Tourism and Culture Ministry of Salta, Argentina is extending an invitation to 2017 ATWS delegates to explore Salta and the surrounding area on a Day of Adventure.
Salta’s adventure tour operators crafted itineraries to experience the best Salta offers in a day. Go hiking, cycling, overlanding, birding, wine tasting, rafting, or bungee jumping in the otherworldly, rocky, red and ochre hued landscapes or the verdant Yungas jungle that make up this spectacular province.
Each Day of Adventure is free of charge for all registered Summit delegates. Inclusions, exclusions, detailed itinerary, and a list of what to bring is included in the PDF itinerary for each adventure. PDF itineraries can be accessed by clicking “View Itinerary” on the DOA trip page.
Day of Adventures are limited, available on a first-come, first-served basis, and subject to change. There is no wait-list.
All adventures depart and return from Salta on Monday, October 16. Departure times and place vary depending on the adventure. Most DOAs will depart from the downtown hotel area in Salta. Please refer to the PDF itinerary by clicking “View Itinerary” on the DOA trip page. If an exact location is not yet listed for your DOA, do not worry. You will be informed of the exact meeting point prior to October 16th.
One adventure per registered ATWS delegate only.
To register, you will need your ticket number which was emailed (click here for screenshot of email) to you with your ATWS registration confirmation.
Choose your DOA, click “Sign-up” on the DOA trip page, enter the required information, and submit.
DOA registration closes on October 1, 2017
Guests of ATWS Delegates – Only ATWS registered guests of delegates may attend Day of Adventures at the price indicated on the itinerary and must pay the tour operator directly following their payment terms. ATWS registered guests must register for a DOA using their own ticket number.
Travel time – Be prepared for a long day
Travel times in the Salta Province can be long depending on the destination and road conditions (some are unpaved). Please anticipate an early start and a long day. Many of the adventures may not return to Salta until between 6:00pm and 8:00pm.
*High Altitude Alert*
Several of the DOA itineraries ascend to high altitude, traveling above 3,048m/10,000’. Day trips to high altitude with return to low altitude for the night are much less stressful on the body. However, it is still important you understand the symptoms of acute mountain sickness (AMS) and the more severe forms of altitude illness, HAPE (High-altitude pulmonary edema) and HACE (High-altitude cerebral edema) so that you can self-monitor your reaction to high altitude. Take the necessary precautions to prevent or alleviate symptoms of high altitude such as staying hydrated, avoiding alcohol, and eating well. Be sure to share any symptoms with your guide. For more information: Altitude Illness at CDC (Center for Disease Control); Altitude sickness at altitude.org.
Important Notice: There are inherent risks in the activities offered during the Pre-Summit Adventures, Day of Adventures, and throughout the Summit. The ATTA highly recommends that all Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) participants purchase travel insurance to provide the level of protection and support you require during your involvement at ATWS and during Pre-Summit and Day of Adventure activities. The ATTA encourages delegates to consider purchasing travel insurance with ATTA’s Travel Insurance Partner – World Nomads. Additional ATTA travel insurance and safety/medical member providers include: AIG, Global Rescue, and Ripcord – powered by Redpoint.
Salta has arranged for other entities to provide indoor and outdoor activities for the Adventure Travel World Summit participants. By choosing a Pre-Summit and/or Day of Adventure tours, you recognize that neither the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), nor its agents, servants, employees, and/or officers, are in any way responsible for any activities conducted by other entities. You further agree to Release and Discharge the ATTA and its agents, servants, employees and/or officers from any claim relating to either the selection of the other entities or the suitability of the entity to provide the indoor or outdoor activity. You recognize and understand that the safety laws, regulations, and requirements for any indoor or outdoor activity may vary widely from your home country’s similar laws, regulations, and requirements. You also understand that medical care in the Argentina may differ from your home country and you agree to Release and Discharge the ATTA and its agents, servants, employees and/or officers from any claim relating to medical services.
Established in 1990, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) today is widely recognized as a vital leadership voice and partner for the adventure travel industry around the world. The membership and trade organization is designed to be a force for the industry and exists to drive thought leadership, industry promotion, and opportunities to network and convene globally to create trade and business health. It currently serves more than 1,300 members in 100 countries worldwide. The constituency is made up of tour operators, tourism boards, specialty agents, and accommodations all sharing a vested interest in the sustainable development of adventure tourism. Through its growing business services division, the ATTA delivers a portfolio of strategic solutions and a robust ecosystem of events around the globe. With specialized expertise in research, events, education, media, and promotion, the ATTA business service division is able to provide valuable solutions to a broad set of partners across many verticals of business.