looking for bus service from Calafate to Los antiguos - time table, price' and how many hours it takes.
Hi, I'm looking into possible locations for a December vacation of maximum 13 days. I'm hoping to see Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls for sure. I also wanted to see the salt flats in Uyuni, the Tatio Geyser, Moon Valley and around Salta, but I know it'll just be ridiculous to try and fit all this stuff into a 13 day trip. So, I'm wondering if I can see similar types of landscape in and around Salta and maybe stay there for 5 days instead. In my quick research on VT and Google, I see that there is the Salinas Grandes which looked kind of cool. Can someone let me know if it is indeed a similar type of salt flats to those in Uyuni, but maybe smaller? Are there geysers in the area? I see that many people rented their own cars to visit. My friend and I only know how to drive automatic, so we'll probably have to do tours. Do you know of any good tour companies that do day or overnight trips to these areas? I know I'll need to do a bit more research in the area but if you have any recommendations to steer me in the right path, please let me know. I understand that there are direct flights from Buenos Aires -> Salta -> Iguazu -> Buenos Aires offered by Aerolineas Argentina. Will it be cheaper to book these in Argentina or is it pretty much the same price (quoted865) if I just book on their website? Is Aerolineas an acceptable airline? Thanks very much in advance.
Hi! My Mom and I will be in Salta for 6 days. We would like to move around and possibly get a tour guide for a few days. Can anyone recommend a reliable, English speaking tour guide? Also, what are your "must see" in Salta? Cheers, from New York, USA
Hi - We are travelling north Argentina from Salta and hope to get via bus to Calama, Chile. We aim to keep travelling north to Peru. Does anyone know the best way to travel by road this way? We hope to travel via bus, but happy to look at other options as well.
I am not a poor shoestring backpacker (any more). I am an avid photo enthusiast who likes to chronicle my travels. fluidr.com/photos/phil_mario... Usually I travel with the wife and we can share costs and a private car is within our means but this time I am solo. I could take public buses but I'd go crazy not being able to stop and take a photo of a wonderful scene. I could take an organized tour where you can often ask the driver to stop for a quick photo. But often these tours only stop for a few hours in many village/towns that I think I'd like to spend an evening in i.e. Tilcara, Purmamarca, Iruya, ect. Furthermore these tours tend to leave too late in the morning or arrive too late to capture the best light (early morning/late evening) for photography. So I am thinking hiring a taxi for intercity trips MAY be the best of my options. I am just wondering what the costs and availability would be. I’d hire the car for a half day morning trip and have to pay for the driver to drive back home in the afternoon. I’d stay in my new town and then hire another local to get me to the next place a few days later. This worked well for me when I toured Rajasthan, India and Mali. The question remains....how MUCH money would a taxi driver expect per day?
Hello, I will be in Salta for 4 nights, would like to have some suggestion on what to visits.
I'd like to visit some wineries around Cafayate and the Valles Calchaquies... but I'd love some help with a few questions I have...! - How easy/difficult is to get around on public transportation? - Besides wineries, what else would you suggest me to see? Thanks!!
Hi there, does anybody know the price of the cable car up to Cerro San Bernado? Is it worth the trip, and what is there to see/do at the top? I will have only a little time in Salta and would like to know if this will be a 'must do'! Thanks in advance
Does anybody know the driving time between cachi and salta via N.P. Los Cordones? We will be there at the end of November. Thanks, Moshe
I am planing to visit salta and then go back to Mendoza by bus. is there any bus company that make that trip and how many hours does it take?
My wife and I are considering spending a week in the Salta. We wpild appreciate any information on things to do, where to stay, towns to visit in the area etc. Thank you rjberb
Hi I plan going to Salta by joining a local bus tour from Iguaza to Salta via Tucuman and vice versa. Is the road transport between these two places safe? Grateful for your advice. Many thanks. Cheers Joyce
Hello. I was considering visiting Salta in the next few months and I don't know much about it except the photos that I have seen. I was interested in seeing the salt flats and some of the gorges. I heard it is generally better to book your trips when you arrive. I was wondering what should one definitely see when I am there. I want to go and see the salt flats and the mountains. I am guessing you can get tours when you arrive. I was wondering how much it would cost and is it possible to do the salt flats and surrounding areas in 1-2 days. Thanks
Hello. Me and two friends of mine have 6 days to get from salta to buenos aires. We were wondering if anybody had any suggestions to how we could do it(car,bus?) and which places would be good to visit on the trip? Which places to go and cool things to do? Thank you for you replies:)
Hello all, I am flying into Salta from Bs.As. in a couple weeks and I need to take a bus from Salta capital to a small town in the north of Salta province. I did this several years ago but I don't remember much of anything about the process... I land in Salta at 2:00 in the afternoon and would like to go to the terminal right away if possible. I feel like a dunce asking all this, but hopefully someone can help me out: 1. Grabbing a taxi from the airport, are they just outside the terminal? Is there a specific company I want to look for? I know in Bs.As. I always use the Manuel Leon, as advised by others, but I don't know what the deal is in Salta. 2. What's the name of the terminal/where do I tell the driver I need to go? I've checked the schedule on La Veloz website so I should be able to get a bus that afternoon and be on my way. Thanks for your help and if you see any glaring holes in my plan, or know of any important information I should know that concerns this, please let me know. I'd really appreciate it! Thanks.
Who knows some nice and more or less affordable (till about 200 pesos per day) accommodation in: Salta (city) Cachi Cafayate Cabra Corral If possible with a website.
