Yungas and El Rey National Park by All-Terrain Vehicle

Outdoor Activities in Salta

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Journey to the beautiful Yungas forest and El Rey National Park on this 10-hour guided day tour from Salta in a 4x4 vehicle. Explore the diverse environments, learn about the inhabitants that make their home there, and hike the trails of El Rey National Park as your guide highlights the unique plants and animals that reside within its bounds. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Tangol, Salta, Province of Salta, Northern ArgentinaStart your tour with pickup from your hotel by air-conditioned coach at 8am. Please note: a moderate amount of walking is required, so please wear comfortable walking shoes. Lunch, drinks, and optional gratuities are not included.Stop At: El Rey National Park, Salta, Province of Salta, Northern ArgentinaYour adventure begins with a 125-mile 4x4 drive into El Rey National Park. Drive along the Popayan Trail (45 minutes), a road through the part that can only be navigated by 4x4 ue to the many stream and river crossings. Stop to enjoy the views of the Popayan and La Sala Rivers, keeping your eyes peeled for breams, catfish, gold fish, and shads that live within the waters.Return to the trail head, where you'll sit down for a box lunch (own expense) surrounded by the beauty of the national park. After lunch, head north into the mountain jungle, where you might spot one of the park's resident river otters. As you climb to higher elevations, notice how the vegetation begins to change, as varieties of flora that can only be found at high elevation, like cedars and laurels, begin to take over. Spend some time exploring the jungle habitat where wild pumas, tapir, wild pigs, and several species of birds roam.Duration: 6 hoursStop At: Salta Cabildo, Salta, Province of Salta, Northern ArgentinaBegin the drive back toward Salta at around 3:30pm, and get dropped off at your hotel at around 6pm.Duration: 3 hours

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

What’s not included

  • Bottled water
  • Box lunch (bring your own food or buy it at the park)
  • Gratuities


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Led by a local guide