Argentina's northwest offers travellers the chance of escaping to some of the country's most beguiling puna wilderness, together with some interesting provincial cities and exceptional wine-growing areas.
Salta is one of the main hubs in the Northwest region of Argentina and the capital of Salta province. Its crumbling colonial buildings and colourful past make it one of Argentina's most enticing cities to visit. Other highlights include Jujuy, the highest provincial capital in Argentina, as well as the city of Tucumán and the wineries around Cafayate - which are a great place to try some of Argentina's celebrated Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon wines.
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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.
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Top places to stay in Salta & the Northwest
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.
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.
Where to go in Salta & the Northwest
The Puna is a vast area of high-altitude grassland, which stretches from northwestern Argentina into Chile, Bolivia and up to Peru. The empty plateau of the southern high Andes is expansive and, at an altitude of between 3,000m and 4,000m, virtually inhospitable, which has resulted in a distinctive…
San Miguel de Tucumán - commonly known simply as Tucumán - is one of Argentina's largest cities. Spanish conquistador Diego de Villarroel founded it during an expedition from Peru in 1565, and today Tucumán is the most important city in northern Argentina.
Cafayate is one of northwestern Argentina's prettiest towns and a centre for wine growing. Situated in a stunning valley at the confluence between the Calchaquí and Stan María rivers, the town is surrounded by sweeping mountain panoramas on all sides.
Salta is one of Argentina's most alluring cities, known for its shaded streets, fascinating museums and passionate people. The city's pleasant central plaza, Plaza 9 de Julio is the cultural heart of the city and is surrounded by the pastel pink cathedral, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the fas…
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