Yungas and El Rey National Park 4x4 Full Day Tour from Salta


Enjoy morning pickup at select Salta hotels; otherwise meet your guide and group at a centrally located point. Board an air-conditioned, 4x4 tour vehicle for the ride to El Rey National Park, located 125 miles (200km) outside the city limits. Meet a park ranger at the entrance to El Rey National Park, and listen to a brief orientation to the area. Continue to the Popayan trailhead and set off into the rugged terrain, across streams and rivers that can only be forded by a 4x4 vehicle.  Pause where the La Sala River and the Popayan River converge, where the clear waters allow to get a look at the marine inhabitants. Spot shads, gold fish, catfish and breams swimming in the pristine water, then explore the transition and Chaco forests before returning to the Popayan trailhead. Take a break for lunch (please bring your own food), then head north to the Casacada of Lobito waterfall, a favorite hangout for the local otters. Journey through the mountainous jungle to Pozo Verde, where you can see the different vegetation that grows at higher elevations. Your guide will point out the tree species that can only thrive at higher elevations (here 4,953 feet/1,400 meters) such as Laurels and Cedars. Keep your camera poised for shots of bird species such as coots, kingfishers and herons or wildlife such as otters, peccary, tapir and the elusive puma. Begin your journey back to Salta and end your tour with hotel drop-off.

Tour info

10 hours
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Why take this tour?

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.

What’s included?

  • Professional guide

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Box Lunch / Bottled water

  • Gratuities

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 10h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

It is the passenger's responsibility to wear a protective mask and maintain distance. In case they don't respect the basic safety measures, they will be asked to leave the tour. The capacity of tour will be temporarily reduced to ensure social distancing.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Tangol Salta

About operator:

At Tangol our motto is to help hard-working people make the most of their holidays when visiting our beloved Salta and Argentina. Whatever dreams and desires about holidaying in Salta and Argentina please talk to us to help you make them come true. We are a reputable and long standing family run travel agency. We are dedicated to provide excellent service and value for money.

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