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4-day guided hike in Calilegua National Park


Join certified mountain guide David on a 4-day hike through the beautiful Calilegua National Park in Jujuy, Argentina and discover its wonderful flora and fauna!


4 Days

Mar - Nov




Join me on a fantastic trip to the colorful Jujuy province in Argentina. On this 4-day trip through Las Yungas, the subtropical jungle of Calilegua National Park, we’ll discover varied vegetation, stunning views and the warmth of the local people.

This historic hiking trail in the Calilegua National Park will take us through some wonderful places in the Argentine pre-Andes. Some of these places include San Francisco, Peña Alta, San Lucas, Santa Bárbara, Valle Grande River, San Lucas River and many others. You can check the itinerary below for more information. However, keep in mind it may change depending on weather conditions and the group’s pace.

Additionally, keep in mind that for this trip you will need to bring comfortable and warm clothes for hiking, hiking boots, sandals, two hats (one for the sun and one for the cold), a waterproof jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottles, a sleeping bag, thermal insulation, personal hygiene bag and walking sticks. Also take into consideration that you will need to be physically fit for this excursion.  Of course, I’ll be happy to help you with anything you may need.

Are you are ready to discover the amazing landscapes of Jujuy in Argentina? If you are up for this 4-day adventure, then send your request. I would love to guide you.

I also offer other fun hiking opportunities in the Argentine Northwest. If you are looking for more options, be sure to check out the ones I offer to Cerro Naranjo, Nevado de Chañi, Tuzgle Volcano and others.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Personal insurance

- Transportation start and back

- Luggage transfer

Price details

Price includes one night in a hotel and two nights in tents.

Price does not include personal equipment, personal expenses, extra night in a hotel or flights.


Day 1: Jujuy - Calilegua National Park - San Francisco

We’ll meet at San Salvador de Jujuy and travel to San Francisco. On our way there, we’ll do two short hikes of one hour each on the Calilegua National Park.

Night at a hostel.

Day 2: San Francisco - Peña Alta - San Lucas

We’ll begin our 6-hour hike on Peña Alta and go by the Valle Grande River and San Lucas River.

Camping night.

Day 3: San Lucas - Santa Bárbara

Beautiful 4-hour trek towards Santa Bárbara, where we’ll spend the night in tents.

Day 4: Santa Bárbara - Peña Alta - Jujuy

On our last hiking day, we’ll walk for 5 hours and finish in Peña Alta. We’ll then ride to San Salvador de Jujuy.



More info

Minimum group of people: 3

Meeting point

San Salvador de Jujuy

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

AAGM Mountain Guide from Argentina.

I was born in Catamarca province, land of 6000m peaks (los seismiles), such as Pissis and Ojos del Salado.

I now live in Tilcara, Jujuy, located in the 'Quebrada de Humahuaca' a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

I guide mountaineering, trekking, horse riding and multi adventure trips in Argentina's North and North-West region.

When guiding, my objective is to provide confidence and safety to my clients, and by the end of the trip to say goodbye as friends.



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What people are saying about David



I dont know where to start. But david do not speak english, as he said and lupe from explore and share said he did. But I was thinking okay ill get to practice My spanish. But we had some trouble in communication. And there was some bad communication between david and Explorer and share so i did not get the expedition i bought. I paid My self for 3 days at hostels and hotels althoug it was included also 100 dollars extra for base camp at llullaillaco. At grand tolar david left me at gave me a local guide lorenzo also only speaking spanish but really nice and peacefull and great Guy by the way. But david said he has problems so he had to go. When i got down from summit no david. So i write to him a litle angry where he was and where My stuff was and he was in a city 3 hours away. But he got me some transport to him and ill ended up paying for My hotel there to. Now to the good things. The expedition where beutyfull. And david know whats good for you i got good aklimatation and most places where absolutely stunning. Will i recomend david. Probely not. Unless you speak spanish and make sure everthing is sorte out and no misunderstandings.



I had a mindblown experience riding in the mountains for 3 days in Juyjuy, or should I say horseback mountain climbing. I do have previous experience with horseback riding, but I have never done anything compared to this. Mesmerizing views, primitive overnight stays and food in the nature. I was also allowed to book very last minute, resulting in me being alone in the mountains with a guide. This tour is an experience that I will take with me fondly for life. My communication with David was good. My guide on the journey, Gonzalo, was very shy and timid. He only answered questions and did not explain to me the areas we were riding through. Something that I would have appreciated. This is also a very Argentinian experience in the sense that they sent an itinerary that was not exactly followed, and they were not punctual on time. If you have a relaxed view upon things like these, you will have an amazing time. Living here, I have come to learn that this is very Argentinian, so you also get a cultural experience. On the plus side, here, everything has a solution. The only thing, as an urbanized European, I would have highly appreciated, is that they bring a satellite telephone (mentioned in the itinerary) and a primitive first aid kit (mentioned during the briefing), that they did not. I do understand that they know these mountains like the back of their hands. But I do not, if something would have happened. I did feel safe during the tour. All in all, I highly recommend this tour, while ensuring that important things to me are brought on the trip.



I hired David Torres for a full-day mountain hike at least 2 months in advance. Without explanation or warning, he sent in his place a man with a recently broken ankle who uses a cane to walk! My entire day of "hiking" was a 3k slow walk on a flat trail. I have attempted to get a refund, but the company has refused to communicate with me. The replacement guide told me David had another trip at the same time as mine, and chose the other, more lucrative, trip.



The trip was amazing. The climb especially. Not being used to horse riding it was quite exhausting but overall we were very satisfied with how the day went.

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