highest wine route in the world. You will find yourself exploring the most recognised wine cellars of the area, while enjoying stunning views of colourful mountains, and don't miss the chance of being part of a wine tasting conducted by local sommeliers, who will guide you through the wine-making history.

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Day Trips

Adventure or Adrenalin Pack Experience From Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 117.71


For for and Adventure or Adrenalin Pack during a Half Day experience, allowing you to try at least 3 different activities, always accompanied by expert instructors.If you want to discover new sensations and explore unique experiences, this Adventure and Adrenalin packs are perfect! Offering a wide range of possibilities, choose to go for a navigation between the Islands, a Banano ride ( Inflated... Read More

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Day Trips

San Antonio de los Cobres Day Trip from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 111.50


Follow part of the route of Argentina's famous Train to the Clouds on a scenic round-trip drive from Salta to the mountain town of San Antonio de los Cobres. As you climb in elevation during the drive, travel through Quebrada del Toro's dense greenery and breathtaking gorge dotted with cacti. Cross viaducts and bridges, including Alisal and Chorrillo, and visit the pre-Incan archaeological gem of Santa Rosa de Tastil. Explore... Read More

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Day Trips

Quebrada de Humahuaca Day Trip from Salta Including Purmamarca

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 89.50


Explore the sculptured mountain valley landscapes of the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a UNESCO World Heritage–listed gorge, on this full-day tour from Salta. Traveling the same route as the Incans once did, marvel at the serrated canyons and the ever-changing array of colors rippling down unusual... Read More

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Full-day Tours

Full-Day San Antonio Puna Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 75.00


This amazing excursion is by far one of the most impressive and complete tours you´ll ever do. <br />Travel througth the best part of the Puna, doing by truck the Train to the clouds trip up to San Antonio de los Cobres. <br />This tour is also the very complete because you... Read More

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Full-day Tours

Full-Day Tour to Humahuaca, Purmamarca and Tilcara

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 58.00


On this full-day tour you will get to see Purmamarca, with its 7 Colors Hill, and Tilcara and its ruins and the unique church of Uquía. Humahuaca was declared a World Heritage Site, given its unique, sharp and colorful mountains cape.

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Full-day Tours

Full-Day Tour Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca and More from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 65.99


This amazing excursion is by far one of the most impressive tours you´ll ever do. This tour is also the very complete because you will see part of Humahuaca´s gorge, the amazing 'Cuesta del Obispo', the 7 colours hill and of course the great salt flats.

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Half-day Tours

Salta City Sightseeing Tour

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 29.20


Get your bearings on this 3-hour Salta city tour, perfect for first-time visitors. See top attractions in this thriving metropolis with cultural museums and jewel-like Neoclassical buildings such as the Cathedral of Salta and San Francisco Church. Ascend San Bernardo Hill for panoramic views, visit sights commemorating Argentina's war for independence, shop at the Artisan Market and travel to the village of San Lorenzo, a... Read More

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Hiking & Camping

4-Day Camping Trip to the Argentine Mountains from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 685.00


Spend 4 days traversing the ancient Incan trails of the northwestern Argentine mountains. Meet local inhabitants along the way, who will share their lifestyle and stories with you. You will discover ruins and spectacular views, as well as enjoy warm moments sharing dinners at the campfire in your... Read More

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Hiking & Camping

Full Day Trek to San Lorenzo From Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 9 to 11 hrs
Priced From: USD 93.30


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 private hike will amaze you!Pass through the ancient Inca paths and enter the eastern Yungas. Appreciate the local fauna and flora and the very special bio diversity.Reach San Lorenzo's Summit, accessing unique views and... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

4-Day Tour of Salta Cafayate and Humahuaca

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 742.99


Come and discover the charm of one of the best-preserved corners of colonial life in our country. Admire the magnificent natural scenery of the North, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and wander through traditional villages where time seems to have stopped. Meet local artisans and their unique crafts such as tapestries and textiles, as well as their sheep, llama or alpaca wool ponchos, and gold and silver-work.

