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Volcanoes Route: 8-day hiking tour with a guide

Join David, a local mountain guide, in this 8-day hiking tour across the famous Volcanoes Route. You'll start in Tilcara and visit the most impressive landscapes of the Argentina' puna, until you're in the Catamarca province.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration8 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, Nov, Dec
Type of tripNot specified

Description

The Volcanoes Route is a famous hiking route through the High Puna of Jujuy, Salta and Catamarca. During this 8-day adventure that I come here to propose, we will travel 1900 km in total. In addition, you will discover impressive and very varied landscapes.

We will walk through different types of terrain and visit the highest mountains in the region, such as Cerro Negro, Alto del Morado, Cerro San Gerónimo, Antofagasta and Cerro Falso Morocho.

All those who want to come to this trekking trip across the Volcanoes Route must have a good fitness level. Keep in mind we will walk around 4-6 hours per day (between 6 and 12 km).

The best season to come to this region is during the months of March, April, November and December. I can lead a group of at least 3 guests.

Finally, I recommend to bring with you the following equipment:

  • Windbreaker jacket
  • Trekking Pants
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Trekking Boots
  • 40 liter backpack
  • Sun hat
  • Wool cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Walking sticks
  • Photo camera

So, are you coming? I will be here, waiting for your contact so we can discuss and plan your next adventure through the amazing Volcanoes Route! 

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Tilcara, Jujuy.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Jujuy - Tilcara

Meeting in the morning and transfer to Tilcara. It is a short day of a gentle 85-km route with a 4-hour trek to Cerro Negro (3350 m). Night in Tilcara.

Day 2: Tilcara - San Antonio de los Cobres.

It is a long day. We’ll visit Tilcara, Purmamarca and Salinas Grandes. We’ll also enjoy a 3-hour hike to Cerro Morado (4500 m). Night in San Antonio de los Cobres.

Day 3: San Antonio de los Cobres – Tola Grande

Tren de las Nubes (“Tain to the clouds), Valle de los Sueños (“Valleys of the Dreams”) and then, we will continue to Tola Grande, where we’ll spend the night.

Day 4: Tola Grande - Antofagasta de la Sierras

Transfer and crossing the Salar de Arizaro and Antofalla, visit the Cono de Arita and Calalaste. Night in Antofagasta.

Day 5: Antofagasta - El Peñon

In the morning we will ascend to a small volcano of 3550 m and visit the arid environment of the Puna de Atacama. Overnight stay in El Peñon.

Day 6: El Peñón - Fiambala

Today we will cross the San Buenaventura mountain range, crossing the field of Piedra Pomez, the only one in the world. It is a long day, of 140 km of route but with a surprising landscape.

Day 7: Fiambala

Transfer by the Route of the “Seismiles” and trekking in the Falso Morocho (4550 m) walking on the roof of the Andes. Free afternoon at the Fiambala hot springs.

Day 8: Fiambala - Catamarca

From Fiambala, transfer to San Fernando del valle de Catamarca, where we will visit the Adobe Route. End of the program.


About the guide

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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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