Where to go in Salta & the Northwest
List of regions
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…