Excursion to San Antonio de los Cobres
Departure from the city of Salta by national route 54. 24 km to the west; Nestled at the foot of the mountain range, you can access Campo Quijano, a town that combines natural and cultural attractions that are very representative of the Salta feel, which invites you to enjoy the natural beauty of its different places and corners. Passing the town of Campo Quijano, also known as El Portal de los Andes, which precedes the imposing Quebrada del Toro, the route leads to Santa Rosa de Tastil, one of the most important pre-Inca sites in the region, which will have more than 2000 inhabitants, ruins and museums for lovers of archeology.
Already in the puna, San Antonio de Los Cobres rises, with its church, its brand-new school and inn, and the workplaces of the mines, gas pipelines, and some other industry in the area. In San Antonio, the Train to the Clouds and land excursions stop.
The artisans sell their regional products. Weaving is the main source of work for women in the area. It is an ancient custom that is transmitted from generation to generation. Here the legendary barracan is woven, a thick fabric made with llama or sheep wool that is characterized by the network of natural colors in which white, black and brown prevail. In San Antonio, most of the women knit pullovers, vests, socks, gloves, hats, ruanas, and blankets, among other garments, with sheep or llama wool. In general, they use three types of techniques to make them: the loom for ruanas and blankets, the two needles for pullovers and vests, and five needles for gloves and stockings. Many have “old looms” made of cardón (typical wood of the area) and others learned more modern techniques that reduce their hours of effort.
Return to Salta late in the afternoon.
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No age restriction.
Cancellations can be done without penalty until 48 hours prior departure
After booking and finalizing payment, you will receive a confirmation for your purchase. Then, in less than 24 hours, you will receive the voucher that you can use to take the excursions.
If the reservation is for the next day, we will be attentive and we will send you the voucher before your excursion begins.
No, lunch is not included. But we will stop for lunchtime
Yes, pick up and drop off are included.
Just complete the booking form. When you finish will be redirected to Paypal where you can pay the tour.
As soon as you finish the booking, check your email. There you will receive the instant confirmation of your excursion
In that email you will also have the voucher. Print it or take it on your phone the day of your excursion.
This tour is 100% refundable until 72hs before your tour.