The remote North Western region of Argentina is a vast area encompassing six provinces including Salta and Jujuy. Not only is it an area of stunning Andean mountain scenery, but it is also famed for its strong cultural links with the Andean countries of Peru and Bolivia with its Quechua communities and pretty towns with old colonial buildings and cobblestone streets.
- Enjoy some delicious Malbec winetasting in Cafayate
- Explore the ‘other worldly’ scenery of the high altiplano Puna
- Go horse riding from the delightful House of Jasmines
- Visit the Seven Coloured Hill of Humahuaca
- Take a 4×4 to see the huge cacti in Los Cardones National Park
Jujuy is the most northerly province bordering Bolivia and is really an extension of the Andean altiplano with soaring peaks, pretty lakes and deep winding canyons. The area is also a wonderous palette of ever changing colours: the rich blossoms of the citrus trees; the vibrant ponchos of the Quechua people and the blazing gold of the elaborate colonial churches.
The Quebrada (Gorge) of Humahuaca, a World Heritage Site, is an area of fascinating pre-Columbian ruins at Tilcara and magnificent mountain scenery including the Hill of the Seven Colours at Purmamarca, which seems to change colour as you drive through the valley.
Surrounded by towering peaks and lying in a fertile valley with an almost perpetual spring-like climate, the gracious and imposing colonial town of Salta is one of the highlights of the North West region.
The stunning natural beauty and unusually shaped rocks of the Quebrada de las Flechas; pretty churches and visits to local bodegas (vineyards) are just some of the highlights. Passing through 21 tunnels, across 29 bridges and 13 viaducts, the Tren a las Nubes (Train to the Clouds) is a magnificent achievement of railway engineering in the early 20th Century and a round trip from Salta to the viaduct La Polvorilla is a great experience.