Is there any way to travel from Salta to Iguazu by plane, without having to stop in Buenos Aires? I was hoping to fly direct, but cannot seem to find anything. Perhaps there are charter flights available through a local travel agency in Salta? Any suggestions?
Since last week, with new wagons,locomotives and rails, it is running 3 times a week (it may change with season). It costs 140 dollars for foreigners, 100 dollars for argentinians and 70 dollars for the people of Salta. it includes breakfast and lunch. Too expensive for the argentinians. It is an example of the bad face of the foreign tourism on us, the locals.
Hi!! We are a french couple who want to visit the province of Salta by ourselves (no tourism agencies, no autocars). One of the best way to be independant and see the most beautiful landscapes is to rent a car. But many beautiful places and roads are only accessible by 4x4, or safer by 4x4, especially in this season (rain...) The rent of a 4x4 is very expensive for us, so we would like to find 2 other people who are interested, and who like camping and trekking in the nature. Our approximative dates : from 12/02/08 to 19/02/08 We start from Salta. Bye bye!
How far is Puerto Iguazu by bus from Salta? How many hours the trip take? Does anybody know if I can take a bus in the morning or late in the afternoon? thanx in advance, konstantinos
Hello! Me nad my husband are going to salta and after that we are flying from sao paolo on jan 18th. My question is how do we get from salta to sao pàolo without wasting too much time and money? We can both fly and take the bus? i heard that there are buses tyhat goes from salta to iguacu any suggesations on companys? Thankful for answers Malou
Hola!If I would take the bus to Salta from Buenos Aires how many days would it take. What are the prices? Any links? Is it better to by flight ticket to save time? Best regards/Mikael
"Fuentes empresariales señalaron que en rigor, las primeras dos fechas están programadas para noviembre y diciembre de este año y que a partir de la semana entrante, se empezarán a vender los pasajes para la nueva temporada que arranca en marzo de 2008. La refacción de los 10 vagones que componen el tren y su puesta en marcha insumió alrededor de 45 millones de pesos que invirtió el sector privado y 27 millones más que el gobierno nacional destinó a la refacción de las vías." It says that the first two runs are scheduled for november and december. And that they will start to sell tickets for the new season (starting in March 2008) the next week.
I realise that these ruins are in Catamarca Province but there isn't much happening in that forum, ... and I so want some feedback. I'm looking for recommendations from people who may have visited these ruins, and whether they really are something very special and worth the effort of getting there? Any suggestions of the best way to get there? Eg is there a bus from Santa Maria to Belen? I presume this would be a gravel road, if hiring a car would a 4WD be required? Also interested in comments regarding the Quilmes ruins, and also any comparisons between Quilmes and Shinkal??? Many Many Thanks!
I'd like to rent a car and drive from Cafayate to Cachi, then to Salta. I've noticed that there's lots of gravel roads on the Calchaqui valleys. Are they in good shape? Are these difficult to drive on? I'd be going in November so i believe it's before the rainy season? can this be done in a day? Can i do it with just about any car or do i need a 4x4? thanks! Me gustaria alquilar un auto y manejar desde Cafayate a Cachi, y de ahi a Salta. Vi que hay bastantes caminos de ripio. En que condiciones estan? Es dificil de manejar por ahi? Iriamos en noviembre, asi que me parece que es antes de la temporada de lluvia? Se puede hacer en un dia? COn cualquier auto o solamente con 4x4? gracias!
Hello, all! I'd like to know when the dry season is, if it is smart to visit Salta in mid december. Thank you! Hugo
This is to inform to anyone interested in this tour, that it is said that the train will start running again during next October.
Hello, We have a 5-month old baby and we'd like to visit the Argentine NW, probably using Salta as a main hub and going to San Antonio de los Cobres, Salinas Grandes, Humahuaca, etc, etc. A few of those are way up there in terms of elevation. Before we had the baby, we traveled to Cusco so we're familiar with high altitude headaches, etc. We're not concerned about us, but we are concerned about our baby. Have you or anybody you know traveled to the Argentine NW with a baby? What do you recommend? I remember in Cusco you could rent an oxygen tank - perhaps that would be an option in Salta and suroundings? thanks! Carlos ------ Hola! Tenemos un bebe de 5 meses y queriamos visitar el Noroeste Argentino, posiblemente con Salta como origen y de ahi a San Antonio de los Cobres, Salinas Grandes, Humahuaca, etc, etc. Algunos de esos lugares estan bien arriba a nivel del mar. Antes de tener el bebe, viajamos a Cusco, asi que no desconocemos los dolores de cabeza por la altitud, etc. No nos preocupa por nosotros, pero si por el bebe. Vos o alguien que conoces ha viajado al NOA con un bebe? Que recomendas? Me acuerdo que en Cusco podiamos alquilar un tanque de oxigeno - quizas esa seria una opcion en Salta y sus alrededores? Gracias! Carlos
I am planning a 3 day 2 night stay in the NW area of Argentina in May. Probably will fly there from Buenos Aires. I would like to see Jujuy, Salta and travel down to Cafayate, and Tucuman. Without renting a car, is it better to take a bus between the cities, hire a car, or go with a tour company. Also can anyone recommend a tour company that does 1 or 2 day tours through these cities? Thank you!
Good Morning, We would like to take the freight train in November of next year from Salta to San Antonio de los Cobres. Can we book our seats before we arrive in Salta? If so how do we go about booking on the freight train? If we can't book in advance where do we go to buy the ticket? Do we have to get to the station days before the train leaves to ensure our seats or can we buy the tickets on the Wednesday that the train leaves? Thank you for your help Pauline