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Salta, Argentina

Salta & Northwest Argentina

Fine wines & desert delights

Salta tailor-made holidays


Explore the vestiges of Spanish rule in possibly Argentina’s most romantic city, Salta. Then, head into the hills to discover fine wines and rural, indigenous cultures amid the highlands bordering Bolivia and Chile.


In the remote northwest, Salta provides a sophisticated base home to some of Argentina’s best-preserved colonial architecture. Indeed, its Catedral Basilica de Salta is worth the trip alone – a grand 19th-century gem, painted in pinks and yellows and located on the main square. Other highlights include the excellent archaeology museum and the Cerro San Bernardo – a cable car that whisks passengers to the summit of San Bernardo Hill for unmatched views across the city and its mountainous surrounds.

Argentina's northwest highlands

While Salta itself more than merits a couple of day's exploration, it's what lies beyond the city that makes this northwest region so impressive. The wider Salta province, and neighbouring Jujuy, are characterised by dense cloud forests and the dramatic Andean panoramas of the Puna Highlands. Stays here are packed with culinary treats and off-the-beaten track adventures. Head out to Cafayate to sample local wines, including delicious torrontés, malbec, chardonnay and sauvignon, explore the huge expanse of the Salinas Grandes Salt Flats and take scenic trips out through the Quebrada de las Conchas – a region of vast canyons and cactus-studded deserts.


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Top itineraries in Salta & Northwest Argentina

Purmamarca, Argentina

Argentina: Northwest, Wines & Waterfalls

14-day tailor-made holiday from £6,660 pp incl. flights

Explore the very best of Argentina’s north, from the wineries of Mendoza to the multi-hued mountains near Salta and the cascading beauty of Iguazú Falls.

Top places to stay in Salta & Northwest Argentina

Patios de Cafayate, Salta

Patios de Cafayate Wine Hotel, Cafayate

Historic hotel

With a beautiful location, a world-class spa, a raft of activities, more than a touch of colonial grandeur and access to some of Argentina’s most avant-garde wines, it’s hotels like this that are putting Cafayate and the north-west of Argentina firmly on the traveller’s map.

La Merced del Alto, Salta

La Merced del Alto, Cachi

Small & intimate hacienda

This colonial-style hacienda offers breathtaking views and honest Andean cooking in the up-and-coming region of Salta, not far from the high-altitude vineyards of Cafayate.

Legado Mitico, Salta

Legado Mitico, Salta

Historic hotel

Quirky, characterful and colourful, this is a truly boutique hotel in the centre of historic Salta.

House of Jasmines, Salta

House of Jasmines, Salta

Historic estancia

Rooms look out over manicured gardens and chefs grill rich meats on an open fire at this charming retreat.

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