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Argentina Trails a tourism company that designs and operates Adventure travel and special interest. We specialize in Mountaineering, Trekking, 4x4 trips and tailored programs in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru. Argentina Trails guarantees excellent quality service and extensive experience in the sector.





TRIP PLAN


IRUYA SAN JUAN


07 days / 06 nights
Departure: Salta City
Ends: Salta City
Difficulty Level: Medium

Day 1: Salta

Reception at the airport of Salta. Transfer to Hotel. Night in Salta

Day 2: Salta – Quebrada de Humahuaca – Iruya (2800 msnm)

Breakfast. Pick up early in the morning by the Hotel, way to the Quebrada de Humahuaca, Jujuy through the route of Yungas. During our trip was crossing the towns of Purmamarca, Tilcara, Uquía and Humahuaca, From this last town, crossing 20 km take the path that leads to route N 133 to Iruya. This town is located on narrow cobbled streets. Surrounded by a stunning landscape and anchored in the past, Iruya preserves the roots of an ancient culture that still permeates their typical celebrations such as the Pachamama in August and the festivity in the first half of October. Accommodation in Hostel in Iruya.

Day 3: Trekking Iruya- San Juan (3090 m.s.n.m.)

San Juan, is located 14 km northeast of Iruya and reach the village takes about 6 hours walk passing through stunning mountains. In this small village, only be reached by foot or mule. Its people live on cultivation of the land and animal care. During this day there are many opportunities to observe condors. Locals Night at home experiencing their domestic habits. Night in one local home experiencing their domestic habits.

Day 4: Trekking San Juan - San Isidro (2900 msnm)

We leave San Juan in the early hours of the morning picking up part of the road traveled the previous day and rising to Abra Pati Pampa, then we take a new track that take us to San Isidro. Walking time is about 4-5 hours on animal path´s surrounded by towering mountains. San Isidro, craft village, where a large number of this people live by their sales. Free afternoon to enjoy the place. Nigh in San Isidro.

Day 5: Trekking San Isidro – Iruya (2800 msnm)

In the morning we start the trek back to Iruya by the path on the river, only passable by car during the winter season. Arrive takes approximately 2 to 3 hours walking. We arrive at noon. Lunch and overnight at the Hostel in Iruya. Afternoon free to enjoy Iruya.

Day 6: Iruya – Salta

Breackfast. Back to Salta City by the same route we went. Night in Salta.

Day 7: Airport

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Note:The company reserves the right to modify the itinerary or suspend any of the activities when climate circumstances or any other circumstances compromise the safety of the members of the group. .
Includes:
- Transfer In from Salta to Tilcara by vehicle.
- Transfer Out fron San Francisco to Salta by vehicle.
- Equipment for camping. (Tent, kitchenware, etc.)
- Bilingual specialized guide (Spanish-English)
- 02 nights in Salta City.
- 02 nights in Iruya.
- 01 night in San Isidro.
- 01 night in the mountain cottage.
- First aid kit.
- Basic Medical Insurance for disease or accident up to $3000 Argentinean pesos.
- VHF radio.

Does Not Include:
- Flight ticket.
- Personal expenses and tips.
- Equipment workhorses. This can be rented in Iruya.
- Meals not mentioned in the program.
- Sleeping bags (can be rented)
- Drinks during the meals.
- Taxes (transportation 10, 5%)

Recommended Equipment:
Head
- Cap or Light hat.
- Wool or polartec beanie.
- Bandana.
- UV + 90% mountain sunglasses with side shields.

Upper part of the body
- 2 polypropylene long-sleeved t-shirts.
- 2 cotton or polypropylene t-shirts.
- Polartec jacket.
- Gore tex or waterproof jacket.
- Duvet jacket.

Hands
- Polypropylene gloves.
- Polartec gloves.
- Waterproof mitts with wool, polartec or duvet interiors.
Inferior part of the body
- Polypropylene long underwear.
- Gore-Tex or waterproof pants.

Feet
- Long socks (3 cotton pairs and 2 expeditions special one)
- Trekking boots.
Technical equipment
- Trekking sticks.
- Duvet Sleeping bag (-15 °C)
- Water bottle of at least 900 cc.
- Insulated sleeping pad.
- Head Lamp (Extra light bulbs and batteries)
- Resistant bag for the transport of the equipment in mules.
Personal Objects
- Sunscreen.
- Lip protector.
- Hygienic bag.
- Personal medicine chest.
- Others: digital camera, mp3, books, etc.