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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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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    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Drinks
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Jujuy - 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 2Tilcara - 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 3San 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 4Tola 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 5Antofagasta - 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 6El 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 7Fiambala

      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 8Fiambala - Catamarca

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

     
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    Tilcara, Jujuy.

    Accommodation

    In hotels

     

    About the 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 A. Torres

     

    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.
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    Margaret Sullivan
    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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    Jochen Daems
     

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