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Quebrada de Humahuaca from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 1571.30


A wide ranging tour of the best landscape and culture the far north of Argentina has to offer. <br /><br />We'll explore the multi-colored Quebrada de Humahuaca, famous for its Seven Colored Hill and rich in history from Pre-Inca to colonial times. <br />Then we'll cross the outer mountain range of the Andes into the Altiplano and the wide open plains of the Salinas Grandes salt flats, with their stunning... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

Tren a las Nubes Salinas Grandes and 4x4 Humahuaca Tour from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 478.00


This two-day excursion will allow us to explore the most important and imposing attractions of the provinces of Salta and Jujuy.<br /><br />During the first day, we will tour the typical tour called 'Vuelta por alturas', following the train tracks and visiting the gorges, the town of... Read More

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Overnight Tours

2-Day Calchaqu Valley Tour to Cachi and Cafayate

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 288.00


Experience the incredible Calchaquí Valley on this activity-filled overnight tour from Salta that combines stunning natural scenery with Argentine wine. You'll enjoy a scenic round-trip drive to the towns of Cachi and Cafayate, admiring gorges, rivers, vineyards and mountain towns along the way. Make plenty of photo stops at panoramic viewpoints, and learn about the history of the area from an experienced guide. Visit... Read More

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Safaris

Safari to the Clouds Tour from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 253.07


Thanks to the technical conditions of our vehicles, the 'Safari to the Clouds' gives us the possibility to combine three different circuits in the Northwest of Argentina in one day. Don't miss the incredible opportunity of discovering Argentina's stunning north-western provinces landscapes from a whole new perspective.

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Super Savers

Salta Super Saver: Best of Calchaqu Valley Including Cachi and Cafayate Winery Day Trips

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 121.24


Experience the best of Argentina's Salta province with this Super Saver that combines two fabulous day trips through the Calchaquí Valley! You'll enjoy two stunning drives that take you past mountain villages, deep gorges and dramatic rock formations with names like Devil's Throat, and... Read More

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Super Savers

Salta Super Saver: Calchaqui Valley and Cafayate Winery plus Humahuaca Valley Day Trip

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 130.76


Discover two of Argentina's most spectacular natural attractions with this Salta Super Saver that combines day trips to the Humahuaca Valley and the Calchaquí Valley. Over two full days, see stunning rock formations and gorges, visit mountain villages, admire colonial churches, marvel at... Read More

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Tours around Salta

Town of Cafayate Calchaqui Valley Winery Tour and Colorful Natural Formations

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours (starts at 07:00)
Priced From: USD 37.00


Cafayate is a beautiful wine growing town located in the Calchaqui Valley 183 km from the capital city of the province. The scenic route to the city takes us past incredibly shaped colorful natural formations recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Monument.

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Tours around Salta

Multi-Cultural Humahuaca Valley

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours (starts at 07:00)
Priced From: USD 53.00


Known worldwide imposing Quebrada de Humahuaca has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This heavenly landscape of colorful hills is home to a variety of diverse well preserved cultures.

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Tours around Salta

Mini Safari to the Clouds

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 16 hours (starts at 07:00)
Priced From: USD 179.00


Take an exciting safari up into the clouds through ravines and the Puna through the mythical nooks of the North. If you take just one tour this experience is not to be missed!

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White Water Rafting

Rafting Adventure from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 142.87


Lovers of nature and adventure will find through this tour a great excuse to visit the city of Salta: is the most fun way to see the canyon of Juramento river, an amazing place surrounded by geologic formations, from where you will sail it's class III rapids. This tour also includes lunch, consisting in a typical Argentinean barbecue or Asado.

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White Water Rafting

River Rafting and Zipline Tour from Salta with Argentine BBQ Lunch

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 199.00


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 to the Juramento River (Rio Juramento), take a 2.5-hour rafting tour through the river canyon, navigating Class II and III rapids. Then feast... Read More

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Ziplines

Zip Line Adventure Tour from Salta

Salta, Argentina
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 113.26


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 Canopy circuit of South America, which combined with the spectacular view from the Juramento River Canyon, provides a unique feeling you will never forget.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Arrival Transfer: Martn Miguel de Gemes International Airport to Salta Hotels

Salta, Argentina
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 19.90


When you arrive at Mart&iacute;n Miguel de G&uuml;emes International Airport, skip the taxi line and travel to your downtown Salta hotel with this shared arrival transfer. Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Departure Transfer: Salta Hotels to Martn Miguel de Gemes International Airport

Salta, Argentina
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 19.90


End your stay in Salta with convenient transportation from your hotel to Mart&iacute;n Miguel de G&uuml;emes International Airport. This worry-free shared departure transfer is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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