Welcome to Poncho Tours

Affordable tailor-made holidays personally designed for you.

about usWe’re based in North West Argentina: a region rich in history and indigenous culture, and a short hop across the Andes to the Atacama desert of northern Chile and the Salares of Uyuni in Bolivia.

We specialise in hiking and wine tours, but whatever your interests, from history to horse-riding, music to mountain biking, indigenous life to nightlife, we can design a bespoke holiday specifically to your tastes.

Poncho Tours is a husband and wife team run by Alicia (a Salta native) and Nick (a Brit who fell in love with this part of the world): we offer a personalised service from start to finish.

Your holiday will start when we meet you at the airport and drop you off at one of our carefully selected boutique hotels, estancias or bed and breakfasts in the pretty colonial city of Salta.

From there, at your own pace, and with a dedicated English speaking driver/guide, we’ll take you on a private tour to explore the area. Our guide has an intimate knowledge of the scenery, people and places of interest: and by the end of the trip so will you. We guarantee to take you places the tour buses don’t go!

You’ll find all our trips have one thing in common: they avoid busloads of tourists in favour of small personalised excursions which bring you into contact with the locals and won’t cost the earth.

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Your holiday starts here! Click on the icons below for details of our themed tailor-made trips and suggested itineraries.

Salta is one of the best preserved colonial cities in South America- with...

Travel through some of the most spectacular landscape in South America sipping...

A voyage into the stark beauty of the Andean mountain plateau, in the...

These trips are dedicated to getting out of the vehicle and off the beaten...

North West Argentina was at the hub of both the Spanish empire and the...

Break for the border: we go across the Andes towards the Atacama desert and...


We would have missed out on so much, without our educated and companionable guide.

Baidehi and Subrata Chatterjee


Gareth was able to answer all our questions from his long experience in Argentina and really enhanced our understanding of this amazing country, the animals and the stunning landscape. Nothing was too much trouble, and his driving was exemplary - we felt as safe as houses.

Cressida Godfrey


Mariano, la mia ottima guida, mi ha mostrato gli angoli più suggestivi di questa regione bellissima, trasmettendomi il suo amore per questa terra e insegnandomi mille cose dalla geologia alla storia!

Ludovico Ruggeri


I have traveled the world for 50 years and this was one of the very best weeks in all that time. Nick is an informed, experienced and very attentive guide.

Jim Gardner