Hiking Tours

Escape the Modern World

Discover Breathtaking Natural Landscapes far from the tourist trails.
All our tours in the North West of Argentina are designed and timed to avoid the crowds, and because we travel at a gentle pace we can incorporate hikes of a couple of hours a day into most of our trips. We can also hire mountain bikes and arrange horseriding expeditions with local specialists.

And if you really want to get off the beaten track, we can take you hiking into the hills, where you’ll discover a world largely untouched by modern progress.

These trips are dedicated to getting out of the vehicle and off the beaten track: staying with the locals far from the main tourist trails in the stunning, untouched landscape.

Balcon Cactus

Hiking Tours

Colours of Vallecito

A voyage of discovery into the untouched landscape between the Valles Calchaquies and the Quebrada del Toro, only accessible on foot, horse, or donkey.

This challenging hike covers 48 km over 3 days, rising to 3,558m altitude.

It follows the old trade route between the fertile valleys of the Calchaquies and Lerma and the mountain plateau.

You won't forget the experience of being far from the hubbub of modern life, in touch with the inner tranquility of times past.

from
570 USD

Mountain Trekking in Iruya

This high-altitude trek through the multi-coloured hills around Iruya takes us into the heart of local communities untouched by the modern world.

We visit small settlements in the mountains surrounding the tiny hill town of Iruya, close to the Bolivian border. Following trails used for centuries by the locals, we stay with local indigenous families in tiny hamlets only accessible on foot. This trip is combined with a visit to the essential sites of the UNESCO-protected Quebrada de Humahuaca.

from
600 USD

Expedition to the Cloud Forest

Hiking verdant green trails in the sub-tropical Cloud Forest of the Yungas in Jujuy: an oasis of plants and birdlife.

This is part of the UNESCO region of the Yungas, which contains 300 different species of birds and 100 different types of mammal. Yungas is a word from the Inca language Quechua, meaning “Warm Valleys”.

Click here to view map route.

from
300 USD

Jose Sisti

The Untouched Landscape

Salta gaucho Jose Sisti, accompanied by his trusty steed, is our local guide for the Colours of Vallecito hike which follows trails linking tiny communities between the Valles Calchaquies wine region and the Quebrada del Toro.

Salta gaucho Jose Sisti, accompanied by his trusty steed, is our local guide for the Colours of Vallecito hike which follows trails linking tiny communities between the Valles Calchaquies wine region and the Quebrada del Toro.

Dani fam

Staying with the locals

Andreas and Heidi Furrer-Küttel from Switzerland with the Herrera family, who welcome Poncho Tours and guests to their remote farmhouse. They live along a mountain trail half a day’s walk from Iruya, in Salta’s northeast, close to the Bolivian border.

Andreas and Heidi Furrer-Küttel from Switzerland with the Herrera family, who welcome Poncho Tours and guests to their remote farmhouse. They live along a mountain trail half a day’s walk from Iruya, in Salta’s northeast, close to the Bolivian border.

Potrero de Diaz

Hike, Bike and Horses

Apart from hiking, we can organise mountain biking expeditions and
horseriding: for just a few hours, or for several days. So get in touch with us now and we can start planning your trip to Argentina.

Apart from hiking, we can organise mountain biking expeditions and
horseriding: for just a few hours, or for several days. So get in touch with us now and we can start planning your trip to Argentina.

Panti Pampa

Above the Clouds

Many of our hikes take us to high altitudes, so we always acclimatise along the way, and we never rush. Besides, why would you, when every time you stop for a breather you’re treated to views like this?

Many of our hikes take us to high altitudes, so we always acclimatise along the way, and we never rush. Besides, why would you, when every time you stop for a breather you’re treated to views like this?

A word on the accommodation

Bear in mind overnight stops on these treks can be quite basic, without a phone signal or internet. We normally sleep in a simple adobe house with no electricity but equipped with solar panels, and there will always be a private room and your own bathroom. (In extreme circumstances we may have to camp).

Simple gifts of pens, foreign coins, or anything typical of your country will be much appreciated by the children you meet. But we guarantee roughing it for a few days will be worth it; staying with the locals and sharing the routine of their everyday lives is an experience that will live long in the memory.